Asklepios Childrens Hospital in Sankt Augustin
Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (303068)
Specialized in: pediatrics, adolescent medicine
The Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin, headed by Prof. Dr. Gerd Horneff, takes care of children of all ages with acute and chronic diseases. To this end, the Department has at its disposal apart from specialized divisions also authorization ambulances, interdisciplinary consultation hours, as well as an adjoining Social-Pediatric Center.
The Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin offers you a competent aid in almost all acute and chronic diseases in children of all ages from the neonatal period to adolescence. Medical focuses of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. Gerd Horneff are bronchial and lung diseases, diseases of the nerves and muscles, diseases of blood and leukemia, etc.
A special focus of the Department is given to oncology. The Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin offers diagnosis and treatment for children with hematological and oncological diseases. The therapy is carried out in accordance with guidelines and protocols of the “Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology” (GPOH).
First, required diagnostic procedures are performed to confirm the suspected diagnosis – tumor or cancerous disease. In case the diagnosis of a tumor disease or leukemia is confirmed, children often need to take combinations of medications, which must be administered as intravenous injections. To facilitate this therapy, central venous catheters (port or Broviac) can be implanted for a short period of time.
The goal of the Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin is to treat children on an inpatient basis only as long as absolutely necessary. Many therapy elements can be carried out on an outpatient or day clinic basis. As for parents, they can normally stay at the hospital and receive instructions about the peculiarities regarding care and hygiene of their child.
Main areas of treatment of the Department of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine:
- Rheumatic diseases
- Allergies / Neurodermatitis
- Primary (congenital) or secondary (acquired) immunodeficiencies
- Endocrinological diseases and growth disorders
- Bronchus and lung diseases / asthma
- The disease of the nerves and muscles / spasms
- Diseases of the blood / leukemia
- Infectious diseases
- Sankt Augustin, Germany