Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim
Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim - Departments
Department of Ophthalmology
As the medical institution of maximum care, the Department offers the entire spectrum of services in the field of modern ophthalmology. To provide an optimal patient care, the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim has not only an outpatient clinic and outpatient centers, but also a number of operating rooms that are equipped with the state-of-the-art devices form a microscope up to a high-end laser.
Department of Gastroenterology
The Department of Gastroenterology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim offers an optimal diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the digestive system organs (esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and intestines). The Department also pays particular attention to the development of interdisciplinary treatment programs; the clinical pictures of cancer patients are discussed on the multidisciplinary cancer consultations.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pneumology, Oncology, Sleep and Breathing Medicine
The Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pneumology, Oncology, Sleep and Breathing Medicine offers a comprehensive treatment of all diseases of the chest (with the exception of heart). Through the interdisciplinary, timely and cooperative collaboration of different disciplines within the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim, the patients are offered diagnosis and medical care with the use of the best possible methods and an optimal schedule.
Department of Internal Medicine I (Nephrology, Transplant and Intensive Care Medicine)
The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim is an interregional center for internal medicine, specialized in nephrology, dialysis, transplant and intensive care medicine. The key focus is on nephrology: the Department has been the recognized Center of Competence for Kidney Diseases in the Cologne region for decades. There are annually treated 2,500 inpatients and almost a half of them suffer from acute and chronic kidney diseases.
Department of Neurosurgery
As the maximum care medical center, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim offers both comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of diseases, pathologies and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, spine and peripheral nerves. There are annually performed about 3,000 surgical interventions in 4 operating rooms of the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim.
Department of Neurology and Palliative Medicine
The Department of Neurology and Palliative Medicine at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim deals with the treatment of adults with neurological diseases. The treatment is focused on pathological organic changes in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.The Department has 80 beds, where are annually treated over 3,000 inpatients. The neurological outpatient clinic of the Department offers consultations, as well as the preliminary and follow-up patient care.
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic, Hand Surgery and Center for Severe Burns
The Department of Plastic Surgery at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim offers the entire spectrum of plastic surgery, including aesthetic, reconstructive surgery, surgical treatment of burns and hand at the most advanced medical level. The Section of Maxillofacial Surgery, which is part of the Department in Merheim, is also of particular importance.
Department of Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim offers the entire spectrum of modern radiation therapy. The Department has two modern Synergy linear accelerators, as well as a new afterloading system. In addition, there is provided implantation of the radioactive source for prostate cancer, as well as intraoperative radiation for breast cancer.
Department of Orthopedics, Emergency Surgery and Sports Traumatology
The Department of Orthopedics, Emergency Surgery and Sports Traumatology at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim focuses not only on emergency surgery and sports traumatology, which traditionally have an excellent reputation and interregional importance, but also on the development of orthopedics, joint replacement and joint surgery. Nowadays this field of medicine is the most successful and highly-efficient in the Cologne region.
Department of Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery
The Department of Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim is the center of maximum care and offers the entire spectrum of top-class conventional and minimally invasive surgery. In February 2013 the Department was certified by the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery as the first and still the only Center of Competence in the field of minimally invasive surgery.
Department of Internal Medicine II (Cardiology, Angiology and Diabetology)
The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim offers You a long professional experience and comprehensive treatment in its specialization: cardiology, angiology and diabetology. The Department is the certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Center of the German Society of Cardiology. In case of progressive cardiovascular diseases each patient receives an individual comprehensive treatment program.
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