Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe
Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe - Departments
Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology provides the full range of imaging diagnostics and image-guided minimally invasive treatment. The medical facility admits patients of all age groups, including children and adolescents. In the field of interventional radiology, special attention is paid to the treatment of vascular diseases and cancers, and pain management for chronic pain. An integral part of the department's clinical practice is the interventional treatment of neurological disorders, including stroke, carotid stenosis, and cerebral aneurysms. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department is one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany and has been awarded a prestigious certificate from the German Society for Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy (DeGIR).
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment for patients with diseases and defects of the oral cavity, jaws, face, head and neck, including dental implantology. An essential focus of the department's doctors' work is on treating benign and malignant maxillofacial tumors. Operations in children are most often performed to repair cleft lips, jaws and palate. The department has state-of-the-art systems for X-ray and ultrasound diagnostics, which allow the specialists to detect the pathology accurately and plan an optimal treatment regimen. More than 1,700 inpatients and about 32,000 outpatients are treated in the department annually. The department's doctors are focused on finding the optimal treatment option, considering a patient's clinical indications and wishes. At the same time, the specialists always strive to achieve the best aesthetic result of surgical treatment.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery offers the full range of medical services in its specialization areas. The medical facility provides effective surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems. When performing interventions on the brain, spinal cord, their meninges and blood vessels, as well as on the peripheral nervous system, the department's neurosurgeons use state-of-the-art neuronavigation and stereotaxy devices, ultrasound and endoscopic equipment, intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring (EEG, EMG, visual evoked potentials, acoustic evoked potentials), devices for continuous intracranial pressure measurement and other technical options. The department's competent surgeons perform about 1,800 interventions of varying complexity annually. The department has 39 beds to accommodate its patients. The department's surgeons cooperate with neurologists, pediatric surgeons, neuroradiologists, oncologists, otolaryngologists and other doctors, thanks to which their patients receive comprehensive medical care.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Neurology and Epileptology offers all modern medicine options for patients with diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The department includes a modern Neurological Intensive Care Unit and an advanced Stroke Unit for the effective treatment of patients with stroke, certified under the requirements of the German Stroke Society. The hospital has 78 beds to accommodate its patients, including 12 beds in the Intensive Care Unit with the possibility of mechanical ventilation. The department annually admits more than 3,000 inpatients. The medical facility has an excellent diagnostic base for assessing the state of the nervous system and detecting the slightest pathological changes. As for treatment, the department's neurologists use modern drug therapy regimens and other types of conservative treatment. Experienced neurosurgeons are engaged in the therapeutic process if the patient requires surgery.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology provides the full range of medical services in this field and specializes in treating ENT diseases. The medical facility admits patients of all age groups, including children. The department demonstrates excellent results in the paranasal sinus, middle ear and laryngeal microsurgery, major surgery for head and neck tumor resection, facial plastic surgery, and in diagnosing hearing and speech disorders in children. Since 2013, the department has been successfully performing cochlear implantation operations for severe forms of hearing loss. Surgical treatment is performed using low-traumatic minimally invasive techniques and endoscopic techniques. Due to the presence of advanced computer equipment and navigation systems, the department ensures the high safety of ENT operations. The medical facility is focused on individualized medical care that meets international standards. In addition to inpatient treatment, doctors also offer many outpatient medical services.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with eye diseases, including refractive eye surgery and plastic aesthetic interventions. The department's specialists successfully cope with the treatment of such diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and traumatic injuries to the eye and orbit. The department has high-tech operating rooms for interventional procedures of varying complexity. Diagnostics occur on an outpatient basis, after which further treatment tactics are determined. Many vision correction procedures are performed using state-of-the-art laser systems. The team of doctors uses their long clinical experience and modern equipment to allow patients the opportunity to see the world in bright colors.
