Nuremberg Hospital - Departments
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Thoracic Surgery provides all modern treatment options in the areas of its specialization. The department's team of general and abdominal surgeons performs operations for stomach, esophageal, small, and large intestine diseases, as well as bone and soft tissue sarcomas. In the field of colorectal surgery, special attention is given to the surgical treatment of rectal neoplasms, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, and anal abscesses. The department's hepatopancreatobiliary surgeons specialize in surgery for liver, pancreatic, and gallbladder diseases. The department also offers hernioplasty for patients with inguinal and umbilical hernias, anterior abdominal wall hernias, and diaphragmatic hernias. In addition, the department has vast experience in bariatric surgery for morbid obesity. The department also has a team of thoracic surgeons who successfully perform operations for lung, tracheal, pleural, mediastinal, and diaphragmatic diseases. The team of about 50 specialists takes care of the patients' health. More than 4,170 inpatients and over 2,860 outpatients receive medical care here annually.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Bone Marrow Transplantation provides the full range of services in the fields of its competence. The team of the department's doctors specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors of various localizations, malignant blood diseases, and rheumatic pathologies. The department also has long experience treating rare cancers. Various systemic therapies for cancer, targeted therapy, autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplantations, CAR T-cell therapy, which belongs to the innovative treatment methods, and many other therapeutic options are available here. The department is part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, which holds weekly tumor boards with the participation of physicians from various medical specialties. It is certified by the German Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO). A large team consisting of 32 physicians and over 100 nursing staff members works with patients. More than 4,560 inpatients and about 4,000 outpatients are treated in the department annually.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The department diagnoses and treats gastrointestinal, liver, and endocrine diseases. The team of doctors at the medical facility has state-of-the-art technical equipment and a perfect command of efficient treatment methods to provide patients with the best therapeutic results. In many cases, doctors use only drug therapy. In addition, the department has well-equipped endoscopy rooms, where diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed. Endoscopic treatment is performed for benign and malignant neoplasms, internal bleeding, and stenosis of different parts of the gastrointestinal tract. In the field of hepatology, the medical team is especially interested in treating hepatitis, cirrhosis, and alcoholic liver disease, and the department's endocrinologists help patients with hormone imbalances and diabetes mellitus. More than 5,000 inpatients and more than 3,600 outpatients are treated in the department every year.
Department of Dermatology and Allergology
The Department of Dermatology and Allergology offers the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence and specializes in the treatment of skin diseases. The treatment of skin cancer and skin allergies is a priority in the department's clinical practice. The dermatologists at the medical facility successfully treat inflammatory and infectious skin diseases as well as chronic non-healing wounds. The department has three state-of-the-art operating rooms where over 2,500 surgical interventions are performed every year. A significant number of surgical interventions are performed to treat basalioma, squamous cell skin cancer, and melanoma. When planning surgery, the department's specialists strive to achieve a good therapeutic result while considering an aesthetic aspect. The department also has advanced laser systems and photodynamic therapy devices. The health of patients is in the safe hands of a large medical team, consisting of 19 highly specialized doctors and over 40 nursing staff members. The department admits more than 11,000 patients annually, with about 8,000 of these patients receiving medical care on an outpatient basis. All medical services comply with the requirements of professional medical associations and the standards of modern medicine.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the ear, throat, and nose, including surgical interventions in the head and neck. The department is one of the largest and most progressive medical facilities of this kind in Germany. More than 6,000 patients are treated in the department every year, and more than 3,700 surgical procedures of varying complexity are performed here. Surgical treatment takes place in well-equipped operating rooms that are adapted for minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures. A specially trained team of pediatricians is available for the treatment of young patients with ENT diseases. The department's specialists always strive to provide each patient with personalized and highly effective treatment adapted to their needs and wishes. At the same time, it is important for doctors to choose the most sparing treatment option. Thus, the department has all the conditions for high-quality medical care in a comfortable atmosphere for the patient.
