Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele
Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele - Departments
Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Bariatric Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Bariatric Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities! The department's service range includes surgical interventions on the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, rectum and anus, endocrine glands, as well as hernia repair surgery. The team of the department's thoracic surgeons admits adult patients and children with lung, pleural, mediastinal, bronchial diseases, chest wall deformities and malformations. The department includes a specialized Bariatric Surgery Center, which performs the full range of modern surgical interventions for the treatment of morbid obesity in patients with a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 and above. The department's doctors successfully use advanced surgical techniques: da Vinci Xi robot-assisted surgery, endoscopic, laparoscopic and video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques, cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The department enjoys the status of the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Surgery, as well as the Reference Center for Colorectal Surgery and the Reference Center for Bariatric Surgery (certified by the German Society for General and Abdominal Surgery, DGAV). In addition, the department is certified according to the standards of the German Cancer Society for colon and pancreatic cancer treatment.
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management
The team of professionals of the Department supports You before, during and after the surgery as well as during Your stay in the Department of Multidisciplinary Intensive Care. The Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Medicine and Pain Therapy II in Essen-Steele, headed by Prof. M.D. Klaus Friedrich Waschke, pays special attention to an individual approach to every patient. Most people feel fear before the surgery and required anesthesia. The goal of the Department is to create the atmosphere, where You will feel comfortable.
Department of Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Oncology, Cardiology and Internal Medicine
The Department of Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Oncology, Cardiology and Internal Medicine provides the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. The department's team of doctors carries out comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and respiratory system, including malignant ones. In the field of cardiology, doctors conduct all modern diagnostic tests, including cardiac catheterization, to assess the state of the cardiovascular system. The treatment of heart pathologies is based on pharmacotherapy. The area of responsibility of the department's specialists also includes the treatment of secondary forms of arterial hypertension, type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, and diabetic foot syndrome. The department has a specialized Weaning Center, which is certified in accordance with the standards of the German Society for Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine (DGP). The highly professional team of doctors takes care of the health of patients, for whom the individual needs and wishes of the patient always come first.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery
The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery performs the full range of modern surgical interventions in the fields of its competence. The specialists in reconstructive plastic surgery perform operations to repair external defects of the body parts and their dysfunction caused by previous injuries, congenital malformations and cancers. Aesthetic plastic surgeons also offer their services to patients who want to improve their appearance without any clinical indication for this. In most cases, aesthetic plastic surgery is performed for age-related changes. Such interventions are often carried out for skin lift after rapid weight loss, breast augmentation, nose and ear reshaping, etc. Hand surgery focuses on the interventions for the treatment of hand diseases, injuries and congenital deformities. The department also deals with the treatment of patients with burns up to 20% of their body surface. In addition, it carries out secondary reconstructive surgical procedures after burns and scar revision. The department's medical team makes sure that each patient receives an individual solution to his problem and is as satisfied as possible with the result. The specialists pay attention not only to the quality of the surgical procedure, but also to its thorough planning with a preliminary assessment of the expected final outcome.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology carries out high-precision diagnostics and effective treatment of the entire spectrum of diseases of the urinary system in men and women, as well as pathologies of the reproductive system in men. Men with erectile dysfunction, infertility and other andrological disorders can also undergo treatment here. The specialists in pediatric urology deal with the surgical treatment of phimosis and cryptorchidism, as well as with conservative therapy for urinary incontinence in children. The key focus of the team of doctors is on the treatment of kidney, adrenal, bladder, urethral, ureteral, prostate, testicular and penile malignancies. The department enjoys the status of the Reference Center on da Vinci Robotic Surgery, and its specialists successfully apply this innovative type of surgical treatment. The department is also certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG) as the Prostate Cancer Center, which indicates the high quality and effectiveness of treatment of the most common urologic cancer in men. Each department's patient is provided with individual medical care. With appropriate clinical indications, urologists of the medical facility prefer conservative therapy and/or low traumatic surgical interventions, while open surgery rarely becomes an option of choice.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery and Spinal Surgery
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery and Spinal Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities in the areas of their specialization! The department carries out comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of the full range of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The department's doctors provide medical care to patients of all age groups, including young children and adolescents. The medical facility annually treats more than 5,500 patients with diseases of varying severity. The department's doctors have vast clinical experience and constantly improve their professional skills in order to be able to offer their patients the best medical service of the European level. The priority areas of the department's clinical activity include the treatment of injuries and bone fractures, joint replacement surgery, arthroscopic and septic surgery, treatment of spinal injuries and diseases. The department's doctors give preference to conservative treatment, but if a surgical procedure is still required, then endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques are mostly used. The department's operating rooms strictly observe hygiene and safety standards, while the treatment is provided in accordance with new clinical protocols.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Allergology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Allergology, Head and Neck Surgery offers the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The department has been in successful clinical practice for more than 30 years, so it has accumulated vast experience in the field of conservative and surgical treatment of ENT diseases, surgical interventions in the head and neck, as well as medical care to patients with allergic diseases. In the field of pediatric otolaryngology, the key focus is on hearing screening in newborns and young children, as well as on the follow-up medical care for young patients with hearing loss. The department's surgical options include surgical procedures for diseases of the nose, paranasal sinuses, ears, interventions for the treatment of snoring, removal of tonsils, neck cysts and salivary glands, and laryngeal surgery. The department also performs facial plastic surgery: rhinoplasty, otoplasty, blepharoplasty, removal of facial skin tumors with the closure of defects using flap surgery, treatment of wrinkles with Botox and filler injections. All the department's doctors devote a sufficient amount of time to personal communication with their patients, strive to choose the optimal therapeutic regimen with the use of the most sparing treatment methods. The high professionalism of the medical team and the excellent equipment available in the department allows the medical facility to meet high standards of medical care.
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