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University Hospital Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, Germany

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The University Hospital of Düsseldorf is a model of German university medicine with more than 100 years of experience.


Dusseldorf University Hospital

The academic status of the clinic gives patients several advantages at once. First, access to a wide range of specialists, the use of an interdisciplinary approach and conduction of medical counseling. Secondly, the application of the latest advances in medical science in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. In addition to high-level medicine and scientific research, higher education is the third component of the medical expertise in the clinic, which helps to ensure the quality of medical knowledge in the future.

It is in the clinic of Düsseldorf that such treatment methods are available that have no analogues in Germany, and sometimes even in the world. This is the result of close cooperation between the university clinic and the medical faculty of the Heinrich Heine University.

One of the focuses of the hospital is the search for effective treatment, not just relief of symptoms in complex diseases.

Düsseldorf University Hospital is the largest medical institution in the region and the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient care in Düsseldorf. The clinic is multidisciplinary, operates on the principle of maximum care and covers the whole spectrum of medical services. These include:

    иконка галочкиinterdisciplinary oncology; 

    иконка галочкиtransplantation hematology; 

    иконка галочкиstem cell therapy; 

    иконка галочкиneurosurgery and neurology; 

    иконка галочкиurology; 

    иконка галочкиgynecology and obstetrics; 

    иконка галочкиhepatology; 

    иконка галочкиorgan transplantation;

    иконка галочкиvascular surgery and cardiosurgery; 

    иконка галочкиpediatric referrals.


The clinic of Düsseldorf consists of 34 separate clinics and more than 30 medical institutions. Every year the clinic invests huge funds in upgrading technical equipment, as well as attracting the best personnel in the sphere. Today, the medical staff numbers more than 1,400 highly qualified medical personnel and 6,000 personnel in general. The best specialists of Germany work here, as the clinic of Düsseldorf is highly respected in the medical society and has a high level of temptation as an employer.

One of the important advantage for the patient is the fact that the Hospital of Düsseldorf has a wide network of partner medical institutions and universities in Germany and abroad, which means that it can involve the necessary specialists from outside.

INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS AT THE DÜSSELDORF CLINIC

 

At the Düsseldorf hospital, scientific developments that have undergone thorough testing by clinical trials are already being applied today. Breakthrough treatments are are avaliable in such fields as:

    иконка галочкиtreatment of cardiovascular diseases; 

    иконка галочкиtherapy of diabetes mellitus; 

    иконка галочкиtreatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas;  

    иконка галочкиtherapy of infectious diseases; 

    иконка галочкиenvironmental medicine; 

    иконка галочкиhelp with age-related diseases;  

    иконка галочкиtreatment of neurological diseases;

    иконка галочкиunique approaches in the treatment of cancer.


Features of the Clinic

TREATMENT OF ONCOLOGY AND ONCO-HEMATOLOGY IN DÜSSELDORF

 

Clinic Düsseldorf has special laboratories at its disposal for the implementation of the entire spectrum of modern diagnostics of hematological diseases before and during treatment. Also, if necessary, it is possible to transfer samples to other clinics in the region.

 

Cancer treatment at Dusseldorf University Hospital

Particular attention is paid to the introduction of ultramodern diagnostic methods for acute and chronic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. The presence of modern diagnostics makes it possible to adapt the treatment plan to the patient's individual characteristics.

With the help of molecular biology, the success of treatment is also monitored, and then there is a chance of relapse, so that further initiation of further treatment is possible.

The Düsseldorf clinic uses all the modern methods of treatment in onco-hematological diseases, including autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation. The hospital has many years of experience in the field of bone marrow transplantation. The clinic Düsseldorf was one of the first health facilities in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, which began to conduct this therapy in the 80's. Since then, more than 1500 bone marrow transplantation procedures have been carried out.

Today, the transplant procedure is improved and has virtually no serious side effects. An important fact is that bone marrow transplantation methods are now available for aged people , as well as patients with concomitant diseases.

