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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany


Department of Pulmonology, Internal Intensive Care Medicine, Infectology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology


Werner Seeger

Prof. Dr. med.

Werner Seeger

Specialized in: pulmonology, internal intensive care medicine, infectology, gastroenterology, nephrology

The Department of Internal Medicine II at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Werner covers general internal medicine, as well as a number of specialized focuses in this field. The Department offers you a wide spectrum of the latest examination techniques and innovative treatment options in the following focuses: lung diseases and respiratory diseases (pulmonology), kidney diseases (nephrology), gastrointestinal diseases (gastroenterology), infectious diseases (infectology) and intensive care medicine.

The Unit of Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine is the largest German center providing university medicine in the field of lung diseases and respiratory diseases. 

Pulmonology focuses at the University Hospital Giessen include

  • Conservative and interventional pulmonology
  • Internal intensive care medicine
  • Acute and chronic respiratory failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension and cardiopulmonary interaction
  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation options
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Home mechanical ventilation

The Department of Internal Medicine II in Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Werner offers the full range of services in kidney transplant. These include competent consulting on the options, advantages and potential risks of kidney transplantation, preparatory examinations for transplantation and up-to-date information on voluntary donation ( in case of the so-called incompatible ("intolerable") blood groups and the so-called HLA-incompatible transplants as well).  

The University Hospital Giessen pays particular attention to gastroenterology. This focus primarily deals with the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal, hepatological, as well as allergological and endocrinological diseases. The Department is especially focused on the treatment of kidney diseases, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tract, pancreas and endocrine organs. In addition, within the framework of the controlled treatment protocols, the patients of the Department can receive new, innovative medicines. 

The focuses of the Department of Internal Medicine II at the University Hospital Giessen include:

  • Pulmonology and intensive care 
  • Infectology
  • Nephrology
  • Gastroenterology

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