University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden - Departments
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostics and minimally invasive therapy of diseases of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The department is equipped with state-of-the-art CT and MRI systems, which allow the doctors to obtain the structural and functional information about the nervous system, as well as to examine the metabolic processes. The therapeutic options include the effective catheter procedures for the treatment of acute and chronic vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
Department of Otolaryngology
The Department of Otolaryngology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of head and neck tumors, navigation surgery of the acoustic neuroma and skull base tumors, implantation of hearing aids, ear and orbital microsurgery, as well as nose and paranasal sinus endoscopic surgery and plastic reconstructive surgery. The Cochlear Implant Center (SCIC), which operates on the basis of the department, enjoys an international recognition.
Department of Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of various skin diseases and allergic reactions. For these purposes, the department is equipped with the state-of-art technology, for example, systems for photodynamic therapy, high-performance laser devices. The department treats about 3,000 inpatients and more than 16,000 outpatients annually. Also, the department's specialists perform more than 4,100 surgical interventions every year. Such high rates attest to the outstanding quality of medical care and the authority of 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 ultramodern operating rooms, as well as well-equipped rooms for diagnostic examinations. The priorities of the department are the treatment of glaucoma, including glaucoma in children, cataract, intraocular lense implantation, keratoplasty, posttraumatic reconstructive surgery, refractive surgery, laser vision correction, etc. The department treats more than 6,000 inpatients annually.
Department of Neurology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease! The department offers the full range of modern therapy for diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, neuromuscular pathologies. Of particular interest is the treatment of brain circulatory disorders (stroke), multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and cerebellar diseases. The goal of all the department’s specialists is to provide optimal therapy for stabile improvement in the quality of life and patient health.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology is in the ranking of the top German department specializing in prostate cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the genital and urinary system in men and boys. Key attention is paid to the treatment of urologic cancers, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urolithiasis and urinary incontinence in men and women. The specialization also includes kidney transplantation (in collaboration with the Department of Nephrology), andrology, and neuro-urology. To provide surgical treatment, the department has sparing minimally invasive techniques and the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, which minimizes the risk of complications and guarantees the patient the fastest possible recovery.
Department of Pulmonology
The Department of Pulmonology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the lower respiratory tract (trachea and bronchi), lungs (pneumonia, obstructive respiratory diseases, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer), pulmonary hypertension, pleural diseases (pleurisy, pleural mesothelioma), sleep related breathing disorders (obstructive/central sleep apnea), and respiratory muscle weakness. The department also specializes in the treatment of rare lung diseases. Lung cancer therapy is based on an interdisciplinary approach and is carried out in collaboration with the specialists from the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden.
Department of Hematology and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
The Department of Hematology and Blood Stem Cell Transplantation offers the full range of services in this field and specializes in the treatment of malignant diseases of hematopoietic and lymphatic systems. In addition, the responsibilities of the department’s doctors include the treatment of rare benign pathologies, congenital or acquired hematopoietic disorders. The therapeutic capabilities of the department cover modern methods of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy using innovative drugs. The department is the largest and one of the most reputable medical institutions in Germany, specializing in allogeneic and autologous blood stem cell transplantation (European JACIE accreditation).
Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and drug therapy of cancer diseases. The doctors have a broad arsenal of all the very latest methods of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy using innovative drugs. All the necessary specialists from the related fields are involved in the treatment planning, for example, surgeons, radiation therapists, and experts in the field of radiology. Thus, the patient is provided with tailored, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment! It offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. The doctors of the department provide medical care in close cooperation with the Departments of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, as well as with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden. The department has a modern Endoscopic Unit, which performs more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures annually. In addition, the department is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment for comprehensive ultrasound and functional diagnostics of the digestive tract organs.
Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery is included in the ranking of the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It provides the surgical treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and parathyroid glands, thoracic organs and blood vessels. Special focus is on the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer. With appropriate clinical indications, preference is always given to minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery 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 at its disposal three high-tech operating rooms, in which more than 2,000 surgical interventions are performed annually. Of particular interest of the department’s specialists is surgery of tumors of the nervous system in childhood and adulthood. The department has at its command the advanced surgical techniques, for example, navigation surgery, intraoperative neuromonitoring, hybrid surgical techniques that are the basis of the department’s successful clinical practice.
Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery
According to Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in joint replacement surgery! The department offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The department is the certified Center for Endoprosthetics (more than 1,000 primary joint replacement operations yearly), which also specializes in particularly complex clinical cases. In addition, the department has won the status of the Trauma Center of interregional significance, certified in accordance with the standards of the German Trauma Society.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics is included in the ranking of the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of surgical and conservative treatment of the pathologies of the female reproductive system, breast, as well as first-class obstetric services, including pregnancy management and postnatal care for both mother and child. The excellent technical equipment of the department, highly qualified medical personnel and the availability of advanced treatments ensure optimal, tailored treatment at the highest level.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers the full range of services in these fields. Of particular interest is the therapy of oncological and hematological diseases, pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract, diabetes mellitus, endocrine diseases, neonatal care, intensive therapy. The department employs experienced and competent specialists in various fields of pediatrics, who make every effort to ensure a speedy recovery for young patients. A confirmation of the high quality of the department’s services is the prestigious German certificate Ausgezeichne. FÜR KINDER.
Department of Neuropediatrics
The Department of Neuropediatrics offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all acute and chronic neurological diseases in children and adolescents. The department’s clinical activities mainly focus on the treatment of inflammatory and metabolic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, neoplasms of the central and peripheral nervous systems, congenital pathological syndromes, as well as on the diagnostics of developmental delay, including particularly complex forms. The doctors have state-of-the-art medical equipment and effective treatment methods, which ensures optimal therapy results.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the full range of treatment of various surgical diseases in children and adolescents, including premature babies and newborns. The specialists of the department mostly have to perform surgical interventions for the treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, injuries, urological pathologies, hydrocephalus, cancer, burns, thoracic pathologies and the correction of hand defects. With appropriate indications, preference is always given to minimally invasive interventions, which ensure an optimal result with minimal traumatization of the child’s body. Also, innovative laser surgical techniques are widely practiced in the department.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases. A special focus is on the treatment of inflammatory (glomerulonephritis) and vascular (vasculitis) kidney diseases, arterial hypertension, etc. The specialists of the department have at their disposal all kinds of the modern renal replacement therapy (dialysis). In addition, the department specializes in care for patients with the terminal stage of renal insufficiency before and after kidney transplantation.
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Disorders
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Disorders is included in the ranking of the top German departments specializing in diabetes mellitus treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of hormonal diseases and metabolic disorders. The specialists of the department have special competence in the treatment of thyroid diseases, diabetes mellitus and osteoporosis. In addition, the department’s tasks include the treatment of pituitary, adrenal gland pathologies, calcium metabolism disorders and sexual dysfunction. To provide first-class medical care, the department has excellent diagnostic capabilities, as well as practices effective classical and advanced treatments.
Department of Rheumatology
The Department of Rheumatology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in this field. Special 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. To ensure comprehensive medical care, the department maintains close cooperation with all the necessary related departments of the hospital, as well as the specialists actively cooperate with the Interdisciplinary University Center for Autoimmune and Rheumatic Diseases (UCARE).
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 all diseases of the teeth, oral cavity, jaw deformities, head and neck neoplasms. The high-tech modern equipment helps doctors make an accurate diagnosis, plan surgery and predict its result, while the outstanding professionalism of doctors allows providing therapy for extremely serious and rare diseases, and conducting complex surgical interventions. The department treats more than 1,200 inpatients every year.
Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology and Proton Therapy ranks among the top German departments specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers the full range of modern radiation therapy at the highest medical and technological level. As the largest medical facility of its kind in Eastern Saxony, the department provides treatment for about 2,300 cancer patients each year, 550 of which are inpatients. In total, the department has about 110 employees, including 26 doctors, 14 physicists, 22 radiological assistants, 22 nurses and 28 employees of various specialties (in Research Laboratories of Radiation Biology and other sections).
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment with therapeutic radionuclides. The department has been successful in conducting clinical activities for more than 60 years, and therefore has an extensive experience and outstanding achievements. The department is equipped with the state-of-the-art medical equipment, which allows its specialists to provide the optimal medical services in accordance with the highest international standards. Special focus is on treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases.
Department of Clinical Genetics
The department of Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital 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 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology offers the full range of services in these focuses. The department has cutting-edge technical equipment: ultrasound devices, conventional X-ray units, systems for angiography, CT, MRI, PET-CT, PET-MRI, etc. All these systems serve not only for diagnostics, but also for preoperative planning, early detection of pathologies, their prevention and therapy. In addition, the department specializes in performing imaging-guided minimally invasive procedures for providing targeted treatment of tumors, vascular diseases, and pain therapy.
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