University Hospital Cologne
University Hospital Cologne - Departments
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the entire range of diagnosis and treatment in the field of nuclear medicine. The main objective of the department is to achieve the highest possible diagnostic result and treatment effect with a minimal strain exerted on the patient.
Department of General, Abdominal and Tumor Surgery
The Department of General, Abdominal and Tumor Surgery deals with the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases. The focus is on surgery to treat cancer of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, gallbladder, pancreatic and thyroid cancer. The range of services also covers benign tumors, such as inguinal or incisional hernias, inflammatory processes in the intestine, thyroid and morbid obesity. Another priority is organ transplantation, for example, liver, pancreas and kidney transplantations.
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology offers both outpatient and inpatient treatment of all eye diseases. The main focuses of the department include corneal surgery, treatment of glaucoma, cataract and refractive eye surgery. To treat eye diseases, the department uses state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced surgical techniques.
The Breast Center together with the St. Catherine's Hospital in Frechen make up one of the largest University Breast Centers in Germany. The key focuses include tumor surgery (breast-conserving surgery, breast reconstruction, lymph node removal), breast lift, breast augmentation, fertility preservation, diagnostics, drug therapy and radiation therapy.
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
The Department of Dermatology and Venereology treats skin diseases, including diseases of the visible mucous membranes and the so-called appendages of the skin (hair, nails). The department pays key attention to such diseases as neurodermatitis, psoriasis or skin tumors, allergies, bullous diseases, infections of the skin or mucous membranes caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi. The department is constantly undertaking scientific research in the field of dermatovenereology.
Department of Endocrinology
The Department of Endocrinology deals with the treatment of all diseases in the fields of endocrinology, diabetology and metabolic disorders. Thanks to close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne, the department carries out both basic and clinical research in these priority medical areas.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The Department provides the whole range of services in the field of gynecology and obstetrics at the current level of science and technology.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology treats patients suffering from diseases of digestive system, liver and biliary tract. The treatment involves the use of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods combined with the introduction of the results of the department's own research in the field of gastroenterology, hepatology and infectiology.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery offers all methods of diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases. The department specializes in the endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysm in the thorax and abdominal cavity. The department provides the first-line therapy, subsequent treatment and rehabilitation after vascular procedures to over 3,000 patients every year.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! There are performed over 2,800 operations every year. The Department has 4 operating rooms for cardiothoracic surgeries and an additional operating room for pacemaker implantation.
Department of Otolaryngology
The Department of Otolaryngology provides both diagnosis and treatment of all types of diseases in the field of otolaryngology, for example, head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, vocal cord and voice disorders, incl. speech therapy and allergology. The department has 5 state-of-the-art operating rooms. Every operating room is equipped with an operating microscope. In addition, in every room doctors can use laser technology and perform endoscopic surgery displayed on the monitor. In every room one can see digital imaging of the patient's data, as well as obtained X-ray images, MRI and CT results.
Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine
According to the Focus magazine rating, the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases! The department provides the entire range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the treatment of cardiological and pulmonological diseases.
Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics treats children and adolescents using innovative methods and an individual medical care. The specialists of the вepartment provide both inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of all conditions, including intensive care.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology ranks among the leading German departments providing treatment of cardiac arrhythmia in сhildren. The department treats about 5,000 outpatients and about 800 inpatients every year. The department is mainly focused on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart diseases provided by the doctors specializing in pediatric cardiac surgery.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Infectiology, Clinical Immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive Care
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Infectiology, Clinical Immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive Care deals with the treatment of various internal diseases. The department specializes in the following medical focuses: oncology, hematology, clinical infectology, clinical immunology, hemostasis, intensive care. In addition, it is the Comprehensive Treatment Center for the patients suffering from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The department offers the entire spectrum of services ranging from high quality diagnosis up to all scientifically proven innovative therapies. These achievements made the department one of the largest centers of this kind.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery provides the whole range of services in the field of dentistry, maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and implantology. The department is the Comprehensive Center for Maxillofacial and Oral Pathologies. Besides, the specialization field of the department covers reconstructive plastic surgery of the head and neck.
Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetology and General Internal Medicine
The Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Diabetology and General Internal Medicine specializes in the treatment of kidney diseases, rheumatic systemшс diseases, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation. In addition, the department offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures corresponding to the latest developments in research and technology and deals with scientific researches, which results have gained international recognition. Thanks to the patient-oriented, comprehensive medical care, the department holds a leading position among German nephrological clinics.
Department of Neurology
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of Parkinson's disease! It also meets the highest standards in medical care, education and academic science. The department covers the entire spectrum of diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology specializes in both surgical and conservative methods of restoring and preserving the damaged organs and segments of the locomotor system. The department performs joint replacement surgeries, incl. complex surgeries to replace the implant and infected prostheses. The outstanding achievements and a large number of performed surgical procedures contributed to the fact that the department was certified as the center with the highest level of service in hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Department of Urology
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Urology at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in prostate cancer treatment! The Department of Urology deals with the treatment of various urological diseases. The main focuses include not only general urology, but also andrology, neurourology, female urology and urologic oncology. In the field of pediatric urology, the department maintains close collaboration with the Center for Pediatrics. The department has 3 operating rooms for open, endourological, laparoscopic operations and Da Vinci surgery, as well as one operating room in the Outpatient Surgery Center and ESWL Unit.
Department of Neurosurgery
The Department of Neurosurgery is the center of excellence in research and patient care. The department consists of two sections: the Section of General Neurosurgery specializing in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system and the Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. The task of the Department of Neurosurgery is surgical treatment of diseases of the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves.
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 ranks among the 20 top largest medical facilities of Germany. The department offers all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the field of pediatric oncology (except of allogeneic stem cell transplantation) for children and adolescents up to 18 years. The treatment meets recommendations of the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH) and provisions of the German health care system.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart diseases in children of all age groups. A particular focus of pediatric cardiac surgery is neonatal heart surgery. Thanks to a high qualification of the team and exceptional treatment quality, the department has been recognized as the interregional center. In addition, it is part of the Heart Center Cologne.
The Cyberknife Center is equipped with the state-of-the-art radiation device, which can irradiate benign and malignant tumors of the head and body. The center provides the most effective treatment of small tumors and 1-5 cm lesions located deep in the skull or in the face, chest or abdominal cavity.
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