Priv.-Doz. Dr Michael Knoop

Professional Career

Dr. Knoop, born 1961 in Flensburg in Northern Germany, started after Medical School at Kiel University and a Postdoc-Fellowship in Manchester, UK, funded by the German Research Council, his surgical education and career at the Charite in Berlin (Prof. Dr. P. Neuhaus, Virchow Clinics), one of the most prestigious surgical university departments of Germany.

  • 1987 Medical Graduation, Licensure and Doctoral thesis at Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel
  • 1987 ECFMG -Examination for foreign medical graduates (USA)
  • 1990 Research Postdoc-Fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical center, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1995 Surgical Specialist
  • 1997 Specialist Visceral Surgery
  • 1997 Habilitation and Lecturer in Surgery, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 1998-2001 Chief Surgeon, Dept. of General and Visceral Surgery, Johanniter Hospital Stendal, Germany
  • 2001-2004 Chief Surgeon, Dept. of General and Visceral Surgery, Community Hospital of Stralsund, Germany
  • 2004-2016 Chief Surgeon, Dept. of General and Visceral Surgery, Frankfurt (Oder), Rhön Clinics Corporation, Third-Level and Academic Teaching Hospital of the Charite Berlin

Member of various medical societies, expert medical opinions
Author of more than onehundred medical articles
Languages: German, English, Spanish

Treatment Options and Professional Services

Dr. Knoop is a renowned expert in the field of general and visceral surgery and performs personally all operations according to valid guidelines and internationally accepted standards. This credo and an active surgical experience of nearly 30 years offer you in Mallorca an optimal treatment from simple procedures to sophisticated tumor resections. An interdisciplinary approach in diagnosis, therapy and follow-up that fits best your needs is mandatory. If possible, your operation will be done in minimally-invasive technique.

Thyroid Surgery

  • benign diseases
  • thyroid tumors
  • Parathyroid diseases


  • tumors
  • diverticula
  • stenoses


  • Anti-reflux surgery (heartburn, fundoplicatio)
  • tumors (gastric cancer, GIST)
  • palliative interventions


  • cholecystectomy (gallstones, tumors)


  • primary and secondary tumors (liver resection)
  • benign diseases (laparoscopic fenestration of liver cysts etc.)

Pancreatic Surgery

  • chronic pancreatitis and complications
  • resection for pancreatic cancer( Whipple resection, left resection etc.)

Adrenal Surgery

Small bowel and Colon

  • colorectal cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases, diverticulitis, proctology

Abdominal Hernias

  • hernias of the diaphragm, esophageal hernias, abdominal wall hernias;
  • inguinal hernias (Shouldice, Lichtenstein, laparoscopic TAPP procedure)

Abdominal Emergency Surgery

  • all types of acute operations (ileus, appendicitis, perforations, gastrointestinal bleeding, organ lesions etc.)

Further specialties:

Bariatric Surgery

  • gastric bypass, gastric sleeve resection

Abdominal Revision Surgery

  • adhesions, chronic pain, malfunctions after previous abdominal surgery, tumor recurrence, stoma surgery

Cytoreductive Surgery

  • elimination or reduction of peritoneal spread of tumors (peritoneal carcinosis) of ovary, colorectal and gastric origin; combined with intraoperative chemotherapeutic rinse of the abdominal cavity (HIPEC procedure)

Expert medical opinions
Second opinions and advice in surgical cases

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