Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid
Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid - Departments
Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Bariatric Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Bariatric Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery ranks among the best German medical facilities! The department's surgeons provide diagnostics and surgical treatment of the full range of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, rectum and anus. The department's therapeutic offer is complemented by surgical interventions on the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and adrenal glands, hernia repair surgery, as well as interventions on the lungs, pleural cavity, mediastinum and thoracic wall in adults and children. In addition, the department's surgeons specialize in bariatric surgery for patients suffering from morbid obesity. Since 2015, the department has been performing robot-assisted interventions using the innovative da Vinci Xi system. More and more operations in the department are performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques that eliminate large skin and soft tissue incisions for surgical access. The department is certified as a Centre of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery by the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV). In addition, the department offers such modern treatment methods as cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of peritoneal cancer and metastases.
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management
The highly qualified staff of the department attends you before, during and after surgery and in the interdisciplinary intensive care unit, which is organized and managed by the department. The particular emphasis is placed on personal attention to the patient. Most people are more or less afraid of surgery and the anaesthesia it requires. The goal of the department is to create an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable and where you and your worries are taken seriously.
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics provides the full range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of its specialization. The team of the department's gynecologists successfully carries out both conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system. The specialists of the medical facility achieve excellent results in the fight against gynecologic oncological diseases: uterine, cervical, ovarian, and vulvar cancers. The priority focus of clinical practice is also on the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases, which is carried out within the specialized center certified by the German Cancer Society and the German Society of Senology. In addition, the department admits patients suffering from urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. In this field, the department has been awarded the quality certificate of the German Continence Society. The department's therapeutic offer is complemented by high-quality obstetric services, which include integrated management of pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care for a mother and her newborn. More than 1,000 babies are born in the department annually, so expectant mothers can be sure of the impeccable quality of medical services.
Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology
The Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology deals with the diagnostics and treatment of patients with all types of diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. The medical facility offers the full range of modern therapeutic options, ranging from conservative therapy to endovascular and open surgical interventions. The priority in the department's clinical practice is given to the treatment of vascular stenoses and occlusions, abdominal aortic aneurysms, occlusive peripheral arterial disease, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis. In addition, the department is distinguished by its special competence in interventional procedures for the formation of dialysis access, the treatment of ulcus cruris and diabetic foot syndrome. The medical facility is certified by the German Society for Vascular Surgery (DGG) and the German Society for Angiology (DGA), which testifies to the excellent quality of medical care according to the very latest standards. Vascular surgeons and angiologists cooperate closely for the benefit of their patients in order to effectively restore their health.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Allergology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Allergology, Head and Neck Surgery provides the full range of medical services for patients with ENT diseases. The department also carries out diagnostics and treatment of allergic diseases. The key areas of the department's specialization are middle ear microsurgery, endonasal microscopic surgery, treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders, phonosurgery and facial plastic surgery. Pediatric otolaryngologists of the medical facility most often admit young patients who require removal of the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils. The department successfully uses both conservative and surgical treatment methods. Surgical interventions are performed in three progressive operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment. With appropriate clinical indications, some surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, without mandatory hospitalization. The department's doctors constantly improve their knowledge and practical skills, thanks to which they successfully introduce innovative treatment methods into clinical practice, which allow them to effectively restore the health of patients.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. Patients receive both inpatient and outpatient treatment – the choice of the therapy regimen depends on the severity of the clinical case. The team of oncologists and hematologists cooperate closely with the Department of Radiation Therapy. The two departments jointly form an interdisciplinary Cancer Center with over 50 beds for inpatients. In addition, the specialists in the field of oncology fruitfully cooperate with the Bowel Cancer Center and the Breast Center certified by the German Cancer Society. Gastroenterology and hepatology are focused on medical care for patients with diseases of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. In addition to classical endoscopic and functional diagnostics, the department performs interventional endoscopic procedures, including for the treatment of early stages of gastrointestinal cancer. The department's medical team pays special attention to the individual needs and wishes of each patient, which has a beneficial effect on the successful treatment outcome.
