University Hospital Giessen UKGM
University Hospital Giessen UKGM - Departments
Proton Therapy Center
The Proton Therapy Center specializes in an innovative type of radiation therapy for children, namely proton therapy. The medical facility is one of four centers in Germany offering proton therapy for cancer treatment in young patients. The center has been working since October 2015 in close cooperation with the Marburg Ion Beam Therapy Center and today can boast exceptional clinical experience in the field of its competence. Proton therapy is significantly superior to conventional radiation therapy in terms of dose control, dose distribution and side effect profile. Thus, it is an excellent alternative form of cancer treatment. The main advantage of proton therapy is that it has potentially fewer immediate and long-term side effects as compared to classical radiation therapy. The harmful effects on healthy tissues during proton therapy are minimized, which is especially important for children, as their brain and body are in the growth phase. In addition, proton therapy is provided on an outpatient basis and is an absolutely painless treatment, which is also important for young patients.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of accurate diagnostics and modern treatment using therapeutic radioisotopes. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment for scintigraphy, as well as the combined PET-CT method. The doctors of the department have excellent qualifications in the field of radioiodine therapy for thyroid diseases. Despite the high-tech infrastructure, the focus of all the efforts of the medical team is a person with his individual needs and wishes.
Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
The Department of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation offers the full range of modern diagnostics and effective treatment for children and adolescents with malignant diseases of the blood and lymphatic system (leukemias and lymphomas), brain tumors and solid tumors, as well as benign hematopoietic disorders. The department has at its disposal a large arsenal of therapeutic methods for cancer treatment. These include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation and psychosocial care. In addition, the department has a special competence in the treatment of immunodeficiency disorders and rare types of anemia. When treating young patients, the department's doctors observe the standardized protocols of the Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, which guarantees the most favorable treatment outcome.
Department of Pediatric Neurology
The Department of Pediatric Neurology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (nerve endings) nervous system in children. The doctors of the department provide medical care to young patients with organic disorders (for example, after injuries), mental, cognitive and behavioral disorders. The main objective of the department’s clinical practice is to provide optimal medical treatment, moral support for children and their parents, as well as ensure the normal further development of the child for a full life.
Department of Neuroradiology
The Department of Neuroradiology offers the full range of imaging studies and interventional procedures for patients with diseases of the nervous system. Medical care is provided in close collaboration with specialists in the field of neurology and neurosurgery, which creates optimal conditions for comprehensive treatment. The therapeutic options of the department include innovative methods of treating vascular malformations in the head and spine, cervical artery and carotid stenosis and cerebral aneurysms.
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 medical fields. It conducts highly accurate radiological studies in various pathologies, as well as effective imaging-guided minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of cancers and vascular diseases. The department has a strict quality management system, certified in accordance with ISO 9001: 2008 TÜV-Süd, which guarantees patients first-class medical care.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the treatment of all surgical diseases in children, ranging from fetal surgery to the treatment of premature and newborn babies, as well as adolescents under the age of 15 years. Particular emphasis in the department’s clinical practice is placed on neonatal surgery, surgical treatment of congenital malformations, abdominal pediatric surgery, cancer surgery and plastic surgery. A competent medical team takes care of young patients. It provides optimal therapy while paying due attention to all the features of a young growing body.
Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology
The Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in these areas. The department specializes in the treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, kidney, gastrointestinal diseases, infectious diseases. The scope of tasks of the department’s doctors also includes all modern measures in the field of intensive care. The medical team of the department has at its disposal many latest examination methods and innovative therapeutic techniques.
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolic Disorders and Nutritional Medicine
The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolic Disorders and Nutritional Medicine offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department specializes in the treatment of common and rare pathologies. Thanks to the active research orientation of the department, the patients have access to clinical trials of innovative drugs and treatment techniques. Despite the advanced technical infrastructure and the availability of state-of-the-art medical equipment, the specialists focus on the person with his individual needs and wishes.
Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care
The Department of Oncology, Hematology and Palliative Care offers all the options of modern medicine for the treatment of patients with the pathologies in these fields. Specialization covers the treatment of cancer of the internal organs, blood cancer, symptomatic treatment of progressive incurable diseases. Other focuses of the department are intensive care medicine and special pain therapy. To achieve successful and long-term results, the clinical practice is based on the use of effective classic and innovative treatment methods.
