Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of gout (program ID: 168047)

Britta Siegmund

Prof. Dr. med.

Britta Siegmund

Department, Division of Gastroenterology, Infectiology and Rheumatology

Specialized in: internal medicine and gastroenterology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • Erkrankungen des Magen- Darmtrakts, der Leber und Gallenwege sowie der Bauchspeicheldrüse
  • Gastroenterologische Onkologie
  • Hepatologie
  • Endoskopische Verfahren
  • Endosonografie (endoskopischer Ultraschall)
  • ERCP (endoskopisch retrograde Cholangiopankreatikographie)
  • Intestinoskopien (Dünndarmspiegelung)
  • Kaspelendoskopien (bildgebendes Verfahren zur Darstellung der Schleimhaut des Verdauungstraktes mit Hilfe einer verschluckbaren Kamerakapsel)
  • Stentimplantationen (Gitternetzröhre zur Erweiterung der Gefäße)
  • Nekrosektomien (Entfernung abgestorbenen Gewebes)
  • Zenker-Divertikel-Behandlung

Berufliche Stationen:

  • Studium der Humanmedizin an der LMU München und der Harvard Medical School, Boston (1992- 1998)
  • Facharzt Innere Medizin und Gastroenterologie (2007 und 2009)
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiterin und Emmy-Noether-Nachwuchsgruppenleiterin in der Medizinischen Klinik I m.S. Gastroenterologie, Rheumatologie und Infektiologie der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (2002- 2007)
  • Habilitation (2006)
  • Fachärztin für Innere Medizin, Schwerpunktbezeichnung Gastroenterologie
  • Heisenberg-Professorin der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft und stellvertretende Klinikdirektorin (2012)
  • Kommissarische Klinikleitung
  • W3 Professur Gastroenterologie und Klinikdirektorin der Medizinischen Klinik I m.S. Gastroenterologie, Rheumatologie und Infektiologie der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department for Gastroenterology, Infektiology and Rheumatology at the University Charité hospital in Berlin offers an outstanding treatment of specific areas. The director of this department is Prof. Dr. Britta Siegmund.

The Department of Gastroenterology, Infektiology and Rheumatology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin, located at the Benjamin Franklin campus, it focuses on chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and joints. A nother major focus is the for treatment of infections of the bowel and gastrointestinal tumour diseases. Patients with infectious diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis, meningitis, endocarditis, gastroenteritis and sexually transmitted diseases), tropical diseases (malaria, schistosomiasis and leishmaniasis) and immunocompromised patients (due to autoimmune diseases, oncological diseases and HIV) are offered treatment at the Department of Gastroenterology, Infektiology and Rheumatology.

The Department of Gastroenterology, Infektiology and Rheumatology at the University Hospital Charité Berlin treats a wide range of rheumatic diseases. In addition, patients with typical symptoms such as swelling of the joints, backache and complex rheumatological diseases receive high-quality medical care at the Department of Gastroenterology, Infektiology and Rheumatology.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
      (uric acid and creatinine)
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of joints 
  • x-ray scan of joints
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (medicines is not included)
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About hospital

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.