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Nordwest Hospital

Frankfurt, Germany

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Clinic Nordwest is a modern hospital that provides specialized medical care in different fields of medicine. The hospital has an academic status, since it was founded at the University of Goethe in Frankfurt am Main. This status gives the clinic special advantages: its employees, in addition to medical practice, also conduct research activities, which opens new opportunities in the diagnosis and treatment of serious diseases.

In 2013, the hospital of Nordwest celebrated its 50th anniversary. All these years the clinic remained faithful to the traditions of strong, scientifically-oriented and effective medicine. Today, the Hospital Nordwest is known far beyond Germany. The clinic includes 11 highly specialized centers and 4 scientific institutes. The hospital has 582 beds.

Every year approximately 22,000 patients undergo inpatient treatment in Nordwest, out-patient treatment - up to 40,000 patients. 259 highly qualified doctors provide assistance to patients.

In which specialties is Nordwest leading?

  • Oncology: Nordwest is part of the University Cancer Center of Frankfurt (UCT) for Tumor Therapy, which is certified by the German Cancer Center.
  • Neurology: Department of Neurology is one of the largest neurological center in Germany.
  • The Nordwest Hospital is also leading in terms of the quality of care in the treatment of vascular disease and multiple sclerosis.

Three facts about the clinic Nordwest:

  • The Nordwest clinic is included in the rating of TOP-100 of the best medical institutions in Germany according to the magazine Focus ("Top nationales krankenhaus 2017 Focus", 2 000 clinic-applicants).
  • The clinic has certificates confirming a high level of service quality: ISO 9001: 2008, TUV.
  • The Nordwest clinic is chosen by doctors with world renowned names and more than 20 and 30 years of experience.

Features of the Clinic

Oncology and Hematology in Nordwest

The Oncology and Hematology Center fat the Nordwest Hospital is accredited as the "Designated Center for Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care" by the ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology). In the world there are only 22 cancer centers that meet the highest standards in cancer treatment and have received the ESMO certificate.

In the field of research, as well as the development of new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of oncology, the Nordwest clinic cooperates with the University Center for Frankfurt (UCT) in cancerous Diseases , the Ludwig Cancer Research Center, the Deutsche Krebschilf organization and others.

For more than 25 years, Nordwest Clinic has been engaged in clinical studies of new immunotherapy products, to improve the compatibility and effectiveness of cancer treatment methods every year.

Following methods of cancer treatment are available in the clinic:

  • Traditional methods of chemotherapy, immunotherapy (including treatment with monoclonal antibodies);
  • Experimental methods of treatment in clinical trials (for this, there is close cooperation with the institute of clinical research);
  • Combined radio-chemotherapy in cooperation with the Department of Radiation Oncology.

To provide comprehensive assistance to patients with different types of cancer at the Nordwest Hospital, an Interdisciplinary Oncology Center was established. Thus, the Center has the opportunity to conduct consultations of specialists from different disciplines to create individual treatment plans for each patient. The Intersectoral Center of Oncology includes 7 specialized departments that provide a modern and comprehensive structure for the treatment of cancer patients. Experts work together to ensure optimal care.

Neurology in Nordwest

In the Neurology Department of Nordwest hospital patients are with diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles are treated. Chief Physician Professor Dr. Meyding-Lamadé is one of Germany's leading specialists in neurology.

The Neurology Department of the Nordwest Hospital in Frankfurt is one of the largest centers for the treatment of acute diseases of the nervous system in Germany. The main focus of the center is the treatment of multiple sclerosis. In addition, patients with stroke and neuroimmunological diseases are treated here. In the department of neurology, a modern block for patients with a stroke is available, in which there are 8 beds with a constant monitoring system and 4 beds of periodic control.

Also, the Center for Neurology is certified by the German Society of Myasthenia Gravis, which confirms the quality of medical care provided to patients with this diagnosis.

Orthopedics and traumatology in Nordwest

Doctors of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department have certificates from the German Association of Foot and Ankle Health, as well as the Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Methods of treatment used in the clinic Nordwest:

  • Arthroscopic surgery;
  • Laser surgery;
  • Endoscopy of intervertebral discs; Minimally invasive technologies;
  • Radiofrequency ablation;
  • Intraoperative monitoring with mobile image converter;
  • Intraoperative 3D screening;
  • Implants with angular stability;
  • Titanium implants;
  • Computerized operation planning.

