University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden - Departments
Department of Neuroradiology
The Department of Neuroradiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive image-guided therapy for patients with nervous system diseases. The department's medical team specializes in care for pathologies of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. The department has state-of-the-art systems for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which provide doctors with information about the structure and functioning of the nervous system, as well as its metabolic processes. The department's therapeutic options include catheter-based procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic pathologies of the vessels of the brain and spinal cord. The department's specialists cooperate closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons. In especially complex clinical cases, the doctors of these medical fields gather for a board to develop the most effective, but at the same time sparing treatment regimen. The department is certified in accordance with the requirements of the German Society of Neuroradiology (DGNR), so patients can count on top-class medical care with the use of the very latest medical advances.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of ENT diseases. It admits patients of various age groups, including young children. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of head and neck tumors, navigation surgery for acoustic neuroma and skull base tumors, the placement of implantable hearing aids, ear and orbit microsurgery, as well as endoscopic surgery of the nose and paranasal sinuses, and plastic reconstructive surgery. The department includes the internationally recognized Cochlear Implant Center (SCIC). More than 3,000 inpatients receive medical care in the department annually. The department also provides many outpatient services, including outpatient surgery. If necessary, the treatment may be provided in a day patient facility. Since 2019, the department has state-of-the-art operating rooms – some of the best in Europe. More than 400 patients with head and neck tumors receive top-class treatment here every year. The patients are treated by competent doctors with a wealth of clinical experience and advanced technical resources for the restoration of ENT organs.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology and Phlebology ranks among the best German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of skin diseases and skin cancer! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of various skin diseases, allergic reactions, sexually transmitted infections, as well as venous pathologies. The department admits both adults and children. Of particular interest is the treatment of various types of skin cancer. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, for example, systems for carrying out photodynamic therapy, laser systems and other equipment for the effective treatment of the above mentioned diseases. The department annually admits about 3,000 inpatients, and more than 16,000 outpatients. The department's specialists also annually carry out more than 4,100 surgical interventions of varying degrees of complexity. Such high rates testify to the outstanding quality of medical care and the reputability of the medical facility in Germany.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of services in the field of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the eye and its appendages. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department has 42 beds, three state-of-the-art operating rooms, a laser surgery unit, as well as perfectly equipped rooms for diagnostic examinations. The department's priority focuses are on the treatment of glaucoma, including in children, as well as cataract, intraocular lens implantation, keratoplasty, reconstructive surgery after injuries, surgical correction of refractive errors, laser vision correction, etc. All experts of the department have long clinical experience and high professionalism, and they also practice the most effective and modern treatment methods. More than 6,000 inpatients undergo treatment in the department annually. More than 14,400 outpatients receive medical care here every year. The department's medical team aims to provide each patient with an individualized treatment at the highest level of university medicine.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Neurology and Epileptology offers the full range of modern therapy for diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, as well as neuromuscular pathologies. Of particular interest is the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases (stroke), multiple sclerosis and such neurodegenerative diseases as Parkinson's disease and cerebellar dysfunction. An important focus in the department’s clinical practice is on epilepsy treatment. The department has modern diagnostic rooms, an intensive care unit for patients with severe neurological disorders, as well as many specialized outpatient clinics, including an outpatient clinic for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, an outpatient clinic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an outpatient clinic for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, an outpatient clinic for the treatment of dystonia, an outpatient clinic for the treatment of Wilson's disease, etc. In addition, the department includes a certified Stroke Unit. A total of 71 hospital beds are available in the medical facility. The goal of all the department's specialists is to provide optimal therapy for the sustainable improvement of the quality of life and health of patients with neurological disorders.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the reproductive organs and urinary system in men. Key attention is paid to the treatment of urologic cancers, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stone disease and urinary incontinence in men and women. The department also specializes in kidney transplantation (in collaboration with the Department of Nephrology) and the treatment of andrological diseases in men, including infertility. To provide surgical treatment, the department uses sparing minimally invasive techniques and the da Vinci surgical system, which minimize the risk of complications and guarantee the fastest possible recovery of patients. The department is certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG) as a specialized Prostate and Kidney Cancer Center. The department annually admits more than 5,600 inpatients, which makes the urological medical facility one of the largest in Germany. All the department's doctors are highly qualified specialists in their field of expertise, so patients can be sure that they will receive high-quality treatment using the very latest therapeutic techniques.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract (pathologies of the trachea and bronchi, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and lungs (pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, cancer), pulmonary hypertension, pleural diseases (pleurisy, pleural mesothelioma), sleep-related breathing disorders (obstructive/central sleep apnea), as well as pathologies of the respiratory muscles. The department also specializes in the treatment of rare lung diseases. Lung cancer treatment is based on an interdisciplinary approach and is carried out with the participation of specialists from the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden: oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, psychologists and other doctors. The department has a specialized laboratory for the treatment of the consequences or complications of the coronavirus infection. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed in accordance with modern clinical protocols. The department's doctors specialize in the drug therapy and endoscopic treatment of pulmonary diseases, and if surgical treatment is required, thoracic surgeons are involved in the process.
