Hospital Cologne-Holweide - Departments
Department of Anesthesiology
The Department of Anesthesiology specializes in treatment of patients with acute and chronic pain. Specialists of the department will design a treatment regimen for each patient individually, taking into account specific features of the patient's organism.
Department of Mammology
The Department of Mammology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for women and men with benign and malignant breast diseases. The department also successfully performs breast plastic surgery, including breast augmentation and reduction. Prior to such surgical procedures, patients receive detailed counseling on all issues related to the upcoming surgery. The department has comfortable diagnostic rooms equipped with state-of-the-art devices for ultrasound scans, mammography, and breast MRI. The department's doctors also specialize in performing various types of biopsies, including core needle biopsy, vacuum-assisted biopsy, and stereotactic biopsy. During the treatment of benign breast conditions, doctors often manage to solve the problem with conservative therapeutic methods. As for the treatment of breast cancer, which is one of the most common and life-threatening oncologic diseases among women worldwide, surgical resection is most often performed in combination with drug therapy and/or radiation therapy. The department's medical team makes every effort to provide each patient with individualized and effective treatment that meets their needs.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Bariatric Surgery provides the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The team of the department's surgeons performs operations of varying complexity for liver, pancreatic, gallbladder, bile duct, rectal, colon, anal, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. Of particular interest is surgery for stomach, colon, liver, esophageal, pancreatic, and thyroid cancer. The specialists at the medical center also perform surgery for treating vascular diseases, including occlusive peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenosis, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, traumatic vascular injuries, etc. The department successfully performs hernioplasty for inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, and anterior abdominal wall hernias. Patients with morbid obesity can get medical care here and are offered all surgical treatment options available in modern medicine, including gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastroplasty, intragastric balloon placement, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Almost all surgical interventions are performed using minimally invasive techniques. The department's operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and meet European hygiene and safety standards.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics offers top-class medical care for women with diseases of the reproductive system and also provides the full range of obstetric services. The department houses a highly specialized center that admits women with oncologic diseases of the reproductive system such as uterine, cervical, ovarian, and vaginal cancers. The department's team of gynecologists has vast experience in the treatment of gynecologic oncology, as well as all the necessary resources and the very latest treatment methods for complex cancer cases. The department's specialists also diagnose and treat benign gynecologic diseases, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. A team of obstetricians delivers more than 1,800 babies every year, regularly dealing with complex pregnancies and multiple pregnancies. The department is one of the largest and best maternity centers in North Rhine-Westphalia. Expectant mothers can anticipate not only highly professional and caring medical staff but also comfortable delivery rooms and cozy patient rooms here.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery provides the full range of medical services in the areas of its competence. The department specializes in comprehensive diagnostics of ENT pathologies and conservative and surgical treatment of nasal, paranasal sinus, pharyngeal, laryngeal, and ear diseases. Patients of all age groups, including children and adolescents, are treated in the department. The medical facility is distinguished by its excellent results in the treatment of malignant head and neck tumors, which are confirmed by the quality certificate from the German Cancer Society (DKG). The Cochlear Implant Center operates in the department, where specialists place implants for adults and children with severe hearing loss and total deafness. This center is the first in the region to perform surgery for the placement of the innovative fully implantable Esteem device. When performing surgical interventions on the ENT organs, the department's doctors use endoscopic, microsurgical, and minimally invasive techniques, thanks to which there are practically no risks for the patient's health, and recovery in the postoperative period is quite fast. State-of-the-art laser technologies are also available in the health facility. A large number of surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
Department of Gastroenterology
The Department of Gastroenterology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in accordance with the requirements of modern European medicine. The medical facility specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, such as stomach, small intestine, large intestine, esophageal, and pancreatic conditions. The department's team of gastroenterologists focuses on patients with malignant diseases of the digestive system that are treated in cooperation with general and abdominal surgeons. The department's physicians have vast experience in providing medical care to patients with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Patients with infectious gastrointestinal diseases are also treated here. When treating patients, the department's gastroenterologists actively use drug therapy and endoscopic procedures. The department has the largest Endoscopy Center in North Rhine-Westphalia, where more than 12,000 procedures are performed annually. Clinical practice strictly adheres to current clinical protocols, and the medical staff ensures compliance with hygiene and safety standards. The physicians make every effort to provide high-quality treatment, devote sufficient time to personal communication with patients, and take into account their individual needs and wishes.
Department of Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine provides the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. The department's team of physicians performs many image-guided diagnostic procedures and radioisotope examinations using state-of-the-art equipment. Effective minimally traumatic image-guided interventional procedures are also available here for the treatment of stroke, tumors, vascular stenosis, vascular obstructions, abscesses, etc. The department has advanced medical equipment, including a high-performance SOMATOM Definition Flash CT scanner, several 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging devices, and a dual-plane angiography machine. The medical facility has a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which ensures fast processing and transmission of diagnostic results to different departments at the hospital. Doctors cooperate closely with specialists from other departments. Most diagnostic examinations and therapeutic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The doctors at the medical facility pay attention to comprehensive patient counseling, striving to provide complete information about the upcoming diagnostic procedures or treatment.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology provides the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of urologic diseases. The medical facility specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, and male reproductive system. An important area of competence of the department's team of urologists is the treatment of kidney cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. The department has two advanced operating rooms: one is adapted for complex open surgery, and the other has equipment for transurethral and endoscopic interventions. Many minor surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis without a mandatory hospital stay. Patients are also offered the services of a qualified team of andrologists who are responsible for providing medical care to men suffering from infertility, erectile dysfunction, hypogonadism, and other pathologies. The department's doctors are experienced specialists who always strive to find an optimal solution to health problems and provide patients with high-quality treatment.
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