University Hospital Düsseldorf
- Duesseldorf, Germany
University Hospital Düsseldorf
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf specializes in the treatment of diseases of the anterior eye segment, particularly, in corneal diseases. In addition to the conventional surgery, here are performed all forms of lamellar corneal transplantation. This is faciliated by a cooperation with the eye bank of the North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.
Department of Otolaryngology
The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf offers the full range of modern medical service in the field of otolaryngology and related disciplines. The Department offers You medical care of international standards with the latest diagnosis and treatment capabilities. The current research achievements are constantly put into the clinical practice.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is to support women during pregnancy and the perinatal period. The Department focuses on monitoring of the pregnant women in a high risk group. Within the perinatal period the Department provides all modern procedures for prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy. The Department maintains a close cooperation with the allied healthcare disciplines, for example, human genetics, pediatric cardiology, pediatric urology and pediatric surgery.
Wolfram T. Knoefel
Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery
The Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is a modern department of maximal care. It offers diagnosis and surgical treatment of all general, visceral and thoracic surgical diseases and also both general and thoracic surgical care of emergency for the patients with polytraumas. The Center for Pediatric Surgery covers the entire spectrum of treatment for pediatric diseases as well as surgery.
Department of Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf offers treatment of all dermatological diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, the treatment of skin cancer with special consideration of melanoma as well as diagnosis and treatment of allergies.
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology
The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf deals with general endocrinology, general diabetology and metabolism. The field of endocrinology is the center for comprehensive outpatient and inpatient diagnosis and treatment of all endocrine diseases: disorders of the endocrine glands (thyroid gland, adrenal gland, gonads), pituitary disorders, autoimmune thyroiditis (Basedow’s disease) as well as autoimmune polyglandular syndromes and metabolic disorders.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf covers a wide range of medical areas: diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas as well as the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors (esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver).
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is a national and international centre for vascular medicine. The kidney transplantation has been a strong point of the Department since 1974.
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology
The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment of patients with blood diseases, cancer and immune system diseases. The Department focuses on the treatment of malignant diseases of blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes.
Department of Orthopedics
The Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Dusseldorf offers all kinds of diagnostic procedures and therapeutic methods for the treatment of acute, acquired degenerative diseases and posttraumatic defects. There is a special interest in pediatric orthopedics, spine diseases, sports medicine and in joint preserving as well as joint replacing procedures.
Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology
The Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides treatment for the whole range of diseases in the field of cardiovascular medicine. The focuses of the Department are: cardiology and angiology, rhythmology, heart failure and intensve care as well as structural heart diseases.
Department of Neurosurgery
The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is one of the largest neurosurgical centers in Europe. The specialists of the Department have exerted a considerable influence on the development of modern neurosurgery (in the fields of fluorescent technique, cerebrovascular surgery, spine surgery etc.). The leading physicians of the Department play an important role in medical boards of German and European professional communities.
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here. The achievements includes the first open heart surgery with surface hypothermia, the first replacement of a heart valve and the first implantation of a pacemaker and a cardioverter defibrillator system in Germany.
Department of Nephrology
The main focuses of the Department of Nephrology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is the treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases, including systemic diseases with affected kidneys as well as preoperative and postoperative treatment of patients after the kidney transplant. Moreover, the Department specializes in hard adjustable blood pressure disorders.
Norbert R. Kübler
Department of Oral, Maxillary and Plasitic Facial Surgery
The objectives of the Department of Oral, Maxillofacial and Plastic Facial Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf cover the entire surgical spectrum of maxillofacial surgery. The Head and Neck Cancer Center, which is a part of the Department, currently is the only one institution in Dusseldorf, certified by the German Cancer Society as a “Comprehensive Cancer Center”.
Department of Urology
The Department of Urology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf deals with the treatment of all urologic diseases, including pediatric urology with the use of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods. They include “keyhole” surgery in case of urologic tumor surgery and modernization of diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones. An important focus of the Department is the Prostate Cancer Center.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is nationally and internationally recognized as a center of excellence in neurology. This medical specialty deals with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles. Neurological disorders include e.g. stroke (ischemic stroke or cerebral hemorrhage), multiple sclerosis, meningitis, movement disorders, myasthenia gravis, neuropathies, disk herniation, epilepsy, headaches and brain tumors.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Dusseldorf has an outpatient clinic of nuclear medicine with the entire spectrum of scintigraphy varying from diagnosis of thyroid and skeleton and up to the exchange of amino acids in case of brain tumors and diagnosis of metabolism at other malignant oncological diseases. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. H.-W. Müller.
Department of General Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of General Pediatrics, Neonatology and Pediatric Cardiology provides a wide range of medical services and medical care in all fields of general pediatrics. The Department receives patients of various age groups and adolescents up to 18. The Department focuses on metabolic therapy, infectious diseases, neurology and neonatology. The Department has a great experience, especially in medical care of children with diabetes, gastrointestinal, hepatologic and endocrine diseases.
Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery
The Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf under the direction of Dr. med. Joachim Windolf provides treatment of the whole range of traumatological diseases. The Department of maximal care in cooperation with the related disciplines provides high-class medical care to the patients with severe / multiple traumas. There is offered the entire range of modern osteosynthesis methods, including minimally invasive arthroscopic methods, such as endoprosthesis replacement of shoulder, hip and knee joints.
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology
The Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf deals with diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the hematopoietic system (anemias, leukemias, thrombocytopenia), cancers (tumors), blood clotting disorders, rheumatological and immunoloigcal diseases of every age group (infants, children, adolescents).
Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology
The goal of the Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is treatment of cancers by ionizing radiation either externally (teletherapy) or internally (brachytherapy). This radiation aims to destroy the maximal amount of cancer cells in the tumor. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Wilfried Budach.