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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma (program ID: 255227)


Gerold Schuler

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Gerold Schuler

Department of Dermatology

Specialized in: dermatology
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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) and about 30,000 outpatients are annually treated here in accordance with the latest scientific achievements. Since December 2002, the quality management system of the Department of Dermatology has been certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. univ. Gerold Schuler.

The Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Erlangen explores new possibilities for the treatment of inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Patients with malignant melanoma can be treated using a special immunotherapy even at the progressing stages. This therapy, developed jointly with the Nobel Prize winners, Professor Ralph Steinman (Rockefeller University, New York) and Professor Gerold Schuler, is currently available only in a few hospitals in the world.

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Erlangen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. univ. Gerold Schuler are

  • Skin tumors (malignant melanoma and other malignant skin diseases) and surgical dermatology
  • Allergies, including production and environmental dermatology 
  • (Auto-) immune diseases
  • Psoriasis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Hair and scalp diseases
  • Andrology (treatment of male urinary organs: treatment of infertility/erectile dysfunction)
  • Dermatohistopathology
  • Care of patients with chronic wounds

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan
  • preoperative care
  • micrographic surgical treatment of melanoma
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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