Department of Hematology and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
The Department of Hematology and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the treatment of malignant diseases of the hematopoietic and lymphatic systems. In addition, the tasks of the department's doctors include the treatment of rare benign pathologies, congenital and acquired hematopoiesis disorders. The department's therapeutic options include modern types of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy. The department is the largest and one of the most reputable medical facilities in Germany, specializing in allogeneic and autologous blood stem cell transplantation (European JACIE certification). Stem cell transplantation is carried out within a special laboratory, where hygiene and safety standards are strictly met. All doctors and nursing staff working in the department make sure that each patient receives the best possible medical care and regains his health.
Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and drug therapy of malignant diseases. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers (colon, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver), lung cancer, connective tissue malignancies (sarcomas) and germ cell tumors. The department's doctors have in their arsenal the very latest methods of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy with innovative medicines. The necessary specialists from related fields are involved in the treatment planning, for example, surgeons, radiation therapists, specialists in radiology, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists and others. The patient receives individualized, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine. The treatment is carried out both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The therapy regimen is determined individually for each patient, based on the characteristics of the disease and general health condition.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers the full range of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, including liver and pancreatic pathologies. Doctors cooperate closely with the Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, as well as with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden. The department has a modern Endoscopy Unit, where more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures are performed annually. In addition, the department has advanced equipment for comprehensive ultrasound and functional diagnostics of the gastrointestinal tract. The department's therapeutic options include drug therapy using the very latest and the most effective drugs, as well as endoscopic procedures, for example, to remove cysts and small tumors, as well as to restore the gastrointestinal patency. The department's doctors devote enough time to personal communication with patients: they tell in detail about the specifics of the disease and possible treatment options, as well as give recommendations for recovery after inpatient treatment.
Department of Abdominal and Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
The Department of Abdominal and Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It provides surgical treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and parathyroid glands, thoracic organs, vascular system, rectum, anus and colon. In addition, the department performs bariatric interventions for the treatment of morbid obesity. A special focus is made on the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are always preferred, if clinically indicated. The team of the department's surgeons has 8 progressive operating rooms equipped with everything necessary for successful treatment. The department also has the da Vinci Xi surgical system for high-precision minimally invasive robot-assisted interventions. The patient's health is in the safe hands of the best German surgeons who have gone through a rigorous selection and have vast clinical experience.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Spinal Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Spinal Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and surgical treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves at the highest international level of modern medicine. The department has four high-tech operating rooms, in which more than 2,400 surgical interventions are performed annually. Surgery to treat tumors of the nervous system in childhood and adulthood is of particular interest to the department's specialists. In addition, the department's medical team has unique clinical experience in the surgical treatment of epilepsy, spinal pathologies and deformities, as well as neurovascular pathologies. The department's doctors have a perfect command of advanced surgical techniques, for example, navigational surgery, intraoperative neuromonitoring, hybrid surgical techniques, which are the basis of successful clinical practice. State-of-the-art computer-assisted systems allow neurosurgeons to plan each stage of surgical intervention as accurately as possible, thereby guaranteeing its high efficiency and safety.