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology
The Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology offers the full range of medical services for the treatment of general pediatric diseases, care for premature babies and newborns. Children receive competent treatment, which meets national and international standards. At the same time, due attention is paid to a friendly and pleasant atmosphere, in which patients and their parents feel as comfortable as possible.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of all types of congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases in newborns, children and adolescents. In addition, the department is a supra-regional Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center (medical care is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis). The department pays special attention to the treatment of congenital heart defects using open surgery or interventional procedures, medical and electrophysiological treatment of arrhythmias, and severe types of heart failure. The department is one of the leading centers in Europe specializing in heart transplantation in children.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics ranks among the top Germany medical facilities specializing in obstetric services! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment in the fields of its competence. The department's obstetricians provide comprehensive pregnancy management at all its stages, including high-risk pregnancy, as well as high-quality postpartum care. The gynecological section is responsible for the treatment of benign and malignant pathologies of the female reproductive system. In addition, the department's tasks include the provision of medical care to patients with gynecological endocrine disorders and infertility.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with acute and chronic diseases of the nervous system. The competent medical team of the department consists of more than 50 doctors, about 150 nurses and specialists in neurophysiology, speech therapy and physiotherapy. The department operates an Intensive Care Unit, a Stroke Unit, a Day Clinic and an Outpatient Clinic. As a maximum care medical facility, the department provides first-class medical care in accordance with international standards.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers all modern diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with eye diseases. The department treats patients of all age groups – from young children to elderly people. The department has all effective treatment methods (conservative and surgical) to guarantee the optimal result. The medical team also has unique experience in the treatment of particularly complex and rare eye pathologies. The department's quality management system is certified in accordance with the guidelines of ISO EN 9001: 2008, therefore it meets the highest medical standards.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery
The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The priority interests of clinical practice include the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, plastic aesthetic surgery of the face and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, surgical treatment of ear diseases, hearing impairment, treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the salivary glands, laryngeal, paranasal sinus surgery, skull base surgical navigation and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The doctors have in their arsenal all modern conservative and surgical treatment methods. The department also widely applies minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Department of Dermatology and Allergology
The Department of Dermatology and Allergology offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of skin diseases and skin manifestations of allergic reactions. The doctors use modern examination and therapeutic measures to effectively treat these disorders. The focus is on the treatment of skin tumors (dermato-oncology), chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and skin infections (including mycology), the treatment of allergies and occupational skin diseases, dermatologic surgery, dermatohistopathology, psychodermatology and therapy of venous disease (phlebology). Many pathologies are treated on an outpatient basis. The hospitalization is needed for the treatment of patients with severe skin diseases and if an extensive surgical intervention is required.
Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Transplant Surgery
The Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Transplant Surgery offers all the options of surgical treatment in its areas of specialization, including endocrine surgery and obesity surgery. Of particular interest is the treatment of cancer pathologies. The department is certified by the German Cancer Society as a Center Bowel, Pancreatic and Stomach Cancers. The surgical treatment is carried out by highly qualified surgeons who have a perfect command of both classic and advanced surgical techniques. Whenever possible, operations are performed using sparing minimally invasive techniques.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery offers conservative and surgical treatment of all injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The spectrum is complemented by sports medicine and the treatment of injuries of all degrees of severity after transport, domestic, sports and industrial accidents. The department specializes in various types of osteosynthesis for the treatment of bone fractures, as well as in the very latest arthroscopic procedures for ligament and joint reconstruction, meniscus surgery, as well as cartilage tissue replacement operations in large joints. The tasks of the department’s doctors include joint replacement surgery, in particular, knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger joints.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with pathologies of the genitourinary system, including andrological disorders. The department has 47 beds for inpatient treatment. The department annually serves more than 2,300 inpatients and about 1,300 outpatients. The medical team of the department consists of highly qualified employees who have a perfect command of classical and innovative therapeutic methods, thanks to which they achieve high rates of treatment success.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities in its areas of specialization! The department offers the full range of surgical interventions for the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system in patients of all age groups. The department specializes in coronary artery surgery, heart valve diseases, heart arrhythmias, vascular surgery and aortic surgery. The therapeutic options are complemented by heart transplantation. The experienced cardiac surgeons of the departments perform more than 2,000 operations annually.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery offers all the diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The main clinical tasks of the department include arthroscopic surgery, endoprosthetics, foot surgery, orthopedic rheumatology, sports orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, septic surgery, spinal surgery. The department’s specialists also have excellent qualifications and rich experience in the treatment of children with diseases of the orthopedic spectrum. The doctors of the department have at their disposal all modern conservative and surgical treatments that have proven their effectiveness at the international level.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the full range of surgical interventions for the treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The department annually performs about 2,000 operations, which testifies to the rich clinical experience and skills of neurosurgeons. The specialists of the department practice modern medicine, which takes care of the individual needs of patients and meets international recommendations based on evidence-based medicine. The department specializes in the treatment of brain, pituitary tumors, as well as spinal and vascular neurosurgery. Another priority focus is the surgical treatment of neurosurgical diseases in children.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the field of its competence. The department specializes in the correction of dysgnathia, complete cleft lip, jaw and palate, maxillofacial cancer surgery, laser therapy, dental implantology, traumatology and craniosynostosis surgery in children. The surgical options also cover plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. The health of the department's patients is in the good hands of a highly qualified, experienced team of first-class experts.
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiology and Angiology ranks among the top German medical facilities in its areas of specialization! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for patients with acute and chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system. The department (in collaboration with the Department of Cardiac Surgery) is integrated into the University Center for Cardiovascular Medicine. Thus, cardiologists and cardiac surgeons cooperate closely. The department has special competence in the field of interventional coronary revascularization and other cardiac interventions, electrophysiology, non-invasive tomography and cardiac MRI. Medical care is provided in accordance with relevant recommendations of the professional national and international societies.
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