University Hospital Cologne
Department of Internal Medicine II
Specialized in: rheumatology, nephrology
The focus of the Department for Internal Medicine II (nephrology, rheumatology, diabetology and general visceral medicine) at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing is the treatment of kidney diseases, rheumatic systemic diseases and hypertension. Moreover, in close cooperation with the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine, the Department provides health care to the patients with diabetes and endocrine diseases.
In order to ensure a comprehensive treatment, the team of experts under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing provides the entire spectrum of modern diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in rheumatology, nephrology and transplantation medicine, including all dialysis and apheresis. The motivated team of doctors and medical personnel offers an individually planned program to every patient. This program comprises all aspects of Your treatment and corresponds to the most advanced achievements in the field of medicine.
As for dialysis treatment, the Department of Internal Medicine II under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Benzing carries out all kinds of kidney transplants in the University Hospital Cologne and provides dialysis and plasma exchange to thousands of patients every year. Your treatment is provided in accordance with the current recommendations and with the use of anticoagulant opportunities (heparin, fragmin, argatroban and citrate) in both intensive care and on the outpatient basis. Due to a close cooperation with a home dialysis curator and Quality in Nephrology (“QiN”) organization, the transplantation type and your dialysis program are constantly adjusted and optimized in accordance with the latest recommendations and current technology.
The combination of a patient-centered, holistic health care with emphasis on nephrology and general internal medicine as well as the internationally renowned research activity brings the Department of Internal Medicine II a leading position among the nephrology hospitals in Germany. In close cooperation with the colleagues form private practices in Cologne and beyond its borders, the multidisciplinary team of the Department of Internal Medicine II makes every effort to improve the opportunities of prevention and treatment all the time.
The key areas of the outpatient treatment are:
- Department 15.2 (inpatient)
- Bypass Center
- Transplant Center
- Emergency Department
The priority areas of the outpatient treatment are:
- Diagnosis and treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
- Outpatient Unit of Rheumatology
- Kidney diseases and hypertension
- Transplant Outpatient Unit
- Private Outpatient Unit
- Bypass Outpatient Unit
- Rare and genetic kidney diseases
- CAPD Unit and consultation reception on home dialysis
The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients. As a hospital of excellence at the University Cologne („Exzellenz-Universität “), the Department continuously do research for new knowledge in all fields of human health. Due to the active, committed teaching, even recent graduates can provide excellent treatment quality. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients.
In the University Hospital Cologne You will receive a good care. The team of doctors and the medical staff will support You during the recovery process from the first appointment and up to the outpatient treatment after the hospitalization. During your hospital stay many employees work day after day, hand in hand in order to make Your hospital stay as nice as possible.
Accommodation in hospital
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.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
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.
University Hospital Cologne
- Cologne, Germany
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