University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Spherocytosis diagnosis (program ID: 166221)

Rainer Haas

Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer Haas

Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology

Specialized in: oncology, hematology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1982 Promotion
1982/1983 Assistenzarzt an der II. Medizin. Klinik der Univ. Mainz, Abt. f. Endokrinologie u. Stoffwechsel
1984 Fortsetzung der Facharztausbildung an der Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik V, Heidelberg, Hämatologie/Onkologie und Rheumatologie
1984-1985 Forschungsaufenthalt als Stipendiat der Deutschen Krebshilfe am Ontario Cancer Institut, Toronto, Canada
1986 Rückkehr an die Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik V, Heidelberg
1991 Habilitation und Venia legendi für Innere Medizin
1994 Gastarztaufenthalt am Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington, USA
1995 Kommissarischer Leiter der klinischen Kooperationseinheit „Molekulare Hämatologie und Onkologie“ am deutschen Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg
1996-1999 Kommissarischer Ärztlicher Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik V der Universität Heidelberg
1997 Ernennung zum Außerplanmäßigen Professor
1998-1999 Leitender Oberarzt
Seit 1999 ist Professor Rainer Haas Direktor der Klinik für Hämatologie, Onkologie und klinische Immunologie.

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

In this clinic everything revolves around cancer diseases. The key areas of treatment are malignant diseases of the blood, the bone marrow and the lymph nodes. This includes, for example, leukaemia, diseases of the haematogenic cells in the bone marrow. Patients suffering from acute leukaemia come to the university clinic from the overall Düsseldorf area, because the necessary specialised knowledge and the technical equipment for an effective treatment are only available here.

The methods of treatment vary depending on the type of disease. Leukaemiae, for example, are right from the onset not limited to one organ. Therefore, only one treatment is possible, the treatment which embraces the entire organism. Drugs which retard cell growth are suitable here. If the disease does not regress through this treatment, a high-dose chemotherapy is used. This therapy destroys the bone marrow and thus the source of the diseased cells. In order to ensure that the patient can form his or her own vital blood cells again afterwards, he or she then receives a transfusion of haemocystoblasts. This treatment is often the only possibility of permanently healing malignant diseases.

The haemocystoblast transplantation is difficult and often associated with considerable side effects. The clinic has at its disposal specialised experience in this high-risk operation. In North-Rhine Westphalia it was the second clinic able to offer this therapy. Here, about 500 patients have received their own haemocystoblasts or those from others since 1989.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • differential blood count
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • aspiration biopsy of bone marrow (if indicated) 
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.

Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

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.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

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.