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DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden - Departments
Department of Hernia Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Hernia Surgery ranks among the top medical facilities in its field of competence! The medical team of the department offers the full range of modern surgical interventions for hernia repair. The department successfully treats white line hernias (epigastric hernias), umbilical hernias, inguinal hernias, femoral hernias and incisional hernias. The preference is given to minimally invasive interventions, which involve performance of all manipulations through several small skin incisions. At the same time, the patient can quickly recover from surgery, while the risks of postoperative complications are minimal. The doctors working in the department are guided by the recommendations of the German Hernia Society (DHG) and the European Hernia Society (EHS) in their clinical practice. In addition, the department monitors the success of surgical interventions and is awarded with the DHG-Siegel Quality Certificate of the German Hernia Society for the excellent results of surgical treatment. The medical facility is known far beyond the borders of Germany and regularly admits patients from abroad.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology offers the full range of services in its area of specialization. The medical facility began its work in 1995, and since then has been successfully conducting high-precision diagnostic examinations of internal organs, skeletal bones, joints and blood vessels. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic devices, with the help of which radiologists can detect the slightest pathological changes at the early stages of the disease, which makes the subsequent treatment more effective. The main activities of the department include radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and digital subtraction angiography. Modern diagnostic equipment meets all the current requirements and allows providing patients with the maximum level of safety during diagnostic examinations, protecting the body from the negative consequences of radiation exposure.
Department of Otolaryngology
The Department of Otolaryngology offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the ear, throat and nose. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the ENT organs. Most surgical procedures are performed on an inpatient basis, while minor interventions can be outpatient (for example, adenoidectomy, tympanic membrane paracentesis). The department's otolaryngologists mostly use sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques, which have a number of advantages over conventional open surgery: mild pain, minimal risk of postoperative complications and a short hospitalization period. The availability of state-of-the-art equipment in the department, extensive clinical experience of doctors, an integrated approach to therapy and an individual attitude to each patient guarantee high-quality medical care. Each treatment regimen is unique, as it is developed based on the specific clinical data of the patient, while the use of the very latest therapeutic methods ensure high treatment efficiency.
Department of Hematology and Oncology
The Department of Hematology and Oncology offers the high-precision diagnostics and modern treatment of the full range of diseases of the hematopoietic system, as well as solid malignant tumors. The department mainly provides outpatient therapy. The medical team has in its arsenal all modern conservative treatment methods. The surgical resection of malignant tumors is performed by specialized surgeons. The interdisciplinary cooperation of doctors allows providing patients with the most comprehensive and effective treatment. The medical facility regularly holds tumor boards, during which the doctors individually consider each clinical case and develop a step-by-step treatment regimen. The therapeutic process is based on an individual approach to the patient, thanks to which the specialists achieve successful results. Great importance is attached to the emotional state of the patients, and therefore qualified psychologists are involved in the therapeutic process, if required. The doctors working in the department are guided by the current clinical protocols and recommendations of the German Cancer Society.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in its area of expertise. Medical care is provided on an outpatient basis. The doctors of the department have at their disposal an advanced technical base, including a device for combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT), four gamma cameras, three of which allow for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and two ultrasound machines. It is worth noting that in 2009 the department became the first medical facility in the Rhine-Main region to install a PET/CT system. This device allows the doctors to accurately detect tumors of various locations and diagnose Alzheimer's disease. The department's doctors specialize in radioiodine therapy for the treatment of various thyroid diseases. This type of treatment is highly effective and is an excellent alternative to surgery. The patients' health is in the safe hands of a highly qualified team of doctors with many years of clinical experience, which guarantees an impeccable quality of both diagnostics and treatment.
Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation
The Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation specializes in autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation according to the modern standards of European medicine. The preparation and follow-up care of patients after the therapeutic procedure are also within the competence of the medical facility. In most cases, bone marrow transplantation is performed in patients with severe forms of anemia, leukemia, lymphomas, multiple myeloma, immunodeficiency disorders, some solid malignant tumors and other pathologies. The department's doctors work closely with specialists from the Department of Hematology and Oncology. Prior to bone marrow transplantation, the specialists carry out comprehensive diagnostics and assess both benefits and risks of using this therapeutic technique. Particular attention is also paid to high-quality patient care after transplantation in order to prevent the development of complications, including graft versus host disease (GVHD).