Vascular Surgery in Nordwest

In the department of vascular surgery and vascular medicine clinic Nordwest carry out implantation of a pacemaker and defibrillator, as well as procedures of stenting and shunting. The clinic also treats diseases such as thrombosis, varicose veins and thrombophilia.

General, visceral and minimally invasive surgery in Nordwest

The clinic Nordwest carry out surgical treatment of diseases of internal organs, gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines, anal region) and endocrine organs (pancreas, adrenal glands and thyroid gland). The clinic of general, visceral and minimally invasive surgery includes specialized centers: pancreatic diseases, colorectal cancer, obesity and hernia.

The clinic for general, visceral and minimally invasive surgery at Nordwest Hospital was awarded with the quality mark of the German hernia society. Compared with other medical institutions in Germany, Nordwest demonstrates higher success rates in the area of gallbladder removal.

Thoracic Surgery in Nordwest

The Nordwest clinic offers a full range of procedures for thoracic surgery: minimally invasive lung surgery, metastatic surgery and palliative therapy. The Department of Thoracic Surgery includes a specialized Center for Lung Cancer.

Nordwest carry out minimally invasive operations on the lungs with lowest level of trauma to the patient. This method is called "Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery" (VATS). For VATS, only two or three small incisions of 1-2 cm are needed. After such an operation, the patient is quickly restored.

The clinic also performs VATS-lobectomy (removal of the lobe of the lung) or VATS- pneumonectomy (all lungs). In this operation, adjacent lymph nodes and lymphatic drainage sites are also removed. Due to the doctor’s specialization in this field, VATS is applied even in advanced stages of cancer.

Obstetrics and gynecology in Nordwest

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Nordwest Clinic covers the entire spectrum of treatment for female diseases. Doctors of the department specialize in the treatment of breast cancer and female genital cancer. In Nordwest, minimally invasive operations with plastic breast reconstruction are practiced.

Testimonials (1)
Average clinic rating
Rodrigo
65
Patient Verified
  • 5
My uncle was operated here by professor Kraus with a complicated cancer condition of colon. Many doctors refused him for surgery but he took him after analyzing all his reports. His condition improved after this long term hospitalization an... Read more
Frankfurt, Germany, July 16, 2018
Certificates:
Accreditation of the European Society of Medical Oncology
Accreditation of the European Society of Medical Oncology
Focus magazine rating
Focus magazine rating
Quality certificate of medical management
Quality certificate of medical management

Doctors

Prof. Lamade
Neurology
Experience:
29 years
Prof. Stefan Georg Kissler
Reproductive Medicine
Experience:
21 years
Prof. Elke Jäger
Oncology
Experience:
32 years
Prof. Eckhart Weidmann
Oncohematology
Experience:
31 years
Prof. Christoph Rangger
Orthopedics and traumatology
Experience:
more than 25 years
Prof. E. W. Becht
Oncology
Experience:
38 years
Prof. Thomas W. Kraus
Surgery
Experience:
33 years
Prof.
Leading neurologist in Germany. Professor and chief physician of the neurology department at the Nordwest clinic. Studied at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the University of Glasgow (UK), the Institute of Neurology London and the University of Memphis (Tennessee, USA). Prior to joining Nordwest, since 2000 she has held managerial positions at the University Clinic in Heidelberg. In 2011, she received the title of professor of neurology at the University of Brunei. Awarded the honorary aristocratic title of the Brunei Sultanate. For the achievements in the field of scientific research, she was awarded by the Brown Foundation Prize "For Contribution to the Creation of New Methods of Curing Pneumonia", "For Achievements in the Research of Viral Herpes Encephalitis" Prize, the University of Heidelberg Prize "For Scientific Research of Viral Herpes Encephalitis", and Prize of the German Society for Combating Viral Diseases "For Research in Clinical Virology".
Membership in professional organizations:
  • Scientific Council of the German Association of Physicians;
  • European Society of Neurology;
  • Board of Directors of the German Neurological Society "Viral Encephalitis" (chapter).

