Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany

Glomerulonephritis Diagnosis (program ID: 182067)

Wolfgang Grotz

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Grotz

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Nephrology

Specialized in: internal medicine, nephrology, cardiology

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The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, since beginning of 2016, ranks among the most recognized specialist clinics in Germany.

Along with treatment of renal, hypertensive and bone diseases, the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under direction of Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Grotz, specializes on treatment of the following clinical pictures: high blood pressure, Von Hippel-Landau syndrome, immune deficiency, Ormond’s disease, Osler’s disease, diseases of unclear genesis, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, spiroergometry.

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen covers the entire range of internal diseases. Special focal areas are:

  • Hypertensive diseases
  • Renal diseases
  • Bone diseases (e.g. osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget's disease)
  • Vascular diseases (e.g. arteriosclerosis, vasculitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, Osler's disease)
  • Systemic diseases (e.g. collagenoses, Ormond’s disease, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, pseudoxanthoma elasticum)
  • Metabolic diseases (e.g. Diabetology, obesity, blood lipids disease)
  • Dialysis treatment
  • Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Treatment of plasmapheresis and rheopheresis, hemofiltration, Genius-therapy
  • Transplant pre- and aftercare
  • Modern wound management in case of complex and chronic wounds
  • Endocrinology
  • Nutritional medicine

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis:
      • creatinine clearance
      • total protein in the urine
      • urine concentration
      • urine specific gravity
      • urine red blood cells (RBCs)
      • urine osmolality
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies
    • antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies
    • antinuclear antibodies
    • complement levels
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the kidney 
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen. As one of the leading providers of acute care in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital with its wide range of services and high-quality medical care is an important institution beyond the borders of the region. As an academic educational institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, it consists of 18 medical clinics as well as 14 certified centers.

The Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen-Rüttenscheid is known by its highest professionalism and complex thinking and dealing across different disciplines.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.