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Crohns disease: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

This page shows a catalogue of the leading hospitals on the treatment of "Crohns disease". The list is formed on the basis of the annual official ranking of medical centers. You can compare the clinics and choose the best. Also, you can contact us for assistance in selecting a medical center abroad. You will receive full support on your trip and medical tour insurance. Booking Health takes care of organizational issues: issuing a visa, reserving hotel accomodation and tickets, transfer, translation of documents. We want you to be healthy!

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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
4105
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
6312
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
15295
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
14071
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3637
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5803
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
16922
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Sachsenhausen Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Sachsenhausen Hospital was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes. The hospital offers services in the field of bariatric surgery.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
2825
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5186
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
12630
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
2933
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5318
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
16903
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
2772
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5141
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
12583
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3611
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5739
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
15350
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3571
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5757
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
15112
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
14417
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3718
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5734
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
15198
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3969
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
6239
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
17333
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
15350
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
4021
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
6413
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
16889
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3969
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
6234
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
0.00
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
0.00
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Crohn's Disease Diagnostics by Endoscopic Method
3674
Diagnistics and conservative treatment of crohn's disease
5689
Partial intestinal resection in inflammatory processes (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
15503
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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About the disease

Crohn`s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which spread to other parts of gastrointestinal tract. Disease is very unpredictable, as it can either appear in mouth, close to stomach or in  abdomen. Crohn’s disease is widespread in Western and Eastern Europe and North America. There almost 4% out of 3000 people have it. Late stage of CD may result in death. In 2010 34, 000 people died of CD. Even with treated disease, life expectancy is less compared to healthy population. Crohn`s disease in most cases affects small intestine, although its negative effects may appear everywhere in gastrointestinal tract, as it was mentioned above. Disease was first described and researched by American doctor Burrill Crohn in the city of New York just before World War 2. He specialized in the illnesses of the small intestine.

Causes of Crohn`s disease are usually environmental and bacterial. If person lives in unhealthy, polluted environment and he consumes food with infected bacteria, his chances to get Crohn`s disease are very high. During the Crohn`s disease the whole immune system of the person`s body is ruined because of those bacteria. People whose relatives had Crohn`s disease are respectively more likely to have it at certain period of their life. It usually starts developing from 15 till almost 40 years. Smokers are more susceptible to it. In rare cases oral contraceptives may increase the risk. Obesity, unhealthy lifestyle, stressful situation resulting in overeating or undereating can also trigger Crohn`s disease.

Symptoms

Crohn`s disease signs and symptoms usually resemble symptoms of indigestion and food poisoning.

  • Constant diarrhea, which may last several days
  • Pain in the abdominal area
  • Long periods of fever
  • Considerable weight loss
  • Skin rash usually in the area of stomach and abdomen
  • Eyes get tired more quickly
  • A person may develop arthritis

Diagnosis

  • Diagnosis is usually done by colonoscopy, when the biopsy (tissue sample) is taken out for further analysis. If disease is very active and inflammation process progresses rapidly, the person may also develop an ulcer. Sometimes it is difficult to make a diagnosis, so additional series of tests need to be done before proceeding with treatment plan. Colonoscopy, for instance, may give the exact analysis of small intestine only in 75% of cases.
  • In such case endoscopy is used for diagnostic purposes.

Treatment

Current treatment is mainly aimed at reducing inflammation and prevention of further complications. It is also important to prevent repeated inflammation to avoid fever and indigestion. There are two main types of therapy:

  • Conservative therapy(endoscopic) is mostly carried out by gastroenterologist or proctologist, who specialize in curing mycobacterial diseases.
  • Partial intestinal resection is done only in case of life-threatening complications, because usually medicine and healthy lifestyle may eliminate any complications. During this surgery doctors can eliminate damaged part of the colon. This surgery can also remove fistula which is an abnormal connection between two intestines. Surgery may also be carried out if there are deep defects in the wall and patient experiences prolonged heavy bleeding. In that case surgeon performs bowel resection of the affected area. After partial intestinal resection almost all patients are prescribed with special diet. They are not allowed to eat fatty food that contains saturated fat and excessive amount of salt. 



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