- Erlangen, Germany
University Hospital Erlangen
University Hospital Erlangen - Departments
Department of Human Genetics
The Department of Human Genetics offers the full spectrum of detection, classification and diagnostics of both the discrepancies leading to abnormalities of the genome and the developing pathologic processes. Upon the identification of such disease, the specialists of the department provide the patient and affected family members with information on the disease course features, possible prevention measures or specific treatment techniques as well as on the inheritance pattern and risks of recurrence in children.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in the imaging diagnostics and interventional therapy of diseases of all organs and systems. To provide comprehensive medical care, the department has the very latest systems for all modern radiological diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, for example, MRI, CT, ultrasound, digital X-ray, digital subtraction angiography, imaging-guided intervention procedures.
Department of Neuroradiology
The Department of Neuroradiology offers the full range of interventional diagnostics and therapy of diseases and pathological changes of the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord, adjacent anatomical structures. To provide first-class medical care, the department has modern technical equipment of the latest generation, as well as conducts active research activities, the results of which allow improving methods of neuroradiologic diagnosis and therapy.
Department of Ophthalmology
With 80 approved beds and 7 operating rooms, the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Erlangen belongs to the largest academic Departments of Ophthalmology in Germany. The Department annually treats about 38,000 outpatients and 6,000 inpatients. The medical care covers the full range of modern ophthalmology.
Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in obstetrics and breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in its areas of specialization and is one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany. Of particular interest is the treatment of oncopathology of the female reproductive system, including breast cancer, first-class obstetric care and comprehensive pregnancy management, gynecologic endocrinology and reproductive medicine. A highly competent team of doctors, who has tremendous experience and keeps abreast of the cutting-edge medical innovations, cares about the health of patients.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen belongs to the largest ENT departments in Germany with its 80 approved beds, 6 operating rooms, an Intensive Care Unit with 5 beds and a university outpatient clinic with 9 wards. The Department offers patients the entire diagnostic, conservative, therapeutic and surgical spectrum of otolaryngology as well as head and neck surgery.
Department of Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Erlangen is an internationally recognized Center of Excellence in diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. Over 3,000 inpatients (46 inpatient beds, 10 beds in the day hospital), as well as about 30,000 outpatients are annually treated here in accordance with the latest scientific achievements.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Сardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels. About 1,100 of them are open heart operations with the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass.
Department of Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology
The Department of Medicine 1 specializes in three fields: gastroenterology, pneumology and endocrinology. Other focuses include hepatology, nutritional medicine and internal intensive care medicine. Gastroenterology has been recognized to be the main focus as there were developed methods of global significance in this field.
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
The Department of Medicine 2 at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions in its focus. With the state-of-the-art equipment and innovative methods, the Department is a leader in imaging diagnosis of the heart, arrhythmias and catheterization for stenosis of coronary vessels and other heart diseases.
Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology
The Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of the hematopoietic system, such as acute and chronic leukemia and malignant lymphomas, as well as malignant solid tumors (if chemotherapy or other systemic treatments are needed). The Department also develops optimal treatment programs and makes a significant contribution to both clinical and experimental cancer studies.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen offers patients the full range of surgical services in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, including plastic surgery. The spectrum covers diseases, injuries, fractures, defects and deformities of the teeth, mouth, jaw and face. In a close cooperation with the related disciplines, the Department makes every effort to provide both functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of a patient.
Department of Neurosurgery
As one of the largest clinics of neurosurgery in Germany with over 2,500 operations per year, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen covers the whole range of neurosurgical diseases, injuries, inflammations, tumors and malformations of the brain and spinal cord and their membranes as well as spine malformations. The Department has 78 beds, including 12 beds in the intensive care unit. There are annually treated over 5,000 outpatients.
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the largest clinics in Germany. The Department annually treats over 3,500 inpatients and 15,000 outpatients. There is maintained a close collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery and the Section of Neuroradiology. A special Stroke Unit should be noted, since it is the largest one in Bavaria and one of the largest in Germany.
Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics
The Section of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the University Hospital Erlangen covers the full range of surgical and conservative treatment options in modern trauma surgery and orthopedics. As the transregional Trauma Center of Middle Franconia, the Section receives over 240 seriously wounded patients and thus ranks among 20 largest Polytrauma Centers.
Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
The Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery offers the full range of modern plastic surgery that covers esthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, burn surgery, craniofacial surgery and hand surgery. All the fields involve the use of microsurgical methods, laser surgery and endoscopy. The medical team of the Department has a variety of new techniques and methods, such as microsurgery and endoscopic methods that have recently been greatly improved. Due to these methods, the University Hospital Erlangen ensures the most sparing and accurate plastic surgery.
Department of Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy at the University Hospital Erlangen is one of the newest Centers for Radiation Therapy in Germany. The Department offers a comprehensive treatment for malignant diseases. This includes radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy, as well as supportive therapy (e.g. pain therapy and supportive nutrition). Different tumors require different therapies offered by the state-of-the-art radiation units of the Department. The spectrum also includes interventional radiation therapy and local deep hyperthermia.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic methods in this field. The special innovative focuses include PET/CT, SPECT/CT and innovative therapeutic methods of nuclear medicine, such as peptide radio-receptor therapy for neuroendocrine tumors, radioembolization of liver tumors and prostate cancer treatment with the use of radioligands to the Prostate-Specific-Membrane-Antigen (PSMA).
Department of Urology and Pediatric Urology
The Department of Urology at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of treatments for urological diseases. As the renowned University Clinic, the Department ensures the treatment based on both innovative and well-tried standards of medicine. The treatment is provided in its three operating rooms with the state-of-the-art technical equipment. The Department meets the highest standards in diagnosis and treatment of modern urology corresponding to the international level.
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension (Department of Medicine 4) at the University Hospital Erlangen (together with the Department of Medicine 4 at the Nuremberg Hospital) is one of the largest nephrological institutions in Europe. It uses the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods to treat kidney diseases and hypertension.
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
The Department of Rheumatology and Immunology (Department of Medicine 3) offers innovative and effective diagnostic and treatment options for rheumatic inflammatory, immunological and infectious diseases. There are used the latest research advances and the state-of-the-art equipment to detect and treat diseases. Therefore, the Department ensures a top-class medicine.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery covers the full range of vascular diseases. The specialists in the fields of operative vascular surgery, interventional treatment and conservative therapy work closely together. The department uses the most sparing treatments quite successfully and has the whole interdisciplinary spectrum of modern medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Erlangen in cooperation with medical partners in the field of all congenital and acquired heart defects in childhood (and an older age) offers a specialized top-class treatment. There are annually performed over 300 heart operations and over 300 catheter interventions.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen is the Center of Competence ensuring an optimal treatment for children (and young adults) with heart diseases. The patient care is provided in a tight cooperation with a team of pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, perfusionists and nursing staff.
Department of Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of modern thoracic surgery. The patients with lung cancer undertake an interdisciplinary treatment within the comprehensive cancer program. Another focus is a special surgical laser technique that allows to preserve tissues (lung parenchyma), e.g. upon the treatment of lung metastases.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery is an independent institution at the University Hospital Erlangen providing the entire spectrum of modern pediatric surgery. The Department of Pediatric Surgery is a special one and its equipment meets all the latest requirements for the treatment of children and adolescents. To ensure the best comprehensive treatment, it is managed in cooperation with the Department of Pediatric Cardiology.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at the University Hospital Erlangen deals with the treatment of children (including premature and newborn babies) and adolescents of all age groups. The Department has various sections and special outpatient clinics to provide an optimal treatment depending on a clinical picture and age. With the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods at command, the experienced pediatricians work together with the highly qualified nursing staff, physiotherapists and teachers to take care of the health of young patients.
Department of Surgery
The Department of Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the recognized medical institutions in Germany. The Department provides services with the use of the most advanced technology and ensures the best possible patient safety. There is provided almost the full range of various surgical disciplines by the respective specialists, who maintain a multidisciplinary cooperation within one center.