University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf - Departments
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of advanced imaging examinations and minimally invasive treatment of diseases of the brain and spinal cord, as well as of brain meninges and nearby anatomical structures. Key attention is also paid to the treatment of cervical and cerebral vascular stenosis, aneurysms and vascular malformations. To provide comprehensive medical care, there is maintained close cooperation with the experts in radiology, neurology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery and other specialists.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology offers the full range of modern radiological studies and imaging-guided therapeutic procedures. Patient care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The experienced medical team of the department uses only state-of-the-art equipment with fully digital imaging, monitoring and archiving. The doctors work in close cooperation with all departments of the hospital, in particular, with the Department of Traumatology, General and Abdominal Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, Heart Center.
Department of Pediatric Radiology
The Department of Pediatric Radiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostics in children and adolescents. The department is equipped with the medical equipment of the latest generation for various imaging studies in children, including ultrasound, X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It uses special diagnostic techniques adapted to the needs of the child’s body and allowing to significantly reduce the radiation load on the child’s body.
Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the thorax and abdomen, endocrine glands, blood vessels and morbid obesity. If possible, the preference is always given to sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques. The department performs more than 3,000 outpatient and about 2,600 inpatient interventions every year. The department has one of the largest interdisciplinary Obesity Centers, as well as one of three supraregional Centers for Pancreatic, Stomach and Esophageal Surgery.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostics and modern treatment of ophthalmic diseases in patients of all age groups. The competence of the department's doctors also covers emergency care for patients with eye pathologies and injuries. The department has 65 beds for inpatient treatment. The advanced technical equipment, modern infrastructure and high professionalism of doctors contribute to the fact that the department has a reputation as one of the leading German departments in the field of its specialization.
Department of Dermatology and Venereology
The Department of Dermatology and Venereology offers the broadest options for the diagnostics and treatment of all skin diseases and sexually transmitted diseases. Of particular interest is the treatment of patients with skin tumors, chronic wounds, phlebological disorders, autoimmune pathologies and chronic inflammatory skin diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, neurodermatitis. In addition, the service spectrum covers the comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of allergic diseases, the most modern treatment methods in the field of aesthetic dermatology.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology offers the full range of medical services in these fields and specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the digestive system (esophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas, liver), acute and chronic infectious diseases, tropical infections and oncopathologies of the internal organs. To ensure the comprehensive and most effective treatment, there is maintained close cooperation with the Departments of Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary and Transplant Surgery, General Surgery and Radiology.
Department of Gynecology and Mammology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Gynecology and Mammology ranks among the top German departments specializing in breast cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in its areas of specialization. Due to its successful clinical activities, the department has the status of a supraregional Competence Center for Surgical and Conservative Gynecologic Oncology, as well as of the leading Breast Cancer Center. All therapeutic measures meet the modern standards of both national and international specialized societies.
Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine ranks among the top Germany medical facilities specializing in the provision of obstetric services! The department offers comprehensive management of pregnancy, safe childbirth and high-quality postpartum care both for mother and baby. The department is the Level I Perinatal Center, which indicates the credibility of the medical facility. A special focus is on the management of high-risk pregnancy and individualized analysis of prenatal risks. For many years, the department has been maintaining its leading position in the field of its competence and taking care of the safe childbirth.
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Pulmonology ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of solid tumors, benign and malignant blood and hematopoietic system diseases, including bleeding disorders, as well as pathologies of the lungs and other organs of the respiratory system. The offer is complemented by effective palliative care. All physicians of the department are highly qualified experts in their area of specialization and apply theoretical knowledge and clinical experience to ensure an optimal therapy result.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery offers the full range of medical services for patients with diseases of the ear, nose and throat at the highest university level. Specialization also covers surgical procedures of varying complexity in the head and neck. The department has 38 beds for inpatient treatment, an advanced Section for Cochlear Implantation, Section for Functional Diagnostics and state-of-the-art operating rooms. The department annually treats about 9,000 outpatients, as well as provides medical care to more than 4,000 patients.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of various diseases in newborns, infants, young children and adolescents. A distinctive feature of the department is the unique competence in the treatment of extremely rare and complex pathologies in young patients. The department treats more than 17,000 outpatients and about 4,600 inpatients every year. In addition, the department operates a day hospital (about 1,000 patients annually).
Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
The Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology offers all the options of modern diagnostics and therapy for children and adolescents with malignant diseases (leukemia and solid tumors), blood diseases and bleeding disorders. It is one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany in this field and the only one of this kind in Hamburg. The treatment is provided in accordance with the recommendations of the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Haematology with the engagement of the necessary specialists from all related medical fields.
