University Hospital Greifswald
University Hospital Greifswald - Departments
Department of Urology and Andrology
The Department of Urology and Andrology offers the full range of medical services for the treatment of diseases of the organs of the reproductive system in men as well as urinary system pathologies in men and women. In addition, men with erectile dysfunction, infertility, and hormonal imbalances are treated here. The key focus of the work of the department's doctors is the treatment of prostate, testicular, penile, kidney, and bladder cancers. The medical facility is certified as a Urologic Oncology Center in accordance with the standards of the German Cancer Society (DKG), which indicates the excellent quality of treatment and its high success rates. The department's specialists have a perfect command of modern laparoscopic techniques and laser technologies, which allow them to perform treatment with minimal tissue trauma. The team of doctors at the medical facility devotes enough time to personal communication with the patient and always strives to carry out treatment in the most comfortable conditions for the patient. Many minor interventions and therapeutic procedures are performed on an outpatient basis without the need for hospitalization, which is an additional advantage.
Department of Traumatology
The Department of Traumatology offers all the options for conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Long clinical experience and a modern technical base allow the department's doctors to successfully treat extremely severe injuries and polytrauma. Doctors have special competence in providing medical care for patients with injuries of the lower limbs, pelvis, and spine. The treatment of hand injuries, including replantation surgery, is carried out in cooperation with highly specialized experts in hand surgery. In addition, the department's doctors have successful experience treating bone fracture malunion. The department's traumatologists have advanced equipment for minimally invasive and arthroscopic interventions, as well as navigation systems that ensure the high safety of surgical treatment. It should be noted that not only complex treatment is available in the department but also effective outpatient rehabilitation aimed at restoring the patient's mobility. The department provides round-the-clock admission of patients, and they can get emergency medical care. The department's team of doctors makes every effort to provide each patient with effective and sparing treatment, if possible.
Department of Radiation Therapy
The Department of Radiation Therapy offers the full range of modern methods of radiation therapy for patients with benign and malignant diseases. Particular attention is paid to radiation therapy for cancer of various localizations. In most cases, irradiation takes place on an outpatient basis. The department is proud of its state-of-the-art technical base, which includes two linear accelerators, ELEKTA Versa HD and ELEKTA Synergy, with digital imaging, the Siemens Definition AS CT scanner, the Philips Pinnacle 3D treatment planning system, the MOSAIQ monitoring system, the Varian Gammamed 12ix device for afterloading therapy, stereotaxic Brainlab equipment, and many other innovative devices that allow doctors to perform efficient irradiation. The images are uploaded to the picture archiving and communication system so that specialists from different departments can quickly access patient data. The department's radiation therapists accurately plan each radiation procedure in order to achieve the most effective result. The department uses the very latest types of radiation therapy, which allow the doctors to maximally affect the target area with virtually no harm to healthy adjacent organs and anatomical structures.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery provides the full range of services for surgical and conservative treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The medical facility admits patients of all age groups, including young children and adolescents. One of the key areas of the department's specialization is knee and hip replacement surgery. The department is a Maximum Care Arthroplasty Center certified in accordance with endoCert standards. The center performs more than 600 joint replacement surgeries annually. The doctors at the medical facility have unique experience in arthroscopic surgery, microsurgical interventions, minimally invasive operations, and septic surgery. The department also offers an innovative cartilage cell transplant procedure, which allows patients to restore severe damage to the articular cartilage. In addition, various foot diseases and injuries are treated here. The department's orthopedic team always strives to provide conservative treatment. If the patient still requires surgery, sparing surgical techniques are used, allowing him to restore mobility and return to his usual way of life as soon as possible. More than 1,800 inpatient operations and about 500 outpatient interventions are performed in the department's operating rooms annually.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology
