Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg
Department of Internal Medicine II (Hematology and Medical Oncology) (284606)
Specialized in: internal medicine, oncology, hematology
The Department of Internal Medicine II at the Hospital Gummersbach Oberberg specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of oncological and hematological diseases. The Department is headed by Dr. med. Markus Sieber.
Generally, there are treated all oncological diseases. The most common oncological diseases treated here are colorectal and lung cancer, which corresponds to their high incidence among oncological diseases. In addition, the department regularly treats patients suffering from esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, breast, prostate, urothelial, kidney and testicular cancer, primary peritoneal carcinoma, ovarian and other genital cancers, as well as patients with cancer of unknown primary localization. All patients receive treatment programs developed in interdisciplinary cooperation with the Departments of Surgery and Radiation Therapy.
At the same time, the department is focused on the systematic treatment of progressive or metastatic diseases pursuing a neoadjuvant, adjuvant, palliative and curative purpose. There are regularly provided diagnostic and therapeutic punctures of the pleural cavity (effusion) and ascites. In cooperation with the Department of Internal Medicine I and X-ray room, the department provides diagnostic biopsies of the lymph nodes and tumors. The department is highly competent in the field of pain therapy for cancers.
The most common malignancies treated in the department include malignant lymphomas (Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin’s lymphomas), as well as multiple myeloma, acute and chronic leukemia. In addition, the department regularly deals with both diagnosis and treatment of myeloproliferative diseases, including chronic myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome. Bone marrow punctures and biopsies are carried out quite often as well. The corresponding smears are studied in the department's own Hematology Laboratory.
Apart from the above-mentioned diseases, the patients with congenital or acquired blood clotting disorders (hemorrhagic diatheses and thromboembolic diseases) are diagnosed and treated here.
Another priority of the department is diagnosis and treatment of the patients with anemia, as well as those with congenital and acquired immunodeficiency disorders. There are regularly used various blood products, including red blood cell, platelet concentrates and immunoglobulin, especially on the outpatient basis.
- Gummersbach, Germany