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers the full range of services in the areas of its competence. The medical facility provides diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system and breast pathologies. The therapeutic options are complemented by top-class obstetric services, including pregnancy management, childbirth and postnatal care for both mother and child. The department's doctors admit more than 5,000 inpatients and more than 5,000 outpatients annually. The department's specialists perform more than 3,500 surgical interventions annually, including highly complex ones. The department has been awarded prestigious quality certificates, including certificates from the German Cancer Society (DKG) in treating breast, cervical, ovarian, endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancers. The department has a friendly atmosphere, and all conditions for maximum women's comfort are available here. Doctors are always open to dialogue with their patients and helping them.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to the patients with diseases of the kidneys and bladder, as well as pathologies of the prostate gland, testicles and penis in men. The medical facility also admits men with infertility, erectile dysfunction and other andrological problems. The department's urologists have successful experience in treating congenital malformations and diseases of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and organs of reproduction in boys. The department ranks among the largest and most advanced Urology Centers in Germany. The department's specialists admit more than 4,000 inpatients and about 10,000 outpatients annually. There are 77 beds available for inpatient treatment. The department's medical team focuses on a person with his individual needs.
Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology
The Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology provides modern diagnostics and effective treatment of various skin diseases, including allergic reactions, and medical care for patients with venous diseases. The priority areas of the department's clinical practice include the treatment of benign and malignant skin tumors, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, bullous dermatoses, infectious skin lesions, and various allergic diseases, including food, drug, and insect venom allergies. The doctors of the medical facility have a vast arsenal of conservative and surgical treatment methods that allow them to achieve excellent therapeutic results. With an annual number of more than 4,000 surgical interventions of varying complexity, the department's specialists have exceptional qualifications for effective surgical treatment, while a satisfactory aesthetic outcome also plays an important role. The department annually admits more than 1,800 inpatients and about 11,500 outpatients. The department has 33 beds for the hospitalization of its patients.
Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery performs all modern surgical interventions to treat diseases of the vascular system and organs of the respiratory system. In the field of vascular surgery, special attention is paid to the treatment of atherosclerosis, carotid stenosis, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, acute and chronic aortic occlusions, diabetic foot syndrome and other pathologies. The department's team of thoracic surgeons demonstrates excellent results in the surgical treatment of diseases of the lungs and mediastinum, including lung cancer and lung metastases. The department has 30 beds for the hospitalization of its patients, including additional beds in the Intensive Care Unit. The department's doctors rarely resort to open interventions, instead preferring sparing endovascular methods, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and laser surgical techniques. As a result, the department's patients receive high-quality medical care that meets modern international standards, while doctors always take into account the individual needs and wishes of their patients.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hernia Surgery and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the stomach, bowel, esophagus, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, thyroid gland and all types of hernias. The department's surgical team also specializes in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. In most cases, the specialists use sparing minimally invasive techniques. In addition, the medical facility successfully performs da Vinci® robot-assisted surgery, which is only available in 40 hospitals throughout Germany. Robot-assisted interventions are most often performed for the resection of the sigmoid colon, rectum, liver, esophagus, etc. In total, the department provides treatment to about 3,500 inpatients and more than 1,500 outpatients every year. The department has 70 beds, as well as 16 beds in the interdisciplinary Surgical Intensive Care Unit. The department provides top-class surgical services in compliance with modern standards. The medical facility also offers high professionalism and rich experience of the best German surgeons. It is important for the department's specialists to surround the patient with attention and care, thereby supporting them on their path to recovery.
Department of Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy offers all modern types of radiation therapy for the treatment of oncological and benign pathologies. With an innovative technical base, the department performs intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotaxy/radiosurgery, brachytherapy, combined chemoradiotherapy and radioimmunotherapy. Computer technology of the latest generation allows the doctors to carry out the treatment as accurately as possible, as well as to monitor and document the results obtained. The treatment regimen is planned in interdisciplinary collaboration with doctors from other medical specialties, taking into account the patient's individual needs and wishes. Whenever required, the experts from the University Hospital Heidelberg and the University Hospital Mannheim are engaged in the therapeutic process. The department has 29 beds for the accommodation of its patients. The department admits more than 700 inpatients and about 1,700 outpatients annually.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the area of its specialization. The department's doctors successfully carry out modern procedures using radionuclide pharmaceuticals. In the field of diagnostics, particular attention is paid to scintigraphy, PET, PET/CT, SPECT and SPECT/CT scans. The department’s therapeutic unit is designed for 7 beds and offers radioiodine therapy for benign and malignant thyroid diseases, peptide receptor radionuclide therapy with somatostatin analogues for neuroendocrine tumors, Lu-177 PSMA therapy for metastatic prostate cancer, selective internal radiation therapy with Y 90 labeled microspheres for primary liver tumors and liver metastases, as well as palliative treatment for symptomatic bone metastases. The department's specialists cooperate closely with the doctors from many other departments of the hospital. Medical care can be provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department strictly meets the requirements of radiation protection.
