University Hospital Erlangen
Department of Nephrology and Hypertension (289960)
Specialized in: nephrology, 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. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Willam.
The main objective of the Department of Medicine 4 at the University Hospital Erlangen is to detect the causes of kidney diseases and hypertension as early as possible with the use of the most advanced techniques and to embark on a targeted treatment, to prevent complications, as well as to prepare and perform transplant surgery in case of kidney failure.
Both normal and intensive care units deal with the treatment of all acute and chronic kidney diseases. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Willam offers all kinds of kidneys transplants for acute and long-term use during both inpatient and partially inpatient stay. The intensive care unit also uses other extracorporeal treatments (ECMO, LVAD, RVAD, Prometheus), to meet the requirements of a multidisciplinary medical care of patients with complex internal (e.g. hematology and oncology) or surgical (e.g. cardiac surgery) diseases.
Transplant medicine makes up a focus of the Department of Medicine 4. In a tight collaboration with the Transplant Center Erlangen and the Departments of Urology, Vascular and General Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen, there are performed successful kidney, as well as kidney and pancreas transplants.
The focuses of the Department of Medicine 4 at the University Hospital Erlangen are:
- Acute kidney failure
- Congenital kidney diseases
- Arterial hypertension
- Chronic kidney diseases
- Electrolyte disorders
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Interstitial nephropathy
- Renal manifestation of systemic diseases
- Intensive care medicine
- Kidney transplant
- Erlangen, Germany