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. The department is a certified Endoprosthetics Center – more than 1,000 primary joint replacement surgeries are performed here annually. The surgeons of the Endoprosthetics Center also specialize in particularly complex clinical cases and revision procedures for the replacement of previously implanted artificial joints. In addition, the department has the status of the interregional Trauma Center certified in accordance with the standards of the German Trauma Society. The department has also been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the German Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (DAF) in the field of foot surgery. A separate area of clinical activity is the treatment of diseases, injuries and congenital malformations of the musculoskeletal system in children. Depending on the severity of the clinical case, both conservative and surgical techniques are used in the treatment of orthopedic pathologies in children. The department's medical team prefers sparing low-traumatic surgery, while open operations are performed only if other therapeutic options are ineffective.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine offers the full range of surgical and conservative treatment of pathologies of the female reproductive system, breast, as well as top-class obstetric services, including management of birth and postnatal care for both mother and baby. The department also has a Center for Reproductive Medicine, where one can undergo comprehensive diagnostics to detect the causes of infertility and use modern assisted reproductive technologies. The department's excellent technical equipment, highly qualified medical staff and the availability of advanced treatment methods allow providing optimal and individualized treatment at the highest level. The treatment of female reproductive cancers is of primary interest to the department's gynecologists. The department also admits girls and young women with congenital anomalies of the genital organs, menstrual disorders, delayed or premature puberty.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Hematology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Infectology, Allergology, Nephrology and Rheumatology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Hematology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Infectology, Allergology, Nephrology and Rheumatology offers the full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services in these fields. Of particular interest is the therapy of oncological and hematological diseases, gastrointestinal pathologies, diabetes mellitus, endocrine diseases, cardiac pathologies, pulmonary and rheumatic diseases, as well as intensive care. The department employs experienced specialists in various fields of pediatrics, who make every effort to ensure a speedy recovery for young patients. The prestigious German Ausgezeichnet. FÜR KINDER certificate confirms the high quality of the department's services. The medical facility has a pleasant and friendly atmosphere, doctors devote enough time to personal communication with young patients and their parents. The department's modern technical base allows the specialists to diagnose and treat the child in the most comfortable conditions and with the highest efficiency.
Department of Neuropediatrics
The Department of Neuropediatrics offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic neurological disorders in children and adolescents. The department's clinical activities are mainly focused on the treatment of inflammatory and metabolic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, neoplasms of the central and peripheral nervous system, congenital pathological syndromes, as well as on the diagnostics of developmental delays, including especially complex forms. Doctors have state-of-the-art medical equipment and effective treatment methods to achieve optimal treatment results. Many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. To cure neurological diseases in children, the department's specialists use highly effective drug therapy regimens that are adapted to the individual needs of the child.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment for various diseases in children and adolescents, including premature babies and newborns. The department's specialists most often perform surgical interventions for the treatment of abdominal diseases, injuries, urologic pathologies, hydrocephalus, cancers, burns, thoracic pathologies and the correction of hand defects. When indicated, the preference is always given to minimally invasive interventions that ensure an optimal result with minimal trauma to healthy tissues. The department also widely uses innovative laser surgical techniques. For the high quality of medical services provided, the department was awarded the most prestigious certificate in the field of pediatrics – Ausgezeichnet. FÜR KINDER. The health of young patients is in the hands of the highly qualified surgeons whose professionalism is recognized in Germany and far beyond its borders.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with kidney diseases, including especially severe ones. Of particular interest is the treatment of inflammatory (glomerulonephritis) and vascular (vasculitis) kidney diseases, as well as arterial hypertension. The department's specialists carry out all types of modern renal replacement therapy (dialysis). In addition, the department specializes in caring for patients with advanced kidney disease before and after kidney transplantation. The department provides medical care both on an inpatient or outpatient basis. In their work, doctors are guided only by up-to-date clinical protocols and follow the recommendations of professional societies, thanks to which they achieve high treatment success rates and restore the patients' health.