The Department of Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology provides the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The medical facility has advanced infrastructure and equipment for imaging tests and radioisotope diagnostics. The department's doctors also successfully perform many therapeutic procedures under imaging guidance and therapy with radionuclides. CT and MRI scans, including their modern modifications (for example, diffusion MRI or perfusion MRI), angiography, scintigraphy, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, and other tests are performed in the department's diagnostic rooms. Therapeutic procedures in the fields of interventional radiology and neuroradiology are performed under imaging guidance. These are stent implantation, vascular balloon dilatation, sympathicolysis, thrombolysis, chemoembolization, etc. The specialists in nuclear medicine treat patients with radiopharmaceuticals. Of particular interest to the department's doctors is the treatment of thyroid diseases, bone metastases, and liver tumors. The department's medical team has deep expert knowledge and high professional skills to provide patients with effective care. In addition, it is important for doctors to take into account the patient's individual needs and wishes, so they pay attention to personal communication and building trusting relationships.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology and Epileptology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and dementia! The department offers a full range of diagnostics and treatment for diseases of the brain and spinal cord, as well as pathologies of the peripheral nervous system. The main areas of the department's clinical practice include providing medical care to patients with stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain tumors, and spinal cord tumors. Numerous specialized outpatient clinics and an advanced Stroke Unit with 10 beds are operating on the basis of the department. The department has 56 beds for patient hospitalization, 5 of which are equipped with video-EEG monitoring systems. The department cooperates closely with specialists in the fields of neurosurgery, neuropediatrics, radiology, psychiatry, human genetics, and others. The department's therapeutic options include drug therapy and physiotherapeutic procedures, including electrical stimulation, magnetotherapy, massage, manual therapy, and other techniques. Special attention should be paid to the high professionalism of the department's neurologists because doctors give due consideration to the patient's comprehensive diagnostics, based on the results of which they develop an optimal course of treatment to achieve a complete cure for the patient or a long-term remission for incurable neurological disorders.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery
According to the reputable Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery ranks among the top Neurosurgery Centers in Germany for many years in a row! Patients of all age groups, including children, have access to the full range of neurosurgical treatments for diseases of the brain, spinal cord, spine, and peripheral nerves. Particular attention is paid to the surgical treatment of pathologies of the skull base and pituitary gland, epilepsy, vascular malformations of the brain, spinal disc herniations, spinal instability, and peripheral nerve compression syndromes. The specialists at the medical facility have unique competencies in treating brain tumors, and the department has the status of a Neuro-Oncology Center certified by the German Cancer Society. The department successfully uses sparing minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques for treating nervous system diseases. During surgical interventions, advanced computer technologies are used, including neuronavigation and neuromonitoring systems. There are two high-tech operating rooms for surgical treatment, in which more than 2,000 interventions are performed annually.
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant offers all the possibilities of advanced medicine in the areas of its specialization. The team of the department's doctors is engaged in the diagnostics and treatment of hematopoietic diseases as well as solid tumors of various localizations. One of the key focuses of the work of the medical facility is a bone marrow transplant – the department has passed the prestigious JACIE certification of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Patients with advanced cancer receive palliative care to relieve pain and maintain a high quality of life. Medical care is available both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. A treatment regimen is developed for each patient on an individual basis at the tumor board, which is attended by oncologists, hematologists, and specialists from related medical fields. The department's doctors have unique experience in bone marrow transplant procedures and innovative immunotherapy with CAR T-cells. Chemotherapy, antibody therapy, and treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors are also successfully performed here. The department has all the resources available to provide effective medical care, while the focus is always on the patient and his individual needs and wishes.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery offers the full range of services in the areas of its competence. An important place in the work of the department's doctors is the provision of medical care to patients with fractures and injuries of the facial skeletal bones, head and neck tumor removal surgery, and temporomandibular dysfunction repair. The department's surgeons have vast experience in the correction of cleft lip and palate in adults and children. The medical facility also successfully performs aesthetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. In addition, the placement of the latest generation of dental implants is carried out here. The department is certified in accordance with the requirements of the German Cancer Society in the treatment of head and neck tumors, which confirms the high competence of the medical facility in this field. High-tech equipment and expert knowledge, combined with the long experience of the department's doctors, form a solid base for providing effective medical care for patients. The department's specialists guarantee not only high standards of medical assistance but also comprehensive care, a humane attitude, and respect for each patient's individual needs and wishes.