Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur
Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur - Departments
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology provides top-class medical services to patients with diseases of the kidneys, bladder, urinary tract, and male genital organs. The department's team of doctors treats patients of all age groups, including children and adolescents. The specialists provide effective treatment of the full range of urologic diseases, ranging from inflammatory processes, functional disorders, and malformations to cancer. Of particular interest are surgical interventions for benign and malignant kidney, bladder, and prostate tumors, urinary incontinence, and congenital malformations of the genitourinary system in boys. Most surgical procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques, which contributes to the rapid recovery of patients in the postoperative period. In addition, many surgical interventions are performed on an outpatient basis without mandatory hospitalization. The department also admits men with andrological diseases, among which the most common are erectile dysfunction and infertility. 20 beds are available for patient hospitalization. The department has created optimal conditions for providing high-quality medical care in a comfortable environment.
Department of Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the lungs, pleural cavities, and mediastinum. The department is part of the Lung Cancer Center certified in accordance with the standards of the German Cancer Society (DKG), and therefore it provides high-quality treatment for lung malignancies. The team of the department's thoracic surgeons also has vast experience in the surgical treatment of benign respiratory system diseases, including pleurisy, lung abscesses, emphysema, pneumothorax, and other pathologies. The department's surgeons are internationally recognized experts in the field of minimally invasive operations, namely video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). The first minimally invasive lung lobe removal in Rhineland-Palatinate was performed in this department. Such operations are done through small incisions between the ribs, due to which the patient experiences minimal pain, can breathe better, and recovers faster in the postoperative period. The department's specialists cooperate closely with pulmonologists and radiologists, thanks to which patients receive comprehensive medical care. The focus of doctors is always on the patient and his individual wishes and needs.
Department of Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine provides the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The department has equipment of the latest generation for performing various imaging tests, including CT and MRI scans, classical X-ray scans, fluoroscopy, mammography, sonography, phlebography, myelography, and angiography. Nuclear medicine specialists are responsible for radionuclide diagnostics, with particular emphasis on performing scintigraphy and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). The department also performs many image-guided interventional therapeutic procedures. The department's interventional radiologists successfully perform endovascular interventions for abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, bile duct stenosis, abscesses, malignant tumors, etc. In the field of interventional neuroradiology, the key focus is on the endovascular treatment of carotid stenosis, stroke, chronic back pain, brain tumors, and vascular malformations in the brain. The key to achieving high treatment efficiency rates in the department is the use of state-of-the-art equipment and the professionalism of doctors. Due attention is paid to compliance with radiation protection standards and the creation of comfortable conditions for patients.
Department of Spinal Surgery
The Department of Spinal Surgery offers the full range of effective treatment methods in the area of its specialization. A highly qualified team of doctors is at the service of the department's patients, who have in their arsenal advanced conservative and surgical treatment methods for pathological changes in the spine. Spinal surgical procedures are performed in modern operating rooms, the technical equipment of which allows spinal surgeons to perfectly perform both major open surgery and sparing interventions: minimally invasive, endoscopic, and microsurgical. Surgical treatment is complemented by a carefully planned course of physiotherapy. This includes procedures such as therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, massage, osteopathic treatment, etc. The department's team of doctors consists of 10 highly qualified specialists who, together with experienced nursing staff, admit more than 1,300 inpatients annually. The medical facility is certified by the German Society for Spine Surgery (DWG) as a level II specialized center. The department's medical team makes every effort to provide each patient with optimal treatment in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology, Foot Surgery
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology, Foot Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in hip surgery! The department offers the full range of high-precision diagnostics and conservative and surgical treatment for diseases of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. One of the department's key areas of clinical practice is large joint arthroplasty. In this area, the department is awarded the prestigious endoCert certificate. The doctors in the department's operating rooms successfully perform knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery. Whenever possible, preference is given to minimally invasive joint replacement surgery. An important part of the work of the department's doctors is the treatment of orthopedic diseases and musculoskeletal injuries in children. The specialists at the medical facility also have long experience in helping patients with foot pathologies and deformities, including hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, hammer toes and claw toes, metatarsalgia, etc. The department's doctors have in their arsenal state-of-the-art equipment and modern treatment methods that allow for the achievement of excellent therapeutic results. More than 3,500 inpatients and about 17,000 outpatients are treated at the medical facility every year.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Neurology and Epileptology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with various diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The attention of the department's doctors is focused on patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic headaches, and peripheral paralysis. The department has a modern Stroke Unit with 14 beds. The department's Stroke Unit is certified according to the requirements of the German Stroke Society (DSG) and is the largest medical facility of this kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. Successful treatment for neurological disorders largely depends on high-quality diagnostics, so the department has state-of-the-art equipment for imaging, neurophysiological, and laboratory tests. During the therapeutic process, the department's neurologists resort to drug therapy, botulinum toxin injection therapy, deep brain stimulation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other methods. The specialists at the medical facility prefer individualized treatment and are always open to personal communication with the patient.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology offers the widest possible options for the diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract, and pleural cavities. The department has a specialized center for treating patients with lung cancer that is certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG). A lung cancer treatment regimen is developed for each patient on an individual basis within the interdisciplinary tumor board. The medical facility has unique clinical experience in providing medical care to patients with rare pulmonary diseases. The department's patients are diagnosed in modern diagnostic rooms, including the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, in which more than 10,000 examinations are carried out annually, ultrasound diagnostic rooms, etc. The department's team of pulmonologists cooperates closely with specialists in thoracic surgery and interventional radiology. The department has 50 beds for patient hospitalization. More than 2,300 inpatients are treated annually in the department, and about 1,500 patients receive outpatient care.