Department of Endocrinology
The Department of Endocrinology offers all the options of modern medicine for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of endocrine diseases, hormonal and metabolic disorders. The department's specialists have particular competence in the treatment of thyroid diseases, diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis. In addition, the department's tasks include the treatment of pathologies of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, calcium metabolism disorders and sexual dysfunction. To provide top-class medical care, the department has excellent diagnostic options, as well as uses effective classical and advanced treatment methods. Many patients undergo diagnostics and treatment on an outpatient basis, without compulsory hospitalization. The treatment regimen is developed for each patient on an individual basis, after an accurate study of the diagnostic results and assessment of the general health condition.
Department of Rheumatology
The Department of Rheumatology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in this medical field. Particular attention is paid to the treatment of patients with systemic autoimmune diseases (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus), early detection and timely treatment of inflammatory joint diseases. Comprehensive medical care is facilitated by close cooperation with the departments specializing in the related medical fields. The experts also actively collaborate with the University Center for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Entities (UCARE). The treatment involves the use of modern medicines for the complete elimination of rheumatic pathology or achievement of stable remission. Many diagnostic and therapeutic services are provided on an outpatient basis, but in complex clinical cases, the treatment takes place on an inpatient basis.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the teeth and oral cavity, jaw deformities, head and neck neoplasms. High-tech modern equipment helps doctors make an accurate diagnosis, plan surgical intervention and predict its outcomes, while the outstanding professionalism of doctors allows them to treat extremely serious and rare diseases, including complex surgical interventions. The very latest navigation systems are widely used in the department's operating rooms, which ensure high safety of surgical interventions, as well as state-of-the-art laser systems allowing for the therapeutic manipulations in the maxillofacial area to be performed with minimal blood loss. The department provides treatment to more than 1,200 inpatients every year. The medical team takes care that the patient receives high-quality treatment and can return to his usual lifestyle without discomfort.
Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy offers the full range of modern radiation therapy at the highest medical and technological level. Innovative proton therapy is also within the competence of the medical facility. As the largest medical facility of this kind in Eastern Saxony, the department annually admits about 2,300 cancer patients, 550 of whom are treated on an inpatient basis. In total, the department has about 110 employees, including 26 doctors, 14 physicists, 22 radiological assistants, 22 nurses and 28 employees of various profiles (in radiation biology research laboratories and other sections). The department's doctors cooperate closely with oncologists, chemotherapists and other specialists in related fields, since cancer patients usually require comprehensive treatment that combines several methods. In most cases, patients undergo radiation therapy on an outpatient basis, which eliminates the need for hospitalization. The main value of the department's medical team is the patient's health, so doctors always strive to provide qualified medical care that meets the individual needs of the patient.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment with therapeutic radionuclides. The department has been carrying out successful clinical activities for over 60 years, and therefore it has vast experience and outstanding achievements. The department has state-of-the-art medical equipment, thereby providing each patient with optimal medical care that meets the highest international standards. A special focus is placed on the treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases. The department cooperates closely with the specialized centers for breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer. The specialists in the field of nuclear medicine also actively cooperate with doctors from the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden. Most diagnostic examinations are carried out on an outpatient basis, and therapeutic interventions most often take place in an 18-bed inpatient medical facility – one of the largest of this kind in Germany.
Department of Clinical Genetics
The Department of Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden cares for patients and their families with genetically-related diseases, especially if there is mental retardation or developmental disorder. The department has a unique experience in conducting syndrome diagnostics and is the Center for Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer as well as Familial Colorectal Cancer, accredited by the German Cancer Society.
Department of Interventional Radiology
The Department of Interventional Radiology provides the full range of modern imaging examinations and therapeutic image-guided interventional procedures. The department has state-of-the-art equipment: ultrasound systems, classical X-ray systems, devices for angiography, mammography, CT, MRI, PET-CT, PET-MRI, etc. The advanced equipment serves not only for diagnostics, but also for preoperative planning and other types of therapy. The department specializes in minimally invasive image-guided procedures for the targeted treatment of tumors and vascular diseases, as well as for pain management. The department received the prestigious certificate of the German Society for Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy (DeGIR) for the outstanding quality of interventional treatment. It is very important for the department's doctors to provide each patient with individual medical care with a focus on humane attitude and understanding of his needs.
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