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University Hospital of Köln

Germany, Köln

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The University Hospital of Cologne/Köln is one of the largest wide-ranging medical institutions in Germany. It was founded in 1908. During its 112-year history, the hospital has gained international recognition. The hospital is a clinical centre for innovative treatment of various diseases. Every year more than 370,000 patients are admitted here, of whom around 63,000 are inpatients.

The medical centre employs around 10,900 specialists from 80 countries. Among them are more than 1,000 doctors of the highest category. Medical specialists at the Hospital Cologne regularly receive further training at prestigious hospitals in America, the UK and elsewhere.

The institution has 35 specialised clinics and centres and 14 research institutes. The most notable among them are:

    иконка галочки Breast treatment centre;

    иконка галочки Centre for Integrated Oncology;

    иконка галочки IVF Centre;

    иконка галочки Neurosurgery Clinic;

    иконка галочки Experimental Surgery Centre;

    иконка галочки Cardiac Centre;

    иконка галочки Centre for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine;

    иконка галочки Centre for Radiology and Neuroradiology;

    иконка галочки Organ transplant clinic;

    иконка галочки Clinical Research Centre;

    иконка галочки Centre for Rare Diseases;

    иконка галочки Palliative care clinic;

    иконка галочки Diagnostic Centre;

    иконка галочки Centre for General, Visceral, Oncological Surgery and Transplantation.


The hospital has a total area of more than 200,000 sq. m. It has nine advanced intensive care units. The hospital has an inpatient capacity of 1,573 beds. The University Hospital of Cologne has several underground car parks for patients' vehicles.

Key areas of the University Hospital of Köln

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    иконка галочки gastroenterology;

    иконка галочки neurology and neurosurgery;

    иконка галочки cardiology;

    иконка галочки radiology;

    иконка галочки organ transplantation;

    иконка галочки surgery;

    иконка галочки oncohematology;

    иконка галочки plastic surgery;

    иконка галочки obstetrics and gynaecology;

    иконка галочки urology;

    иконка галочки reproductive medicine.

International Department of the University Hospital of Cologne

Treatment in a foreign country raises many questions: issuing visas, sending medical documents, interpreter services and more.

All these problems can be solved at the International Department of the Cologne University Hospital. It is located on the ground floor of the main building, to the left of the main entrance.

To make sure that international patients use the hospital services as comfortably and safely as possible, they are provided with coordinators. They help with all organisational matters.

If necessary, an interpreter is provided for the patient. The main services of the International Department include:

    иконка галочки visa support for the patient and accompanying persons;

    иконка галочки arranging a consultation with the doctor;

    иконка галочки hotel and hotel reservations;

    иконка галочки translation of medical documentation;

    иконка галочки calculation of treatment costs;

    иконка галочки accompanying patients to doctor's appointments and procedures;

    иконка галочки arrangement of transfers to and from Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf or Frankfurt Airport, as well as transfers to and from the hotel or hotel.

Facts about Köln clinic

    награда клиники More than 90% of patients are satisfied with the service and recommend the University Hospital of Cologne.

    награда клиники Many innovative treatments and drugs are clinically tested here and become available to patients sooner than in other institutions. These include drugs for targeted therapy and chemotherapy.  

    награда клиники In 2005, the Cologne Hospital opened the Cologne-Bonn Centre for Integrated Oncology (CIO). More than 30 specialised centres and institutes operate here. Every year, the CIO treats over 24,000 patients.

    награда клиники The University Hospital of Köln has opened Germany's first stereotactic and functional neurosurgery hospital. Patients with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and dystonia are treated here. The clinic also treats patients with obsessive-compulsive disorders and severe depression by implanting electrodes in damaged areas of the brain.

    награда клиники The hospital has a navigation app, UKKöln Navi, which helps patients navigate around the hospital premises. The system contains detailed information about the opening times of the pharmacies, canteen, cafeteria, chapel and playground on the health centre grounds. Further destinations can be added to the UKKöln Navi if required.

    награда клиники In 2019, Germany's largest emergency department for cancer patients opened at the University Hospital of Cologne.

Features of the Clinic

Cancer treatment at the Köln University Hospital

The Centre for Integrated Oncology (CIO) has been in operation for over 15 years. More than 24,000 patients from all over the world are treated here each year. The centre is made up of 30 specialist departments, clinics and cancer research institutes. Among them are:

    иконка галочки radiology department;

    иконка галочки skin cancer clinic;

    иконка галочки gynaecological tumour and breast cancer centres;

    иконка галочки medical oncology department;

    иконка галочки liver cancer clinic;

    иконка галочки oncology clinic for gastric tumours;

    иконка галочки neuro-oncology department;

    иконка галочки biochemistry unit.


