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Childrens Academic Hospital Amsterdamer Cologne

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Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine (301973)

Michael Weiss

Prof. Dr. med.

Michael Weiss

Specialized in: pediatric and adolescent medicine

About the department

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Academic Hospital Amsterdamer Cologne offers the comprehensive medical services and care for children and adolescents of all age groups with acute and chronic diseases. The range of the department's medical services also includes the treatment of extremely premature infants in the Level I Perinatal Center. The highly qualified team of doctors, which includes 50 doctors from various medical fields, takes care of the health and well-being of young patients. Clinical practice strictly follows the very latest protocols of diagnostics and treatment. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weiss.

Of particular interest to the department's specialists is the treatment of cancers and diseases of the hematopoietic system. In the case of rare or drug-resistant diseases, the individual treatment programs are developed. The department has all treatments for malignant diseases in childhood, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. TIn the field of bone marrow transplant, the department cooperates actively with the University of Duesseldorf.

In addition, the primary tasks of the department include the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system in children. Pediatric cardiology includes all non-invasive diagnostic procedures, treatment of congenital and acquired heart diseases and pathologies of the circulatory system in childhood and adolescence. The diagnostic options include standard ECG, long-term ECG, ergometry / spiroergometry (stress tests), phonocardiography, transthoracic echocardiography (M-mode, 2D, Doppler scanning), transesophageal echocardiography, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, etc.

The department is also distinguished for its success in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in children. After establishing an accurate diagnosis, the department's doctors select an individual treatment regimen. At the same time, the therapeutic measures are aimed at normalizing blood glucose levels, preventing complications of diabetes mellitus, ensuring proper physical and mental development of the child, promoting social, school and professional integration of children with diabetes mellitus, etc.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergic diseases
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Neurodermatitis
    • Allergic rhinitis
    • Hives
    • Food allergy
    • Insect venom allergy
    • Drug allergy
      • Allergic tests (prick tests, determination of IgE levels in the blood)
      • Nasal provocation testing
      • Pulmonary function testing (body plethysmography, spirometry)
      • Provocative food intolerance tests (on an inpatient basis)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of chronic diseases
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Allergic diseases
    • Obesity
    • Neurodermatitis
    • Chronic bowel diseases
    • Chronic pain syndromes
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Rheumatic diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diabetes mellitus
    • Long-term monitoring of children and adolescents with all types of diabetes mellitus in accordance with the recommendations of the Working Group on Pediatric Diabetology
    • Modern types of therapy, including intensive insulin therapy, treatment using insulin analogues, therapy using insulin pumps
    • Early diagnostics and treatment of concomitant diseases and complications of diabetes mellitus
    • Age-appropriate training for children and their parents on a new lifestyle with diabetes mellitus
    • Individual psychological support
  • Diagnostics and treatment of endocrine disorders
    • Short stature
    • Tall stature
    • Premature sexual development or its delay
    • Thyroid diseases
    • Obesity
    • Adrenal diseases
    • Pituitary diseases
    • Disorders of sex differentiation
      • Assessment of physical development
      • Assessment of hormone levels
      • Imaging diagnostics
  • Diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases
    • Gallstones
    • Hepatitis
    • Chronic liver diseases
    • Chronic diarrhea
    • Coeliac disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Chronic abdominal pain
    • Chronic constipation
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Lactose intolerance
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • Gastritis
    • Peptic ulcer disease
      • Gastroscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Small-bowel capsule endoscopy
      • H2 breath test and C13 urea breath test
      • Comprehensive imaging diagnostics of the gastrointestinal tract
      • Endoscopic formation of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
      • Care for children receiving parenteral nutrition
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases
    • Standard ECG
    • Long-term ECG monitoring
    • Ergometry / spiroergometry
    • Phonocardiography
    • Transthoracic echocardiography (M-mode, 2D, Doppler scanning)
    • Transesophageal echocardiography
    • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
    • Pre- and postoperative care
  • Diagnostics and treatment of neurological diseases
    • Epilepsy
    • Cerebral palsy and other motor disorders
    • Neuromuscular diseases
    • Neurometabolic diseases
    • Inflammatory diseases of the nervous system
    • Headaches
  • Intensive care for premature infants and young children (for example, with congenital surgical, urological, cardiological diseases, etc.)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases
    • Nephrotic syndrome
    • Kidney inflammations (glomerulonephritis and pyelonephritis)
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Bladder dysfunction (for example, neurogenic bladder)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of rheumatic diseases
    • All types of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Systemic joint diseases
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cancers, diseases of the hematopoietic system
    • Leukemia (acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia)
    • Brain tumors (for example, medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, glioblastoma, ependymoma, craniopharyngioma)
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Lymphomas (for example, Hodgkin's lymphoma, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma)
    • Nephroblastoma
    • Renal cell carcinoma
    • Hepatoblastoma
    • Hepatocellular carcinoma
    • Germ cell tumors (for example, chorionepithelioma, yolk sac tumor, granulosa cell tumor, teratoma)
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Ewing's sarcoma
    • Soft tissue tumors (for example, rhabdomyosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcoma, neurinoma)
    • Langerhans cell histiocytosis
    • Vascular tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of respiratory diseases
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Recurrent obstructive bronchitis
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Interstitial lung disease
    • Congenital malformations of the lungs and bronchi
    • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
    • Bronchiectasis 
    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    • Functional respiratory disorders
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Weiss studied medicine at the Universities of Frankfurt and Munich. He underwent specialized training in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital (University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich). In 1993, the doctor had his board certification in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. In 1995, he was appointed as Senior Physician, and on April 1, 2000, he was appointed as Chief Physician of the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Academic Hospital Amsterdamer Cologne.

One of the most important focuses of Prof. Weiss is Infectology. In 1994, the doctor received a diploma from the German Society for Pediatric Infectiology and had his habilitation at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (subject: "Cytokines and cytokine receptors", 1997). In 2012, he obtained additional qualification in Infectology.

Prof. Weiss is an Honorary Member of the German Society of Pediatric Surgery. In addition, from 2007 to 2016, he worked as Treasurer and Executive Board Member of the German Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH

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