Diagnosis and conservative treatment of shingles (program ID: 75175)

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

location_on Frankfurt am Main, Germany
10/10 from 97 Votes
Specialized hospital
Roland Kaufmann

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Roland Kaufmann

Specialized in: dermatology, venereology, allergology

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • dermatological skin examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • herpes simplex virus (HSV)
    • Immunoassay for antibody analysis (Ig G, Ig M) to herpes zoster
  • differential diagnosis of other diseases of the skin 
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
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About the department

The Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main offers the diagnostics and treatment of all dermatological diseases. The department specializes in the very latest methods of surgical dermatology, diagnostics and treatment of skin cancer, venous diseases, as well as all diagnostic and therapeutic methods of modern dermatology, including laser dermatological therapy, phototherapy, photodynamic therapy, etc. The treatment of patients with skin cancer is carried out in close cooperation with colleagues from the University Cancer Center Frankfurt. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Roland Kaufmann.

One of the department's specialized focuses is the surgical treatment of dermatological diseases. In certain clinical indications, surgery is the only or optimal treatment method. The department specializes in cancer surgery (for example, malignant melanoma, basal cell skin cancer), removal of sentinel lymph nodes, vein surgery (for example, crossectomy with stripping), etc. The surgical spectrum includes all modern options, in particular, microscopically controlled surgery, flap plastic surgery, free skin grafts, etc. Such a variety of surgical techniques provides individual, adapted to each patient treatment regimen.

Skin cancer treatment is carried out within the specialized Skin Cancer Center. Along with the dermatologists, the specialists from other fields, such as radiation therapy or surgery, participate in the treatment process. The center offers internationally recommended treatment for all types of skin cancer using surgical and conservative methods. Other benefits of the treatment at the center are interdisciplinary patient management within the tumor boards, the use of the very latest scientific achievements and methods, the collaboration with related physicians, etc. The full compliance with the international treatment protocols is regularly monitored by the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the German Society of Dermatology (DDG).

The diagnostic and therapeutic range of the department includes the following diseases:

  • Inflammatory skin diseases
  • Skin neoplasms
    • Malignant melanoma, basal cell skin cancer, etc.
  • Allergic diseases
  • Diagnostics and outpatient surgical treatment of venous diseases
  • Chronic open wounds
  • Dermatologic surgery and aesthetic plastic dermatology
  • Dermatologic laser therapy and phototherapy
  • Skin infections
  • Diseases of the mucous membrane and skin appendages
  • Hemorrhoids and anal eczema
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other benign and malignant skin diseases

Methods of surgical dermatology:

  • Microscopy-guided surgery (control of the resected tumor edge)
  • Flap plastic surgery
  • Free skin grafts
  • Wound coverings and skin substitutes
  • Vacuum-assisted wound therapy
  • Removal of sentinel lymph nodes
  • Invasive treatment of varicose veins
  • Ablative treatment methods (erbium, carbon dioxide lasers, dermabrasion)
  • Liposuction
  • Different types of local anesthesia, for example, tumescent local anesthesia
  • And other surgical techniques

 Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt 

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