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 Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of all diseases of the eye and its appendages. The department has 80 beds and seven state-of-the-art operating rooms, including an outpatient operating room, which makes it one of the largest specialized medical facilities of this kind. The department annually treats about 38,000 outpatients and 6000 inpatients. The high competence of doctors allows them to provide treatment even in particularly complex clinical cases. The department also offers 24-hour emergency medical care.
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 Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the surgical treatment of head and neck pathologies (certified by the German Cancer Society). The spectrum is complemented by high-quality services in the field of phoniatrics and pedaudiology. The department has 80 planned beds for the inpatient treatment, as well as 6 beds in the intensive care unit. The surgical interventions are performed in six progressive operating rooms equipped with the cutting-edge surgical instruments and computer technologies.
Department of Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology offers the diagnostics and treatment of all skin diseases. The department specializes in the treatment of skin tumors and operative dermatology, the treatment of allergies, autoimmune diseases, hair and scalp diseases. Skin cancers are treated within the framework of the Skin Cancer Center certified by the German Cancer Society. Close interdisciplinary cooperation, state-of-the-art infrastructure of the university hospital provide the highest level of medical services and the best treatment results.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiac Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgical procedures! The department offers the full range of surgical treatment of cardiac pathologies of varying severity. The specialization covers the treatment of terminal heart failure, treatment with mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplantation. The department provides its services in accordance with the very latest technical standards and offers the highest possible patient safety.
Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Endocrinology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Endocrinology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, lungs and endocrine glands. The patients are treated both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department also operates a modern Intensive Care Unit and an Emergency Service. The modern equipment for endoscopy, ultrasound, the in-house Laboratory for Endocrinologic Diagnostics and other facilities of the department guarantee the accurate diagnostics, which is the key to successful treatment.
Department of Cardiology and Angiology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiology and Angiology ranks among the top German medical facilities for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases! The department offers the full range of services in these fields and specializes in the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system. Due to the availability of modern medical equipment and innovative techniques, especially in the field of diagnostic imaging of the heart, arrhythmias and catheter treatment of coronary stenosis, heart valve defects and other heart diseases, the department plays a leading role in this area in the national and international medical arena.
Department of Hematology and Oncology
The Department of Hematology and Oncology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the hematopoietic system, such as acute or chronic leukemia, malignant lymphomas, as well as solid malignant tumors, which require chemotherapy or other systemic therapies. The department offers all systemic treatments, including bone marrow transplantation, antibody therapy. The main goal of each medical team employee is to provide patients with a competent medical care.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, fractures, pathologies and deformities of the teeth, lesions of the oral cavity, jaw and face. The field of competence of the department's doctors also includes plastic surgery. The department offers the very latest surgical techniques, which provide not only the optimal therapeutic result, but also excellent results from an aesthetic point of view. An important treatment component is the interdisciplinary cooperation with the specialists from related fields.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of the entire spectrum of neurosurgical diseases, injuries, inflammations, tumors and malformations of the brain, spinal cord and their meninges, as well as the spine. As one of the largest medical facilities of its kind in Germany, the department performs more than 2,500 surgical interventions every year. The department has 78 beds, including 14 beds in the intensive care unit. The priority goal of the specialists is to provide patient-oriented, high-quality medical care, as well as the study of neurosurgical diseases, the development of new therapeutic methods and the training of medical students.
Department of Neurology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease! The department offers all the options of modern medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. With more than 3,500 inpatients and about 7,000 outpatients yearly, the department is one of the largest and most successful in its area of specialization in Germany. The treatment is provided in close cooperation with the Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery and the Department of Neuroradiology.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery covers the whole range of surgical and conservative treatment methods for musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. The department has earned a reputation as supraregional Trauma Centre in Central Franconia and annually provides its services to more than 240 patients with severe injuries and carries out more than 3,000 surgical interventions. In addition, the department is recognized as one of 10 largest and leading German medical facilities specializing in polytrauma treatment. The specialization also includes highly qualified medical care for patients with sports injured.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery
The Department of Plastic Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery offers the full range of modern plastic surgery, which includes aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, burn surgery, craniofacial surgery and hand surgery. In addition, the spectrum is complemented by replantation surgery (around the clock). The innovative microsurgical techniques, laser surgery and endoscopy are used in all fields. Medical services meet the international standards and adapt to the specific clinical case of each patient. The department annually provides its services to more than 1,000 inpatients and about 5,000 outpatients, as well as performs more than 2,500 operations.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy
According to Focus, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Radiation Therapy ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in radiation therapy! The department offers the full range of services in this medical field and is one of the most modern departments of this kind in Germany. The medical facility provides comprehensive treatment for malignant diseases, which covers not only radiation therapy, but also chemotherapy, supportive treatment (for example, pain therapy, diet therapy). All medical services meet the highest international standards.