Department of Urology
The Department of Urology offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment for diseases of the kidneys, bladder, and urethra in men and women and also specializes in the treatment of pathologies and malformations of the male reproductive system. One of the key areas of the department's clinical practice is prostate cancer treatment. This oncological disease is treated at a specialized center that is certified in accordance with the standards of the German Cancer Society (DKG). The department's urologists demonstrate exceptional professional skills in robot-assisted surgery using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Xi surgical system. The department also has advanced laser equipment for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, including a thulium laser, a holmium laser, and a Greenlight laser. The medical facility provides effective treatment for patients with urinary incontinence and kidney stone disease. More than 3,950 inpatients and about 4,000 outpatients are treated in the department every year. The health of patients is in the safe hands of a team of highly qualified experts, including 26 highly specialized physicians and 35 nursing staff members.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mammology
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mammology offers all modern diagnostic and therapeutic options for women with reproductive system diseases and breast pathologies. An important focus in the department's clinical practice is on the comprehensive management of pregnancy, the provision of safe childbirth, and postnatal care for mother and child. One of the key focuses of the department's doctors is the comprehensive treatment of gynecologic cancers. The department houses a specialized center certified in accordance with the requirements of the German Cancer Society (DKG) and DIN EN ISO standards. The department also offers the full range of services for patients with breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women worldwide. The department is one of the few in Germany and Europe where robot-assisted interventions using the da Vinci Xi surgical system are performed with excellent results. These operations are distinguished by their highest precision and low trauma rate, providing the same effectiveness as classic surgery. The department's specialists perform robot-assisted interventions for both benign and malignant diseases of the female reproductive system. The department's gynecologists treat more than 2,460 inpatients and about 3,000 outpatients every year.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eye and its appendages in patients of all age groups. The department's team of ophthalmologists focuses on patients with cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diseases of the retina, vitreous body, and cornea. Children with strabismus and other ophthalmic diseases can also receive medical care here. The basis for the department's successful work is the use of state-of-the-art equipment, including modern laser systems, devices for fluorescent angiography, Heidelberg retinal tomography, optical coherence tomography, perimetry, ultrasound examinations, etc. All this, combined with the exceptional professionalism of the department's doctors, forms a solid base for achieving the best therapeutic results. The department treats more than 10,000 patients each year, with approximately 7,200 of these patients receiving medical care on an outpatient basis. The patients' health is in the safe hands of a highly professional medical team consisting of 13 ophthalmologists.
Department of Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy offers the full range of medical services in the field of its competence. Modern radiation therapy techniques are available here for treating both malignant and benign diseases. In most cases, the doctors at the medical facility conduct intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), and stereotactic radiation therapy. The department also successfully combines radiation therapy and hyperthermia for sarcoma treatment. Radiation therapy is conducted with the use of state-of-the-art equipment, including the advanced systems of the world's leading companies such as Varian and Siemens. Prior to any irradiation procedure, thorough planning using advanced imaging systems is made. The department is certified in compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 standards and the requirements of the German Cancer Society (DKG). More than 60,000 radiation therapy sessions are performed here every year, so patients can be sure that they trust their health to true professionals. The department's doctors always devote enough time to personal communication with the patient and explain in detail the upcoming treatment and its expected outcomes.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Foot Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Foot Surgery offers diagnostics and effective treatment of the full range of musculoskeletal diseases, including traumatic injuries. The department's team of doctors also specializes in the treatment of foot pathologies and deformities. The department houses the maximum care Joint Replacement Center certified by the German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC). The key focus of the center's work is knee and hip replacement surgery. When performing joint replacement surgery, the specialists use modern, low-traumatic techniques and high-quality regional anesthesia for pain management and rapid recovery in the postoperative period. The department's doctors also have vast experience in arthroscopic knee surgery. Musculoskeletal injuries are treated at the center certified by the German Trauma Society (DGU). The team of pediatric orthopedists successfully deals with the conservative and surgical treatment of pathologies of bones, joints, and muscles in young patients. The department's technical equipment meets the strict standards of advanced medicine, which, combined with the professionalism of the physicians and comfortable infrastructure, forms a solid basis for providing high-quality medical care.