University Hospital Heidelberg
Department of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Metabolism and Gastroenterology at the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine
Georg F. Hoffmann
Specialized in: neurology, gastroenterology, internal medicine
The Department of Pediatrics I: 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 chief physician of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann. 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. Due to the achievements in detection and treatment of the most severe diseases in numerous fields, there are new opportunities for sick children and their families.
As for the field of general pediatrics, the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann provides a comprehensive treatment to all children and adolescents with general pediatric clinical pictures on both outpatient and inpatient basis.
The range of medical services of the Department of Pediatrics includes:
- Infectious diseases
- Growth and development disorders
- Stomach aches
- Enlarged lymph nodes of an unknown origin or tumors
- Strange febricities
- Skin diseases
- Suspected tropical diseases
The unit of neuropediatrics and metabolic medicine of the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann provides the comprehensive treatment to children and adolescents with various neurological diseases, developmental disorders, and behavior problems as well as children and adolescents with congenital metabolic disorders. The unit maintains close cooperation within the framework of the Heidelberg Center for Rare Diseases.
The unit of neuropediatrics and metabolic medicine focuses on the following areas:
- Socio-pediatric Center
- Epilepsy Unit
- Metabolic Unit
- Center for Rare Diseases
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
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.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
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.
University Hospital Heidelberg
- Heidelberg, Germany
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