Also, the Düsseldorf clinic is the leader in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome (disorders of the hemopoiesis of the myeloid line). In this field, the clinic conducts important clinical, epidemiological and molecular-biology. In Düsseldorf, the largest number of patients with MDS is registered. Great success in this field allowed the clinic of Düsseldorf to get the status of the "Center of Excellence of the MDS".

If desired, patients with cancer are able to participate in clinical trials of innovative methods of treatment and medicines that are conducted by the Düsseldorf University Hospital.

TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES IN DÜSSELDORF

 

The Neurology Department of the Düsseldorf Clinic owns advanced methods for diagnosing and treating diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves) and muscles. Particular attention in the clinic is paid to modern treatment of cerebrovascular diseases, multiple sclerosis, opto electro muselitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson's disease and other diseases.

The stroke unit at the Düsseldorf clinic is certified at the regional level. This allows the best diagnosis and treatment of strokes and their consequences in close cooperation with radiology, vascular and neurosurgery as well as cardiology.

Neurology Department of the University clinic of Düsseldorf fell into the rating of the Top centers for the treatment of multiple sclerosis in Germany according to the magazine Focus.

University Hospital Düsseldorf

NEUROSURGERY IN DÜSSELDORF

 

Clinic of Neurosurgery at Düsseldorf Hospital is one of the largest neurosurgical centers in Europe. It was the specialists of Düsseldorf who had a significant influence on the formation of modern neurosurgery. They were among the first to introduce advance methods of surgery for brain tumors (for example, fluorescence technique), cerebral vascular surgery, spinal surgery, treatment of Parkinson's disease, as well as children's neurosurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. Senior doctors of the clinic are working on the important positions in the committees of German and European professional associations.

The Neurosurgical Department of the University Clinic of Düsseldorf annually serves more than 3,000 patients. On an outpatient treatment there are more than 15 000 patients a year. In addition, through telemedicine, clinic doctors conduct an assessment of the medical cases of thousands of patients from Germany and from abroad. Also, clinic specialists give patients a second opinion online.

To provide the best level of patient care, the Neurosurgery Clinic cooperates with Neuroradiology, Neurology, Radiation Therapy and Gamma Knife Center, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic and other departments.

A large number of experimental and clinical research groups make enormous efforts to develop new forms of treatment for malignant brain tumors, as well as cerebral aneurysms.

In neuro-oncology, different procedures are used to check the functions during a brain operation. Such operations for example, include removal of the tumor in the speech center of the brain with local anesthesia and using intraoperative monitoring methods.

To better visualize tumors in the clinic there is use of the method intraoperative fluorescent navigation. This method allows to make surgery more effective and less traumatic. Other approaches to treatment consist of the targeted administration of certain drugs to the surrounding tissue of the operated tumor in order to destroy the remaining tumor cells.

CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY IN DÜSSELDORF

 

Department of cardiac surgery in Düsseldorf is one of the best cardiac surgery centers in Germany. Since 1938, more than 50,000 heart operations have been performed here.

Some of the department's achievements:

    иконка галочкиthe first open heart surgery using hypothermia; 

    иконка галочкиthe first replacement of the heart valve in Germany;  

    иконка галочкиthe first implantation of a pacemaker and a defibrillator system in Germany. 


All procedures on the heart and blood vessels are performed for adults and children alike.

In the Düsseldorf's Cardiac surgery department they perform such percedures as:

    иконка галочки coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with complete arterial revascularization without the use of an artificial circulatory system;  

    иконка галочкиminimally invasive approaches (MIDCAB or MVST); 

    иконка галочкиinnovative minimally invasive cardiac valve surgery (lateral mini-thoracotomy, Z-sterotomy, aortic valve replacement), etc. 


