University Hospital Saarland Homburg
University Hospital Saarland Homburg - Departments
Department of Nuclear Medicine
The Department of Nuclear Medicine offers patients the full range of modern diagnostic and treatment methods in the field of nuclear medicine. The department is known as the largest medical facility of its kind in the South-West Germany. Treatment of thyroid diseases and oncological pathologies belongs to the main priorities of the department.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Gynecology, Obstetrics, Reproductive Medicine offers the full range of services in these fields at the highest level of modern medicine. The main clinical focuses of the department include gynecologic oncology, endometriosis treatment, urogynecology, management of pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care for both mother and child, solving of the female fertility problems, pediatric gynecology.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy offers treatment of the full range of disorders in this field. The diagnosis and treatment of all mental illnesses in children and adolescents under the age of 18, as well as developmental disorders, is one of the areas of specialization of the department.
Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
The Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology offers the full range of services in these fields. The main areas of specialization include the diagnostics and treatment of cancer, diseases of the hematopoietic system, immunologic and rheumatic pathologies. The doctors of the department have many years of successful experience in the field of bone marrow transplantation, as well as in conducting effective chemotherapy.
Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care
The Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Care offers the full range of modern conservative and interventional cardiology. One of the specialization areas is the treatment of coronary heart disease. All modern invasive therapeutic methods are offered for the treatment of the disease, including directed atherectomy, cava filter implantation and implantation of modern stents with and without drug coating.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Ophthalmology offers the full range of services in this medical focus. To provide comprehensive medical care, the department has a modern infrastructure: operating rooms equipped with the state-of-the-art technology, various innovative laser devices for diagnostic and invasive procedures, a specialized outpatient clinic for the treatment of neuro-ophthalmic diseases and visual impairment in children. A special feature of the department is the LIONS Saar-Lor-Lux Eye Bank, within which the removal, cultivation and transplantation of the cornea is performed.
Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy
The Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy performs many tasks. One of the main activities of the department is pain therapy. It provides an optimal treatment of acute and chronic pain syndromes. In the field of intensive care medicine, the department specializes in the treatment of polytrauma, traumatic brain injury, sepsis, pulmonary, hepatic and renal insufficiency, as well as multiple organ failure. The service range is complemented by outpatient premedication.
Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology specializes in radiation monotherapy and combined radiochemotherapy for malignant tumors. Such treatment can be performed either before or after surgery. It may also include interdisciplinary cooperation with surgeons, therapists, etc. In addition, here are treated benign diseases, for example, of an inflammatory nature.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery offers the full range of services in these areas, using the very latest achievements in university medicine. The focus of the department's team of doctors is on patients with diseases of the ear, throat, and nose, benign and malignant head and neck tumors, as well as balance disorders. The department successfully performs plastic surgery for patients with appearance defects in the face and neck, such as otoplasty, septorhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and reconstructive plastic surgery after head and neck tumor resection. The specialists of the medical facility are deservedly proud of their professional skills in cochlear implantation in adults and children. The department's successful clinical activities are recognized by many quality certificates, including the ISO 9001:2015 certification, a certificate from the German Society for Skull Base Surgery, and a certificate from the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. It is important for the department's doctors to provide each patient with the most effective but, at the same time, sparing treatment, taking into account their individual needs and wishes.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery offers the full range of treatment of injuries of any severity and their consequences, as well as diseases of the musculoskeletal system in adults and children. The treatment is provided in close cooperation with the Surgery Center, other departments of the hospital and specialized hospitals of the region. The specialists of the department apply a variety of new therapy methods, which ensure excellent treatment results.