Eichsfeld Hospital Heilbad Heiligenstadt
Eichsfeld Hospital Heilbad Heiligenstadt - Departments
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides the full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of its specialization. The team of doctors of the medical facility admits patients with various gastrointestinal diseases: stomach, esophageal, small and large intestine pathologies. The department also admits patients with liver and biliary tract diseases. Upon admission to the department, a patient with suspected gastrointestinal pathology undergoes comprehensive diagnostics, including laboratory tests, ultrasound and X-ray scans, as well as assessment of the digestive functions. With appropriate clinical indications, doctors also conduct endoscopic diagnostic procedures. First of all, the specialists always consider pharmacotherapy. If, according to the results of the preliminary diagnostics, doctors come to the conclusion that the patient needs more radical measures, an endoscopic intervention becomes the best option. The department's doctors give preference to an individual approach to each patient. During the therapeutic process, they strictly observe current clinical protocols.
Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The key focus is on pharmacotherapy and interventional catheter-based procedures. The department has diagnostic rooms with advanced equipment, an Intensive Care Unit, an Emergency Care Unit and a progressive Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The medical facility has 90 beds for patient hospitalization. The patients with acute coronary syndrome are admitted around-the-clock. The department offers excellent diagnostic options: the full range of cardiac ultrasound examinations, including 3D cardiac ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (in cooperation with the Department of Radiology), coronary angiography and others. The department's cardiologists have all the necessary resources for the comprehensive assessment of the state of the cardiovascular system, which in turn ensures the selection of the most effective treatment regimen. The department's doctors are rightfully proud of the high treatment success rates and make every effort to restore the patient's health.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with diseases of the lungs, bronchi and other respiratory organs. Patients receive medical care both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. One of the important areas of the department's clinical practice is the diagnostics and treatment of bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Another clinical focus is on lung cancer treatment conducted in close cooperation with doctors from the specialized Lung Cancer Center at the University Medical Center Goettingen. The department carries out artificial ventilation and the necessary therapeutic measures for weaning the patient from artificial ventilation. The therapeutic options of the medical facility include drug therapy with modern medicines and interventional endoscopic procedures. The department's doctors consider each clinical case on an individual basis and prescribe the optimal treatment regimen according to the results of the preliminary diagnostics.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Surgery provides high-quality diagnostics and effective treatment of injuries and pathologies of the bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The department's doctors offer patient-centered medical care, therefore, comprehensive diagnostics and an individual approach to the clinical case are of particular value. The department admits patients of all ages – from adults and the elderly to young children and adolescents. The department has the status of a regional Trauma Center and is part of the Trauma Network Goettingen-Kassel. In addition, the medical facility operates a modern Joint Replacement Center awarded with the prestigious endoCert certificate. The specialists of the center perform over 350 knee and hip replacement surgeries every year with top-class results. The surgical treatment of orthopedic diseases and musculoskeletal injuries is mostly carried out using modern minimally invasive techniques, which contribute to the rapid recovery of mobility after the intervention and minimal pain. Many minor surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, so the patient can leave the department within a few hours after the intervention.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology provides all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, prostate and testicles. The department specializes not only in the treatment of young, middle-aged and elderly patients, but also deals with the treatment of children with urologic diseases. The medical facility began its work in 1965 and during this time has won an excellent reputation in the German medical arena. The department provides conservative and surgical treatment of various urologic diseases, with the exception of kidney transplant surgery. The key focus of the department's clinical practice is on the treatment of oncological diseases: prostate, testicular, penile, kidney and bladder cancers. The treatment of urinary incontinence in women and men is also an important part of the specialists' work. The department's doctors regularly demonstrate high treatment success rates in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. In most cases, the operations for urologic diseases are performed using low-traumatic surgical techniques, eliminating the need for a full-fledged major surgery. The department has 53 beds for patient hospitalization.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal, Endocrine and Vascular Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal, Endocrine and Vascular Surgery provides the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. A highly qualified team of the department's surgeons performs various operations for gastrointestinal diseases, hernias, pathologies of the rectum, large intestine and anus, as well as surgical interventions for thyroid and parathyroid diseases, vascular pathologies. The operating rooms of the medical facility have advanced technical equipment, so doctors in most cases have the opportunity to perform low-traumatic interventions, excluding extensive incisions in the skin and soft tissues. Whenever required, the highly professional department's surgeons also perform open surgeries, after which the patient receives proper care aimed at the earliest possible elimination of the pain syndrome and improvement of his well-being. The department's specialists are convinced that the best treatment indicators can be obtained only through an individual approach to each patient and his clinical case. Therefore, they devote sufficient time to accurate planning of the upcoming surgery and, if possible, choose sparing minimally invasive techniques. The surgeons working in the department follow current clinical protocols and recommendations of professional societies, so patients can count on effective and safe surgical treatment.
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system. The specialists of the medical facility have all the necessary resources to provide effective medical care to patients with both benign and malignant pathologies. In the field of mammology, breast cancer surgery is of key interest. A team of obstetricians takes care of integrated pregnancy management in every trimester, ensures safe childbirth and postnatal care for mother and baby. Doctors are also experienced in managing high-risk pregnancies and multiple pregnancies. The department also offers the services of a specially trained diabetologist, who monitors pregnancy in women suffering from gestational diabetes. The entire department's medical team adheres to the same principles in their work – high professionalism combined with a humane attitude and personalized care.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers the full range of medical services for young patients. The department admits children of various age groups, ranging from premature newborns, born from 32 weeks of pregnancy and weighing up to 1500 g, to young children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. Pediatricians deal with the treatment of pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, ENT organs and other disorders. The department is equipped with modern diagnostic rooms, in which various studies are carried out to assess the child's condition. The department provides medical care to more than 2,100 children every year, which testifies to the credibility of the pediatric medical facility. The department is awarded with Ausgezeichnet. FÜR KINDER! certificate, so young patients and their parents can be sure that medical care is provided in compliance with current clinical protocols and recommendations of professional European societies.
Social Pediatric Center
The Social Pediatric Center provides the full range of services for the treatment and care of young patients with neurological pathologies, developmental disorders and disabilities. The medical facility admits children from 0 to 18 years old. Children with delayed motor, speech, mental and general development, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, anxiety syndrome and other pathologies usually receive help here. In their work, the specialists of the center use only reliable and highly effective therapeutic methods. The medical institution works closely with pediatricians, psychologists, specialists in the development of children with special needs, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other experts who work together for the benefit of young patients. The center provides both individual and group therapy with the participation of parents.
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