University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Hydrocephaly Diagnosis (program ID: 259375)

Rupert Handgretinger

Prof. Dr. med.

Rupert Handgretinger

Department of Pediatrics

Specialized in: pediatrics, hematology, oncology

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To keep children healthy and help them overcome different diseases, developmental disorders or malformations is the task of the Department of Paediatrics of Uniklinikum Tübingen, which consists of five main areas of pediatrics. The Department of Paediatrics meets the highest level (Level 1) of equipment and quality criteria of the Joint Federal Committee for Pediatric Hematology, Stem Cell Transplantation and Neonatology. On behalf of the state Baden-Württemberg, it is recognized as a Perinatology Center, Center for Social Pediatrics and Social Medical Aftercare Center. The Department of Paediatrics is “above average often recommended” according to the Focus List of Specialist Clinics for Diabetes 2016. The main focus of Paediatrics I includes general paediatrics, hematology and oncology. The main focus of Paediatrics II includes cardiology, intensive care and pulmonology. The main focus of Paediatrics III includes neuropediatric, developmental neurology, and social paediatrics. The main focus of Paediatrics IV includes neonatology and neonatal intensive care. The main focus of the Department of Paediatric Surgery includes newborn surgery, malformation surgery, paediatric urology, tumor surgery and trauma surgery.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI of the head
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen - abbreviation UKT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching and is in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 on the 6th place. As a house of maximum care, it is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tuebingen has the Uniklinikum Tuebingen also the function of a district hospital. 17 hospitals, institutes and centers are located at different orts in the city: There are Valley Hospitals near the town center of Tuebingen and Hill Hospitals on the Schnarrenberg, which lies north of the downtown of Tuebingen. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic options are in the Uniklinikum Tuebingen available.

It provides a complete spectrum of medical treatment in Germany:

Hill Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Urology

Valley Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Dermatology
  • Neonatology
  • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen has also far beyond Germany an excellent reputation and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Hospital welcomes patients from all over the world who would like to be treated in Germany and benefit from the high standards of research, patient care and nursing in Germany.

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.