Hospital Kassel - Departments
Department of Pediatric Radiology
The Department of Pediatric Radiology offers the full range of high-precision imaging diagnostics in children. The diagnostic examinations are conducted in children of various age categories – from infants to adolescents. Since the body of the child is more sensitive to radiation than the adult's one, the department's doctors have special training in imaging tests in children. In addition, the diagnostic equipment in the department is specially adapted to the characteristics of a growing child's body and guarantees a minimum dose of radiation during the diagnostics, which will not affect the child's further development. The department's doctors and nursing staff strive to make the process of examination as comfortable as possible for the child, without fear and anxiety. In their work, the department's specialists strictly adhere to the current clinical protocols and recommendations of professional societies.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Neuroradiology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Neuroradiology offers the widest range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves using the advanced imaging systems. The department is equipped with modern technical devices, including 64-slice CT scanner, 1,5 and 3,0 Tesla MRI, biplane angiography system with 3D imaging of the blood vessels and bone structures, system for myelography of the entire spine and ultrasound scanners. All these devices are used not only for the diagnostics, but also for interventional procedures to treat obstructions, stenoses and other pathological vascular lesions in the head, neck and spine. The most popular interventional therapeutic procedures include clipping and coiling of cerebral vascular aneurysms, as well as cerebral vascular malformations. The department's doctors cooperate closely with specialists in the field of neurosurgery, neurology and pediatric neurology. Such an approach guarantees the patient a comprehensive assessment of the state of the nervous system and a favourable treatment outcome.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the areas of its specialization. The department has high-tech equipment for all types of modern imaging tests, image-guided therapeutic procedures, as well as radioisotope examinations and treatment of thyroid diseases using radioiodine therapy. The patients are provided with both inpatient and outpatient medical care. However, hospitalization is usually required only in the case of complex therapeutic interventions. The patients' health is in the good hands of the highly qualified doctors. The specialists regularly undergo advanced training courses, attend medical congresses and symposia, where they find out about innovations in the area of their specialization and share their experience with colleagues. To provide maximum safety for patients, the department strictly adheres to radiation protection standards.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology offers the full range of therapeutic and diagnostic services in the fields of its competence. The department specializes in the treatment of any diseases of the urinary system and male reproductive organs. Of particular interest is the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the prostate, testicles, penis, kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters and bladder. In addition, the department's competence includes medical care for men suffering from infertility and erectile dysfunction. The department also includes the Intensive Care Unit, which admits patients with acute and urgent conditions around the clock. The department has 46 beds for inpatient treatment. The doctors of the medical facility have long clinical experience and have a perfect command of the very latest treatment methods for urologic diseases in both adults and children. For example, one of the most advanced therapies used in the department is holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) for prostate adenoma removal. Each patient undergoing treatment in the department is provided with an individual approach and top-class medical service.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery provides the highly accurate diagnostics and effective surgical treatment of diseases of the lungs, mediastinum and other thoracic organs. Patient care is provided in close cooperation with doctors from the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Pulmonology. The primary focus of the medical facility is on the treatment of lung cancer and cancer of other thoracic organs, therefore, oncologists, chemotherapists, radiation therapists, radiologists and other specialists are involved in the therapeutic process. Thus, patients receive comprehensive treatment based on the expert knowledge and clinical experience of doctors from the related fields. The department admits not only adults, but also young patients. The key focus in the field of pediatric thoracic surgery is on the correction of pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum. Using only modern and the most effective surgical techniques, the department keeps pace with medical innovations. The medical facility is the only one in the region where thoracic surgeons successfully use an advanced surgical endoscopic technique – single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Pulmonology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Pulmonology offers the full range of modern medical services for patients with diseases of the respiratory tract, lungs, pleura, including allergic and malignant diseases, as well as extrapulmonary diseases affecting the lungs. The department's specialists are proud of their successful experience in the treatment of lung and pleural cancer, obstructive airway diseases, infectious diseases of the lungs and pleura, pulmonary fibrosis. In addition, the department’s competence includes obstructive sleep apnea screening using polygraphy. The department also provides emergency care for patients with breathing disorders and life-threatening respiratory diseases. The department has advanced equipment for effective diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, which plays an important role in detecting many diseases of the respiratory tract, eliminating obstructive processes and internal bleeding in the respiratory tract. The team of the department's pulmonologists applies all their professionalism and rich clinical experience to provide their patients with the high-quality medical care of the European standard.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplantation provides top-class medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of malignant diseases of the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system, as well as solid malignant tumors – gastrointestinal, lung, breast tumors, etc. The department demonstrates excellent results in autologous bone marrow transplantation for the treatment of various types of leukemia. The medical facility has advanced diagnostic equipment for the detection of the slightest anatomical changes in the body, including before the onset of symptoms. The medical facility regularly holds interdisciplinary tumor boards, during which the specialists from related medical fields cooperatively develop the optimal cancer treatment regimen individually for each patient. This approach allows the doctors to successfully treat patients even with extremely complex clinical cases. The patients with advanced stages of cancer are provided with palliative care aimed at relieving symptoms and improving the quality of life. Psycho-oncological care is an obligatory part of the therapeutic process. Depending on the particular clinical case, the treatment can be provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition, it is possible to undergo a course of therapy in a day hospital.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Internal Medicine
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Internal Medicine offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of any gastrointestinal diseases, including pathologies of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas. In addition, the department provides treatment to patients with diabetes mellitus, endocrine diseases and hormonal disorders. Of particular interest is the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, which is carried out in close cooperation with specialists in the field of general and abdominal surgery, oncologists, radiologists, etc. The department offers advanced rooms for endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, which are the "gold standard" of modern gastroenterology. For the outstanding achievements in clinical practice, the department is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001:2015. The medical facility is recognized as the certified Colon Cancer Center and Pancreatic Cancer Center, as well as the Diabetes Center. The patients can be provided with both inpatient and outpatient medical care. The highly professional doctors with a wealth of experience and profound specialized training take care of the patients' health.
Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine and Colorectal Surgery
The Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine and Colorectal Surgery provides the full range of diagnostic interventional procedures and surgical interventions to treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, endocrine organs, rectum, including the surgical treatment of cancer of these organs. The department also successfully performs surgery to treat inguinal, umbilical and incisional hernias. The primary focus of the department's clinical activities is on cancer treatment – the department has the status of the only medical facility in Northern Hesse certified as the Bowel Cancer Center and the Pancreatic Cancer Center by the German Cancer Society. The certification guarantees patients cancer treatment at the highest level and in compliance with all the requirements of modern oncology. The surgical treatment can be provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Whenever possible, the advanced minimally invasive techniques are used during the surgical treatment. They allow the doctors to perform the intervention through several miniature skin incisions. The operating rooms meet all safety and hygiene standards, and therefore the risk of postoperative infections and complications is almost equal to zero.
Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery
The Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization at the highest level of modern medicine. The department's team of plastic surgeons focuses on surgery to reconstruct large defects in soft and bone tissue after accidents or tumor removal, treatment of chronic wounds, breast reconstruction using autologous tissues in women after breast cancer, as well as surgery for congenital and acquired hand diseases, burn treatment. In addition, the department successfully performs lymphedema surgery. Aesthetic plastic surgery is also very demanded in the department. The patients often undergo breast augmentation, face and neck lift, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, etc. The department's specialists pay due attention to an individual approach to each patient and the selection of the best surgical treatment method for the restoration of aesthetics of the face and body. The doctors use in their clinical practice only advanced surgical techniques, which exclude trauma to healthy adjacent tissues.
Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology
The Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venerology offers the full range of modern diagnostic tests and effective therapeutic procedures for the treatment of skin diseases, allergic skin manifestations, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. The department is one of the five largest Dermatology Clinics in Germany, so patients can count on the high quality treatment using cutting-edge medical advances. The department's doctors successfully apply conservative and surgical treatments, as well as use state-of-the-art laser systems for the treatment of skin pathologies. One of the department's priority focuses is skin cancer treatment, which is provided within a specialized center. The department treats over 3,700 inpatients and about 10,000 outpatients every year. The department has 82 beds for inpatient treatment. The team of dermatologists working in the medical facility is distinguished by high professionalism and an individual approach to each patient, which allows the doctors to achieve the best treatment results.
Department of Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Foot Surgery
The Department of Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Foot Surgery offers the full range of modern diagnostic tests for the detection of musculoskeletal diseases, as well as many effective treatment methods for their elimination. Moreover, the department enjoys the status of the Center of Excellence for Trauma Surgery, so trauma surgeons working in the medical facility have a rich and unique experience in the treatment of patients after both simple common and especially complex injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, polytrauma, injuries of the internal organs, etc. In addition to the treatment of injuries, a special focus is on arthroscopic interventions, joint replacement surgery, interventions to treat foot diseases and deformities, as well as surgery to resect soft tissue tumors. The surgical treatment is provided in the high-tech operating rooms with advanced surgical instruments and computerized systems for the most effective interventions with minimal damage to the healthy adjacent tissues.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Neurology and Epileptology offers the full range of medical services for the effective detection and treatment of pathologies of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), peripheral nervous system and muscles. The treatment of patients with epilepsy is of particular interest to the department's doctors. The priority focuses of the department's clinical practice also include stroke treatment, which is carried out within a specialized Stroke Unit – the best in the State of Hesse. In addition, the department's team of neurologists is distinguished by outstanding success in the treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases of the nervous system, dystonia, dementia and neuromuscular diseases. The department has at its disposal state-of-the-art medical equipment, which makes it possible to establish a diagnosis with high accuracy and provide timely treatment with maximum efficiency. The high professionalism of the department's specialists allows them to competently combine the very latest treatment methods available in the department to achieve a favorable treatment outcome.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery performs all modern surgical interventions to treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, as well as peripheral nerves. In addition, the department's medical team specializes in the surgical treatment of spinal diseases. The department's clinical priorities include the treatment of brain tumors, skull base surgery, surgical treatment of neurovascular diseases, spinal diseases, as well as the treatment of neurosurgical pathologies in children. During the treatment of patients with neurosurgical disorders, the specialists of the department work closely with doctors from the Departments of Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology, as well as pediatric neurologists in order to provide comprehensive treatment. The department is the only Neurosurgery Center in North Hesse and has 42 beds for inpatient treatment. It performs more than 1,400 surgical interventions every year. Whenever possible, the surgeons use minimally invasive techniques, which greatly facilitate the patient's postoperative recovery. If complex surgical procedures are required, the progressive CT and MRI scanners are used for preliminary planning.