Department of Cardiology, Nephrology and Pulmonology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiology, Nephrology and Pulmonology ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The department offers all the possibilities of modern medicine for prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, lungs and kidneys. The primary focus of the department's clinical activities is on drug therapy and interventional treatment of cardiovascular pathologies. The medical facility is certified by the German Cardiac Society (DGK) as a heart failure unit and a chest pain unit. A special role is given to the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). The main task of the department's pulmonologists is to detect and treat lung diseases. The department's special offer in the field of pulmonology is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with severe acute respiratory failure. In addition, the medical facility has all the necessary technical resources to detect and treat kidney diseases, including kidney lesions caused by arterial hypertension. The department's nephrologists carry out treatment using pharmacotherapy, extracorporeal techniques and renal replacement therapy.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
According to the famous Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology and Epileptology ranks among the best German neurological clinics! The department provides modern services for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The medical facility specializes in the conservative treatment of the full range of acute and chronic diseases of the brain and spinal cord, as well as of the peripheral nervous system. The department has an advanced Stroke Unit certified in accordance with the standards of the German Stroke Society (DSG). The treatment of neuromuscular diseases and multiple sclerosis is carried out in highly specialized centers. An important clinical focus of neurologists is epilepsy treatment. The team of the department's neurologists often admits patients with complex clinical cases, and therefore in order to successfully treat neurological disorders, doctors cooperate closely with neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, vascular surgeons and other specialists. The patients receive medical care on an inpatient basis, and can also undergo outpatient treatment. The medical facility has 53 beds. The doctors are guided by current clinical protocols and recommendations of professional societies.
Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
The Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery offers high-quality surgical treatment for the full range of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The priority areas of specialization of the medical facility include interventions on the blood vessels of the brain, peripheral nerves, surgery for brain tumor resection, skull base surgery, surgical treatment of traumatic brain injuries and chronic pain syndromes. Of particular interest is also modern surgical interventions on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including minimally invasive and microsurgical procedures. The department's successful clinical practice is recognized by the prestigious quality certificates of the German Society for Skull Base Surgery (GSB) and the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC). In addition, the department enjoys the status of one of the leading medical facilities in Germany, where extra-intracranial bypass surgery is successfully performed and minimally invasive surgical techniques are widely used. The patients' health is in the safe hands of a highly qualified team of experienced neurosurgeons who regularly demonstrate high treatment success rates. The specialists cooperate closely with neurologists and neuroradiologists of the hospital, which guarantees a comprehensive approach to medical care.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities in the fields of its expertise! The department provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. The department offers medical care to patients of all age groups – from young children to adults and the elderly. The department's specialists admit more than 5,500 inpatients every year. The medical facility also provides outpatient medical care. The department enjoys the status of a regional Trauma Center certified by the German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU). Joint replacement surgery is one of the priority areas of the department's clinical practice. The medical facility has been awarded the endoCert certificate in this medical field, which confirms the high efficiency and safety of joint replacement surgery. The team of the department's doctors prefers modern treatment methods: whenever possible, specialists use only conservative treatments, and if there are absolute indications for surgery, they resort to minimally invasive, arthroscopic and endoscopic interventions. The surgical treatment involves the use of advanced computer navigation systems, which guarantee high accuracy of each surgeon's manipulation.
Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology
The Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology offers the very latest technical resources for imaging diagnostics of the whole human body and effective image-guided interventional therapies. The department's medical team effectively cooperates with doctors of all medical fields of the hospital, since such important diagnostic tests as classical x-ray, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, myelography, ultrasound- and CT-guided biopsy and others are performed here. The department's medical team is proud of its rich and successful experience in interventional treatment of arteriovenous malformations, cerebral aneurysms, vascular stenosis, chronic back pain, pulmonary vascular diseases, congenital vascular malformations (for example, Osler's disease). The department's doctors are among the best in the field of their expertise throughout Germany, so patients receive top-class medical care corresponding to European standards.
Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiation Therapy specializes in various types of modern radiation therapy. The team of the department's doctors admits patients with malignant and benign tumors, as well as with certain degenerative diseases. During consultations, specialists tell patients in detail about the types of radiation therapy, the benefits and risks of a particular type of irradiation. The medical facility has an excellent technical base, so it offers innovative radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiation therapy. In most cases, radiation therapy is performed on an outpatient basis, but patients receiving chemoradiotherapy and patients with particularly complex clinical cases still require hospitalization. Each treatment regimen is carefully planned according to the patient's clinical data, and therefore doctors achieve an optimal therapeutic effect. After completing the course of treatment, patients are advised to undergo regular follow-up examinations.
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