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Spinal Surgery offers the full range of services in the surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. Of particular interest is the treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors, spinal surgery for herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative changes in the spine, as well as interventions for neurovascular diseases and hydrocephalus. The doctors have exceptional experience in the surgical treatment of brain tumors, hydrocephalus, craniostenosis, and spina bifida in children. In addition, the department's neurosurgeons brilliantly perform stereotaxic operations on the brain. The department has 69 beds and 4 state-of-the-art operating rooms, including a stereotactic operating room for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. A competent team of surgeons provides treatment in accordance with the standards and recommendations of the professional societies. The department's neurosurgeons annually admit more than 3,100 inpatients and more than 7,000 outpatients. The specialists not only highly effectively treat diseases of any severity but also make sure that the operation is as sparing and safe as possible.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Urology, Andrology provides the full range of services in the fields of its competence, meeting the high standards of modern university medicine. The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The medical facility also successfully treats diseases of the prostate gland, testicles, penis, male infertility, and erectile dysfunction. In addition, the department's doctors admit children with congenital and acquired diseases of the urinary system, as well as boys with congenital malformations of the reproductive system. A unique feature of the department is an advanced Center for da Vinci Robotic Surgery, which performs many effective minimally invasive interventions for prostate gland, bladder, and kidney cancer. Since 2006, when the center first opened its doors to its patients, the specialists have performed a total of more than 7,000 robot-assisted surgical procedures, including more than 5,000 prostatectomies, about 260 cystectomies, and more than 1,500 nephrectomies. Since 2016, the center's surgeons have also performed 23 kidney transplants with the da Vinci surgical system.
Department of Interventional Neuroradiology
The Department of Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. The medical facility provides imaging diagnostics and low-traumatic image-guided interventional treatment of nervous system diseases. The department's specialists have rich experience and exceptional professional skills in the field of interventional procedures for acute and chronic vascular diseases, such as ischemic strokes, brain hemorrhages, cerebral artery stenosis, brain aneurysms, and vascular malformations. The department's neuroradiologists cooperate closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons so that each patient receives an optimal treatment regimen based on the expert opinions of the specialists. The department's medical team has state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and MR angiography systems that are actively used for diagnosing patients and therapeutic procedures. Medical care is provided in compliance with current clinical protocols. The department also offers many outpatient medical services, which is an advantage for many patients.
The Hemophilia Center offers the full range of services in its area of specialization. The key focus of the center's clinical practice is hemophilia treatment. The center has the status of one of the few highly specialized medical facilities of this kind in all of Europe, where doctors have invaluable experience in the treatment of this rare and severe hereditary blood disease. The Hemophilia Center started its activities in the 1970s and is rapidly developing today. The doctors at the center have unique experience and deep knowledge in the diagnostics and treatment of hemophilia A and B. Medical care is provided to patients of all age groups. Physicians from related medical fields are often involved in the therapeutic process, including general practitioners, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, radiologists, orthopedists, and others. The center admits patients both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The doctors working at the center have all the options of modern medicine to help patients with hemophilia of varying severity.
Department of Transplantation Medicine
The Department of Transplantation Medicine offers patients transplantation of various organs. The doctors of the department perform both surgical and therapeutic treatment, develop new surgical techniques and apply the very latest methods of immunological and infectious laboratory tests. The department specializes in liver, lung and kidney transplantation.The Department of Transplantation Medicine offers patients transplantation of various organs. The doctors of the department perform both surgical and therapeutic treatment, develop new surgical techniques and apply the very latest methods of immunological and infectious laboratory tests. The department specializes in liver, lung and kidney transplantation.
Department Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients suffering from diseases of the oral cavity, jaw, face, and neck. One of the priorities of the department's surgeons is the resection of malignant oral and maxillofacial tumors. Patients with such cancers are treated in close cooperation with otolaryngologists within the specialized center certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG). The department also regularly admits patients with temporomandibular joint disorders, facial skeleton fractures and injuries, inflammatory processes in the maxillofacial region, cleft lip and palate, and other pathologies. The medical facility has several operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to which surgeons can perform operations of any degree of complexity. Special attention should be given to the outstanding professionalism of the department's medical team. The doctors at the medical facility guarantee not only high standards of medical care, but also high-quality care, a friendly attitude, and respect for the patient's individual needs and wishes.
