University Hospital Cologne
University Hospital Cologne - Departments
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of radioisotope diagnostics and treatment in this medical field. The department is equipped with the cutting-edge SPECT and PET-CT systems, which help physicians to achieve the highest possible result with a minimal patient exposure. The department's specialists have vast experience in radioiodine therapy for the treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases, diagnostics of cancer pathologies (lung, prostate, lymph node cancer), neurological diagnostics of movement disorders (Parkinson's disease) and dementia, radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors, liver, prostate tumors, etc.
Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Cancer Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Cancer Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of surgical treatment in the fields of its specialization. Both classical and innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques are widely used in clinical practice. The key fields of the department's work cover the treatment of cancers, benign and inflammatory bowel diseases, all thyroid diseases, as well as hernias. The spectrum is complemented by transplant surgery (liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation).
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of all eye diseases at the highest level of progressive medicine. All innovative treatment methods are available here, for example, modern methods of lamellar corneal surgery (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK) and laser refractive surgery (LASIK). The children and adolescents with visual impairment are treated in the specialized center, which is part of the department. In addition, the department is proud of its unique competence in the treatment of rare eye pathologies. As one of the largest and most reputable Ophthalmology Centers in Germany, which has more than 100 years of history, the department has all the necessary resources to provide first-class medical services.
Department of Mammology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Mammology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of cancer and precancerous conditions of the breast. In addition, the department specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, for example, operations to reduce, augment and reshape breast. The spectrum is complemented with such subspecialities as radiation diagnostics and therapy of breast diseases, preservation of reproductive health, etc. The department ranks among the largest Breast Centers in Germany.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology offers the full range of medical services in these fields and specializes in the treatment of skin diseases, including diseases of the mucous membranes and skin appendages (hair, nails), as well as sexually transmitted diseases. The key focus is on the treatment of skin cancer, psoriasis, allergic reactions, infections with skin manifestations, systemic scleroderma, collagenoses and impaired wound healing. The department includes a polyclinic with special outpatient clinics, a day clinic and operating rooms. All these structural units have state-of-the-art technical equipment for the best medical care.
Department of Endocrinology
The Department of Endocrinology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of endocrine diseases, diabetes mellitus and metabolic disorders. Preventive medicine is also an important focus of the department. Depending on the severity of the disease, treatment can be provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The department cooperates closely with the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne, and therefore it is engaged in clinical research, which allows to implement into clinical practice the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics ranks among the top German departments specializing in the provision of obstetric services! The department offers the full range of services for the management of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum care, as well as the diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the female reproductive system. Despite the department's high-tech base and the availability of innovative medical equipment, the patient remains at the center of all doctors' efforts. Both medical care and service meet the highest international standards.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Of particular interest is the treatment of patients with pathologies of the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary tract and pancreas. Cancers are treated in close cooperation with the Center for Integrated Oncology. The department has an advanced Endoscopy Unit, which serves for various diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. In addition, the department's scope of tasks includes care for patients before and after liver transplantation.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and therapeutic options for the patients with vascular diseases. The department has 28 beds for standard medical care, as well as an Intensive Care Unit with 48 beds for patients who require intensive care. A strong base of the department’s successful clinical practice is formed by the modern infrastructure, advanced medical equipment and outstanding professionalism of doctors.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! The department offers the full range of highly effective surgical treatment for heart and thoracic diseases. It performs more than 2,800 interventions on the cardiovascular system annually, including 1,700 surgical procedures using a heart-lung machine. The surgeons of the department work on the most advanced medical equipment, thereby providing sparing minimally invasive treatment even in complex clinical cases.
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 in its areas of specialization. It treats all diseases of the ear, nose and throat. In the field of surgical treatment, the department specializes in sanitation surgery and hearing improvement interventions, including the installation of cochlear implants, middle ear implants and implantable hearing aids. In addition, special attention is paid to the diagnostics and treatment of salivary gland cancer and diseases of the ducts of the salivary glands, as well as rehabilitation in case of facial paralysis, etc. The department has 5 operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art medical technologies, including the surgical microscopes of the latest generation, a robot-assisted surgical system, etc.
Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases! The department offers its patients the full range of medical services of the highest level using all the innovations available in these focuses. In the field of cardiology, the department provides a comprehensive diagnostics, sparing catheter treatment and hybrid surgical treatment. The experienced pulmonologists of the department specialize in identifying and treating the entire spectrum of thoracic diseases. The therapeutic options are complemented by first-class intensive care for critically ill patients.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine provides a comprehensive diagnostics and effective treatment of the entire spectrum of childhood diseases. Thanks to the productive research activities, the department has at its disposal all the innovative treatments. Clinical practice is based on an individual approach to each case. Also, the participation of parents and their support play an important role in the success of treatment. Each focus of pediatric and adolescent medicine is represented by a group of experienced specialized doctors, which contributes to the achievement of the best therapeutic result.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology offers the full range of diagnostics and conservative treatment of heart diseases and congenital heart defects in infants, young children and adolescents. The priority areas of specialization include the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in children of all age groups, diagnostics and therapy of congenital heart defects, as well as cardiac catheter procedures. The department treats more than 5,000 outpatients and about 800 inpatients every year. The doctors of the department are recognized experts at the international level, therefore the department also has extensive experience in the treatment of international young patients.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Infectology, Clinical Immunology, Hemostaseology, Internal Intensive Care
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Infectology, Clinical Immunology, Hemostaseology, General Intensive Care offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment in these medical fields. All areas of clinical practice are represented by a specially trained highly competent team of doctors who use their experience and skills to ensure the most favorable treatment outcome. The department focuses on the treatment of malignant blood diseases, lymphatic diseases, infections, including HIV infection, immunodeficiencies, bleeding disorders, etc. Also, the department’s doctors have excellent qualifications in the field of blood stem cell transplantation.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of maxillofacial diseases and defects, modern implantology and reconstructive plastic surgery of the head and neck. The department’s successful clinical activities are based on three important components, namely comprehensive diagnostics, high-quality treatment adapted to the specific clinical situation and careful follow-up monitoring of the patient's health. The surgical procedures are performed in perfectly equipped operating rooms, on both an outpatient and inpatient basis.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetology, General Internal Medicine
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetology and General Internal Medicine offers the full range of services in these fields. All diagnostic and therapeutic measures conducted in the department comply with the very latest standards of medicine. The primary focus of the department’s clinical activities is the treatment of patients with chronic and acute kidney diseases, hypertension. In addition, specialization covers the treatment of rheumatic diseases, diabetes mellitus and general internal diseases. Each patient benefits from an individual approach, which contributes to the achievement of the best treatment results.
Department of Neurology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of Parkinson's disease! The department offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and conservative treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The department’s key clinical focuses include the treatment of stroke (within the framework of the modern Stroke Unit), movement disorders, neuroimmunological disorders and brain tumors. More than 5,000 patients annually trust their health to the experienced experts of the department.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic, Traumatology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology offers the full range of conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. The department’s physicians are proud of their outstanding results in the field of joint arthroplasty, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, cancer surgery, hand surgery, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the spine and in other areas. In addition, the department provides high-quality and effective treatment of orthopedic diseases, injuries of varying severity in children.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Uro-Oncology, Specialized Urological and Robotic Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Uro-Oncology, Specialized Urological and Robotic Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in prostate cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department's doctors specialize in the treatment of various diseases of the urogenital system in patients of all age groups, including children. The department's specialists have in their arsenal many effective treatment methods that meet the very latest medical standards. The department widely uses robotic surgical techniques, which provide sparing treatment of complex urological pathologies and speedy recovery of patients.
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, spine and peripheral nervous system. The department has a specially trained team of specialists for the treatment of neurosurgical diseases in children and adolescents. The clinical practice is based on an individual approach to each patient and his clinical case, which is the key to a favorable treatment outcome. In addition, special attention should be given to the excellent equipment and high-tech innovations available in the department.
Department of Genetics
The main tasks of the Department of Genetics are conducting research, performing molecular genetic diagnostics and consulting patients in the field of human genetics. The most modern research methods are being used here to establish the causes of diseases on the genetic level. Particular attention is paid to neuromuscular, muscular diseases, kidney conditions, skeletal diseases, lipid metabolism disorders, as well as to unidentified syndromes.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in these fields. It is one of the most modern and advanced medical institutions of this type in Europe. High-precision radiological examinations are performed here in adults and children, which allow to detect the smallest pathological changes in the human body. In addition, the doctors of the department specialize in various therapeutic procedures. For example, the most important focus is the imaging-guided treatment of vascular diseases and cancer.
Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
The Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology offers the widest options for the diagnostics and treatment of all cancers and diseases of the hematopoietic system in children and adolescents under the age of 18. The department is one of the twenty largest and leading pediatric medical facilities in Germany. All diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of pediatric oncology are available here (with the exception of allogeneic stem cell transplantation). The treatment is carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) and the provisions of German professional societies.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of congenital heart defects in children of all age groups. Especially important field of the department's work is cardiac surgery in newborns, particularly, in hypoplastic left heart syndrome, transposition of the great vessels, narrowing of the aortic arch. The department has a wealth of experience in revision surgery for heart problems in children. Due to the availability of effective treatments and unique skills of talented surgeons, the department holds the leading positions in its area of specialization in Germany.
The CyberKnife Center specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors by irradiating them using special innovative CyberKnife system. It provides the most effective treatment of small tumors and neoplasms of 1-5 cm in size, located deep in the skull or facial area, thorax or abdomen. A prerequisite for planning and performing therapy is to obtain high-definition images (CT, MRI and PET). All the department's doctors have an extensive knowledge and enormous clinical experience, which guarantees the most favorable treatment outcome.
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