Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie


Welcome to the website of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH)

The content provided here is aimed at everybody who is interested in the work of surgeons and is looking for further information about this wide field and its special disciplines.


German Society of Surgery

Prof. Jörg Fuchs
Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Fuchs
Prof. Hans-Joachim Meyer
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Meyer

Founded in 1872, the German Society of Surgery is one of the oldest medical-scientific specialist societies. Today, DGCH represents ten surgical specialisations, which in turn reflects the wide range of surgery. The purpose of the society is "the promotion of the scientific and practical interests of surgery". Here, you will find further information on

  • How to become a member of DGCH
  • How to participate in the numerous working groups
  • News about the medical and scientific activities
  • Learn more about the chances and possibilities how DGCH promotes young surgeons through prizes and bursaries

Since DGCH is interested in an intensified collaboration with other international surgical societies in Europe and worldwide, we welcome any comments to our website and to our society.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Fuchs, President
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hans-Joachim Meyer, Secretary General