Dr. med. Wolfgang Tacke

1976–1982

Studied medicine at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main. National examination and physician registration in April 1982.

1982

Hygiene Institute, J.W. Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Virology Dept. (Prof. G. May, M.D.). Subject: Antiviral effects of essential oils in vitro

1982–1982

Staff Surgeon, Koblenz Tank Battalion

1982–1983

Virology Dept., Institute for Hygiene, Frankfurt University Hospital (Director: Prof. G. May, M.D.)

1983–1984

Residency at radiology department, St. Markus Hospital (Consultant: Prof. H.J. Herrmann, M.D.)

1984–1989

Residency, Medical Dept. II, Bad-Soden Hospital – Main-Taunus Medical Centre, sub-specialty: gastroenterology (Consultant: Prof. L. Hausmann, M.D.)

1989

Examination and certification as Internal Medicine Specialist by the State of Hesse Medical Chamber

1989–1990

Specialist Registrar, Medical Dept. II, Bad-Soden Hospital – Main-Taunus Medical Centre, sub-specialty: gastroenterology (Consultant: Prof. L. Hausmann, M.D.)

1990–1992

Scientific Associate, Medical Dept. I, University of Cologne (Director: Prof. V. Diehl, Gastroenterology Clinic (Consultant: Prof. W. Kruis, M.D.)

1992

Examination and certification by North-Rhine Medical Chamber for gastroenterology as a sub-speciality

Certified “Fellow in Gastroenterology” by European Board of Gastroenterology (EBG)

1992–1997

Specialist Registrar, Medical Dept. II, Bad-Soden Hospital – Main-Taunus Medical Centre, sub-specialty: gastroenterology (Consultant: Prof. L. Hausmann, M.D.).

1998

Established practice in Königstein, Germany and registered with Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians as internal medicine and gastroenterology specialist. Accepted position as affiliated physician at St. Josef Hospital, Königstein

2008

Affiliated physician with Main-Taunus Private Clinic Bad-Soden

Other Credentials:

Sub-specialisation certificate in colonoscopy with State of Hesse Medical Chamber
Sub-specialisation certificate in Internistic Radiological Diagnostics by State of Hesse Medical Chamber
Proctology added as specialisation area, certified by State of Hesse Medical Chamber
Specific Diagnostic Radiology added as specialisation area, certified by State of Hesse Medical Chamber
Emergency Medicine added as specialisation area, certified by State of Hesse Medical Chamber
Admission as Affiliate Physician (St. Josef Hospital, Königstein); certified for radiology and sonography by State of Hesse Medical Chamber.
Specialist training authorisation by State of Hesse Medical Chamber for sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.
Specialist training authorisation by State of Hesse Medical Chamber for 18-month gastroenterology programme for internal medicine

Professional Organisations:

Chairman, Gastroenterology Association of Hesse (Gastroenterologie Hessen e.G.)
Regional Representative, Association of Resident Gastroenterologists of Hesse (bng)
Vice Chairman, Gastroenterology Quality Network, State of Hesse

Research Activities:

36 publications and abstracts to date.

Gastroenterology

Scope of Medical Services Offered by Doctors Wolfgang Tacke, Christoph Weber, Stephan Dols:

  • Gastroscopy (including all diagnostic and therapeutic measures, such as helicobacter quick test, helicobacter culture [including resistance testing], biopsy, polypectomy, hemoclips, therapy of varices [ligature and sclerotherapy], stenosis therapy [bougienage, balloon dilation, tube implantation, etc.])
  • Colonoscopy (covering all diagnostic and therapeutic measures, such as biopsy, polypectomy, including large polyps with wide surface areas [sling polypectomy, mucosectomy, argon beamer coagulation, etc.], hemoclips)
  • Pancreatic and bile duct diagnostics (ERCP, including papillotomy and stent implantation)
  • Ultrasonic examination of the abdomen and the thyroid (including colour Doppler and duplex sonography, ultrasound-controlled puncture techniques)
  • Care of patients with chronic gastroenterological diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, etc.)

  • Diagnosis and therapy of liver diseases (such as chronic hepatitis C, hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, etc.). Dr Tacke and Dr Weber are both associate members of the Network of Competence for Hepatitis (Hep-Net).
  • Metabolic diagnosis / infectology (all standard laboratory tests, including specialised testing procedures and breath tests [C 13 test for helicobacter, H2 tests using lactose, fructose, sorbitol etc.].)
  • Outpatient and inpatient tumour diagnosis with co-ordinated tests; development of an integrated therapeutic concept combining various different therapeutic approaches (chemotherapy, surgery, radiation treatment, immunotherapy, supportive therapy), tumour prevention, tumour post-treatment, monitoring of diseases of the haemopoietic system and of malignant growths, staging, consultative examination, outpatient bone marrow examination (bone marrow puncture, biopsy), outpatient lymph node, pleura and tumour puncture, outpatient chemotherapy, immunotherapy using cytokines (interferon’s, interleukin), therapy using antibodies, tumour pain therapy, transfusion of blood and blood components, diet consultancy for tumour patients, supportive therapy. “Second opinion” consultancy: We will gladly assist patients who wish to hear a second opinion on malignant growths or a blood disease.