University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of nephrosclerosis (program ID: 266475)

Martin Zeier

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Zeier

Department of Nephrology

Specialized in: nephrology, internal medicine

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Medizinischer Werdegang   

  • Abitur: 1978 Mosbach
  • Staatsexamen 1985
  • Habilitation 1993
  • Facharzt für Innere Medizin 1992
  • Facharzt für Nephrologie 1993
  • Außerplanmäßige Professur 1999
  • Ärztlicher Leiter der Sektion Nephrologie 30.04.2004      
  • Klinische Schwerpunkte  

Klinische Nephrologie

  • Hypertonie
  • Akutes Nierenversagen
  • Transplantation     

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte 

  • Akutes Nierenversagen durch Virusinfektionen
  • Transplantation  
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The Department of Nephrology is an acute hospital for renal diseases with a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A highly qualified team of about 180 employees cares for the well-being and health of approximately 1,700 inpatients and 8,000 outpatients every year.

The Department of Nephrology – in cooperation with the Department of Surgery – has performed more than 2,000 kidney transplants so far. Thanks to its outstanding achievements in the field of kidney transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, acute renal failure and diabetic nephropathy, the department enjoys an excellent international reputation.

The priority focuses of the clinical specialization of the Department of Nephrology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Martin Zeier include:

  • Apheresis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • High blood pressure
  • Renal insufficiency of all station
  • Hemodialysis
  • Laboratory
  • Renal biopsy
  • 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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the urogenital system
  • renal biopsy if indicated
  • histological examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this technique quickly for the patient. “In Scientia Salus” (healing through science) is the motto of the Heidelberg University Hospital. With 44 medical departments it has a good reputation for its treatment in Germany and throughout Europe.

The focus of the Heidelberg University are cancer treatment and the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the fields of transplantation medicine, neuroscience with psychosocial medicine, cardiovascular medicine, genetics and infectious diseases it is also at the leading digit.

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.