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Academic Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Diagnosis and conservative treatment of intestine carcinoid with 1 course of chemotherapy (program ID: 185655)


Rainer Duchmann

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer Duchmann

Department of Internal Medicine (oncology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, cardiology, rheumatology)

Specialized in: oncology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, cardiology, rheumatology
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Seit 07. 2012    Ärztlicher Direktor des Hospitals zum heiligen Geist
  • Seit 2007    Chefarzt der Medizinischen Klinik am Hospital zum heiligen Geist, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2007    Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Rheumatologie
  • 2007    Fachimmunologe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Immunologie (DGfI)
  • 2007    Leitender Oberarzt der Gastroenterologischen Endoskopie Campus Benjamin FranklinCharité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2005-2007    Leitender Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik I,(Leiter: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz) Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2007    Zusatzbezeichnung Diabetologie
  • 2007    Zusatzbezeichnung Röntgendiagnostik fachgebunden
  • 2006    Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (FEBG)
  • 2006    Zertifikat Onkologische Gastroenterologie (DGVS)
  • 2006    Zusatzbezeichnung Labordiagnostik Innere Medizin
  • 2004-2005    Leitender Oberarzt der Allgemeinen Internistischen Ersten Hilfe und Aufnahmestation, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2002-2004    Leitender Internistischer Oberarzt des Viszeralmedizinischen Zentrums, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2001-2007    Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik I, Campus Benjamin Franklin Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz)
  • 2000    Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Gastroenterologie
  • 2000    Erwerb der Fachkunde im Strahlenschutz im Anwendungsgebiet Röntgendiagnostik des Abdomens
  • 2000    Erwerb der Fachkunde Laboruntersuchungen in der Inneren Medizin ( I und II)
  • 1998-2000    Oberarzt der Inneren Medizin II, Universitätskliniken des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz)
  • 1998    Erwerb der Fachkunde Sigmoido-Koloskopie
  • 1997    Anerkennung als Facharzt für Innere Medizin
  • 1992-1997    Facharztausbildung I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde)
  • 1990-1992    Forschungsstipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) im Labor für Mukosale Immunologie (Leitung: W. Strober), NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1990    Approbation als Arzt
  • 1989-1990    Arzt im Praktikum, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde)
  • 1989    Amerikanische Staatsexamina. Educational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Teil I+II
  • 1982-1988    Medizinstudium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist in Frankfurt am Main under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Duchmann annually diagnoses and treats over 4,500 inpatients with diseases of the entire spectrum of internal medicine.  In addition, the Department receives a large number of patients before and after hospitalization, provides emergency medical care, as well as performs outpatient surgery (colonoscopy). The Department closely collaborates with the Department of Psychosomatics.

In the field of gastroenterology / hepatology, the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist treats all acute and chronic diseases of the esophagus, gastrointestinal tract, biliary tract and pancreas.

The typical gastroenterological clinical pictures treated in the Department include:

  • Reflux disease of the esophagus
  • Stomach and intestinal ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Infections of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Diverticulum
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Inflammation of the gallbladder
  • Inflammation of the pancreas
  • Tumors in the digestive tract

Another priority focus of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist in Frankfurt am Main is placed on oncological diseases. The Department closely cooperates with other disciplines of the hospital, as well as with the Cancer Center at the Hospital Nordwest. In addition, the Department is part of the Pancreas Center. The treatment program for cancer patients is determined at regular consultations. The subsequent treatment can be provided in the oncology outpatient clinic at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist.

In the Unit of Cardiology, including the Chest Pain Unit, the specialists under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Duchmann deal with the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the heart and cardiovascular system. The team of experienced doctors and nursing staff uses the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods, such as heart catheterization and pacemaker implantation, as well as non-invasive ultrasound examinations of the heart. 

The most common clinical pictures in cardiology that are successfully treated at The Hospital zum Heiligen Geist include:

  • Myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias
  • Extreme hypertension (hypertensive emergency)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Severe lung diseases
  • Unconsciousness

In addition, the range of medical services at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist in Frankfurt am Main also includes the treatment of unclear chest pains in the Chest Pain Unit. In 90% of all of coronary interventions, the specialists use stents or special drug-eluting stents. The cardiac catheterization team works 24 hours a day. The stabilized patients receive further medical care in the Intensive Care Unit. Patients with cardiac arrhythmias or syncopes are offered the full range of diagnostic (tilt table tests) and therapeutic measures up to radiofrequency ablation procedure or implantation of defibrillators and other cardiac pacemakers.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers (AFP, CEA, СА-19-9)
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy and colonoscopy with biopsy
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • tumor board 
  • individual plan of the chemotherapy
    (the cost of medicines is included)  
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
Type of program :
Expected duration of the program:

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
info_outline Total costs:

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