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Luisenhospital

Aachen, Germany


Conservative treatment of ulcerative colitis with endoscopic method (program ID: 252537)


Hermann Wasmuth

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med

Hermann Wasmuth

Department of Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Oncology

Specialized in: gastroenterology, cardiology, diabetology, pulmonology, oncology
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1990 – 1996   Studium der Humanmedizin an der Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen

1996 – 1997   Forschungsaufenthalt an der Universität Auckland (Neuseeland)

1997– 1998   AiP an der Klinischen Abteilung des Diabetes-Forschungsinstitutes und der Klinik für Endokrinologie an der Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf

1998–1999   Assistenzarzt an der Klinischen Abteilung für Diabetologie und Endokrinologie der Universität Düsseldorf

1999–2005   Assistenzarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik III des Universitätsklinikums der RWTH Aachen

2003   Facharztanerkennung Innere Medizin

2005-2009   Oberarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik III des Universitätsklinikums der RWTH Aachen

2006   Zertifikat Hepatologie DGVS

2007   Anerkennung des Schwerpunktes Gastroenterologie

2007   Zusatzqualifikation „Transfusionsbeauftragter“

2009   Leitender Oberarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik III des Universitätsklinikums Aachen

2010   Zusatzbezeichnung Intensivmedizin

2011   Prüfarzt für AMG-Studien

2011   Ruf auf W3 Professur (Ordinariat) für Innere Medizin/Gastroenterologie der Universität Rostock (abgelehnt)

Seit 01/2013   Chefarzt der Medizinischen Klinik am Luisenhospital Aachen (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der RWTH Aachen)

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Internal Medicine at the Luisenhospital in Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hermann Wasmuth offers you a wide array of medical services ranging from gastroenterology (diseases of the stomach, intestines, pancreas and liver), cardiology (heart disease and circulatory disorders) and diabetes (diabetes mellitus) up to pulmonology (lung diseases). The Department diagnoses and treats all diseases in the field of internal medicine.

Gastroenterology is the most important focus of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Luisenhospital. There is offered the entire spectrum of diagnostic and treatment services in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. The central role is assigned to the work of the Department of Endoscopic and Ultrasound Examinations, which is equipped with the state-of-the-art devices. All tests are carried out with the use of high-resolution video endoscopes (HDTV). The Department also provides a comprehensive diagnosis of the small intestine, including double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) and video capsule endoscopy. 

In the field of cardiology, the treatment is provided by a team of experienced doctors having at their command the Intermediate Care Unit (it includes 28 beds and offers telemetry monitoring). Thanks to the state-of-the-art medical equipment, there is provided both comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Cardiology at the Luisenhospital:

  • Cardiac arrhythmia (especially atrial fibrillation, pacemaker implantation, including MRI-compatible cardiac pacemakers)
  • Treatment of angina in coronary heart disease / myocardial infarction
  • Hypertensive emergencies
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart failure
  • Diagnosis and treatment of patients with heart valve diseases
  • Chronic and acute asphyxia (including pulmonary embolism)
  • Fainting spells (syncopes)

The diagnosis of oncological and hematological diseases is another key focus of the Department of Internal Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hermann E. Wasmuth. To this end, the Department has all diagnostic capabilities, including organ and bone marrow punctures. The doctors perform bone marrow examination, the so-called puncture of the iliac crest, in a state of superficial sleep. The interdisciplinary cancer consultations are also a regular practice.  

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Luisenhospital include:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Cardiology
  • Diabetology
  • Pulmonology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy with biopsy
  • conservative treatment with:
    • anti-inflammatory agents such as 5-ASA
    • systemic corticosteroids
    • topical corticosteroids
    • immunomodulators
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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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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