University Hospital Heidelberg
- Heidelberg, Germany
University Hospital Heidelberg
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
The Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital consists of two separate units. The focus of the unit in Neuenheimer Feld area is interdisciplinary treatment of the patients with multiple injuries and polytraumas. Moreover, the Department offers all existing possibilities of comprehensive outpatient and inpatient treatment for all injuries oft he musculoskeletal system.
Gerd U. Auffarth
Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology at the Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the most modern departments in Germany. The Department offers modern high-tech diagnostic and surgical methods for conservative and ophthalmic surgical treatment, including modern laser surgery. The clinical focuses of the Department include strabismus treatment and neuroophthalmology, ophthalmic rehabilitation and treatment as well as surgical care of patients with other eye diseases.
Peter. K. Plinkert
Department of Otolaryngology
The patient is in the center of all efforts in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Heidelberg University Hospital. With respect to the clinical picture, there are provided specialized consultations as well as there are used innovative therapy forms and specialized surgical techniques. As the Department of Otolaryngology at the Heidelberg University Hospital is equipped with the latest medical advances, it provides the full range of services in the field of otolaryngology. The Department specializes in oncology, otology, rhinology and laryngology. Due to the integration into the Department of Head, there is ensured an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment.
Department of Neurosurgery
As one of the largest neurosurgical centers of Europe, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital covers the full range of diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system. Annually, there are performed over 3000 operations in four state-of-the-art operating rooms. The advanced medical equipment, used by the specialists of the Department, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment ensure safety and efficiency of the performed complex operations.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers medical care to mother and child, obstetric care and provides optimal treatment of cancer patients. The Department covers a wide range of services in the treatment of cancer, from the services of the Center for Obstetric and Perinatal Care and up to general gynecology. In all cases the treatment meets the highest modern international standards.
Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Fertility Disorders
The Department of Gynecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Health at the Heidelberg University Hospital provides medical care for hormonal disorders and infertility. The Department specializes in surgery to restore reproductive functions, in particular minimally invasive endoscopic methods, such as treatment of tubal occlusion, fibroids (benign tumors) or endometrioses (benign formations).
Department of Neurology
As a part of the Department of Head, the Department of Neurology at the Heidelberg University Hospital maintains close cooperation with the Department of Neuroradiology as well as with the Department of Neurosurgery and forms the Neurology Center with these departments. The Department covers the entire spectrum of all neurological diseases. The main areas of specialization of the Department include brain tumors, stroke, chronic inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, movement disorders, epilepsies, headaches and diseases of the peripheral nervous system.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers the whole range of services in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The Department specializes in tumor surgery with the following reconstructive plastic operations. Over 20,000 outpatients are treated in the Department every year. There is used a modern 3D technology along with a classic two-dimensional X-ray method to ensure an accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
Department of Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital is a national recognized Center for Oncological Dermatology. It is the first Department of Dermatology in Germany, which was awarded an official high-quality mark of the certified Skin Cancer Center. The Department includes numerous specialized units, such as general outpatient unit, the outpatient unit for allergy treatment, andrological, immunological, oncological and phlebological outpatient units as well as the Laser Medicine and Aesthetics Center. The Department covers a wide range of dermatology.
Department of Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital ranks among the largest and oldest departments of thoracic surgery in Europe. As the Department of excellence, it was certified as the Lung Cancer Center in 2009. The Department focuses on the diseases of lungs and chest organs, offers all modern diagnostic and treatment methods and performs about 2,300 operations of chest every year.
Peter P. Nawroth
Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Chemistry at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers patients expert knowledge in the field of treatment and science and provides excellent medical care. In addition, a wide range of medical challenges and medical teaching characterize the Department. The main clinical focuses are metabolic diseases and disorders due to such diseases as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and thyroid diseases.
Hugo A. Katus
Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology
The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology at the Heidelberg University Hospital with the staff of over 500 members is the largest department of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The Department constanly expands the specialization of its clinical and scientific activities. Altogether, the Department includes 9 units with 132 beds. There is offered a wide clinical spectrum from cardiology, angiology, coagulation, and thrombosis and up to pneumology.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Poisoning is a part of the Center of Internal Medicine at the Heidelberg University Hospital. The range of medical services includes key fields of functional diagnosis – endoscopy and sonography, inpathient treatment (in both general and private intensive care units), outpatient treatment as well as oncology and transplantation medicine.
Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology
The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital makes every effort to provide medical care of the highest quality to the patients with oncologic and rheumatologic diseases. Due to the outstanding achievemnts in the fields of hematology and internal oncology as well as rheumatology and stem cell transplant, the Departemnt ranks among the most recognized medical institutions of this specialization worldwide.
Georg F. Hoffmann
Department of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Metabolism and Gastroenterology at the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine
Department of General Pediatrics, Neuropediatrics, Metabolism, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology is a part of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The main focuses of the Department are general pediatrics, pediatric neurology, metabolic disorders and endocrine diseases as well as gastroenterology and nephrology of children and adolescents.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Diseases at the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine
The department of pediatric cardiology / congenital heart defects at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers diagnosis and treatment of all forms of congenital and acquired heart defects in children and adolescents. The main focus is on the treatment of congenital cardiovascular diseases by means of catheterization (interventional cardiology), pediatric cardiologic intensive and outpatient care for the patients with congenital heart defects.
Department of Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, and Immunology at the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine
The department of oncology, hematology, immunology and pulmonology (department of pediatrics III) is a part of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, which is one of the largest centers in Germany in the field of pediatrics. The department focuses on the treatment of children and adolescents with cancers, diseases of blood and immune system as well as severe lung diseases.
The Breast Center at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers to female (and male) patients a comprehensive treatment of breast diseases. A highly qualified team of doctors of the Center provides treatment to about 600 patients with breast cancer every year. As one of the biggest breast centers in Germany, the Center is of supraregional significance and receives patients from all parts of Germany.
Markus W. Büchler
Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
The Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital is world famous for its first-class medical care of the university level. The range of services of the Department with state-of-the-art high-tech equipment and a highly qualified staff varies from the treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, esophagus and thyroid and up to liver, kidney and pancreas transplant. The Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery is one of three largest transplant centers in Germany.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers an excellent university medicine. The Department provides treatment and aftercare to more than 2,500 patients every year. The main focuses of the Department include aortic surgery, heart transplants, minimally invasive techniques for bypass and heart valve surgery. For specific clinical cases all medical consultants of the Heidelberg University Hospital are available.
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital provides treatment to the patients with acute and chronic vascular diseases (of arteries and veins) at the highest academic level. Under interdisciplinary cooperation with anesthesiologists, neurologists, nephrologists and diabetologists, the Department offers patients the best possible diagnosis and therapy.
Department of Urology
The Department of Urology at the Heidelberg University Hospital has been the center of excellence in the treatment of all urologic diseases already for a long time. The doctors of the Department have expert knowledge in the field of the most important urologic areas: urologic oncology, reconstructive surgery, pediatric urology, lower urinary tract dysfunction, and stone diseases. Equipeed in accordance with the latest technological advances, the Department provides treatment to about 16,000 patients every year.
Department of Pediatric Surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital has a long experience in pediatric surgery and leads a vigorous activity in science, research and teaching, which is recognized in Germany and far beyond its borders. The Department specializes, i.a., in surgery of newborns and premature babies, visceral surgery, oncosurgery, pediatric traumatology and urology.
HIT: Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center
The Heidelber Ion-Beam Therapy Center HIT at the Heidelberg University Hospital has a treatment system for tumor diseases, which is a unique one worldwide. This system is implemented in the Center due to the use of innovative technologies. Moreover, it is represented as the first system of radiation therapy with protons and heavy ions in Europe, which was integrated into the University Hospital. Over 1000 patients have been treated in the Center as well as a number of clinical researches has been initiated since ist founding in November 2009.
National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg
The National Cancer Center (NCC) Heidelberg is a joint offspring of the Heidelberg University Hospital, the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Thoracic Department of the Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Aid. The patients of the Center benefit from the use of the latest research results in the clinical practice and the best individual medical care comprising diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
Department of Nephrology
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 1700 inpatients and 8000 outpatients every year.
Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Haberkorn
Department of Nuclear Medicine
One decisive advantage of nuclear medicine is that nuclear-medical examinations – in addition to other imaging methods (such as X-ray examination, sonography) – allow an optimization of diagnosis in many cases due to visual representations of different metabolic processes. The physicians of the Department of Nuclear Medicine under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Haberkorn are proud to use the above mentioned possibilities of nuclear medicine for the well-being of patients.