COST OF TREATMENT AT DÜSSELDORF UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

 

Procedure Cost
Consultation with a specialist from €400
Mastectomy from €14,000
Hysterectomy from €13,000
Coronary arteries stenting from €6,500
Spinal disc herniation from €16,000
Procedure Cost
Knee replacement from €18,500
Hip replacement from €21,500
Sleeve gastrectomy from €22,300
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) from €54,000
Testimonials (3)
Average clinic rating
Juan
24
Patient Verified
  • 5
    5
The patient was treated
After a very bad experience at the emergency, I was sent here. The medical staff was very friendly, and the surgeon – even friendlier. Thanks to doctor Bob, who quickly found the abscess and operated me.
Düsseldorf, Germany, December 1, 2019
Norman Jurascheck
Patient Verified
  • 5
    5
The patient was treated
My gratitude to the KK01 and Ear-Throat-Nose teams. Despite the lack of staff, they did a great job. The surgeon who operated on my son was very talented and came to check on him after and explain what went wrong.
Düsseldorf, Germany, November 20, 2019
Angel
35
Patient Verified
  • 4
    4
The patient was treated
Very big hospital with many patients coming for treatment. Doctors showed high professionalism in treating my aunt. Medical nurses were supportive in caring for her in ward. We hired service of a translator though a facilitator while everyt... Read more
Düsseldorf, Germany, August 26, 2018
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Doctors

Prof. Hubert Schelzig
Orthopedics and traumatology
Experience:
Prof. Wolfram T. Knoefel
Oncology
Experience:
30 years
Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung
Oncology
Experience:
37 years
Prof. Hans-Jakob Steiger
Surgery
Experience:
39 years
Prof. Arndt Borkhardt
Oncology
Experience:
25 years
Prof. Rainer Haas
Oncology
Experience:
Prof.
Leading specialist in vascular, thoracic, endovascular surgery in Germany. Head of the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery of Duchess of Düsseldorf. He studied medicine at the universities of Ulm and Munich. Specialization in surgery was achieved in the basis of the University Clinic of Ulm. He conducted research in various institutes in Germany and the United States. For achievements in vascular surgery, more than 15 awards were awarded, among which numerous prizes from the German Society for Vascular Surgery, as well as the Gunther Schlag Memorial Prize. Since 2008 he is having a title of professor.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine (DGG);
  • German Society for Thoracic Surgery (DGT).

Specialization of the doctor: anterior spinal syndrome, endovascular therapy, development of new prostheses, traumatic aortic rupture therapy, abdominal rupture therapy, aortic aneurysm, wound healing disorders and their therapy, minimal invasive aortic therapy.
Prof. Hubert Schelzig
Experience:
Orthopedics and traumatology
Prof.
Director of the Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery of the Düsseldorf Clinic. Top specialist in Germany in visceral surgery. He is a recognized expert in the surgical treatment of malignant tumors of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. He graduated from Hamburg University, also studied in the US and passed the American State Medical Exam. A well-known surgeon prefers minimally invasive surgical methods. Under the guidance of the professor, unique operations are performed, which use the patient's own stem cells to develop the remaining liver tissue. Also Wolfram T. Knopfel has a unique method of liver cancer surgery with metastatic ALPPS (metastases are removed through 2 interventions, also using fast liver regenerative capacity). Another specialization prof. Knoefel and his team is conducting hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in combination with surgery to treat peritoneal carcinosis (advanced stage of a tumor with metastases).
Specialization of the doctor: oncological surgery, metastasis surgery, colorectal carcinoma, hepatobiliary surgery, gall bladder cancer, biliary tract cancer, pancreatic surgery, esophagus and stomach surgery, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery, endocrine surgery, neuroendocrine surgery, minimally invasive surgery.
Prof. Wolfram T. Knoefel
Experience: 30 years
Oncology
Prof.
One of the best neurologists in Germany. Head of the Neurology Department of the University hospital of Düsseldorf. He graduated from the University of Düsseldorf in Germany, also the universities of Glasgow in Scotland and Oxford in England. Further he studied at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. He held managerial positions at the University of Düsseldorf and the University of Würzburg (Germany), the University of Graz (Austria), the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). Conducts experimental therapy for multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Membership in professional organizations:
  • American Academy of Neurology;
  • Association of British neurologists;
  • European Neurological Society;
  • German Neurological Society;
  • Royal College of Physicians.

