Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne
- Cologne, Germany
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Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department provides the highest possible care and offers the full range of services in the branch of modern ophthalmology. For an optimal patient care, together with the first aid and emergency center, numerous operating rooms with modern devices (starting with the microscope to the high quality lasers) are offered. Stationary division offers 32 beds available. The private interdisciplinary division receives private patients by appointment. The team of doctors, health care professionals and maintenance personnel work round-the-clock to ensure that patients could count on them at any time.
Department of Gastroenterology
Department of Gastroenterology in Cologne offers an optimal diagnosis and treatment of digestive system organs (esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and intestines). The Department offers the whole range of competent services for general and specialized gastroenterology, including liver and biliary excretion diseases, chronic and inflammatory bowel, pancreas, esophagus diseases as well as functional disorders of the digestive tract. A standardized, interdisciplinary, specialized care of patients with colorectal carcinoma is carried out in the Department of the Certified Enterology Center.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Pneumology and Sleep Medicine
The Department is a center for the study of organs, which offers a comprehensive treatment of all diseases of the chest – with the exception of heart. Through the interdisciplinary, timely, simultaneous and cooperative collaboration of colleagues in different disciplines as well as through a contact person the patients are offered an optimized diagnosis and therapy with an optimal schedule.
Department of Nephrology, Transplant and Intensive Care Therapy
Center for treatment of kidney and high pressure diseases is known far beyond the borders of Cologne and dedicates its activity not only to the work on inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and high-pressure treatment, but also to the all known diseases of kidneys, and, finally, the immunological system diseases (lupus erythematosus, gangrenous granuloma, Goodpasture's syndrome). Within a framework of the transplantation program, the Department (of kidney and pancreas) works closely with the Department of Visceral Surgery. At the same time an interdisciplinary transplantation station is used.
Department of Neurosurgery
In the Department of Cologne-Merheim, in the hospital with the highest level of medical care, in the Department of Neurosurgery a competent professional team of specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, malformations and injuries of brain, spinal cord, spine and peripheral nervous system is wainting for patients.
Prof. Dr. Med. Völker Limmrot
Department of Neurology
Department of Neurology and Palliative Care in Cologne-Merheim guarantees the care for adult neurological patients. In the Department of Neurology as well as at the Hospital of Palliative Care patients with pain of organic disorders in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles ar treated. There are 80 beds in the Department, that offers the in-patient treatment for more than 3 000 patients per year. The neurological first aid station offeres the consultation as well as the preliminary and follow-up patient care.
Paul Fuchs Febopras
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Center for Severe Burns Injuries
Plastic Surgery in Cologne-Merheim has a long tradition. The Department was established in 1970 as the first Department at the University Clinic of Plastic Surgery, and was equipped as a separate Department for this relatively young specific field.
P. Niehoff Mam
Department of Radiotherapy
Radiotherapy Department has two modern synergetic linear accelerators, the new equipment for afterloding and allows to implant radioactive source for prostate cancer, as well as intraoperative radiation for breast cancer. For the planning of radiation the systematic CT on the Toshiba Aquilion Large Bore setting with the largest 90 cm inlet is used.
Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Sport Traumatology
Special directions of the Department guarantees the medicine of the highest quality standards from a single source for all the areas of orthopedics, emergency surgery and sports traumatology. The main directions of the Department are: Treatment of injuries (treatment of polytrauma and fractures, incl. pelvis and spine fractures), Joint replacement, endoprosthesis (hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, incl. prostheses replacement) etc.
Markus M. Heiss
Department of Abdominal, Vascular and Transplant Surgery
Experts of the Surgical Department believe that the main task of the maximum medical support is providing patients with the entire spectrum of general and minimally invasive surgery a the highest level ("keyhole surgery"). In February 2013 the Department received an award from the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery, and since that time it is the first and still the only center of the advanced experience in the field of minimally invasive surgery.