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
The Department of Cardiology and Angiology offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of a wide range of diseases of the cardiovascular system. The department's clinical practice is focused on the treatment of myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, heart failure, heart valve pathologies, myocarditis, arrhythmias, as well as diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. The department has a progressive Chest Pain Unit (certified by the German Society of Cardiology, DGK), which operates around the clock and provides emergency care to patients with acute coronary syndrome. In addition, the department's cardiologists have 4 cardiac catheterization laboratories, in which more than 4,000 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed annually. The department demonstrates excellent results in the field of cardiac ablation, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. The medical facility offers 120 beds for the accommodation of its patients. More than 6,500 patients are treated here annually.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Infectology
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation and Infectology provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in the areas of its specialization. The department provides the full range of medical services to the patients suffering from blood diseases, oncological diseases of the internal organs and infectious pathologies. Of particular interest is the treatment of leukemia, lymphomas, drug therapy of solid malignant tumors, as well as palliative care to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced stages of cancer. The department's team of doctors also successfully performs autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplant procedures. In total, the department has 75 beds for the hospitalization of its patients. The treatment is provided in rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to which chemotherapy and other infusion procedures are carried out in the most comfortable conditions for the patient. All therapeutic interventions meet the standardized protocols of the professional societies.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology provides the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The medical facility carries out modern diagnostics and effective treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, as well as all forms of diabetes mellitus, including its complications. Particular attention in the treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus is paid to the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome – the department has been certified as the Diabetic Foot Center. As one of the largest specialized medical facilities for the treatment of gastroenterological diseases in Baden-Wuerttemberg, the department guarantees optimal treatment of not only common, but also extremely rare pathologies of this spectrum. The specialists in gastroenterology also have rich experience in the treatment of patients with cancer of the digestive system. A decisive role in the department's successful clinical practice is played by close cooperation with the experts from other specialized disciplines.
Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology and Pulmonology
The Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology and Pulmonology provides the widest range of services for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases, arterial hypertension, inflammatory diseases of the joints and blood vessels, diseases of the lungs, bronchi and upper respiratory tract. To provide inpatient treatment, the department has 77 beds for general care, as well as 19 beds in the Intensive Care Unit. The department also includes a Dialysis Unit with 17 places, in which doctors carry out various types of renal replacement therapy. The department operates specialized outpatient clinics, within which doctors hold consultations for the patients with kidney diseases and arterial hypertension, rheumatic pathologies, lung diseases and conditions after kidney transplant surgery. In general, about 2,500 inpatients and more than 1,800 outpatients are treated in the department annually. The health of the patients is in safe hands of a highly qualified team of doctors with rich practical experience and deep theoretical knowledge.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the full range of services for the surgical treatment of various diseases in children. The department's medical team admits young patients of all age groups, ranging from the very first days of life to adolescence. The department provides both inpatient and outpatient medical care. In addition, in urgent clinical cases, children receive surgical care in an emergency care unit. The operating rooms of the medical facility are equipped with the very latest technology, which guarantees both high efficiency and safety of the surgical treatment. There are also excellent diagnostic options for a comprehensive examination of children prior to surgery and for monitoring their condition after the surgical intervention. Special attention deserves the professionalism of the department's surgeons, who have deep knowledge in pediatric anatomy and constantly improve their skills by mastering innovative low-traumatic surgical techniques. The quality of medical services provided by the medical facility is awarded with the prestigious German Ausgezeichnet. FÜR KINDER certificate of the German Society specializing in children's hospitals monitoring.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Foot Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Foot Surgery offers the full range of modern services to the patients with musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. The key areas of specialization include conservative and surgical treatment of injuries and degenerative changes in the limbs, joints, pelvis and spine. The department is certified by the German Trauma Society (DGU) and has an SAV certificate, which indicates the excellent achievements of the medical facility in the treatment of injuries of any severity. The department performs most surgical interventions using minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, thanks to which the patients can regain their mobility and return to their usual daily life in the shortest possible time. The department's experienced surgeons perform more than 6,000 operations annually, including particularly complex ones. About 3,000 inpatients and more than 20,000 outpatients receive medical care here every year. The department has 90 beds.
