University Hospital Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
9.5/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology (26165)

Esther von Stebut-Borschitz

Prof. Dr. med.

Esther von Stebut-Borschitz

Specialized in: adult and pediatric dermatology, venereology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology at the University Hospital Cologne 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. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Esther von Stebut-Borschitz.

The department's doctors have a huge store of knowledge and rich experience in the treatment of all types of skin cancer. The scope of tasks covers the diagnostics, comprehensive counseling, treatment and follow-up care. An integral part of the work of the department's specialists is also fundamental and clinical researches aimed at the development of new types of therapy. In addition, the department is part of the Center for Integrated Oncology, thanks to which its patients are provided with interdisciplinary medical care. Each clinical case is considered at tumor boards with the participation of all necessary experts. The diagnostic options cover biopsy, histological, immunohistochemical and other specialized examinations for accurate diagnostics. Also, the department has wide options for the treatment of skin tumors. These include dermatosurgery, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, palliative care, pain therapy, psycho-oncological care, etc.

The department's special offer is the treatment of rare genetic skin diseases (genodermatoses) in children and adults. The department has special competence in the treatment of chronic wounds (certified center). The department's service range is complemented by aesthetic dermatology (for example, treatment of acne, hyperhidrosis, wrinkles, etc.).

In September 2010, the department was successfully certified in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 9001 standard by the TÜV Süd Classification Society. In addition, the department is certified as the Skin Cancer Center by the German Cancer Society.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergies
    • Pollen allergy
    • Animal allergy
    • Food intolerance
    • Drug allergies
    • Occupational allergies
    • Hay fever
    • Allergic asthma
    • Allergic conjunctivitis
    • Eczema
    • Contact allergies
    • Hives
    • Insect venom allergy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of andrological problems
  • Aesthetic dermatology
    • Counseling and treatment of all types of acne and vitiligo
    • Fruit acid peeling
    • Botulinum toxin therapy in hyperhidrosis
    • Treatment of wrinkles using botulinum toxin
    • Sclerotherapy for "vascular stars"
  • Diagnostics and treatment of bullous dermatoses
    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Pemphigus vulgaris
    • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Dermatosurgery
    • Surgical removal of malignant skin tumors (malignant melanoma, basalioma, squamous cell carcinoma)
    • Surgical removal of benign lesions (for example, birthmarks)
    • Reconstructive surgery in skin defects
  • Diagnostics and treatment of rare genetic skin diseases (genodermatoses) in children and adults
  • Diagnostics and treatment of skin cancer
    • Diagnostics
      • Biopsy
      • Histological examination
      • Immunohistochemical examination
    • Therapy
      • Surgery
      • Immunotherapy
      • Target therapy
      • Palliative care
      • Pain therapy
      • Psycho-oncological care
  • Diagnostics and treatment of HIV infection
  • Diagnostics and treatment of infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted infections
    • Syphilis
    • Gonorrhea
    • Genital herpes
    • Genital warts
    • Bacterial, fungal and viral infections
    • Tropical infections
  • Diagnostics and treatment of skin diseases in children
    • Diagnostics of unclear skin pathologies in children of all age groups
    • Interdisciplinary medical care for children with serious and/or treatment-resistant skin diseases
    • Diagnostics and interdisciplinary care for children with rare dermatoses, including genodermatosis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of collagenoses, systemic scleroderma
  • Laser therapy
    • Vascular nevus
    • Hemangiomas
    • Angiomas
    • Telangiectasia
    • Benign skin tumors (for example, seborrheic keratosis, warts, epidermal nevi, syringomas)
    • Precancerous conditions (for example, actinic keratosis)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of phlebological diseases
    • Duplex ultrasonography
    • Sclerotherapy for varicose veins
    • Surgical treatment of varicose veins
  • Photodermatology (UVB 311, UVA, UVA1, PUVA)
    • Psoriasis
    • Chronic hand eczema
    • Atopic dermatitis
    • Lichen acuminatus
    • Pruritus in various diseases
    • Vitiligo
    • Lipoid necrobiosis
    • Granuloma annulare
    • T-cell skin lymphomas
    • Mastocytosis
    • Graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplantation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of proctological diseases
    • Anal eczema
    • Anal fissures
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Various tumors and condylomas
  • Diagnostics and treatment of psoriasis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of skin infections in patients after organ transplantation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of chronic wounds
    • Varicose ulcers
    • Arterial circulatory disorders
    • Wounds due to diabetes mellitus
    • Inflammatory vascular diseases (vasculitides)
    • Autoinflammatory diseases (for example, pyoderma gangrenosum, Behcet’s disease)
    • Impaired wound healing of unknown origin
      • Conservative and surgical treatment of wounds
      • Therapy using special vacuum pumps
      • Preventive measures: special gymnastics, recommendations on nutrition
      • Interdisciplinary therapy in collaboration with the specialists in vascular surgery, phlebology, internal medicine and diabetology
      • Innovative therapy within the clinical trials
  • Diagnostics and treatment of urticaria
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

In 1994, Prof. Stebut-Borschitz completed her study of medicine at the University of Lübeck. After completing internship in the Department of Dermatology at the Charite Hospital in Berlin and the University Hospital Mainz (2001), she was recognized as the Medical Specialist in Dermatology with an additional qualification in Allergology. After defending her doctoral dissertation, she worked in the Department of Dermatology of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USA. Then Dr. Stebut-Borschitz took part in a comprehensive training program on cellular immunology with a special focus on dendritic cell biology. Since 1997, Dr. Stebut-Borschitz has been engaged in the study of dendritic cells in conjunction with the protective responses of the immune system in allergic, autoimmune and infectious diseases. In 2007, she received additional qualifications in Dermatological Histology. Prof. Stebut-Borschitz received many international awards for her achievements in research, for example, Boehringer Ingelheim Prize (2007). Dr. Stebut-Borschitz occupies the position of the Chief Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology at the University Hospital Cologne. She has deep knowledge and extensive experience in the diagnostics and treatment of infectious skin diseases. In addition, the professor gives lectures for medical students.

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