RWTH University Hospital Aachen
Gamma Knife Center
Specialized in: neurosurgery
The Gamma Knife Center at the University Hospital Aachen is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Hans Clusmann. Gamma Knife has been installed since July 1998 in University Hospital Aachen and it is operated in cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery and the Department of Radiotherapy. Since then, around 1,800 patients with various diseases (statistics of 01.2008) have been treated with Gamma Knife in the Gamma Knife Center, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Hans Clusmann, especially meningiomas and metastases patients.
Of the 258 patients who have been treated with Gamma Knife in four studies, satisfactory results were achieved in 90% of the cases. A detectable growth arrest or tumor shrinkage in the course of investigation is considered as successful in the radiosurgery of meningioma. Recent studies also show that Gamma Knife leads to similar survival periods by the treatment of multiple metastases as the craniotomy (surgical removal). The low cost of radiosurgery, which is compared to craniotomy and its operational complications, indicates that radiosurgery with Gamma Knife is an ideal method for the treatment of most intracranial metastases.
The University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.
Accommodation in hospital
The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.
Meals and Menus
The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.
You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.
RWTH University Hospital Aachen
- Aachen, Germany
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