Welcome to the website for treatment of esophageal and gastric cancer

My name is Professor Arnulf Hölscher, M.D. I am a board certified Visceral and Thoracic surgeon and I am working since more than 30 years especially on these diseases and on benign diseases of the esophagus and stomach. I would like to help you to cope with such a serious disease.

Here you can learn more!

The Disease

The main symptom of esophageal cancer is a problem of swallowing called dysphagia. This starts mostly discreet and often changing in its intensity. The swallowing disorders can comprise slight foreign…


The most favourite stage is a tumor infiltration only of the superficial part of the inner layer of the esphageal or gastric wall, the mucosa according to category T1 mucosa (m) or T1a. In such cases of early cancer…

About us

I am the head of the Contilia Center for Esophageal Diseases at the Elisabeth Hospital in Essen and the Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Surgery at the Elisabethen Hospital in Frankfurt.

This largest Hospital of the Contilia Group comprises all specialists for the treatment of patients with esophageal or gastric cancer. I have a very close cooperation with the Department of Gastroenterology, as the internists have a special expertise for endoscopies and…

I worked closely together with the Visceral Surgeons of the Elisabethen Hospital Frankfurt since 2016, which represents a very professional team building. The chief gastroenterologist and the consultants have a high expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopy and …


Browse through a selection of the most recent original works on the subject of esophageal / stomach diseases.

Contact us

With Prof. Dr. med. Arnulf Hölscher, one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of esophageal tumor surgery is at your disposal as your contact person.