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Skin Cancer — Laser Surgery: treatment in the Best Hospitals of Germany

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these medical fields. The Department specializes in the treatment of all skin diseases, allergic reactions and venereal pathologies. The quality medical care is provided by a highly professional team of 50 specialized doctors and 300 nurses, as well as medical and technical workers. About 90,000 outpatients and more than 5,800 inpatients are treated here annually.

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Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology provides all diagnostic tests and therapeutic measures for the treatment of skin diseases and allergic reactions. The priority area of the department's work is the treatment of malignant skin neoplasms (certification as a Skin Cancer Center of the German Cancer Society). Each patient receives an individual treatment regimen for skin pathology or allergies, which includes the most effective and sparing therapeutic methods.

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology offers the diagnostics and treatment of all dermatological diseases. The department specializes in the very latest methods of surgical dermatology, diagnostics and treatment of skin cancer, venous diseases, as well as all diagnostic and therapeutic methods of modern dermatology, including laser dermatological therapy, phototherapy, photodynamic therapy, etc. The treatment of patients with skin cancer is carried out in close cooperation with colleagues from the University Cancer Center Frankfurt.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department's specialists treat all skin diseases, including rare clinical cases, sexually transmitted infections and allergic reactions. The department's modern technical facilities and fruitful research activities aimed at the optimization and development of therapeutic techniques are the key to the successful clinical practice. Also, the department uses the concept of holistic approach to treatment, which provides for the adaptation of therapy to specific indications and needs of the patient, respectful and sympathetic attitude.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology treats all skin diseases and is one of the leading medical facilities of this kind in Germany. The department's doctors specialize in the treatment of inflammatory skin diseases (for example, psoriasis, eczema), allergies, skin infections, diseases of the mucous membranes, nails and hair. The key focus of the department’s work is the treatment of skin tumors. In addition, the department's dermatologists have unique experience in the treatment of rare skin diseases. The department positions itself as maximum care medical facility, in which all classical and advanced methods of diagnostics and therapy are available. The primary task of each employee is the effective treatment, which meets the very latest medical standards.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology offers the full range of therapy and diagnostics of skin diseases and allergic reactions. The department has 35 inpatient and 14 partially inpatient beds. The doctors use the very latest treatment methods, modern laser technologies, allowing to achieve the optimal therapeutic and aesthetic effect. Also, the department has an in-house laboratory for conducting all the necessary skin examinations.

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology is one of the largest advanced Dermatology Centers in Germany with rich traditions. The department offers the diagnostics and treatment of the entire spectrum of dermatological and allergic diseases. The department specializes in the treatment of psoriasis, eczema, allergies, skin infections, diseases of the mucous membranes, nails and hair. The specialists have a special competence in the treatment of skin cancer.

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology offers the diagnostics and treatment of all skin diseases. The department specializes in the treatment of skin tumors and operative dermatology, the treatment of allergies, autoimmune diseases, hair and scalp diseases. Skin cancers are treated within the framework of the Skin Cancer Center certified by the German Cancer Society. Close interdisciplinary cooperation, state-of-the-art infrastructure of the university hospital provide the highest level of medical services and the best treatment results.

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Dermatology and Venereology

The Department of Dermatology and Venereology offers the broadest options for the diagnostics and treatment of all skin diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. Of particular interest is the treatment of patients with skin tumors, chronic wounds, phlebological disorders, autoimmune pathologies and chronic inflammatory skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, neurodermatitis. In addition, the service spectrum covers the comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of allergic diseases, the most modern treatment methods in the field of aesthetic dermatology.

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department is one of the largest medical facilities in Germany specializing in the treatment of congenital and acquired skin diseases. The department's doctors have in their arsenal many classic and innovative treatment methods, which provide the best therapeutic and aesthetic result. For patients with incurable diseases, the doctors develop individual therapy concepts aimed at the prevention of disease progression and improvement of the patient’s quality of life. One of the priorities is the treatment of skin cancers (certification of the German Cancer Society).

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology offers the diagnostics and treatment of all dermatological pathologies. The department specializes in the treatment of chronic inflammatory dermatoses, autoimmune diseases, skin tumors, operative dermatology, etc. The department also offers the high-quality medical services in the treatment of venous disease of the lower extremities, treatment of all types of allergies, impaired fertility in men, etc.

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of skin diseases, including extremely complex and rare clinical cases in this field. The department became the first in Germany, which was certified in accordance with the standards of the German Cancer Society, and today occupies a leading position in the treatment of skin cancer both at the national and international level. The priority task of the specialists of the department is to provide patients with the interdisciplinary, individualized medical care.

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Dermatology and Venereology

The Department of Dermatology and Venereology offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of all skin and sexually transmitted diseases. Of particular interest are general dermatology, oncological, allergic and surgical dermatology. The department has specialized laboratories, which conduct all modern laboratory tests. The department's competent specialists have a huge number of effective surgical techniques and vast experience in the treatment of diseases of the veins, lymphatic vessels and capillaries.

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of skin, sexually transmitted diseases, and allergic reactions. The key clinical focus is the therapy of benign and malignant skin tumors. Particular attention is also paid to cosmetic dermatology, for example, keloid scar revision, removal of pigment spots, spider veins, etc. The department treats about 2,700 inpatients and 49,500 outpatients every year. Thus, the department ranks among the largest and leading German medical facilities of this kind.

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with various skin diseases, including rare and severe types, as well as with allergic reactions and sexually transmitted diseases. The treatment is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition, the department has a specialized Skin Cancer Center (certified by the German Cancer Society) and the Hives Center. The department is proud of its successful clinical practice, which has been conducted for more than 100 years, providing patients with the first-class medical care.

