Hannover Medical School (MHH)
Hannover Medical School (MHH) - Departments
Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology offers the full range of medical services in the area of its specialization. The department's specialists pay due attention to diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive imaging-guided therapeutic procedures. Of particular interest is the therapy of vascular diseases, oncological pathologies and pain therapy. The highly qualified specialists who strictly follow the standardized protocols of professional societies take care of the patients' health. The key to the successful functioning of the medical facility is also the availability of state-of-the-art medical equipment. The department's radiologists have a wealth of experience and thousands of successfully performed therapeutic procedures, thanks to which even complex pathologies can be cured without extensive surgical interventions.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of minimally invasive image-guided therapeutic procedures for the treatment of disorders of the nervous system in patients of all age groups. Prior to performing any medical manipulations, the patient undergoes a thorough imaging examination using advanced computer equipment, including ultrasound, CT and MRI. An important field of the department's competence is minimally invasive treatment of acute stroke using thrombectomy. The department's neuroradiologists cooperate closely with the specialists in the field of neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, which guarantees comprehensive medical care. Thanks to the advanced technical base, the department's specialists perform minimally invasive treatment of brain diseases, in particular, cerebrovascular pathologies, head and neck tumors, as well as degenerative and vascular lesions of the spine and spinal cord. In their clinical practice, the department's doctors are guided by the current recommendations of the Germany Society of Neuroradiology and the German Association of Neuroradiologists.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of medical services to patients with diseases of the eyes and their appendages. The department's highly qualified doctors provide treatment to both adults and children. The scope of competence of the medical team includes diagnostic tests, conservative and microsurgical treatment of ophthalmic pathologies of any severity. The department also admits patients who need emergency ophthalmic care. More than 3,700 inpatients and about 22,000 outpatients undergo treatment in the department annually. The medical facility has three operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. One of the operating rooms is designed for outpatient procedures. The team of the department's doctors annually performs more than 4,000 ophthalmological procedures, so it can be deservedly proud of its rich and unique clinical experience. The hospital has 33 beds for patient hospitalization. The entire staff of the medical facility cares about the high quality of medical services and the maximum comfort of patients.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology offers the full range of modern diagnostic and therapeutic services in this medical field. Thanks to the world's largest cochlear implantation program, the medical facility is very popular not only in Germany, but also far beyond its borders. In addition, the department is distinguished by exceptional experience in the treatment of benign and malignant head and neck tumors. These tumors are treated within a specialized center, which operates in the medical facility. It is certified in accordance with the standards of the German Cancer Society. The department has 100 beds. About 25,000 outpatients and more than 6,000 inpatients undergo treatment here annually. The department has an excellent reputation in Germany and throughout Europe, therefore it admits thousands of patients who benefit from the high-quality medical care.
Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery
The Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields and provides high-quality treatment for various surgical diseases. The key areas of the department's activities include surgical interventions on the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary tract, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestine, as well as endocrine organs. The department's doctors also specialize in the surgical treatment of hernias. A special place in the clinical practice is given to organ transplantation – liver, kidney and pancreas. The medical facility also successfully uses sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques and the innovative da Vinci surgical system. The department's doctors have long experience and outstanding qualifications, which, in combination with high-tech equipment, can work wonders. The operating rooms correspond to the very latest standards of hygiene and safety, so patients can be sure of a favorable outcome of the surgical treatment.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation offers the full range of services in these medical fields and ranks among the world's leading medical centers. It provides the effective surgical treatment of diseases of the heart, heart valves, congenital heart defects, pathologies of blood vessels and thoracic organs. The department specializes in the implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, and mechanical circulatory support systems. In addition, the department is a renowned center for heart and lung transplantation, as well as combined heart-lung transplantation. The team of the department's surgeons annually performs about 2,000 operations using a heart-lung machine. The medical facility also performs more than 250 heart surgeries for children, about 120 lung transplantations and 30 heart transplantations every year. It is not surprising that performing so many complex operations, the department ranks among the best European Heart Surgery Centers.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics ranks among the top German medical facilities in the area of its specialization! The department provides highly effective treatment for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal diseases in patients of all age groups, including in children. The medical facility is one of the largest and the most prestigious Orthopedic Centers in Germany. Here the patients can get top-class medical care in the following areas: spinal surgery, joint replacement surgery and reconstructive surgery, correction of musculoskeletal deformities, treatment of foot diseases, pediatric orthopedics and neuro-orthopedics. More than 40,000 patients undergo treatment in the department annually. Thanks to the high competence of doctors and the use of advanced conservative treatment methods, many patients, including those with complex clinical cases, manage to avoid surgery. If the patient requires surgery, the department's surgeons most often resort to minimally invasive techniques.