  • Doctor's specialization: pathogenesis and therapy of immunologically conditioned diseases of the nervous system and muscles, interaction of the immune and nervous systems.
    Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung
    Experience: 37 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    One of the leading neurosurgeons in Germany. He is head of the Neurosurgery Department at the University hospital of Düsseldorf. He studied medicine at the universities of Zurich and Geneva (Switzerland). Practiced at the Research Institute of the Brain in Zurich. He passed residency in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Aarau Clinic in Switzerland, as well as the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of the Mayfield Neurological Institute and Christ Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio). Carried out his research in the field of neurosurgery in the basis of academic institutions in London, Switzerland and Germany. Before heading the Neurosurgery Department of the Criminal Code of Düsseldorf, he was Deputy Director of the Neurosurgical Department of the Clinic of Bern (Switzerland). He passed numerous trainings in the USA, Canada and Switzerland.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • The Swiss Society of Neurosurgery (SGN):
  • German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC);
  • Federatio Medicorum Helveticorum (FMG);
  • German Academy of Neurosurgery (DANC / GOOSE).

  • Specialization of the doctor: surgery of brain tumors, cerebral vascular surgery, spinal surgery, surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease, pediatric neurosurgery.
    Prof. Hans-Jakob Steiger
    Experience: 39 years
    Surgery
    Prof.
    Graduated from the Medical Academy of Magdeburg. He received his specialization degree in surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and physiology in the basis of the Magdeburg Institute of Neurobiology and Brain Research. He further did specialty in pediatrics, after completing his studies at the Center for Pediatrics at the University of Hessen. In the same place he continued to work as a senior doctor of general pediatrics, neonatology and children's resuscitation. Later, he served as assistant medical director of pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Hessen. In 2003 he received the title of professor of pediatric hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation. Winner of the Adalbert Czerny Award from the German Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, as well as a prize from the German Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Hematology (EHA).

  • Specialization of the doctor: leukogenesis, bone marrow transplantation, the role of fusion genes in leukogenesis, diagnosis of chromosomal aberrations in leukemia, primary immunodeficiencies, the function of microRNAs in the immune system and their role in malignant transformation, hematopoietic cells.
    Prof. Arndt Borkhardt
    Experience: 25 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    He is head of the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Clinical Immunology of University clinic of Düsseldorf. Graduated from the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Ruprecht-Carls in Heidelberg. Passed his internship in internal medicine at the University Clinic of Mainz. For a long time, he conducted studies of hematopoietic bone marrow stem cells in Toronto. Later on worked as a senior consultant and coordinator of the bone marrow transplantation program at the Düsseldorf clinic. In addition to clinical practice, prof. Rainer Haas continues to conduct research projects in the direction of gene therapy in collaboration with the German Center for Molecular Hematology and Oncology (DKFZ).
    Specialization of the doctor: acute and chronic leukemia, malignant lymphomas, sarcomas, plasmacytoma, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloma, allogeneic stem cell transplantation, clinical molecular biology.
    Prof. Rainer Haas
    Experience:
    Oncology
    Location of the Clinic
    Moorenstraße 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

    Düsseldorf on the Rhine is the leading international business and exhibition center. It is also a city of fashion, shopping and culture. Here is Königsallee - one of the most modern shopping boulevards in Europe. The old town is also famous for its more than 260 pubs and restaurants. The beautiful Rhine promenade leads to the spectacular MedienHafen, where the creations of famous architects are located.

    You can reach the clinic by car, as well as public transport. Parking is paid. Take the bus or tram to the stop "Uni-Kliniken".

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