Department of Electrophysiology and Rhythmology
The Department of Electrophysiology and Rhythmology provides the full range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with heart rhythm disturbances (cardiac arrhythmias). Of particular interest to the department's team of doctors is medical care for patients with atrial fibrillation, which is the most common form of heart arrhythmia. The department's doctors are convinced that high-quality diagnostics are the key to successful treatment, and the medical facility therefore has state-of-the-art equipment for 24-hour Holter ECG monitoring, heart rate assessment using event recorders, and cardiac electrophysiological studies. In the course of treatment, the specialists of the medical facility resort to drug therapy and interventional procedures, including the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization therapy, PVAC catheter ablation, cryoballoon ablation, the implantation of a permanent epicardial pacemaker, etc. The department's bed fund includes 36 beds for patient hospitalization. In addition, many procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The department's medical team makes sure that each patient receives top-class personalized medical care in a pleasant environment.
Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology provides medical care to patients with cardiovascular diseases. The department has two high-tech Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, in which an experienced team of cardiologists performs various interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The department is also proud of its modern diagnostic equipment for echocardiography, including transthoracic, transesophageal, 3D echocardiography, stress echocardiography, color Doppler echocardiography, electrocardiography, intravascular ultrasound scanning, cardiac CT and MRI scans, and other tests. As for the treatment, the department's therapeutic options include both conservative methods and interventional procedures, such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, high-frequency rotablation, stent implantation for coronary artery stenosis, balloon valvuloplasty, transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy, etc. The department also has a Chest Pain Unit certified by the German Cardiac Society (DGK). The department's doctors thus have all the necessary resources to provide patients suffering from heart pathologies of varying severity with top-class medical care.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers all the options of modern surgical treatment for diseases and defects of the jaws, face, and hard and soft oral and maxillofacial tissues. Patients with oral and maxillofacial tumors and injuries, chronic inflammatory processes and cysts in the maxillary sinuses, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction are at the center of the attention of the department's doctors. The medical facility also provides high-quality services in the fields of dental surgery and dental implantology. Both planned and emergency interventions are available here. The department's surgeons have a perfect command of all classical and advanced surgical techniques. When planning a surgical procedure, the department's specialists strive not only to eliminate the pathology or defect but also to maintain the normal functionality of the operated area, such as chewing, swallowing, and speech. The aesthetic aspect also plays an important role. It should be noted that the department's oral and maxillofacial surgeons have advanced computer systems and 3D technologies at their command, which allow them to plan the course of the surgical intervention to the smallest detail and predict its result as accurately as possible.
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The department's gynecologists successfully cope with the conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system. The department specializes in surgery for uterine, cervical, and ovarian cancers. When performing surgery, preference is given to low-traumatic minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques. Doctors are also especially competent in the treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women. Mammology is an integral part of the department's clinical practice. The specialists in this medical field provide top-class diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with benign and malignant breast diseases. The department also admits men with gynecomastia. The medical facility offers comprehensive obstetric services, including pregnancy management, childbirth, and postpartum care for both mother and baby. The department has an advanced technical base and comfortable infrastructure, as well as the most pleasant atmosphere in which the patient feels the care and empathy of the medical staff.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The primary focuses of the department's work include the diagnostics and treatment of hearing loss, diseases of the external, middle, and inner ear, and pathologies of the nose, paranasal sinuses, and skull base. The department includes a specialized Head and Neck Cancer Center, certified in accordance with the requirements of the German Society for Haematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO). A special area of clinical practice at the medical facility is cochlear implantation, which is indicated for patients with complex forms of hearing loss. The department also performs interventions for the implantation of partially and fully implantable hearing aids. The department admits not only adults but also young patients with otolaryngologic diseases. The department's doctors have effective conservative and surgical techniques in their arsenal. The health of patients is in the safe hands of a competent team of doctors, consisting of otolaryngologists, audiologists, pediatric audiologists, and speech therapists.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery provides all the options of modern surgical treatment for patients with benign and malignant abdominal diseases, hernias, and diseases of the rectum, thyroid gland, and parathyroid glands. The department includes the Obesity Center, which successfully performs operations on patients with a body mass index of more than 40 kg/m2. Hernia treatment is provided in a specialized Competence Center for Hernia Surgery, certified in accordance with the requirements of the German Hernia Society (DHG) and the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV). It is important for the department's surgical team to provide each patient with the most sparing treatment. The use of minimally invasive and single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is therefore a priority here. Even in complex cases where open surgery cannot be avoided, advanced technologies such as ultrasonic scissors, high-frequency coagulation devices, monitoring systems, and others ensure high treatment safety. The exceptional professionalism and rich experience of the department's surgeons also deserve special attention.
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