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology offers the widest range of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services in the areas of its competence. The department's doctors admit patients with gastrointestinal diseases, liver, gallbladder, and bile duct pathologies, as well as thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal diseases. In addition, the department specializes in treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (certified by the German Diabetes Association) and offers competent dietary counseling. The medical facility has modern diagnostic and treatment rooms equipped with the very latest technology. There is also an advanced Endoscopy Unit, which annually treats more than 5,000 patients. As part of specialized outpatient clinics, the department's doctors annually admit over 10,000 patients for diagnostics and treatment. The health of patients is in the safe hands of highly qualified doctors with long experience, which, combined with a modern medical and technical base, contributes to the best therapeutic results.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertensiology offers the full range of high-quality services in these medical fields. The department has excellent technical equipment for innovative diagnostic and therapeutic manipulations. Much attention is paid to the treatment of kidney failure. In progressive forms of pathology, effective renal replacement therapy (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation) is performed. The department has many years of clinical experience and rich traditions, which guarantees perfect treatment results.
Department of Pulmonology and Infectology
The Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine offers the full range of services in these medical fields. Of particular interest is the treatment of lung cancer, respiratory failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia. With 78 beds (including 18 beds, equipped with artificial ventilation systems), a large outpatient clinic for special consultations, the department is one of the largest centers of its kind in Germany.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Allergology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology offers the full range of services in these medical focuses. The department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin diseases, skin tumors, allergies and sexually transmitted diseases. To provide high-quality, comprehensive treatment, the department has 3 state-of-the-art operating rooms, various laser devices of the latest generation, a phototherapy unit, and numerous specialized outpatient clinics. The medical team pays much attention to counseling of patients with skin cancers, allergies and occupational diseases.
Department of General Pediatrics and Neonatology
The Department of General Pediatrics and Neonatology offers treatment of all diseases in newborn babies, children and adolescents. Along with the treatment of general pediatric diseases, the department specializes in endocrinology, diabetology, neuropediatrics (here functions the certified Tuberous Sclerosis Center), pulmonology (here functions the Cystic Fibrosis Center), as well as cardiology within the framework of the Heart Center. The department also has the status of the Level I Perinatal Center.
Department of Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Neurology and Epileptology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with diseases of the nervous system. The main clinical activities include the diagnostics and treatment of cerebrovascular accidents, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system, neurodegenerative disorders, and epilepsy. The doctors of the medical facility have high-tech diagnostic equipment for a comprehensive assessment of the structure and functions of the brain and spinal cord, as well as peripheral nerves. The department's neurologists cooperate closely with neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists, thanks to which the specialists can cooperatively develop an optimal treatment regimen. During the treatment, the department's specialists most often use drug therapy (pills, injections, and infusions), botulinum toxin therapy, physiotherapy procedures, and modern neurostimulation methods. The department has 85 beds to accommodate inpatients.
Department of Pediatric Neurology and Epileptology
The Department of Pediatric Neurology and Epileptology offers the full range of medical services in these areas and specializes in medical care for young patients with neurological disorders. Particular attention in clinical practice is paid to the treatment of all forms of epilepsy, which can be provided both on an inpatient and an outpatient basis. Doctors have successful experience in treating cerebral palsy, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, neuromuscular diseases, traumatic brain injuries, chronic headaches, and other pathologies. Pediatric neurologists cooperate closely with the specialists from the Department of Neurology and Epileptology so that children can undergo comprehensive diagnostics and receive the necessary treatment. The department has excellent technical resources for the assessment of the child's neurological function and development, which allows the doctors to perform the most effective treatment. Pediatric neurologists are responsible for conservative therapy for young patients. Should surgical treatment be required, the operations will be performed by neurosurgeons in advanced operating rooms.
Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
The Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology provides the widest range of services for young patients in these medical fields. The department is responsible for high-precision diagnostics and comprehensive treatment of solid malignant tumors (brain cancer, lymphomas, nephroblastomas, and others), as well as benign and malignant blood diseases and blood-clotting disorders in children. Young patients can receive medical care both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. An integral part of the treatment is psychosocial support for both the patient and his family. The medical care in the department complies with the guidelines of the German Society of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH). The treatment is based on the use of only reliable and effective therapeutic methods, which, in most cases, allow doctors to achieve the child's complete recovery. The department offers well-equipped play areas, music therapy, and various types of animation programs for children, which significantly facilitates the therapeutic process.
Department of Pediatric Cardiology
The Department of Pediatric Cardiology offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in children and adolescents. The department's main focus is the provision of medical care to young patients with congenital heart defects. The medical facility is certified as a supraregional Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center by the German Cardiac Society (DGK), the German Society of Pediatric Cardiology (DGPK), and the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DHTHG). In addition, the department has the status of a Competence Center for Congenital Heart Disease in Children. The department's doctors maintain close cooperation with the Departments of Pediatrics and Neonatology, specialists in adult cardiology, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and obstetricians and gynecologists to ensure comprehensive medical care and achieve optimal treatment results. More than 800 patients are treated in the department, and about 135 interventions are performed here annually. The hearts of young patients are in the safe hands of a highly specialized team of cardiologists with impressive clinical experience.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine, Hepatopancreatobiliary, Colorectal, Bariatric, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Endocrine, Hepatopancreatobiliary, Colorectal, Bariatric, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery provides the full range of services in these medical fields. The highly qualified team of the department's surgeons specializes in performing operations of any degree of complexity in the treatment of pathologies of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts, and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus, as well as endocrine disorders. The department also performs all modern interventions for vascular pathologies, including aneurysms, carotid stenosis, and intermittent claudication. Patients with morbid obesity can undergo surgical treatment using the most modern and effective techniques. In addition, the medical facility employs experienced pediatric surgeons who provide surgical care to young patients. Operations are performed both on an inpatient and outpatient basis, in accordance with the best recommendations of professional societies. Doctors at the department's state-of-the-art operating rooms perform major interventions, navigation-guided surgery, and minimally invasive surgery to ensure fast recovery of patients.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field and specializes in providing top-class medical care to patients with diseases of the heart, lungs, and aorta. Cardiothoracic surgeons treat patients of all age groups, ranging from young children to the elderly. The primary focus of the doctors' work at the medical facility is the treatment of aortic and mitral valve regurgitation, with the specialists aiming to perform a reconstructive intervention rather than heart valve replacement surgery. Doctors have vast experience in coronary artery bypass grafting. The department is one of the few medical facilities of this kind in Germany, where doctors offer endarterectomy for chronic pulmonary embolism. The department has modern medical equipment and competent staff, which guarantees excellent medical care as well as a friendly and responsive attitude towards patients. The department performs more than 1,600 surgical interventions of varying complexity, and more than 2,200 patients receive medical care on an outpatient basis.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Foot Surgery offers the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. The department carries out comprehensive diagnostic examinations of the musculoskeletal system as well as effective conservative and surgical treatment of pathologies of the joints, tendons, muscles, and bones. The department's team of doctors is always trying to solve the problem with the musculoskeletal system using conservative methods such as drug therapy, intra-articular injections, therapeutic exercises, physiotherapy, and massage. The department also has a pool for swimming and therapeutic exercises in the water, a well-equipped gym, and electrotherapy rooms. In complex clinical cases, doctors resort to surgical interventions, but almost all of them are performed with low-traumatic techniques, which allow a patient to restore mobility as soon as possible. One of the most important focuses of work in the surgical field is knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery. The department has passed the endoCert certification that is awarded to the best orthopedic medical facilities only. The specialists also have a perfect command of arthroscopic techniques for treating joints.
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