  • Specialization of the doctor: treatment of stroke, inflammatory diseases of the nervous system (multiple sclerosis, rheumatological diseases involving the nervous system, autoimmune neuropathies), muscle diseases, neuroinfectology.
    Prof. Lamade
    Experience: 29 years
    Neurology
    Prof.
    Leading specialist in reproductive medicine in Germany, obstetrician-gynecologist with world-wide reputation. Repeatedly took an honorable place in the list of top German specialists in IVF (in vitro fertilization). Manages the Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Nordwest Clinic. He graduated from the University of Johann Gutenberg. Before he came to Nordwest, he held managerial positions at the University Clinic of Frankfurt am Main. In 2005, he received the title of professor, defending the work on the topic of reproductive pathologies caused by endometriosis. He is a partner of the Eco Düsseldorf Center and teaching at the University of Rhine-Westphalia Aachen.
    Doctor's specialization: reproductive medicine, in vitro fertilization (IVF), cryopreservation of embryonic cells, cryopreservation of testicles and eggs, cryopreservation of oocytes, endometriosis, adenomyosis.
    Prof. Stefan Georg Kissler
    Experience: 21 years
    Reproductive Medicine
    Prof.
    Top-doctor in the field of hematology and oncology. Medical Director of the Oncology and Hematology Clinic of the Nordwest Hospital. Studied medicine in the universities of Mainz, Würzburg and Cologne. From the very beginning of her career she works at the clinic Nordwest. During this time, she led numerous clinical studies in the field of immunology, which are conducted by the Department of Oncology and Hematology. In addition to her specialization in hematology and oncology, she received training in palliative medicine. Her field of specialty includes treatment of malignant tumors and blood cancers by chemotherapy and combined chemo- and radiotherapy as well as high dose chemotherapy (for stem cell transplantation). Currently Prof. Elke Jager gives great importance to the development of anti-cancer vaccines (immunotherapy), their clinical trials, target therapy (the use of drugs able to recognize and attack cancer cells without damaging normal cells), and also spends much work in the field of Palliative Medicine. She is pursuing an active teaching career at the University of Johann Wolfgang Goethe in Frankfurt. Professor Elke Jaeger is a recognized expert in the field of oncology and hematology, so regularly conducts examination for organizations "Dr. Mildred Scheel Foundation for Cancer", "Wilhelm Institution Sandra", "Association of German aid in cancer" and others.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology;
  • New York Academy of Cancer Immunology;
  • European Society of Medical Oncology;
  • German Immunology Society;
  • German Cancer Society.

  • Specialization: diagnosis and conservative treatment of tumor high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, immunotherapy, implantation of subcutaneous infusion port systems, tumor vaccination, immuno-cytological and molecular-biological procedures, interdisciplinary treatment of tumors, special pain therapy, palliative medicine, diet therapy, Psycho-oncology, therapeutic sports.
    Prof. Elke Jäger
    Experience: 32 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    Leading hematologist in Germany. Head of the Hematology & Oncology Department at the Nordwest Hospital. In addition to medical practice, he conducts an active scientific activity, namely, he studies T-cell lymphomas. He studied medicine at the University of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Frankfurt. After training, he held the position of a research associate in the Department of Pathology, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Institute of Oncology of the University (Pennsylvania, USA). For a long time he held managerial positions at the Goethe University Clinic. In the hospital, Nordwest he has been practicing for more than 14 years, during this time promoted from the position of a senior consultant to the head of the department of hematology. He received two awards for scientific achievements: the first - from the American Cancer Society, the second - the Fritz-Acker Award in the field of oncology.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • American Association for Cancer Research;
  • South German hemoblastosis group;
  • German Cancer Society;
  • German Society of Hematology and Oncology;
  • The Rhine-Main Cancer Center;
  • European Society of Medical Oncology;
  • German Society of Internal Medicine.