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology offers the full range of services in the diagnostics and treatment of patients with diseases of the eye and its appendages. The department has at its disposal 25 beds for inpatient treatment. The diagnostic examinations are performed in modern diagnostic rooms equipped with slit lamps and phoropters, an optical coherence tomography device, ultrasound scanners, systems for fluorescence angiography, etc. The department's specialists provide both conservative and surgical treatment of ophthalmic pathologies of varying severity. The availability of advanced laser equipment allows for the treatment of many eye diseases conservatively, avoiding a full-fledged operation. The department's ophthalmologists also specialize in emergency eye care. The work of the department's specialists is based on an individual approach to each patient and his clinical case, which allows to achieve excellent treatment results.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery provides the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of any ENT diseases in patients of all age groups. The service range is complemented by competent medical care for patients with benign and malignant head and neck tumors. The patients with hearing loss and severe hearing impairment are offered cochlear implantation. The department also includes the specialized Skull Base Surgery Center, whose specialists perform surgical treatment of various injuries and inflammatory lesions in this area, malformations and tumors. Most ENT surgical procedures are performed using minimally invasive and endoscopic surgical techniques, which are the gold standard of modern surgery. The department provides both inpatient and outpatient medical care. The department is one of the largest ENT centers in Lower Saxony and Hesse, as well as one of the best in Germany.
Department of Nephrology, Hypertensiology and Rheumatology
The Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Rheumatology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of its specialization at the highest level of modern medicine. The highly competent doctors of the department provide effective treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases, arterial hypertension, rheumatic diseases accompanied by vascular inflammation, damage to the joints and internal organs, bone metabolism disorders, connective tissue diseases and autoimmune diseases. The priority tasks of the department's medical team include various types of renal replacement therapy (dialysis), preparation of patients for kidney transplantation and follow-up care after the intervention. All therapeutic measures comply with the current clinical protocols, which guarantee high-quality treatment results even in particularly complex clinical cases.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of open and minimally invasive heart and coronary artery surgical procedures. The department mostly performs coronary artery bypass grafting, heart valve repair and replacement, surgery to correct congenital heart defects in adults, interventions to implant left and right ventricular assist devices in the case of advanced types of heart failure, as well as combined interventions. In addition, the department successfully performs extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which involves the use of an artificial heart and lung to temporarily maintain the patient's life and the functioning of his body when a person's own heart and/or lungs cannot function normally due to the pathological changes. The procedure is performed in both adults and children from 1 year old with severe respiratory failure. Both state-of-the-art medical equipment and long experience of the department's cardiac surgeons enable them to perform most heart operations using minimally invasive techniques, without a thoracotomy and a heart-lung machine. Such an approach guarantees the patient a minimum risk of complications during or after surgery, reduced hospitalization period and speedy recovery after surgery. The treatment success rates demonstrated by the department are registered by the Federal Office of Quality Assurance (BQS). With a low mortality rate and postoperative complications, the medical facility ranks third among Heart Surgery Clinics in Germany.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. It provides high-precision invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests, conservative and interventional treatment of various cardiovascular diseases. The department's clinical priority fields include medical care for patients with myocardial infarction, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias and heart valve diseases. In addition, the competence of the department's specialists includes the implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators, as well as cardiac resynchronization therapy. To provide emergency care to patients with acute coronary syndrome, the department has a specialized Chest Pain Unit, which operates around the clock. The unit is certified in accordance with the requirements of the German Cardiac Society, which confirms the impeccable quality of treatment. Despite the excellent medical and technical base of the department, the doctors are convinced that each patient needs an individual approach, support and understanding, and therefore the work of the team of cardiologists is also based on humanity and compassion.