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in its specialization. Of particular interest are PET/CT, SPECT/CT, as well as innovative therapeutic methods of nuclear medicine, such as peptide radioreceptor therapy for neuroendocrine tumors, radioembolization of liver tumors and treatment of prostate cancer with radioligands targeting a prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA therapy). The highly qualified world-renowned doctors take care of the patients.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology ranks among the top German departments specializing in prostate cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the urogenital system in adult men and children. The department operates a number of certified specialized centers, for example, the Prostate Cancer Center, the Urinary Incontinence Center, the Pediatric Kidney Disease Center, etc. The department's doctors are also actively engaged in research, so the patients have access to relevant clinical trials, which in some cases saves their lives.
Department of Nephrology and Hypertensiology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Nephrology and Hypertensiology ranks among the top specialized Nephrology Centers in Germany! The department offers the diagnostics and treatment of all congenital and acquired kidney diseases, hypertension and their complications with the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods. A special focus is made on kidney failure, for the treatment of which the department offers all types of renal replacement therapy, including kidney transplantation. The department is one of the largest University Nephrology Centers in Germany.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology, Immunology
The The Department of Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology, Immunology offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of rheumatic, immunological and allergic diseases. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of various diseases of bones, joints and autoimmune diseases, as well as allergies. The highest level of medical competence is underlined by the fact that the department is one of the few Centers of Excellence in Europe in its specialization. In addition, the department is also a certified Allergology Center.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and surgical treatment of diseases of the vascular system. Special attention is paid to bypass procedures, which often help to avoid serious circulatory disorders requiring amputation of the lower limbs. The specialists in the field of operative vascular surgery, interventional treatment and conservative therapy work side by side in order to ensure an optimal result. The department successfully applies the most sparing treatment methods.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology offers the full range of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of all congenital and acquired heart defects in children. The department's specialists annually perform more than 300 heart operations and more than 300 heart catheterization procedures. Of particular importance is caring attitude towards young patients. The department has created all conditions for parents to be able to stay close to their children during treatment. The competence of pediatric cardiologists also includes the monitoring of adult patients with congenital heart diseases.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects in children at the highest level of university medicine. All surgeons of the department have excellent qualifications necessary to achieve the successful treatment results in the long term. Important attention is paid to optimal preoperative preparation and postoperative care, communication with young patients, which aims to establish trust and overcome the child’s fear. The department holds a leading position not only in Germany, but also in the European medical arena.
Department of Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers all types of modern surgical interventions for the treatment of thoracic diseases. The patients with lung cancer are provided with the interdisciplinary treatment as part of a multidisciplinary cancer program combining tumor resection, radiation and chemotherapy. Another area of specialization is laser thoracic surgery, which allows to preserve tissues (lung parenchyma), for example, in the treatment of lung metastases. Also, the spectrum is complemented by the surgical correction of thoracic deformities, for example, pectus excavatum, and minimally invasive endoscopic hyperhidrosis treatment.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the full range of classic and innovative surgical interventions to treat various surgical diseases in children of all age groups. The department is proud of its 200-year traditions and tremendous experience in the surgical treatment of children. In addition to state-of-the-art operating rooms, the department has a special infrastructure for the leisure of young patients, so that they feel as comfortable as possible and can easily tolerate the period of hospitalization. In especially complex clinical cases, there may be involved pediatric doctors from the necessary directions.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for children (including premature and newborn babies) and adolescents of all age groups. The department provides care in various medical fields. It consists of the specialized outpatient clinics, which allow doctors to offer all patients the optimal treatment depending on their disease and age. The key to high efficiency is the excellent qualifications of the department’s experienced doctors. A number of diseases are treated within the framework of the special interdisciplinary centers distinguished by advanced experience. These include, for example, the Perinatal Center, the Epilepsy Center, the Cancer Center, etc. The department offers the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of modern surgical treatment. The clinical priority is cancer surgery, especially sparing, minimally invasive procedures and high-precision robot-assisted interventions. Each patient receives an individually adapted treatment regimen, which is discussed at daily conferences with doctors from related disciplines. Particular attention is paid to the comprehensive counseling, including on non-operational, traditional treatment methods.
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