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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

Giessen, Germany


Diagnosis and conservative treatment of adrenal Insufficiency (addison's disease) (program ID: 133233)


Andreas Schäffler

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Schäffler

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolism and Nutritional Medicine

Specialized in: endocrinology, diabetology, metabolism and nutritional medicine
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The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Schäffler comprises general internal medicine, in particular, endocrinology, diabetology, metabolic disorders and nutritional medicine. The Department offers you both diagnosis and treatment of all common and rare diseases in its fields of specialization, as well as an access to new drugs and treatments as part of clinical trials.

Both general and special endocrinology at the University Hospital Giessen consists of three main focuses: Pituitary Center, Thyroid Center and Center for Osteoporosis. The treatment of osteoporosis involves the use of kyphoplasty and drug therapy (injections of bisphosphonates). In addition, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Schäffler is part of the interregional Center of Competence for the Treatment and Support of Patients with Diabetes (University Diabetes Center in Middle Hesse). 

The competences of the Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital Giessen include:

  • General and special endocrinology
  • Diabetes and metabolic disorders
  • General internal medicine 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • ACTH stimulation test
  • Insulin-induced hypoglycemia test
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • cortisol and ACTH 
    • testosteron
    • fkmljcnthjz
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the abdomen
  • CT/MRI scan of the abdomen
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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