University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of raynaud's syndrome (Raynaud disease ) (program ID: 250171)

Matthias Girndt

Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias Girndt

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Specialized in: nephrology, rheumatology

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Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) are nephrology (kidney disease and high blood pressure), rheumatology, as well as metabolic disorders. Particular attention is paid to the prevention of renal dysfunction due to blood pressure and diabetes, rapid recognition and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the kidneys and slowing of their distribution. In the case of an ultimate renal failure, the clinic offers all methods of renal replacement, prepares the patients for dialysis (blood cleansing) and kidney transplantation. In close cooperation with the Department of Urology at the University Hospital of Halle, it performs about 70 transplantations a year.

The rheumatology department treats patients with all diseases og the rheumatic morphological group, autoimmune diseases, and connective tissue diseases. The main focus is the treatment of rheumatic diseases in Halle.

Medical services offered by the branch: countseling of patients before and after transplantation; diagnostics and treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension); diagnostics and treatment of autoimmune diseases; diagnostics and treatment of endocrine diseases of the digestive system and metabolism disorders; diagnostics and treatment of renal diseases; diagnostics and treatment of renal failure; diagnostics and treatment of osteopathy and chondropathy; diagnostics and treatment of rheumatic diseases; diagnostics and treatment of other diseases of urinary-genital system; spondylopathy diagnosis and treatment; diagnosis and treatment of tubulointerstitial kidney disease; dialysis; ultrasound duplex scanning; native ultrasound; kidney transplantation.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood with CK
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • immune status (Antinuclear antibodies test)
  •  nail fold capillaroscopy
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (medicines is not included)
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About hospital

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UCH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. In a broad professional range of clinics and institutions, UCH as a major provider of mediclal services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, provides the top-level medical services to its patients. The patients living far outside of Halle also entrust their health to about 285 employees and 210 clinics students. For the past 15 years, the University Clinics was expanded at its principal location at Ernst-Grube-Straße with new buildings. In the years to come, the further construction measures to optimize the patient care will be taken. In the list of clinics compiled by FOCUS, the clinic is ranked 38th.

Besides the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) also has an impeccable reputation and many years of experience in treatment and servicing of patients from various countries. The hospital receives patients from all over the world, who want to enjoy the advantages of high standards in research, medicine and care of the patients.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.