Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied
Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied - Departments
Department of Interventional Radiology
The Department of Interventional Radiology offers all the possibilities of modern imaging diagnostics and specializes in effective image-guided therapeutic procedures. The department strictly adheres to radiation protection standards. Doctors work with state-of-the-art equipment, which provides them with highly accurate images with minimal radiation exposure to the human body. The specialists successfully perform therapeutic interventional procedures, the most popular of which are balloon angioplasty for the treatment of vascular stenosis and obstruction and embolization for cancer treatment. In collaboration with spinal surgeons, the department's doctors perform CT-guided blocks to treat chronic back pain. The department's medical team consists of 40 employees. All physicians are highly qualified experts and have vast experience. The medical facility cooperates closely with all departments at the hospital, providing patients with modern imaging diagnostic procedures. The department has a certificate from the German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine (DGG) and has ISO certification in the field of image-guided endovascular treatment.
Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery
The Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery offers the full range of advanced surgical treatments for various diseases, ranging from routine interventions for inguinal hernias to major cancer surgery. The department also employs a highly skilled team of vascular surgeons responsible for treating pathologies of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels. Collaboration with specialists from related medical fields plays a key role in clinical practice. For example, in cases of gastrointestinal and endocrine diseases, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, and other experts are engaged in the therapeutic process. The department's surgeons, together with oncologists and radiation therapists, treat patients with malignant gastrointestinal tumors. The department widely practices sparing minimally invasive surgery, which guarantees the patient minimal risks, fast recovery, and the absence of scars. Vascular interventions are most often performed using endovascular techniques under imaging guidance. Since 2019, the department has introduced innovative robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci®X surgical system. Such interventions provide patients with excellent treatment results with minimal trauma to healthy tissues. Minor interventions are almost always performed on an outpatient basis.
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology
The Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology offers all the possibilities of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system and breast. Special attention is paid to the medical care of patients with gynecologic and breast cancers. The department also treats all benign diseases of the female genitalia. Surgical interventions on the female reproductive system are most often performed using endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques, which ensure not only effectiveness but also the safest possible treatment. Breast cancer is diagnosed and treated in the specialized Breast Center, which has been certified since 2007 in accordance with the requirements of the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the German Society of Senology (DGS). A team of obstetricians and perinatal medicine specialists takes care of the safe course of pregnancy as well as successful childbirth and the health of both mother and baby. Childbirth takes place in comfortable delivery rooms. There is a possibility of water birth. More than 2,000 babies are born here every year. Highly qualified doctors, who have in their arsenal state-of-the-art medical equipment and effective diagnostic and treatment methods, treat patients in the department.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology provides the widest range of medical services for patients with gastrointestinal, liver, gallbladder, and biliary duct diseases. Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus also receive top-class medical care here. The department is certified according to the standards of the German Diabetes Society (DDG). Special attention in clinical practice is paid to the endoscopic detection and treatment of tumors of the digestive tract, biliary ducts, and pancreas in the early stages. Advanced endoscopic equipment is available in the department to ensure the most effective and sparing treatment. The department's doctors have impressive experience in the treatment of liver pathologies. The specialists focus on patients with hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases. The medical facility has 128 beds for the accommodation of patients. However, in many cases, the doctors perform diagnostic procedures and treatment on an outpatient basis. The department's team of doctors and nursing staff strives to provide each patient with personalized care and attention. Before each procedure, the patient is fully informed about the upcoming diagnostic or therapeutic manipulation. Patients are provided with nutritional recommendations, which are an important part of the treatment of gastroenterological diseases, liver pathologies, and diabetes mellitus. Children and adolescents are treated in cooperation with pediatricians.
Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology provides precise diagnostics and effective treatment for cardiovascular diseases. The department includes a Chest Pain Unit for patients with acute coronary syndrome, an Intensive Care Unit, and a state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The department's cardiologists regularly treat coronary stenoses and obstructions, heart failure, heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias), and heart defects. The specialists have successful experience in percutaneous repair of mitral valve pathologies using the modern MitraClip procedure. The team of the Chest Pain Unit has exceptional professional skills and experience in providing care to patients with acute coronary syndrome, which confirms the certification from the German Cardiac Society (DGK). The medical facility has a powerful technical base that allows doctors to carry out comprehensive heart examinations and monitor the treatment process. The department's cardiologists strictly adhere to current clinical protocols and recommendations of professional societies, ensuring top-class medical service. The majority of medical services can be provided on an outpatient basis without a mandatory hospital stay.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology offers the full range of medical services in the area of its specialization. The health facility provides high-precision diagnostics and effective treatment of kidney diseases and secondary kidney lesions caused by other pathologies. The specialists have unique experience in the treatment of kidney lesions caused by autoimmune diseases and arterial hypertension. The department provides medical care to patients with infectious and inflammatory kidney diseases and acute and chronic kidney failure. The department has 20 beds for inpatients. However, diagnostic procedures and treatment are quite often carried out on an outpatient basis. The department also houses a modern Dialysis Unit with 14 specially equipped beds. The specialists of the Dialysis Unit are responsible for all types of renal replacement therapy (dialysis). This treatment allows for the normalization of blood composition in cases of kidney failure by using a special device to remove metabolic waste products and eliminate excess fluid. The department also provides emergency medical care for patients with kidney pathologies. The medical facility strictly meets hygiene and safety standards, and doctors prioritize the needs and wishes of each patient.