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Aesthetic, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Burn Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Aesthetic, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Burn Surgery offers the full range of modern plastic surgical interventions, operations for the treatment of hand diseases and injuries, as well as reconstructive operations for patients with burn injuries, including highly severe. The department uses the very latest plastic reconstructive methods for the treatment of posttraumatic and postoperative complications, chronic degenerative diseases and congenital malformations. The medical facility has vast experience in breast reconstruction using the patient's autologous tissue. The department's aesthetic plastic surgeons perform various operations to improve the appearance: facelift, breast augmentation, liposuction, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty and other interventions. Prior to any intervention, the patient undergoes a comprehensive diagnostic examination to exclude contraindications and health risks. The team of the department’s surgeons deservedly enjoys an excellent reputation throughout Germany, providing patients with the best quality of medical care.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery offers the full range of high-quality medical services in this medical field. The department's specialization includes medical care to injured with minor traumas, polytrauma and severe injuries, sports injuries, as well as corrective operations. Adults and children can receive medical care here. The department is one of the few in Germany where the patient can undergo the BioGelenk procedure – restoration of a joint in case of its degenerative or traumatic lesions using reconstruction with biological tissues. In addition, the department's doctors have over 15 years of experience in the field of exoprosthetics. The treatment of severe clinical cases and the elimination of complications of any injuries is also within the scope of tasks of traumatologists of the medical facility. The treatment of malignant bone and soft tissue tumors is of particular interest. The clinical practice of the department's doctors is based on an individual approach to each patient, due to which they develop the most effective treatment regimens adapted to the particular needs and wishes of the patient.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology offers the full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services for men and women with urinary system diseases, as well as men with pathologies of the genital organs. The department also admits young patients with urological diseases. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of cancers: prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and testicular cancer. Each type of oncology is treated within a specialized center. To develop optimal individual treatment programs, the department regularly helds interdisciplinary tumor boards with the participation of doctors from related medical fields, including oncologists, radiologists, radiation therapists, chemotherapists, etc. The department actively uses the very latest surgical techniques, including robot-assisted surgery (Da Vinci Xi Surgical System). The department's urologists have an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout Europe, so patients can count on top-class medical care based on the high professionalism of doctors and the use of the very latest therapeutic techniques.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department's specialization includes all modern invasive and non-invasive methods of diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in children. The priority focus of the department's clinical practice is on the medical care of children and adults with congenital heart defects (certified supraregional Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Defects). State-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory performs sparing minimally invasive cardiac procedures, which can help the child avoid major surgery with thoracotomy. In cooperation with obstetricians-gynecologists, prenatal ultrasound scanning of the fetal heart is performed in the womb even before birth. The department is a maximum care clinic and the largest pediatric medical facility of this kind in Germany.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. A special feature of the department is its rich experience in modern types of dialysis (renal replacement therapy). The department also provides the treatment of all forms of arterial hypertension and rare diseases caused by hypertension. The department provides medical care for those patients who will undergo kidney transplantation and for patients after kidney transplantation. Each patient receives the most effective treatment according to current clinical protocols, as well as individual needs and wishes of the patient. The medical facility has an excellent reputation in Germany and regularly demonstrates high treatment success rates, thanks to which it has gained a high degree of patient confidence.
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine offers the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. A highly qualified team of anaesthesiologists and nursing staff annually performs more than 30,000 anesthesia procedures, as well as provides its services in the field of intensive care medicine for about 2,000 patients. The main focus is always on the patient with their individual needs and wishes, provision of the best possible safety and the highest quality of treatment.
Department of Rheumatology
The Department of Rheumatology offers comprehensive diagnostics and effective treatment of the full range of rheumatic diseases, including lesions of internal organs caused by rheumatic pathologies and their complications. Of particular interest to the department's rheumatologists is the diagnostics and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, and gout. Medical care is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The department has 11 beds for patient hospitalization. The treatment is based on an interdisciplinary approach, and therefore doctors from related medical fields are involved in the therapeutic process, including nephrologists, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists, etc. To successfully eliminate rheumatic pathologies, doctors usually use conservative treatment methods, namely drug therapy. The department's medical team uses both classical and advanced pharmaceuticals in its clinical practice.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in both diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, endocrine glands, metabolic disorders and diabetes mellitus. Special attention is paid to the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers: esophageal, stomach and bowel tumors, neuroendocrine tumors, liver and bile duct tumors. The department has state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for high-precision examinations, including endoscopic devices. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The patients' health is in the safe hands of a competent team of doctors with an impressive clinical experience and excellent treatment results.