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Dermatology and Allergology

The Department of Dermatology and Allergology offers all the modern diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with skin diseases, including skin manifestations of allergic reactions. The department has been conducting successful clinical activities for more than 100 years, and therefore it has extensive experience and unique achievements in its area of specialization. Such advanced fields of dermatology as laser therapy, light therapy, dermatohistology, etc. are well developed in the department. It operates an emergency dermatological care service, which provides round-the-clock patient care.

The treatment of skin cancer in the vast majority of cases leads to a complete victory over this disease. Most skin tumors, with the exception of melanoma, are slightly aggressive. They grow slowly and rarely spread metastasis. Should a small non-melanoma skin tumor be detected, it can be removed using laser. This type of surgery is less traumatic, safe and gives a good aesthetic result.

In what cases is it better to remove the tumor using laser?

Squamous and basal cell skin cancers can be treated in different ways. There are many techniques for the treatment of these diseases. In addition to the laser, the following types of therapy can be used:

  • Surgical resection
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Radiation therapy
  • Cryodestruction
  • Photodynamic therapy

Laser techniques are preferred for stage 1-2 tumors, single or multiple ones, with a diameter of not more than 2 centimeters, which are located in hard-to-reach or aesthetically significant areas. The doctor can use the laser to remove both primary and recurrent skin cancer.

Principle of the method

To remove skin cancer, doctors can use either pulsed or continuous laser. The research shows that pulsed laser is more effective and gives a lower frequency of relapses.

The laser coagulates tissues. It directs the energy, which is accumulated by the cell. The fluid inside it heats up and instantly evaporates. As a result, tissue destruction occurs due to coagulation necrosis. At the same time, the adjacent skin areas are not damaged. The laser locally effects only directed areas.

Removal options:

  1. Destruction. It is the most commonly used method. The tumor is simply destroyed by the laser. It evaporates with the margin towards healthy skin.
  2. Dissection. A laser can be used instead of a scalpel for the performance of skin incisions. Moreover, this approach has a significant drawback, the wound cannot be stitched, since a scab forms on its surface, which prevents tissue adhesion. Therefore, the wound is made in an open manner, which leads to the formation of a large amount of granulation tissue and can worsen the aesthetic results of treatment. For these reasons, the laser can rarely be used for skin cancer dissection.

Advantages and disadvantages

The laser destruction of squamous skin cancer or basal cell carcinoma has the following benefits:

  1. Minimal risk of infectious complications. The laser destroys all bacteria in the wound, thereby making it sterile. Upon the procedure completion, a thick scab of necrotic tissue remains on the skin surface. It is dense and does not allow microorganisms to penetrate into the wound, thereby preventing infection. Therefore, inflammatory processes are possible only in case of improper care of the wound, when the patient wets the scab or removes it mechanically until the completion of regenerative processes.
  2. Absence of haemorrhages. When treating skin cancer with the laser, blood loss is minimal. The procedure involves the instant coagulation (sealing) of blood vessels. This is an additional benefit for the doctor, since he works in a dry surgical field. Blood would obstruct the vision. The doctor sees the wound better and can completely remove the tumor.
  3. Good aesthetic result. The laser removal of skin cancer stimulates the regenerative processes. The skin heals quickly, a soft scar forms. The laser provides high precision exposure to the directed skin areas. The adjacent tissues are not burnt. The scab formed after removal closes the wound, thereby ensuring the full course of reparative processes.

The laser has the following disadvantages:

  • It can remove only small skin tumors up to 2 cm in diameter 
  • It is impossible to remove the neoplasm, if it is located close to the orbit, since laser pulses can have the negative effect on the retina 
  • The doctor cannot stitch the wound after laser removal, since the edges are poorly fused
  • The use of the laser in patients with a tendency to formation of keloid scars is undesirable

Efficiency

With timely detection of symptoms of a malignant tumor, if it does not reach 2 cm in diameter, laser removal is very effective. It rarely gives relapses. Their frequency in primary tumor is 1.1-3.8%. In the case of a relapse, the neoplasm can be removed again. The risk of skin cancer recurrence is 4.8-5.6%.

Thus, with the help of a laser, most patients are successfully cured of cancer. German doctors have extensive experience with this treatment method. They remove the neoplasm, making a resection margin of 0.5-1 cm. The dissection of healthy skin can reduce the likelihood of cancer recurrence. The tumor is removed from the periphery to the center. A scab forms on the surface, which usually peels off after 20-25 days.

Treatment in Germany with the Booking Health company

You can go to Germany to undergo skin cancer treatment using laser surgery. The Booking Health company will arrange this trip for you. We provide the following services and benefits:

  • Selection of the best Cancer and Laser Surgery Center for the treatment of skin cancer.
  • Reduced costs for laser surgery services due to the lack of overpricing and coefficients for foreign patients. Your savings reach up to 50%.
  • Booking an appointment on the most suitable dates for you.
  • Preparation of the program, taking into account previously performed tests.
  • Establishment of communication directly with the attending physician.
  • Monitoring of the therapy program at all its stages.
  • Control of invoices, return of unspent funds.
  • Buying and forwarding of medicines.
  • Organization of additional diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in German hospitals.
  • Communication with the clinic upon the therapy course completion.

The Booking Health company will provide top-class services. We will book a hotel and airline tickets for you, meet you at the German airport, take you to the clinic and provide you with interpreting services. We will organize a return transfer upon the treatment program completion.




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