University Hospital Cologne
- Cologne, Germany
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University Hospital Cologne
Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery
The Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery deals with the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases. The focus is on surgery for cancers of esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and thyroid. Our range of services also covers such benign diseases as inguinal or incisional hernias, inflammatory diseases of intestine thyroid and morbid obesity. The organ transplants, for example, of liver, pancreas and kidney arethe other priority area here.
Department of Ophthalmology
The main task of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany is the outpatient and inpatient treatment of eye diseases of all kinds. Its focus includes corneal, glaucoma, cataract and refractive surgery. The Department uses both the most advanced equipment and the cutting-edge surgical techniques for the treatment of eye diseases.
The Breast Center of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany with its partner St Catherine's Hospital in Frechen is one of the largest university breast centers in Germany. Our medical focuses include tumor surgery (breast-conserving surgery, breast reconstruction, removal of the lymph nodes), breast lift, breast augmentation, fertility preservation, diagnostics, drug therapies and radiation therapy.
Thomas M. Krieg
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
The Department and Polyclinic of Dermatology and Venereology of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany represents the field of Dermatovenereology in research, teaching and patient care. These comprise diseases of skin, including the visible mucous membranes and the so-called skin appendages (e.g. hair or nails).
Jens C. Brüning
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine
The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with all diseases in the fields of endocrinology, diabetology and metabolic diseases as well as preventive medicine issues. Through close, even personal connection to the Max Planck Institute for Metabolic Research in Cologne, we carry out both basic and clinical researches in these priority areas.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The Department and Polyclinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with the diseases of the female sexual and reproductive organs as well as obstetrics. The highly qualified team of specialists will provide the ultimate care for You during some illnesses or problems with pregnancy. 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 Infectology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with the treatment of the patients with the diseases of digestive organs, liver and biliary tract. The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides medical care meeting the international standards. We use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods, in which we integrate the results of our research in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers all methods of diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases. Integrated into a new Heart Center, we provide comprehensive care for our patients in one place. The Department has 28 beds for the standard medical care as well as the intensive care unit with 48 beds for the patients, who need intermediate and intensive care in cooperation with other departments of the Heart Center.
Department of Cardiosurgery and Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart Center of Cologne at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wahlers performs over 2,800 operations every year. 1,700 of them are performed with the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass. The Department includes 4 operating rooms for cardiothoracic surgeries and an additional room for the pacemaker implantation.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the field of otolaryngology, comprising head and neck surgery, plastic surgery, disorders of the vocal cords and voice, including logopedics and allergology. The Department deals with the academic tasks, involving inpatient care, teaching and academic science.
Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine
The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension. Another essential focus lies on the catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease, which we carry out together with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Department of Pediatrics
The Department of Pediatrics of the University Hospital Cologne with about 400 employees offers to children and adolescents innovative treatments and an optimal, individual medical care. The specialists of the Department provide both inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of the full range of disorders in children and adolescents, including intensive care.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology of the Heart Center of Cologne at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany is one of the nation’s leading hospitals, which offer the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in сhildren. About 5000 outpatients and about 800 inpatients are treated in the department every year. The department focuses on diagnosis of congenital heart diseases and their treatment by the specialists of pediatric cardiac surgery.
Department of Internal Medicine I
The Department I for Internal Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne deals with the treatment of patients with various internal diseases. This includes in particular the following fields: Oncology, Hematology, Clinical infectology, Clinical immunology, Hemostasis, Intensive care.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany provides the whole range of services in the field of dentistry, maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and implantology. The Department is a Comprehensive Center for the treatment of maxillofacial and oral pathologies. Moreover, the specialization field of the Department covers the reconstructive plastic surgery of head and neck as well.
Department of Internal Medicine II
The focus of the Department of Internal Medicine II (nephrology, rheumatology, diabetology and general visceral medicine) at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany lies on kidney diseases, rheumatic systemic diseases, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation. Furthermore, the Department provides a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures corresponding to the latest developments in research and technology and deals with scientific researches, which results are internationally recognized.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany meets top university tasks in the patient care, teaching and academic science. With 100 beds in the specialized units, the Department provides the whole range of diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases.
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany was created from the merger of the Department of Orthopedics and the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery. While orthopedics mainly uses conventional methods for the treatment of congenital and wear-related diseases, trauma surgery deals with acute, usually accidental injuries and their consequences.
Department of Urology
The Department of Urology of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with the treatment of patients with various urological diseases. In addition to general urology, our focuses include andrology, neurourology, female urology and urological oncology. In pediatric urology, which is also our focus, the Department maintains close collaboration with the Center for Pediatrics at the University Hospital Cologne.
Department of Neurosurgery
The new Neurosurgery Center at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany is a center of excellence in research and patient care. It is divided into two departments: the Department of General Neurosurgery, which ensures the care of patients with surgically treatable diseases of the nervous system, and the Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
The CyberKnife is one of the most advanced irradiation advices, which lets the precision irradiation of benign and malignant tumours of the skull and body strain to be possible. It consists of a compact linear accelerator that is mounted on an industrial robot, and emits numerous high-energy radiation beam from different directions on a defined area within the body. Only the focus of all beams in the target leads to a destruction of the tumour tissue. Patient and tumour motion are compensated by means of fluoroscopy and infrared sensors.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Alexander Drzezga offers the entire spectrum of diagnosis and treatment in the field of nuclear medicine. The main objective of the Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Cologne is to get the highest possible diagnostic result and treatment effect while using a minimal strain for a patient.