Freiburg University Hospital is the leading medical institute in Germany, included in Top 3 most prestigious clinics of the country.
University Clinic Freiburg is one of the largest in Europe and is a multidisciplinary hospital with maximum medical assistance. This is the center of innovative developments, knowledge, experience, modern technical support - everything that is necessary to provide the most effective medical care.
The clinic operates in the basis of the University named after Albert and Ludwig, which allows it to be called "university". The academic status of the clinic gives it numerous advantages. The University serves as a platform for carrying out numerous studies important for the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods, which, after careful testing are used in the clinic.
Freiburg's clinic is showing excellence in many areas of medicine by the major parameters of success. The medical institution is known far beyond the borders of the country, thanks to its success in the treatment of cardiac diseases, chronic immunodeficiency, all types of cancer, innovative therapy of pancreatic carcinoma, the treatment of epilepsy and other neurological diseases.
Infrastructure and work features of Freiburg University Clinic
The history of this largest clinic in Germany began more than 230 years ago with a small clinical hospital. Today, it is the largest employer in the region with a staff of more than 12,500 people, approximately 1,450 doctors and 3,500 secondary medical personnel.
Approximately 2,107 patients can be accommodated in the clinic at the same time. In total, University clinic of Freiburg provides inpatient treatment to more than 66,000 patients and outpatient treatment to 800,000 people annually.
Structural units of Freiburg's Clinic are conveniently located in one place. In total, the structure of the medical institution includes 42 clinics, 11 institutes and 10 interdisciplinary centers.An important fact to mention for many patients is that the Freiburg clinic is a non-profit institute and is funded directly by the state budget of Germany, as well as sponsorship donations.
The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Germany personally supervises the activities of the clinic, carries out legal audit, and regularly conducts the procedure of medical examination. In total, the external financing of the clinic is 76.2 million euros. Treatment in the university clinic of Freiburg is based on two important principles: interdisciplinarity and personalization.
This means that in critical cases, it is always possible to work closely with different departments in order to help the patient in a comprehensive manner.
Also in the Freiburg clinic, each case is observed separately and maximally personalized treatment programs are issued, taking into account all the specifics, so that the selected methods are effective in the case of a particular patient and is always protected by the Criminal Code. In the University clinic of Freiburg Excuse there is availability of a service such as "telemedicine".
A patient from anywhere in the world can select the necessary specialist and, through a secure Internet connection, get an online consultation about the diagnosis or the therapy prescribed in his country. "Teleradiology" service is also available which involves the assessment of a CT scan, an MRI or an X-ray specialist who examine the scans and give their opinion.
The major achievements of the clinic in facts
- The first clinic in the world performing procedure TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting) for the treatment of patients with liver cirrhosis.
- Here, for the first time in Europe, an artificial heart implant Jarvik-2000 was implanted.
- The University Hospital of Freiburg conducted a brain operation using the Robot da Vinci for the first time.
- It was in this clinic that the heart and lungs were transplanted for the first time in the Baden-Württemberg region.
- Freiburg was the first medical institution in Germany to have a kidney transplant with an incompatible blood group.