Department of Angiology and Cardiology
The Department of Angiology and Cardiology provides the full range of medical services in these areas. The department's doctors focus on the patients with diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels, as well as on the patients suffering from pathologies of the cardiovascular system. In the field of cardiology, key attention is paid to the comprehensive diagnostics of the heart and the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The team of angiologists specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of atherosclerosis, obliterating endarteritis, vasculitides, microcirculatory disorders, thrombosis, varicose veins and other vascular diseases. The specialists working in the department have at their disposal state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment that allows them to detect the slightest pathological changes and elaborate the most effective treatment regimen based on the patient's individual clinical indications. In addition, the department provides medical check-ups for the patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. A highly qualified team of professional doctors provides medical care in accordance with the latest clinical protocols.
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eye and its appendages. The doctors of the department have extensive clinical experience, and therefore they can restore the vision of patients even in difficult clinical cases. Conservative treatment with drugs and laser therapy is of particular interest to the specialists. Whenever required, the specialists correct vision with glasses and contact lenses. The doctors mostly deal with the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and strabismus. Particular attention is also paid to the prevention of ophthalmic diseases in order to prevent the development of visual impairments, in particular, in patients suffering from diabetes mellitus. The department's doctors devote a sufficient amount of time to personal communication with their patients, tell them in detail about the specifics of the pathology and possible treatment options.
Department of Colorectal Surgery
The Department of Colorectal Surgery specializes in all modern surgical interventions for the treatment of rectal, anal and colon diseases. The medical facility began its work in 1972, and therefore it has rich traditions and colossal experience, which allows finding optimal solutions even in the most difficult clinical situations. The area of competence of the department's doctors includes the treatment of hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, fissures and abscesses, fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and many other pathologies. The department's specialists prefer sparing minimally invasive surgery. In addition, the department successfully performs laser surgical interventions and the innovative STARR procedure – stapled transanal rectal resection. The optimal type of surgical intervention is selected for each patient individually, after a thorough diagnostic examination and assessment of the effectiveness and risks of all therapeutic methods. Minor surgical interventions can be performed outpatiently, which eliminates the need for a hospital stay. After the operation, the patient receives quality care and undergoes follow-up examinations to assess the treatment outcomes.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of its specialization. The doctors of the medical facility focus on the patients with skin diseases, including skin manifestations of allergic reactions. The department also successfully carries out aesthetic dermatological procedures to improve the condition of the skin and rejuvenate it. The department's specialists are especially interested in the treatment of benign and malignant skin tumors. The doctors working in the department admit both adults and children. The department offers all advanced therapeutic methods, running from drug treatment with tablets, creams and ointments to surgical interventions, including flap plastic surgery, laser therapy, photodynamic therapy and phototherapy. The department also provides emergency medical care. The doctors working in the medical facility strictly observe modern clinical protocols, and also take into account the recommendations of the German Society for Dermatology.
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology
The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology offers the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The doctors of the medical facility specialize in the treatment of hormonal imbalances, metabolic disorders, obesity and diabetes mellitus. An important clinical focus is on nutritional counseling and lifestyle recommendations for the patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension and obesity. The department's medical team is proud of excellent results in the field of hormone replacement therapy in elderly patients, as well as in patients with adrenal diseases, osteoporosis and thyroid diseases. The doctors working in the department follow the current clinical protocols and apply modern treatment methods, which contributes to the achievement of the desired treatment results.
Department of Endocrine Surgery
The Department of Endocrine Surgery provides the full range of surgical interventions in its field of competence. The department's surgeons specialize in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. The primary focus of the department's doctors is the treatment of functional disorders, as well as benign and malignant tumors of both thyroid gland and parathyroid glands. The specialists perform more than 500 surgical procedures every year, thanks to which they have rich clinical experience and achieve effective treatment outcomes. The department has the status of a Competence Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery (certificate of the German Society for General and Abdominal Surgery). The operating rooms of the medical facility are equipped with cutting-edge technology, which guarantees patients the highest safety of surgical treatment. Many interventions are performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques, thanks to which patients recover and return to their usual life in the shortest possible time.