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers effective treatment for the full range of diseases in young patients between the ages of 0 and 18. The department also provides medical care for extremely preterm newborns. The special focus is on neonatology and pediatric intensive care, neuropediatrics and epileptology, diabetology, and pediatric cardiology. Each of these areas represents a specially trained team of physicians with high professional skills. It is important for the department's doctors to provide the child with not only effective but also as painless as possible treatment. The specialists, therefore, use the very latest therapeutic approaches. The department is also focused on the needs of young patients and does everything possible for their comfortable stay in the hospital. The doctors and nursing staff cooperate closely with pediatric psychologists, child care specialists, and teachers. Close cooperation with the Departments of General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Orthopedics allows the specialists to provide emergency medical care in cases of the need for a surgical intervention. Depending on the complexity of the child's clinical case, treatment may take place on an inpatient or outpatient basis, and there is also the possibility of treatment in a day hospital. One of the parents can be accommodated in the patient's room. This contributes to the creation of a comfortable and family-friendly environment for the child.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, Foot Surgery and Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, Foot Surgery and Plastic Surgery provides the full range of services in the areas of its competence at the highest level of European medicine. The health facility successfully performs conservative and surgical treatment of all musculoskeletal diseases. The department's clinical priorities include hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle replacement surgery (EndoCert certification as the Maximum Care Joint Replacement Surgery Center), arthroscopic interventions on large joints, the treatment of injuries of any severity, and the treatment of orthopedic diseases in children. The department's team of doctors is convinced that the key to effective treatment is accurate diagnostics and therefore offers its patients an excellent diagnostic base, including advanced systems for X-ray, sonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance tomography. The department has state-of-the-art operating rooms for the surgical treatment of patients, where both routine and extremely complex surgical procedures are performed. Whenever possible, preference is given to minimally invasive techniques, which allow patients to stand on their feet the same day after the operation. Upon the completion of the basic course of treatment, patients can undergo comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation at a partner Rehabilitation Center, if desired.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology offers the full range of high-precision diagnostics and effective treatment for women and men with kidney and urinary tract diseases, as well as for men with diseases of the reproductive system. The medical facility also treats children with pathologies of the kidneys, bladder, and ureters, as well as boys with malformations of the reproductive system. The department's team of urologists cooperates closely with radiology specialists, thanks to which patients can undergo all necessary imaging tests. In-house advanced laboratories are also available here for laboratory diagnostics. The key areas of the department's specialization include surgical treatment of tumors of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and external genitalia in men, minimally traumatic treatment of kidney stone disease, and conservative and surgical treatment of urinary incontinence in women, men, and children. Since 2019, the department's surgeons have been using a modern robot-assisted da Vinci®X surgical system, which ensures the most sparing surgical interventions and significantly lowers the risk of postoperative complications. Some minor interventions are performed on an outpatient basis, for example, repair of undescended testicles and surgery for inguinal hernias in children. The department's specialists are deservedly proud of their high treatment success rates, and the entire medical team is focused on personalized patient care.
Department of Spinal Surgery
The Department of Spinal Surgery offers the full range of modern surgical treatments for spinal diseases. The department performs microsurgical spinal interventions for herniated discs and post-nucleotomy syndrome and provides comprehensive treatment for acute spinal injuries. The department has special experience in performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Surgeons perform spinal fusions for spinal fractures and tumors almost every day. Surgical interventions for spinal stenosis are also performed using low-traumatic techniques. It is no secret that spinal diseases and injuries cause severe pain, so the department's doctors are also responsible for multimodal pain management. Patients are offered blocks to relieve back pain. Such procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The department's team consists of highly qualified neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons, and orthopedists. The specialists work hand in hand for the benefit of patients, applying all their experience and professional knowledge to restore patients' health. It is worth noting that surgeons work with state-of-the-art medical equipment, and the medical facility is one of the few in Germany where the advanced intraoperative O-Arm surgical imaging system is available. The department's doctors also use state-of-the-art surgical microscopes, neuromonitoring systems, CT, and MRI devices. The goal of the department's specialists is to provide each patient with effective treatment using modern medical possibilities.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology offers the full range of modern diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the ear, throat and nose. Depending on the complexity of the clinical case, surgical treatment can be performed both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department has a specially trained team for the diagnostics and treatment of otolaryngological problems in young patients. The long experience and excellent qualifications of specialists in combination with modern technologies form a solid foundation for the provision of high-quality medical care.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides the full range of medical services in the area of its specialization. The priority focuses of clinical activity for the department's doctors are surgical resections of benign and malignant oral and maxillofacial tumors, including follow-up reconstructive plastic surgery, implantology, treatment of oral and maxillofacial injuries, orthodontic surgery, and plastic aesthetic facial surgery. The department also offers cosmetic and aesthetic procedures for the treatment of wrinkles, such as injections of Botox, filler, and hyaluronic acid. When planning the surgical intervention, the department's surgeons not only consider the therapeutic and functional outcome but also pay due attention to the aesthetic aspect. Surgical interventions in the oral and maxillofacial regions are performed in modern operating rooms, the hygiene and safety standards of which meet the highest standards. Many operations are performed on an outpatient basis, so the patient can return home just a few hours after the therapeutic procedure. The department's specialists devote enough time to personal consultations with patients, talk about the stages of the upcoming treatment, and, if necessary, simulate the expected result with the help of computerized programs.
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