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the area of its specialization. The medical facility admits newborn babies, young children, and adolescents with general, oncological, hematological, and neurological diseases, as well as with endocrine pathologies and metabolic disorders. The health of young patients is in the safe hands of a team of highly qualified specialists who have in their arsenal many modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. The department has a modern infrastructure to provide effective medical care to children and play areas that allow young patients to feel as comfortable as possible here. The department was awarded the prestigious Ausgezeichnet FÜR KINDER certificate, which indicates top-class medical care and the highest competence of medical personnel. In addition, the history of the medical facility is more than 100 years old, so it has long gained fame not only in Germany but throughout Europe.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery performs the full range of modern surgical interventions for diseases of the abdominal cavity, thorax, and urinary system, as well as operations for oncological diseases and traumatic injuries. The health of young children, adolescents, newborns, and premature babies is in the safe hands of a highly qualified team of surgeons with long practical experience, based on an individual approach to each clinical case. Surgical treatment is performed in a state-of-the-art operating room with an HD imaging system, equipment for minimally invasive and endoscopic interventions, as well as laser procedures. Such a technical base allows performing interventions with minimal trauma to the child's healthy tissues, thereby providing an optimal result. With appropriate clinical indications, the department's surgeons always prefer low-traumatic interventions characterized by minimal pain, a short hospital stay, and the absence of scars. These surgical procedures also practically exclude postoperative complications. The department's specialists get along well with children and know how to establish trusting relationships with them, which also contributes to a successful therapeutic process.
Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology
The Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology offers all the options of modern medicine in the areas of its specialization. Patients can undergo comprehensive diagnostics and effective treatment for heart, blood vessel, and lung diseases here. Of particular interest is the treatment of coronary heart disease, acute and chronic heart failure, arterial hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias. The department has 2 state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, where doctors perform balloon dilatation, vascular stent implantation, laser angioplasty, heart valve repair and replacement, and other advanced interventions. The team of pulmonologists in the department cooperates closely with thoracic surgeons. The doctors most commonly treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, lung tumors, and pulmonary hypertension. The treatment is based on drug therapy and endoscopic interventional procedures. The department also successfully performs extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe forms of acute respiratory failure. The department has 108 beds.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Rheumatology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Nephrology and Rheumatology offers the full range of top-class medical care to patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidneys, endocrine glands, and rheumatic pathologies. One of the key focuses of the department's work is the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers in cooperation with general and abdominal surgeons. In addition, the department has a high-tech Endoscopy Unit, where patients can undergo modern endoscopic examinations for suspected digestive pathologies and effective endoscopic treatment, which often allows patients to avoid open surgery. In the field of endocrinology, various endocrine disorders are treated. For patients with kidney diseases, the department has a modern Dialysis Unit, where all types of renal replacement therapy are available. Patients with rheumatic diseases most often receive outpatient care. The health of the department's patients is in the safe hands of highly professional doctors with long experience. The specialists make every effort to provide each patient with effective treatment in a pleasant environment.
Department of Dermatology and Phlebology
The Department of Dermatology and Phlebology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of all diseases of the skin and its appendages, as well as venous pathologies. The key focus of the department's clinical practice is the treatment of malignant skin tumors. Doctors also have long experience in treating photodermatosis, occupational skin diseases, allergic skin reactions, psoriasis, and autoimmune skin lesions. The scope of tasks of the specialists at the medical facility also includes the treatment of venous diseases, such as chronic venous insufficiency, deep vein thrombosis, and varicose veins. The department's doctors provide high-quality medical care to patients with chronic non-healing wounds. The department has well-equipped laboratories for the analysis of skin scrapings, biopsy material, etc. There are also cozy treatment rooms and state-of-the-art operating rooms. The basis of clinical practice is the use of classical and innovative treatment methods. The team of the department's dermatologists always strives to provide an effective treatment, taking into account the aesthetic aspect.