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. The department has been treating patients with aortic aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, and occlusive peripheral arterial disease for many years. The department is a leading medical facility in Europe for endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms using innovative prostheses. Thanks to the availability of state-of-the-art endovascular equipment, surgical interventions are performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques. The department also has advanced diagnostic equipment, including high-resolution systems for magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and ultrasound scans. Whenever required, patients are diagnosed and treated in close cooperation with the Department of Radiology (for example, in cases of abdominal aortic or carotid artery stenting). More than 3,500 patients are treated in the department every year, with approximately 2,000 of these patients receiving outpatient medical care. The health of patients is in the safe hands of a highly professional medical team consisting of 17 physicians and 33 nursing staff members. The specialists have all the necessary technical resources at their command to provide patients with high-quality treatment in accordance with international standards.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery offers the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The department's team of doctors specializes in the surgical treatment of all diseases of the nervous system and also brilliantly performs operations for spinal diseases. The medical facility has an experienced team of pediatric neurosurgeons who perform surgery for brain tumors, hydrocephalus, vascular malformations of the brain, and other diseases. The department's specialists use state-of-the-art medical equipment to provide patients with the most effective treatment, in particular surgical microscopes, neuronavigation, laser devices, intraoperative ultrasound, equipment for stereotactic procedures, electrophysiological intraoperative monitoring, intraoperative fluorescence imaging, etc. A successful treatment outcome is facilitated by close interdisciplinary collaboration with experts in neurology, neuroradiology, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and trauma surgery. Neurosurgeons thoroughly plan each operation and discuss the details of the upcoming surgical treatment with their patients to be able to meet all their needs and wishes.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of cardiovascular surgical interventions, with the exception of a heart transplant. The department's surgeons specialize in heart valve repair and replacement surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, and surgery to implant a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) for chronic heart failure. Many operations in the department are performed using minimally invasive techniques without a thoracotomy. Cardiac interventions are performed by highly qualified physicians who have successful clinical experience and have saved thousands of lives. State-of-the-art equipment in the operating rooms and excellent professional skills of surgeons in the use of sparing surgical techniques ensure successful heart interventions even in elderly patients. The department houses 3 new operating rooms, including a hybrid operating room with HD imaging diagnostics and cardiac angiography for arrhythmia treatment. The department's specialists annually treat more than 1,100 patients, most of whom receive medical care on an inpatient basis.
Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology offers high-precision diagnostics and conservative and interventional treatment methods for heart defects, heart valve diseases, myocardial diseases, coronary artery diseases, and arrhythmias. The department's diagnostic rooms have state-of-the-art equipment for echocardiography, electrocardiography, Holter monitoring, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring, coronarography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, etc. The department also houses a modern Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory where minimally invasive interventional procedures are regularly performed, including transcatheter aortic valve implantation, MitraClip mitral valve repair, TriClip tricuspid valve repair, occluder placement, and other procedures. The department's cardiologists admit more than 5,770 inpatients and about 3,880 outpatients every year. The department's medical team consists of 75 highly specialized physicians and more than 200 nursing staff members, who have all the necessary resources for heart restoration.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Neurology and Epileptology provides high-quality medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The department is particularly competent in the field of medical care for patients with epilepsy and also has vast experience in the treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuropathies, myopathies, and Parkinson's disease. Patients with rare neurological disorders, including ataxia, inflammatory brain diseases, and metabolic disorders affecting the nervous system, are admitted here. The medical team consists of more than 100 specialists, including 38 highly specialized physicians. In most cases, the medical facility provides conservative treatment, the basis of which is a course of drug therapy. The intake of medicines can be complemented with physiotherapy, manual therapy, massage, etc. The department's medical team annually treats about 4,000 inpatients and more than 1,390 outpatients who do not need a hospital stay.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The department's team of doctors successfully diagnoses and treats diseases, injuries, and malformations of the facial skeleton, jaws, and oral cavity. Dental and dentoalveolar surgery services are also available here. The department houses a specialized Cleft Lip and Palate Center, which admits patients of all age groups, ranging from newborns to adults. An integral part of the work of the department's doctors is the removal of tumors in the oral cavity, face, and neck, followed by reconstructive plastic surgery. The department has 20 beds for inpatients and offers a wide range of outpatient surgical interventions. The department has two central operating rooms and one outpatient operating room, in which more than 2,000 surgical interventions are performed annually. The operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are adapted for the surgical treatment of young patients. More than 3,180 patients are treated at the health facility every year. The medical team strives to provide each patient with the best possible result while preserving facial aesthetics.