Department of Pediatric Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Pediatric Neurology and Epileptology specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the nervous system: pathologies of the brain and spinal cord, as well as neuromuscular disorders. The doctors of the medical facility are especially focused on the treatment of epilepsy – the department has been certified by the German Society of Epileptology (DGfE). Depending on the severity of the disease and its course, both inpatient or outpatient medical care is offered, for example, the diagnostics and treatment of all acute neuropediatric diseases are carried out only on an inpatient basis. The department's specialists have modern equipment for a comprehensive examination of the child's nervous system, the results of which are the basis for developing the most effective treatment regimen. The healthcare professionals use the very latest drugs during the treatment in order to completely eliminate a neurological disorder or compensate for its symptoms, providing the child with a high quality of life. Only highly qualified experts work with young patients, who can find optimal solutions even in extremely complex clinical cases.
Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
The Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology provides the full range of medical services in these medical fields. The department specializes in high-precision diagnostics and optimal treatment of solid malignant tumors, benign and malignant diseases of the hematopoietic system. The department has been operating since 1970, therefore it has vast experience and unique developments that allow the specialists to effectively deal with cancer in children of various age groups – between the ages of 0 and 18. The department is one of the most successful and largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany. The specialists of the medical facility work in accordance with the current clinical protocols and guidelines of the German Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH). Medical care is provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Pediatric oncologists carry out drug therapy and chemotherapy, while radiation therapy and surgical treatment are performed by the doctors from the hospital's highly specialized departments.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology offers all the options of modern medicine in this field. A team of pediatric cardiologists provides modern diagnostics and effective treatment of congenital and acquired diseases of the cardiovascular system in premature babies, newborns, young children and adolescents. In addition to the treatment of congenital heart pathologies, the medical facility also deals with the treatment of heart arrhythmias, myocardial diseases and arterial hypertension. The department's medical team specializes in drug therapy, and surgical interventions are performed in cooperation with the specialized partner clinics. Due to the availability of state-of-the-art equipment, the department's specialists accurately detect the slightest anomalies in the development of the cardiovascular system and carry out their timely treatment. The department's doctors are sympathetic to the concerns of parents about the health of their children, therefore they are always open to a dialogue and will gladly hold a consultation on all issues of interest.
Department of Pediatric Endocrinology
The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department's competence includes the diagnostics and treatment of endocrine disorders, including diabetes mellitus and hormonal imbalances in newborns, children and adolescents. Here one can get medical care on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. To treat type 1 diabetes mellitus, which is the most common in children, the department's doctors use insulin therapy, diet therapy, therapeutic exercises and other methods. Hormonal imbalances are treated with the help of modern medications. The department has gained a special reputation in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in children and is now certified by the German Diabetes Society (DDG). Young patients are treated by a highly qualified team of doctors who get along well with children and provide optimal treatment at a high level.
Department of Pediatric Allergology and Pulmonology
The Department of Pediatric Allergology and Pulmonology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of allergic reactions, diseases of the lungs and the respiratory tract. Clinical activities are focused on the treatment of atopic dermatitis, food allergies, bronchial asthma, cystic fibrosis and severe respiratory tract infections. The specialists of the medical facility also have successful experience in the treatment of young patients with rare lung diseases. Particular attention is paid to the early diagnostics, counseling of parents and the selection of optimal treatment regimens. The department's therapeutic options include modern conservative therapy. The doctors make sure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible for the child, so the methods developed specifically for children are widely used here, for example, diagnostic tests based on computer games and the very latest imaging systems using ultrasound waves. Thanks to the specific interior design, children can feel as comfortable as possible and not be afraid during their treatment.
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