Department of Gastroenterology
The Department of Gastroenterology deals with the treatment of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The focus is on diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. The department's team of gastroenterologists successfully carries out classical gastrointestinal ultrasound, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, functional examinations of the esophagus and gastrointestinal tract, as well as imaging studies such as X-ray, CT and MRI. In cooperation with the Department of Nuclear Medicine, the doctors also conduct a diagnostic examination combining computed tomography and positron emission tomography (PET/CT). The therapeutic options of the department include drug treatment with modern medicines, as well as endoscopic procedures to remove gastric and colon polyps, procedures to remove foreign bodies, hemostasis to stop bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract and other interventions. The highly qualified doctors of the department have all the necessary resources at their disposal to provide optimal treatment. The specialists give preference to an individual approach to each patient and his clinical case, so the medical service in the department is at the highest level.
Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology and Mammology
The Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology and Mammology offers the full range of services in the fields of its competence. The department's medical team provides both diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female genital organs and mammary glands. The primary focus of the specialists' work is the treatment of oncological diseases of the female reproductive system. The diagnostic rooms of the medical facility are equipped with advanced ultrasound devices for vaginal sonography and breast sonography, including high-resolution ultrasound units for color Doppler sonography, 2D and 3D duplex sonography. The department provides conservative and surgical treatment. The operating rooms of the department comply with modern hygiene and safety standards. They have all the required equipment to perform classic open and sparing minimally invasive surgical procedures. The rich clinical experience of the department's gynecologists allows them to perform surgery of any complexity, achieving an excellent treatment result.
Department of Hemostaseology
The Department of Hemostaseology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the patients with congenital and acquired bleeding disorders. The therapy of thrombosis, thrombophilia and hemophilia is of particular interest. The primary method for detecting blood clotting disorders is a hemostasiogram (coagulogram). This blood test is performed in the department's own modern laboratory. If the coagulogram shows the presence of bleeding disorders, the department's doctors begin to identify specific factors underlying the development of the pathology. To normalize hemostasis, the specialists use drugs in the form of pills, injection therapy with anticoagulants, transfusion of fresh frozen plasma and individual coagulation factors. An effective treatment regimen is selected for each patient individually, taking into account the specific causes of bleeding disorders and the severity of the pathology.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of various diseases in young patients. The focus is on the children with inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, chronic liver diseases, celiac disease, congenital malformations of the kidneys and urinary tract, type 1 diabetes mellitus and other pathologies. The department's specialists have at their disposal state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for a comprehensive assessment of the health status of children. The medical facility has modern laboratories, an endoscopy unit for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as diagnostic rooms with advanced devices for imaging studies, including X-ray, ultrasound and MRI. The doctors working in the department care not only about high-quality medical care, but also about the fact that young patients feel as comfortable as possible during treatment. The specialists also devote enough time to personal communication with parents so that they clearly understand what kind of disease their child is suffering from, and what effective methods are recommended for treatment.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases. In addition, the department specializes in rare forms of arterial hypertension (in Conn’s syndrome, pheochromocytoma, renal artery stenosis, etc.), autoimmune diseases, specific diseases from the field of internal medicine and urology, etc. The range of the department’s options is complemented by the treatment of patients with chronic pruritus in internal diseases.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all neurological diseases on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition, a specialized day clinic operates in the department. The department is focused on providing individual medical care of the highest level . A great advantage of the department is scientific cooperation with other Neurology Centers in Germany and Europe.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery, Sleep Medicine and Allergology covers the whole spectrum of modern diagnostics and therapy in these fields. It treats all benign and malignant diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract (bronchi), pleura and mediastinum. The department is equipped with the state-of-the-art imaging equipment, which allows for timely detection of the slightest violations of the respiratory system. In addition, the department specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders and allergic diseases.
Department of Rheumatology
The Department of Rheumatology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of rheumatic pathology. It provides an effective treatment of inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases, diseases of the musculoskeletal system due to metabolic disorders, such as osteoporosis, gout, diabetes mellitus, as well as soft tissue rheumatism. Diagnostics is carried out with the use of the most modern imaging methods and laboratory tests.
Department of Dialysis Shunt Surgery
The Department of Dialysis Shunt Surgery offers all conservative and interventional treatments, including central venous catheterization. The department deals with the surgical formation of shunts for hemodialysis, as well as specializes in open surgical and endoscopic treatment of vascular diseases, conservative treatment of arterial diseases, diagnostics and treatment of venous diseases and their complications.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology offers the full range of services in the treatment of the urogenital system in men and boys. Endoscopic urologic surgery is a specialization of the department. The department is equipped with advanced medical equipment and focuses on the treatment of patients in accordance with the latest scientific achievements and international recommendations in the field of urology.
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