Department of Neurology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Neurology ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease! The department offers the full range of diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nervous and muscular systems. The specialization covers the treatment of stroke, cerebrovascular diseases, movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, muscular diseases, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis. In addition, the competence includes intensive neurological care.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery offers the diagnostics and comprehensive treatment of neurosurgical pathologies, including tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. The department is the leading Center of Neurosurgery in Northern Germany and is responsible for the implementation of new algorithms for the treatment of patients with brain tumors. To this end, there is an active participation in the international researches and the development of new surgical methods, for example, operations in the waking state. Close interdisciplinary cooperation also contributes to the achievement of optimal treatment results.
Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation
The Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department's doctors are recognized experts in the diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases, hypertension, rheumatic diseases, endocrine disorders, diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity and lipid spectrum disorders. With more than 80 kidney transplantations yearly, the department has an excellent reputation in this field at the national and international levels.
Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment and reconstruction for injuries and lesions of the musculoskeletal system. The department specializes in severe pelvic and spinal injuries, inflammation and bone tissue tumors, treatment of life-threatening polytrauma, as well as the treatment of elderly patients. Also, the department has a special experience in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in prostate cancer treatment! The department has all the diagnostic and therapeutic options to provide first-class medical care for patients with diseases of the genitourinary system. The priority focus is reconstructive urology, in particular, the whole range of urethral surgery, procedures for the treatment of urinary incontinence (including artificial sphincter implantation, sling procedures), as well as penile surgery for congenital or acquired malformations, prosthetics in case of erectile dysfunction.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery offers the full range of medical services in these fields. Of particular interest is the treatment of benign and malignant neoplasms of the facial skin, salivary glands, as well as oral cavity and skull bone tumors. In case of malignant diseases, a treatment strategy is developed with the participation of specialists from all necessary areas within the University Cancer Center Hamburg. The department's tasks also include the treatment of children and adolescents with maxillofacial diseases.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of children, including general and abdominal surgery, thoracic surgery, pediatric urology and pediatric traumatology in newborns, children and adolescents. In addition, the department's specialization covers plastic surgery in children, hand surgery and surgical treatment of burns. The department's surgeons have a perfect command of all modern techniques in open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and robot-assisted surgery in children. With more than 4,000 surgeries annually, the department is one of the largest pediatric surgical medical facilities in Germany.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics offers the full range of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in patients of all age groups. The clinical focuses of the department's specialists include the treatment of diseases of the joints, spine, hand, foot, bone and soft tissue tumors, bone tissue and joint infections, orthopedic pathologies in children, and orthopedic rheumatology. The therapeutic options include both conservative and surgical therapy.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department's surgeons have excellent qualifications in the restoration of defects in all human body parts caused by accidents, infections, cancers, systemic diseases, chronic impaired wound healing, congenital malformations, etc. During the planning of the intervention, all patient's wishes, his particular clinical case and possible concomitant diseases are taken into account.
Department of General and Interventional Cardiology
The Department of General and Interventional Cardiology offers the comprehensive diagnostics and modern therapeutic measures for the treatment of the entire range of heart diseases. Of particular interest is the treatment of coronary artery disease, valvular pathologies and heart failure. The department's doctors have in their arsenal many modern catheter techniques, which allow to provide the most sparing, but at the same time effective treatment. In addition, the scope of competence covers special consultations and treatment of patients with congenital cardiovascular diseases, heart failure, as well as the prevention of cardiac pathologies. In addition to the planned treatment of complex heart diseases, the department's specialists provide emergency medical care (Chest Pain Unit).
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery offers all the modern options for the diagnostics and treatment of vascular diseases. The activities of the department are based on an integrated approach to the treatment, therefore, the experts in the field of vascular surgery, interventional treatment and conservative therapy work hand in hand here. An important role in the department's clinical practice plays the use of sparing minimally invasive techniques. The department annually serves about 4,000 outpatients and more than 1,500 inpatients.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment for patients with heart diseases. The priority fields of the department's work include minimally invasive treatment of valvular heart diseases, modern therapy for pathological changes of the coronary arteries, coronary artery bypass grafting (including with the help of minimally invasive techniques without using a heart-lung machine), etc. The department's competent cardiac surgeons annually perform more than 2,000 surgeries using the heart-lung machine and about 400 transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedures. The innovative surgical equipment and effective treatment methods are the basis of the successful clinical practice.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of Congenital Heart Diseases
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of Congenital Heart Diseases offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of heart diseases in children, as well as therapy for congenital heart defects in children and adults. The department has state-of-the-art equipment for the diagnostics of cardiac pathologies in children. The experts of the department carry out examinations, such as echocardiography and electrocardiography. The optimal type of therapy is selected after making an accurate diagnosis. The treatment of young patients is carried out in strict accordance with the standards of both national and international medical societies, which guarantees the successful treatment outcome.
Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology offers all modern methods of radiotherapy. It treats patients with oncological diseases, as well as benign pathologies, for example, degenerative joint changes. The department specializes in conformal radiation therapy, brachytherapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, stereotactic irradiation of malignant and benign brain neoplasms, whole-body irradiation, as well as in combined chemoradiation therapy.
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