Department of Hand Surgery
The Department of Hand Surgery offers the full range of services in its area of specialization. The medical facility provides modern diagnostics and treatment for all hand diseases. Replantation surgery is available 24 hours a day. The department's surgeons demonstrate excellent results in plastic surgery to close skin and soft tissue defects using microsurgical transplants. Reconstructive microsurgical interventions on the peripheral nerves are successfully performed in the operating rooms of the medical facility. Depending on the clinical indications, operations can be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Since 2013, the department has been a certified Hand Trauma Center (certificate of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand, FESSH). The department's specialists work in operating rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Advanced surgical microscopes, monitoring devices, and computer technology provide the most accurate interventions with minimal trauma rates. The professionalism of the department's doctors also plays a decisive role in hand surgery because such operations require deep expert knowledge and experience.
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 medical services in these fields. Patients with diseases of the ear, throat, and nose, as well as the head and neck, receive medical care in the department. The department has an excellent infrastructure for performing ENT functional tests in adults and children, as well as state-of-the-art operating rooms in which both simple and extremely complex surgical interventions are performed. The department has advanced laser systems for performing laser interventions for ENT diseases. The department has a Sleep Laboratory specializing in detecting and treating sleep disorders. Important areas of the department's clinical activity also include hearing screening in newborns and cochlear implantation. The department has 30 beds for inpatient treatment. The health of patients is in the safe hands of a highly professional team of doctors. The treatment regimen is developed on an individual basis, taking into account the patient's needs and wishes.
Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics
The Department of Gynecology, Mammology and Obstetrics offers all the options of modern medicine in the areas of its specialization. Progressive methods of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the female reproductive system and breast are available here. The focus of the department's doctors is on patients with gynecologic cancers, breast cancer, urinary incontinence, hormonal imbalances caused by gynecological pathologies, etc. Breast cancer treatment takes place in a highly specialized center certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 standards by the German Cancer Society (DKG) and the German Society of Senology (DGS). An integral part of the department's clinical practice is obstetrics. More than 1,000 babies are born in the modern delivery rooms of the medical facility every year. Obstetricians provide expectant mothers with personalized pregnancy management, safe childbirth, and high-quality postpartum care. The department regularly demonstrates high treatment success rates, which are facilitated by the use of innovative technologies and modern treatments.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in refractive eye surgery and cataract surgery! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment for diseases of the eye and its appendages. The department admits patients of all age categories, ranging from young children to the elderly. Both conservative and surgical treatment methods are available here. The department has one of the most active in-house Eye Banks in Germany. Every year, the bank's specialists receive from 600 to 800 corneas to check their quality and prepare them for transplant surgery. The department is equipped with advanced laser systems for treating retinal diseases and glaucoma. The department's doctors are also competent in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. The top-class specialists with long clinical experience take care of the health of the patients' eyes. Doctors always devote enough time to personal communication with their patients and the selection of optimal treatment tactics, taking into account their individual needs and wishes.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Bariatric Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Bariatric Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department is equipped with modern operating rooms for both classical open and sparing minimally invasive surgical interventions, which significantly reduce blood loss and minimize the risk of complications. The department's specialists have outstanding qualifications and unique clinical experience, which allows them to perform complex interventions. The priority areas of the department's work are abdominal cancer surgery, operations for vascular pathologies, and interventions to treat lung diseases. In total, the department performs more than 3,000 surgical procedures annually. Prior to surgery, patients undergo full diagnostics and receive a comprehensive consultation on the upcoming treatment and postoperative recovery.
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