RWTH University Hospital Aachen
Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery
Specialized in: plastic surgery
The Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.- Prof. Dr. Dr. Prof. h.c. mult. Norbert Pallua specializes in four areas: reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, hand surgery and burn surgery. The range of services at the Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery covers all modern plastic and aesthetic surgery, including free tissue transfer. A particular focus is on the surgery of skin tumors and soft tissues (incl. sarcomas), aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of female breast.
Reconstructive surgery means form and functional recovery of the body. It includes big defects of skin and tissues, for example, after the removal of tumors or after the accidents, distortion of skin with scars, loss of breast after cancer as well as paralysis of facial and hand nerves. Due to a number of available options, various operational techniques are used after the comprehensive counseling. The range of these techniques includes those from laser treatment of prominent scars and up to microsurgical tissue transplants during the breast reconstruction. The Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen is distinguished due to its close cooperation with other specialties, intensive aftercare and wide experience. Other focus is reconstructive surgery of head and neck after burns and removal of tumors by means of the specially developed operational technique.
As for the aesthetic surgery of face and neck, a special attention is paid to eyelid and face lifting as well as lipofilling. Moreover, the range of services also covers complex hand surgery with a 24-hour replantation service. The plastic surgical reconstruction of all burn scars and problematic wounds also belongs to the focuses of the Department of Plastic, Hand and Burn Surgery under the direction of Univ.- Prof. Dr. Dr. Prof. h.c. mult. Norbert Pallua.
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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