University Hospital RWTH Aachen
University Hospital RWTH Aachen - Departments
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology offers all the options of imaging diagnostics, as well as imaging-guided treatment of the nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The department is equipped with the state-of-the-art systems for computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, digital subtraction angiography. With the help of these techniques, the doctors can clearly image the structure of the brain and spinal cord, assess the cerebral blood flow and nerve cell function. The patient care is provided in collaboration with specialists from the related fields, such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, otolaryngologists, etc.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers all the advanced surgical techniques for the treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects in children. The department's doctors mostly have to deal with such pathologies as tetralogy of Fallot, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus and others. With appropriate indications, the surgeons perform operations using sparing minimally invasive techniques. Pediatric cardiac surgeons also have excellent experience in interventions using a heart-lung machine.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers all the modern options of diagnostics and treatment using radioisotopes. Of particular interest in the field of diagnostics are PET, PET-CT, SPECT and scintigraphy. The key attention is also given to the diagnostics and treatment of thyroid diseases (thyroid scintigraphy and radioiodine therapy). In addition, the department's competence covers the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the joints, prostate cancer, liver tumors, other benign and malignant pathologies.
Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Oncology and Radiotherapy ranks among the top German medical facilities in the field of its specialization! The department offers all types of modern radiation therapy for the treatment of various oncological pathologies. The use of the very latest imaging techniques in the treatment planning allows to reduce the incidence and severity of side effects. All therapeutic procedures meet all relevant national and international protocols.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery offers all progressive surgical interventions for the treatment of vascular pathologies of varying severity. In addition to classic surgical techniques, sparing minimally invasive procedures are increasingly being used in clinical practice. In addition, specialization covers venous surgery with a particular focus on the treatment of varicose veins. The close cooperation of vascular surgeons with interventional radiologists and angiologists allows to provide each patient with comprehensive treatment of the highest quality.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Plastic Surgery offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the ear, throat and nose, as well as modern plastic interventions in the head and neck. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. It is also possible to carry out operations within the outpatient operating room. One of the priorities is cochlear implantation in children and adults, including follow-up rehabilitation. The highly qualified doctors with deep expert knowledge and long successful experience in the treatment of clinical cases of all degrees of severity take care of the patients' health.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery offers the full range of medical services for the patients with musculoskeletal injuries and bone fractures. The department's surgeons masterfully carry out operations for the treatment of all injuries of the spine, pelvis and limbs, including minimally invasive arthroscopic operations and replacement surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee joints. Another successful field of the department's work is corrective surgery, as well as complex operations in bone defects, pseudoarthrosis and infectious lesions. The long experience of doctors and the availability of modern therapeutic techniques allow to cope with particularly difficult clinical cases.
Department of Nephrology, Hypertensiology, Rheumatology and Immunology
The Department of Nephrology, Hypertensiology, Rheumatology and Immunology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the treatment of kidney diseases, arterial hypertension, rheumatic diseases and immune system pathologies. One of the key foci of the department's work is the treatment of kidney failure (dialysis procedures, kidney transplantation). Dialysis is carried out both on an inpatient and day patient basis.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology offers the full range of services in these areas. Patient care is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. In clinical practice, doctors apply the very latest methods of radiological diagnosis, as well as perform a variety of imaging-guided minimally invasive interventions. For these purposes, the department is equipped with state-of-the-art digital X-ray and ultrasound systems, CT and MRI scanners.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in prostate cancer treatment! The department offers services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the kidneys, urinary tract and pathologies of the reproductive organs in men. The therapeutic options are complemented by the treatment of urological problems in children. The department's doctors focus on the patients with oncopathologies (prostate cancer, renal cell cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer). Of particular interest is minimally invasive therapy of stones in the kidneys, ureters and bladder. The doctors have in their arsenal conventional and the very latest conservative, drug and surgical therapies, which allow them to achieve the best result in clinical cases of varying severity.
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in breast cancer treatment and provision of obstetric services! The department provides all modern medical services in the fields of its specialization. The gynecologists treat both general and oncological diseases of the female reproductive sphere. Should surgical treatment be required, minimally invasive techniques will be used. The department's mammologists specialize in the treatment of breast cancer using all the classic and innovative therapeutic options. The department is also the Level I Perinatal Center, in which the patient receives the highest quality pregnancy management, comfortable childbirth and postpartum care.
Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery
According to Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department performs surgical treatment of general surgical diseases, abdominal pathologies, and also specializes in organ transplantation. Of particular interest are surgical oncology of the abdominal organs, as well as pancreatic and liver surgery. The department annually performs more than 3,000 surgical interventions, which contributes to its credibility at the national level.
Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care
The Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these medical fields. The department's doctors have expert knowledge and clinical skills to provide high-quality medical care to patients with general gastroenterological diseases, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, liver pathologies, endocrine disorders, diabetes mellitus and morbid obesity. The department has excellent endoscopic equipment for modern diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
Euregional Comprehensive Cancer Center Aachen
The Euregional Comprehensive Cancer Center Aachen offers accurate diagnostics, comprehensive treatment and follow-up care of patients with malignant pathologies. The center was founded on March 15, 2010 as a maximum care interdisciplinary medical facility. Since 2018, the Cancer Center Aachen in collaboration with the Cancer Centers of the University Hospitals in Bonn, Cologne and Duesseldorf has been part of the Center for Integrated Oncology Aachen Bonn Cologne Duesseldorf, which is funded by the German Cancer Aid. The center regularly demonstrates high treatment success rates and is justifiably considered one of the best German medical facilities.
Department of Neurology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, as well as neuromuscular pathologies. The clinical practice focuses on the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson's disease, dementia, ataxia), stroke treatment (including follow-up care), epilepsy, neuroimmunological and neuromuscular diseases. Many diseases are treated within the interdisciplinary centers with the participation of specialized experts in related fields.
Gamma Knife Center
The Gamma Knife Center specializes in cancer treatment. The medical facility was founded in July 1998 and currently has the status of one of the most respected and experienced in the field of its specialization. The patients are treated in close collaboration with experts in neurosurgery and nuclear medicine. For all the years of their clinical practice, the center's doctors have cured thousands of patients with cancer pathologies of varying severity.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the patients with eye diseases. The specialists of the department provide medical care in case of rare pathologies, such as tumors, eye injuries and macular degeneration, which causes blindness in old age. The department houses a modern Eye Bank, thanks to which the department has all the resources for successful corneal transplantation. The department's doctors have excellent qualifications and rich experience, which in combination with the advanced infrastructure contributes to the provision of first-class medical care.
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.
Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases! The department offers all the modern medical options for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system and lungs. The department's doctors have extensive experience and expert knowledge for the provision of competent medical care to patients with coronary heart disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, heart valve defects, cardiomyopathies, as well as hypertension. All the advanced diagnostic methods are available in the department. Special attention is paid to interventional therapy of various cardiovascular pathologies.
Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation
The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Stem Cell Transplantation offers accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of benign and malignant blood diseases, as well as solid tumors. The department's specialists are proud of the excellent results in the field of stem cell transplantation, which is among the department’s priority focuses. The department has 61 beds, including 15 beds for patients who need allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Medical care is carried out both on an outpatient and inpatient basis.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The priority focuses of clinical practice are the treatment of tumors of the brain, skull base, pituitary, spine, spinal cord, as well as the treatment of spinal disc herniation, spinal canal stenosis, vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, pediatric neurosurgical diseases, peripheral nerve disorders, injuries of the head, brain, spine and etc. As one of the largest and leading medical facilities in the field of its specialization at the national level, the department provides each patient with an optimal individual treatment.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in joint replacement surgery! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The department treats patients of all age groups ranging from young children to elderly people. The department annually treats more than 15,000 patients, and also performs about 1,500 interventions yearly. The department has long traditions, long successful clinical experience, which contributes to its reputable status in the medical arena.
Department of Plastic, Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery
The Department of Plastic, Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The specialization covers reconstructive microsurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, postbariatric surgery, planned and emergency hand surgery. The clinical practice is based on the use of the very latest surgical techniques, which guarantee excellent functional and aesthetic results.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery ranks among the top medical facilities in the field of its specialization! The department offers all options of modern surgery for the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system and thoracic organs. The department widely uses modern minimally invasive techniques, which are considered the gold standard of surgery. Since its founding in 1976, the department has performed more than 40,000 open heart interventions. The department's surgeons also have vast experience in the field of implantation of the artificial heart and mechanical heart support systems. All operations are carried out in strict accordance with the protocols of professional societies.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecological Endocrinology, Reproductive Medicine offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these fields. The department treats all patients with hormonal gynecological diseases. Another priority field is reproductive medicine with various in vitro fertilization (artificial insemination) techniques. Each clinical case is considered individually, after which the most effective treatment regimen is developed. Medical care is mainly provided on an outpatient basis.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of surgical interventions for the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the soft and hard tissues of the face and neck, injuries, benign and malignant maxillofacial tumors, as well as maxillofacial malformations. One of the most important focuses of the department’s work is plastic reconstructive surgery of the face. Important attention is also paid to the interdisciplinary treatment of maxillofacial tumors, malformations, injuries and implantology. The department has modern computerized system, which allows the doctor to accurately plan the surgical intervention and predict its outcome.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine provides all modern methods of diagnostics and treatment of various diseases in children and adolescents. The department focuses on neonatology, pediatric neurology, pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation. In addition, the outpatient clinic admits small patients with diseases of the endocrine organs, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys and urinary tract, as well as with urological problems, pulmonological, immunological, allergic and rheumatic pathologies. The highly qualified team of doctors takes care of the health of young patients. They make every effort in order to restore children's health. The department's outstanding medical service is awarded with the prestigious Ausgezeichnet. FÜR KINDER certification for children's medical facilities.
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