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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

location_on Giessen, Germany
9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Palliative and Abdominal Medicine (113955)

Friedrich Grimminger

Prof. Dr. med.

Friedrich Grimminger

Specialized in: oncology, hematology, palliative care, abdominal medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine IV and V at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Friedrich Grimminger covers general internal medicine, as well as several specialized focuses. You can receive a wide range of advanced innovative treatment options, especially in the following focuses: cancer of the internals (internal oncology), blood cancer (hematology), as well as symptomatic treatment of progressive incurable diseases (palliative care).  Other focuses of the Department include intensive care medicine, allergology and special pain therapy.  

In the field of internal oncology, the Department provides both diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases of all organ systems at the very latest level of scientific advances. Palliative care medicine, which is the second focus of the Department, deals with the treatment of patients with progressive diseases. The treatment aims to alleviate symptoms and thus to achieve the best quality of patients’ lives. The treatment process in these both focuses, if necessary, can involve all specialized disciplines. 

The competences of internal oncology at the University Hospital Giessen include

  • Treatment of malignant diseases of all organ systems
  • Aftercare
  • Diagnosis, excluding malignant diseases
  • Chemotherapy
  • Innovative treatments
  • Treatment in cooperation with all other disciplines
  • Treatment within the framework of clinical trials 

The specialized Unit of Hematology at the University Hospital Giessen (Department of Internal Medicine IV) under the Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Friedrich Grimminger provides both treatment and aftercare for patients with malignant diseases of the hematopoietic and lymphatic systems, as well as for cancer patients with advanced tumors. 

The key focuses of the Department include outpatient, partially inpatient and inpatient possibilities of diagnosis and treatment of hematologic diseases:

  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Aplastic anemia (AA)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Essential thrombocythemia (ET)
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • Hemoglobinopathy
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Multiple myeloma (plasmacytoma)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Polycythaemia vera (PV)
  • Osteomyelofibrosis (OMF)

Furthermore, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Giessen also offers both diagnosis and treatment of malignant, non-hematological diseases of various body tissues.

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