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in its fields of competence. The doctors of the medical facility carry out diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors, benign and malignant hematopoietic diseases, as well as blood coagulation disorders. The specialists are distinguished by their unique skills in the field of stem cell transplantation. A special offer is the innovative CAR T-cell therapy, currently available only in the most advanced medical facilities in Europe. The primary goal of the department's specialists is to provide optimal medical care for patients with serious, often life-threatening diseases. The vast clinical experience of the department's medical team makes it possible to competently select the most effective therapeutic methods and achieve excellent treatment results.
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
The Department of Cardiology and Angiology provides modern diagnostics, prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. The main areas of specialization of the medical facility include the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, cardiomyopathies, heart arrhythmias, congenital heart defects in adults, atherosclerosis, occlusive peripheral arterial disease, thrombosis, varicose veins and other pathologies. The department's highly qualified doctors have a wide arsenal of advanced conservative and interventional treatment methods to avoid classic open surgery. The department is focused on providing individualized, top-class medical care using modern treatment methods and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as on involving the best doctors with rich clinical experience to the process. The medical facility strictly adheres to the current clinical protocols and recommendations of professional societies, so patients can count on the effective and safe treatment.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology offers the full range of advanced diagnostics and treatment for patients with respiratory diseases. The department's doctors have exceptional competence in the field of patient care before and after lung transplantation, treatment of pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, lung tumors and obstructive airway diseases. The department has state-of-the-art medical equipment for accurate diagnostics, which allows the specialists to guarantee high-quality and effective treatment according to international standards. More than 20,000 patients with diseases of varying severity, including extremely rare ones, receive medical care in the department annually. The department's doctors are distinguished by high professionalism and vast experience, and also keep pace with innovative medical achievements.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. It performs surgical treatment of the nervous system diseases using the most advanced microsurgical, endoscopic, stereotactic and interventional techniques. The department's doctors specialize in the correction of functional nervous system disorders, surgery for brain and spinal cord tumors, including pituitary gland, skull base surgery, neurovascular interventions, spinal surgery, surgical treatment of traumatic brain injuries and nervous system diseases in children. The department is equipped with four high-tech operating rooms to perform interventions of any degree of complexity. The medical equipment meets current European requirements, while advanced neuromonitoring systems ensure a high safety of surgical interventions. Special attention should be given to the exceptional professionalism of the department's team of neurosurgeons.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The treatment of strokes, infectious diseases of the nervous system, brain tumors, herniated discs, compression syndromes, neuromuscular diseases, chronic headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is of particular interest to the department's neurologists. The department has 90 beds, 12 of which are intended for patients of the certified Stroke Unit. Medical care is provided by a competent team of professionals with vast clinical experience and unique knowledge in their specialization. The department provides both inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as emergency medical care.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with pathologies in the face, jaw, oral cavity, head and neck. The priority focuses of the medical institution's work include dental interventions, in particular, various techniques for augmenting the jaw bone tissue, implantology, treatment of maxillofacial injuries, benign and malignant neoplasms, maxillofacial inflammatory pathologies, correction of the cleft palate and other congenital and acquired facial defects. The department is a world leader in the field of orbital reconstructive surgery. A feature of the medical facility is the availability of the advanced computer equipment for planning treatment and performing operations with the highest accuracy and efficiency. Thus, the department has everything necessary to achieve an excellent therapeutic result, starting from modern operating rooms to experienced specialists.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine offers accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of all diseases of the female genital organs and breast, as well as provides top-class obstetric services. The department specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, female genital cancers, dysplasia, endometriosis, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, as well as the treatment of hormone imbalance of gynecological origin. The department’s therapeutic options include conservative methods, surgical treatment using the very latest robot-assisted systems (da Vinci robot) and minimally invasive techniques, psychological care and traditional Chinese medicine. In addition, the department provides the services of experienced reproductologists, whose task is to detect the causes of infertility and carry out the therapeutic manipulations necessary for conceiving a child. The focus of the department’s doctors and nursing staff is on the patient with her individual needs and wishes. Medical care meets strict international standards, due to which high treatment success rates are achieved here.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology offers the broadest possibilities for the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, allergic reactions, sexually transmitted diseases and varicose veins. Of particular interest is the therapy of inflammatory and infectious skin lesions, autoimmune diseases, skin manifestations of allergic reactions, and malignant skin neoplasms. The department has the status of one of the largest specialized medical facilities of this kind in Germany. The department provides treatment to more than 2,800 inpatients, while about 17,000 more patients receive outpatient care. More than 8,800 patients are treated in a day hospital. The doctors of the medical institution admit adults and children of all age groups. If necessary, pediatricians and specialists from other medical disciplines are involved in the therapeutic process. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed in strict accordance with modern clinical protocols.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers all the options of modern surgery for the treatment of various diseases in children. The team of the department's doctors admits newborns, young children and adolescents under the age of 18. The main clinical focuses of the medical facility are on minimally invasive surgery, neonatal surgery, cancer surgery in children, surgical treatment of genitourinary diseases and various injuries, as well as correction of congenital thoracic deformities. The department performs about 2,000 operations annually, including more than 200 major and minimally invasive thoracoscopic and laparoscopic operations. The department has 36 beds for children and 15 beds for their parents. If clinically indicated, pediatric surgeons always prefer minimally invasive surgical techniques. Doctors maintain a pleasant and friendly atmosphere in the department so that young patients feel comfortable.
Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Endocrinology
The Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Endocrinology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of kidney, endocrine, gastrointestinal and liver diseases, as well as in the treatment of metabolic disorders and neurological diseases in children and adolescents. Of particular interest to the specialists are interdisciplinary treatment and diagnostics of complex diseases, kidney and liver transplant. The department is also part of the Center for Rare Diseases. The medical facility has 30 beds. The department's competent doctors annually admit more than 1,600 young inpatients, while about 10,000 children receive outpatient medical care. In addition, the department annually performs about 20 kidney and 30 liver transplants in collaboration with pediatric surgeons. The team of the department's doctors consists of 15 highly specialized physicians who deal with the treatment of a particular group of diseases.
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergology and Rheumatology
The Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergology and Rheumatology offers comprehensive diagnostics and effective treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, allergic reactions and rheumatic diseases. With the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, the department forms the Level I Perinatal Center, and therefore young patients of all age groups, including newborns and premature babies, can receive high-quality medical care here. The department's medical team specializes in conservative treatment, and if surgery is required, pediatric surgeons are involved in the process. In addition to specialized doctors, the department employs an experienced team of nursing staff, psychologists, nutritionists, physiotherapists and other specialists whose task is to restore the child's health. The doctors devote enough time to communication with children and their parents, and also do everything possible to make the child feel as comfortable as possible in the hospital.
Department of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
The Department of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in four main clinical focuses: general psychiatry, affective disorders, geriatric psychiatry and addictive medicine (addictions). It provides comprehensive treatment, corresponding to the high level of modern psychiatry and the very latest scientific achievements.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Psychosomatics
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Psychosomatics offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these medical focuses. A competent multidisciplinary team consisting of doctors, psychologists, specially trained nursing personnel, professional therapists and social workers takes care of the patients' health. Treatment is based on intensive and differentiated psychotherapy, which is conducted in accordance with current recommendations.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Nuclear Medicine ranks among the best medical facilities of its kind in Germany! The department began its work in 1965, and therefore today it offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the field of nuclear medicine. An experienced team of the department's doctors specializes in scintigraphy, PET-CT, radioiodine therapy, special types of radionuclide therapy for cancer, treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases. Of particular interest is radioisotope diagnostics of cardiovascular pathologies. The department has state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to which specialists in the field of nuclear medicine carry out accurate diagnostics and effective treatment. The focus of the department's medical team is on the patient and his individual needs. Doctors attach great importance to preventive radioisotope diagnostics, which can reliably reveal the slightest pathological changes at the molecular level.
Department of Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy provides the full range of medical services in its area of expertise and specializes in the treatment of oncological diseases using various forms of radiation. The department is the only medical center of this profile in the region. All types of radiation therapy are provided here, including electron and photon irradiation – 3D conformal radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, stereotaxic radiation of the head and whole body, brachytherapy (also with IMRT and the possibility of the whole body radiation). Prior to prescribing a specific type of radiation therapy, the patient must undergo a complete diagnostic examination. Planning of the forthcoming irradiation is carried out using a Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS CT scanner. Radiation therapy sessions are carried out on advanced linear accelerators from Elekta, which provide the maximum therapeutic effect with the minimum radiation dose. Patients are treated by highly professional doctors with many years of clinical experience.
Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation in Children
The Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation in Children specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the full range of solid malignant tumors and various types of blood cancers. In addition to the treatment of oncopathologies in childhood, the medical facility also performs all types of stem cell transplantation in young patients. A distinctive feature of the department is the combination of clinical activities with medical research, due to which it uses the advanced treatment methods for all oncological and hematological diseases in childhood. A multidisciplinary team of highly qualified physicians, including pediatric oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pediatric psychologists, and experienced nursing staff takes care of the children's health. The department's doctors are guided by the recommendations of the German Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) in their work. The medical complex is one of the leading pediatric centers of this kind in Germany, and provides effective treatment of diseases of any severity.
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