Heidelberg University Hospital
University Hospital Heidelberg

University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! 

The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes which cover all fields of modern medicine. A distinctive feature of the hospital is the presence of unique therapeutic methods for the treatment of complex and rare clinical cases.

Due to successful clinical practice, the hospital has been holding leading positions in the international medical arena for many years. The basis for this popularity is the combination of the very latest technologies, competent specialists, and active research activities, which allows introducing of revolutionary diagnostic and treatment methods, which save lives.

In addition to the outstanding medical achievements, it is worth noting a particularly friendly and pleasant atmosphere, and respectful attitude towards the patient. Both doctors and nursing staff make every effort to meet all the needs and wishes of the patient, pay due attention to each clinical case, and have personal communication with the patient, which contributes to a positive treatment result.

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Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

Markus W. Büchler Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Matthias Karck Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Dittmar Böckler Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology

Markus Hohenfellner Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Patrick Günther Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

Volker Ewerbeck Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology

Gerd U. Auffarth Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

Peter. K. Plinkert Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Andreas Unterberg Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Obstetrics, Adult and Pediatric Gynecology

Markus Wallwiener Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Neurology

Wolfgang Wick Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery

Jürgen Hoffmann Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology

Alexander Enk Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery

Hauke Winter Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

Peter Paul Nawroth Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

Hugo Albert Katus Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

Carsten Müller-Tidow Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Mammology

Florian Schütz Prof. Dr. med.

National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg

Dirk Jäger Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nephrology

Martin Zeier Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Nuclear Medicine

Uwe Haberkorn Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Adult adnd Pediatric Neuroradiology

Martin Bendszus Prof. Dr. med.

Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Tsvetomir Loukanov Prof. Dr. med.


Patients rooms

The patients of the University Hospital Heidelberg live in comfortable single and double rooms designed in bright colors. Each room is equipped with an ensuite bathroom with a shower and toilet. The patient rooms are quite spacious, they have a table with chairs for receiving visitors. Roomy wardrobes are provided for storing personal belongings. It is possible to connect to the Internet. In addition, the hospital offers enhanced-comfort rooms with a safe, refrigerator, and upholstered furniture. Patients have 24-hour access to the services of medical personnel.

Meals and Menus

The patient and his accompanying person have a daily choice of three menus. If you for some reason do not eat all the products, 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:



The religious services are available upon request.

Accompanying person

During the inpatient program, an accompanying person may stay with you in a room or hotel of your choice.


During the outpatient program, you may live in a hotel of your choice. The managers will help you choose the most suitable options.

The hospital offers a full range of laboratory tests (general, hormonal, tests for infections, antibodies, tumor markers, etc.), genetic tests, various modifications of ultrasound scans, CT scans, MRI and PET / CT, angiography, myelography, biopsy and other examinations. Treatment with medications, endoscopic and robotic operations, stereotaxic interventions is carried out here, modern types of radiation therapy are also used. The hospital offers patients all the necessary therapeutic techniques.

  • Endovascular treatment of liver pathologies with LigaSureTM, Ultracision® and Habib®-Sealer devices
  • Correction of chest deformities in children (Nass operation)
  • Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Replacement of ascending aorta (David procedure)
  • Operations using the da Vinci robotic system

These are primary lung tumors and metastases in the lungs, benign and malignant liver pathologies, thyroid pathologies, gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart rhythm disturbances and heart failure, infertility, fibromyalgia, damages and pathologies of large joints, polyneuropathy and other diseases.

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics and traumatology
  • Obstetrics and gynecology

The hospital's team consists of more than 13,000 highly qualified employees


Heidelberg is a picturesque city, located in the southwestern part of Germany on the banks of the Neckar River. Heidelberg is one of the few large German cities with preserved old city buildings, which were not affected by the bombing during World War II, so one can enjoy the atmosphere of the glorious past.

The largest number of sights is concentrated in downtown, which has one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Undoubtedly, the most striking and impressive sight is Heidelberg Castle, which rises 90 meters above the city. The period of its construction lasted from the XIV to the XVII century. It immediately catches the eye that the castle does not have a clear development plan and that all its buildings are built in different styles. Here one can see the examples of medieval architecture, Renaissance architecture, and German Baroque. In the western and southern parts of the castle, simple Gothic buildings predominate, while its northern and eastern parts have the magnificent and massive stone walls of the Renaissance palace, richly decorated with sculptures. The castle is surrounded by a magnificent garden, walking through which one will get a lot of pleasure.

The city also has many museums, galleries and cultural centers, for example, the Egyptian Museum, the Bonsai Museum, the German Pharmacy Museum, and others. In addition, the first university in Germany, founded in 1386, is located in Heidelberg.