Department of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery
The Department of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery offers the full range of surgical interventions in these medical fields. The department includes a specialized Burn Center, where patients with burn injuries can receive medical care. In the field of hand surgery, the department admits patients with diseases, injuries, and malformations of the hand. Of particular interest is breast plastic surgery, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lift. The department's surgeons also successfully perform skin lift surgeries in the abdomen, arms, and thighs after weight loss. Another area of competence for the department's plastic surgeons is liposuction for patients with severe forms of lipedema. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are widely used during interventions, thanks to which the risks to the patient's health are practically eliminated and a good aesthetic result is ensured. The team of surgeons at the medical center admits more than 3,000 patients every year. Surgical procedures are most often performed on an outpatient basis without a mandatory hospital stay. The specialists make every effort to provide each patient with top-class medical service.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology offers the full range of medical services to patients with lung and respiratory diseases. The department's main clinical focus is the treatment of infectious lung diseases, interstitial lung diseases, bronchial asthma, pulmonary emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and rare lung diseases. The department also specializes in the treatment of lung cancer and is part of the Lung Cancer Center certified by the German Cancer Society. The department has 155 beds for inpatient treatment. The medical facility also houses an Intensive Care Unit with 36 beds. State-of-the-art equipment is available here for the performance of all required therapeutic measures, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The department has one of the largest Bronchoscopy Units in Germany, where modern interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with lung diseases are successfully performed. The department's medical team consists of more than 250 employees, 70 of whom are highly qualified physicians. More than 6,120 inpatients and about 5,000 outpatients are treated in the department every year.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology offers all the possibilities of modern medicine to patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. The department's team of physicians also specializes in the care of patients with pathological kidney lesions caused by other diseases, such as arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus. In addition, the department's specialists are responsible for caring for patients before and after kidney transplant surgery. In addition to conservative treatment, the department's doctors successfully perform dialysis, that is, renal replacement therapy. The department employs a highly qualified team of 29 physicians and 90 nursing staff members. The medical facility admits about 3,500 inpatients every year, and it regularly provides medical care to over 320 outpatients. The medical center has excellent infrastructure and an advanced technical base, which, combined with the high professionalism of doctors, ensures top-class medical care for every patient.
Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology
The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology offers high-quality surgical treatment for young patients. The department provides care to children of all age groups, ranging from newborns to adolescents up to 18 years old. Special attention in the department's clinical practice is paid to the repair of congenital malformations of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and chest wall. The department's surgeons successfully perform operations for duodenal, anorectal, and esophageal atresia, Hirschsprung's disease, abdominal wall defects, diaphragmatic hernias, and other pathologies. The department also has a team of pediatric urologists whose area of responsibility is the repair of congenital malformations of the urinary system in both boys and girls and genitalia in boys. In addition, the department provides medical care to children with injuries of varying severity and burns. The specialists make every effort to restore the health of young patients in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Surgical treatment is available both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Whenever possible, sparing laparoscopic techniques are used. The medical facility treats about 4,000 young patients every year.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of medical services in these areas at the highest technical and scientific levels. The department specializes in imaging and radioisotope diagnostic tests and various types of therapy for patients of all age groups with cancer, injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, brain, etc. Diagnostic tests are available in the department, including angiography, CT, MRI, PET/CT, SPECT, ultrasound, digital radiography, digital mammography, and scintigraphy. The department's therapeutic options include modern image-guided interventional procedures and radioisotope therapy. The specialists at the medical facility have unique skills in microwave ablation, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), uterine artery embolization, prostate artery embolization, mechanical thrombectomy, and other procedures. Patients receive medical care from highly qualified physicians with a wealth of expert knowledge and vast clinical experience. The cornerstone of successful practice is also a state-of-the-art medical and technical base.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine provides the full range of medical services to young patients with various diseases. The department's team of doctors takes care of the health of children from different age groups, including newborns, young children, and adolescents up to 18 years old. The department has gained long experience in the treatment of respiratory, heart, gastrointestinal, and neurological disorders, as well as diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, and other pathologies. Well-equipped diagnostic and therapeutic rooms adapted to the needs of young patients are available here. Special attention is given to creating an atmosphere where children feel comfortable. The main task of the medical team is to meet the highest standards in the treatment and care of children. Doctors from other departments at the hospital may be engaged in the treatment process whenever required. The specialists at the health facility admit more than 3,600 inpatients every year, and more than 8,000 children receive outpatient care. The department's medical team consists of more than 150 employees, including 35 highly skilled doctors from various specialties.
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