  • Specialization of the doctor: Hematology, T-cell lymphoma.
    Prof. Eckhart Weidmann
    Experience: 31 years
    Oncohematology
    Prof.
    The world-renowned orthopedic specialist, chief physician of the orthopedics, traumatology and spine surgery department in the hospital Nordwest. Professor K. Rangger is considered an expert in the operative and conservative treatment of complex cases of the entire apparatus of the movement disorders, including the spine and the hip joint. In addition, he is a specialist in the field of endoprosthetics of the shoulder, hip and knee joints, as well as in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle joints. He graduated from the University of California (San Diego), passed residency at the University Clinic of Traumatology of the University of Innsbruck (Austria). He received the title Professor of traumatology at the University of Bonn, Friedrich Wilhelm. Since 2006, he is an auditor of the direction "Orthopedics and Traumatology" of the Frankfurt State Medical Association. Professor Rangger is a doctor of category D, which means admission to operations of increased complexity. Christophe Rangger uses modern technologies, such as: 3-D image converter for intraoperative fluoroscopy, arthroscopic equipment for minimally invasive joint surgery, individual without cement and cement endoprostheses, endoscopic equipment for minimally invasive intervertebral disc surgery, etc.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • Austrian Traumatology Society;
  • German Society of Traumatology Surgery;
  • International JSC Fund (JSC).

  • Specialization of the doctor: diseases and injuries of the knee; Treatment of serious injuries; Surgical and conservative treatment of injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including the spine, pelvis and hip; Artificial replacement of the joint after fractures or degenerative changes in the joint of the shoulder, hip and knee joint; Arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and ankle.
    Prof. Christoph Rangger
    Experience: more than 25 years
    Orthopedics and traumatology
    Prof.
    Top specialist of urology in Germany. Chief doctor of the Clinic of Urology and Pediatric Urology at the Nordwest Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Johann Gutenberg in Mainz. Since 1994, he has been teaching at the University of Goethe in Frankfurt am Main. Specializes in minimally invasive treatment of urological diseases. In 2005, Dr. Eduard Becht received a medical award from the Athens National University Kapodistriya. And in 2014 and 2016 he was recognized as the expert of the year among urologists of Germany.
    Specialization of the doctor: urological oncology, minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer, organ-preserving renal surgery, treatment of prostate adenoma, reconstructive urology, urethral surgery, pediatric urology, incontinence, treatment of kidney stones.
    Prof. E. W. Becht
    Experience: 38 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    Top surgeon in Germany. Chief physician of the Department of General, Visceral and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Nordwest Hospital. For 6 years he studied general surgery and 3 years studied visceral surgery at the University of Ruprecht and Karl in Heidelberg. Also passed from Westminster Medical School in London. He has overcome the path from the assistant doctor of the University Clinic of Heidelberg, to the chief physician of the department of surgery of the same hospital, and also to the head of the department of transplantation of visceral organs at the South German Heidelberg Transplant Center. He passed numerous internships in Chicago, Amsterdam, Baltimore, New York, Paris, Vilnius, Madrid, Singapore. Over the period of his practical and scientific activity he received more than 15 awards and grants from professional organizations. He performed thousands of operations to remove benign and malignant tumors of the large and small intestine. Professor Thomas Kraus is the best visceral surgeon in Germany.
    Membership in professional organizations:
    • American College of Surgeons;
    • German Society of Surgery;
    • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery;
    • Association of German Surgeons;
    • German Society of Vascular Surgery;
    • German hernia society;
    • German Society of Transplantology;
    • German Cancer Society;
    • Association of Medical Oncology;
    • ACOSOG College of Surgeons;
    • Cancer Society, Hong Kong;
    • Association of Gastroenterologists, Frankfurt.

    Doctor's specialization: visceral surgery, vascular surgery, oncology surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, liver and bile duct surgery, pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery.
    Prof. Thomas W. Kraus
    Experience: 33 years
    Surgery
    Location of the Clinic
    Steinbacher Hohl 2-26, 60488 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Hospital Nordwest is located 23 kilometers from Frankfurt Airport. The transfer from the airport to the clinic takes approximately 18 minutes. The hospital is located in the suburbs of Frankfurt, near the embankment of the River Nidda. Nearby are cafes, shops, several pharmacies and hotels. A 10-minute drive away is the large shopping center NordWest Zentrum, as well as the large Volkspark Niddatal Park.

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