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery offers the comprehensive diagnostics and highly effective treatment of diseases of the arteries and veins according to the standards of modern European medicine. The main focus is on the treatment of diseases of the aorta, carotid arteries, occlusive diseases of the arteries and veins, as well as on the treatment of varicose veins. The department's medical team prefers sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques, which eliminate the need for large incisions, as well as severe trauma to healthy tissue. However, in some cases, the specialists have to resort to open surgery, for example, in the case of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection. Since vascular diseases often occur due to other pathologies, the specialists from other medical disciplines, including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, diabetologists, nephrologists and neurologists, are involved in the development of treatment tactics. Surgical interventions are performed in high-tech operating rooms equipped with all the necessary surgical instruments, imaging and computer systems. The department's surgeons strictly adhere to clinical protocols, which almost eliminates the risk of complications during or after surgery.
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Allergology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Diabetology, Treatment of Coagulation Disorders and Immunodeficiency Disorders
The Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, Allergology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Diabetology, Treatment of Coagulation Disorders and Immunodeficiency Disorders offers the full range of high-precision diagnostics and effective treatment of diseases in these medical fields. The focus of doctors is on young patients with benign and malignant diseases of the hematopoietic system, malignant solid tumors of various localizations, immunodeficiency disorders and diabetes mellitus. The department is certified by the German Cancer Society as the Pediatric Cancer Center and is also recognized as the Training Center by the German Diabetes Society. The high treatment success rates in children with life-threatening pathologies are awarded by the most prestigious certificate for children's hospitals in Germany – "Ausgezeichnet. Für Kinder!" The best doctors in Germany take care of the health of young patients. They have at their disposal the most advanced medical technologies and treatment methods. The department also employs highly qualified psychologists who support both children, their parents and relatives, since, in some cases, a detected diagnosis can cause a severe emotional shock.
Department of Pediatric Neurology, Epileptology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation
The Department of Pediatric Neurology, Epileptology and Early Neurological Rehabilitation offers the full range of top-class medical services in the areas of its specialization. The department has been carrying out its successful clinical activities since 1974, and therefore it has a wealth of experience in the diagnostics and treatment of neurological disorders in children between the ages of 0 and 18 years. The focus is on the treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord, epilepsy, developmental delays and disorders, as well as on the treatment of muscle diseases. In addition, the competence of the department's specialists includes phase B early neurological rehabilitation for children after severe diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nervous system. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The clinical work of the department's specialists is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO standards. Thus, young patients and their parents can count on the effective treatment of neurological disorders in accordance with the very latest medical standards. Great attention is paid to making the child feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire therapeutic process and not to be afraid of the upcoming treatment.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Neonatology
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Neonatology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of its specialization. The priority fields of the department's work include the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal organs, congenital metabolic disorders and infectious diseases. The advanced medical equipment and long experience of doctors working in the medical facility allow them to effectively treat diseases of any severity in children of all age groups. During the diagnostics, the department's specialists use various modern imaging tests, including ultrasound scanning, in order to detect the pathology as early as possible and provide timely treatment. The main task of each employee of the department is to ensure maximum comfort and provide high-quality medical services to their young patients. The department's medical staff is convinced that parental care and support are an integral part of the therapeutic process and have a beneficial effect on the final treatment result. Therefore, they welcome the accompanying of the child by one of the parents during the inpatient treatment.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics and Treatment of Severe Burn Injuries
The Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics and Treatment of Severe Burn Injuries specializes in the full spectrum of surgical interventions in children, including in newborns. The highest professionalism of the department's surgeons allows them to successfully perform surgery even in premature newborns weighing 500 grams. The department's competence also includes high-quality conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal diseases in children. The service range is complemented by the treatment of severe burns in children. Many surgical procedures are performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques, due to which the child does not need a long postoperative recovery, as well as severe pain syndrome is excluded. Depending on the complexity of the clinical case, the surgical procedures can be performed both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The preoperative diagnostics is carried out using special equipment adapted to the needs of children and the characteristics of a growing body. An important role is played by the pleasant atmosphere in the department, which contributes to the speedy recovery of young patients. The department's doctors get along well with children and help them overcome their fear of the upcoming treatment
Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers professional medical care to patients with any diseases of the female reproductive system. The department's competence also includes the diagnostics and treatment of breast diseases in women. Of particular interest is the treatment of breast cancer, which is provided within the specialized center certified by the German Cancer Society and the German Society of Senology. The department has the status of the Level I Perinatal Center. The highly qualified team of obstetricians takes care of pregnancy monitoring, ensures safe delivery and high-quality postnatal care for both mother and baby. The focus of gynecologists is on women with gynecologic cancer. The department specializes in both conservative and surgical treatment. The surgical interventions are performed in excellently equipped operating rooms with state-of-the-art instruments and technical equipment for sparing minimally invasive operations. They are the gold standard of modern surgery.
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