The centre for integrated oncology is certified by the German Cancer Society. This confirms the high quality of patient care. It is the most common place to go for treatment of:

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    иконка галочки breast cancer;

    иконка галочки malignant neoplasms of the lungs;

    иконка галочки prostate cancer;

    иконка галочки gastrointestinal cancer;

    иконка галочки gynaecological tumours;

    иконка галочки blood cancers;

    иконка галочки malignant neoplasms of the eye;

    иконка галочки neuroendocrine tumours;

    иконка галочки sarcomas.

    The University Hospital of Cologne offers preventive screenings for the early detection of various types of cancer. A check-up programme is available for women, which aims to diagnose breast cancer.

Blood test for cancer markers
Consultation with an oncologist

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The range of procedures for breast examinations depends on the age of the patient and the individual risk of developing the disease.

Women who are carriers of the BRCA mutation have higher risks. They undergo several tests, including an MRI, breast ultrasound and a mammogram. 

The Department of Nuclear Medicine performs multimodal imaging diagnostics as well as radionuclide therapy for various malignant diseases. Thyroid tumours, neuroblastoma, lymphoma and other malignant pathologies are diagnosed and treated here.

Oncohaematology at the University Hospital of Cologne

Acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome are among the key areas of treatment and research at the Centre for Integrated Oncology. It is Europe's largest specialised clinic for patients with acute myeloid leukaemia, acute lymphatic leukaemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and other malignant pathologies of the blood or lymphatic system. 

The hospital provides allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplants.

    Autologous BMT

    Autologous stem cell transplantation has been performed at the University Hospital of Cologne since 1992. The patient's own, previously harvested and cryopreserved cells are used for the transplant. Material for transplantation is collected in the Haematopheresis Department. About 140 autologous BMTs are performed each year at the hospital. This method of bone marrow transplantation is indicated in the treatment of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as well as multiple myeloma.

    Allogeneic BMT

    Allogeneic bone marrow transplants have been carried out at this centre since 1999. This type of transplantation involves the use of donor material. Preference is given to stem cells from a related donor. The material is taken from the haematopheresis unit. If no suitable related donor is available, an unrelated donor from a worldwide stem cell registry will be sought. The Köln Clinic has access to German and international donor databases.

About 100 allogeneic BMTs are performed each year at the hospital. This procedure is most often indicated for conditions such as:

    иконка галочки acute myeloid leukaemia;

    иконка галочки acute lymphatic leukaemia;

    иконка галочки chronic lymphatic leukaemia;

    иконка галочки chronic myeloid leukaemia;

    иконка галочки Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas;

    иконка галочки multiple myeloma;

    иконка галочки myelodysplastic syndrome;

    иконка галочки aplastic anaemia.

Treatment for cardiovascular diseases at the University Hospital of Cologne

Medication therapy and surgical treatment for cardiovascular abnormalities are carried out at the Cardiology Centre. The centre has been in operation since 2007.

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It consists of clinics for cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and paediatric cardiology. More than 15,000 patients from all over the world are treated here each year.

The Heart Clinic is Germany's leading centre for the treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects. In total, the clinic performs more than 2,800 surgeries a year. Of these, around 1,700 are performed using a heart-lung machine. The most common surgeries that are performed at the heart centre are:

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An interdisciplinary team of doctors decides which method of treatment is appropriate for the patient. The Cardiology Centre uses the full range of modern cardiac surgery options. This includes MIDCAB-OP and OPCAB surgery with an incision under the left breast. With both techniques, shunts are inserted into the beating heart. More than 97% of these interventions proceed without any complications.

    Catheter-assisted aortic valve replacement (TAVI) has been available at the University Hospital of Köln since 2008. This minimally invasive procedure has been performed on more than 1,500 patients.

Specialist consultation
Comprehensive examination
Minimally invasive valve replacement through femoral artery puncture

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Neurosurgery and neurology at the Hospital Cologne

Treatment for diseases of the spinal cord, brain and peripheral nerves is available at the Neurosurgical Centre. The main areas of focus of this institution are:

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    иконка галочки neurooncology;

    иконка галочки paediatric neurosurgery;

    иконка галочки peripheral nerve surgery;

    иконка галочки neurovascular surgery;

    иконка галочки the hypophysis and skull base surgery.


The centre cooperates with the departments of orthopaedics and traumatology, radiotherapy, radiosurgery and the Centre for Integrated Oncology for the treatment of neurological diseases.

The latest Haag-Streit Surgical microscopes and BrainLab navigation systems are actively used here. These systems increase the precision of the surgeon's interventions on the spine and brain.

Intraoperative neuromonitoring is used to track the function of the spinal cord or spinal nerves. The centre has a team of neurophysiologists.

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Plastic surgery at the Köln University Hospital

More than 90% of patients of the University Hospital of Cologne are satisfied with the results of their plastic surgery. Various types of reconstructive and aesthetic interventions can be performed there. Patients come for body reconstruction after injuries, illnesses, congenital anomalies and tumour diseases. The centre's priorities are:

    иконка галочки reconstructive and plastic facial surgery;

    иконка галочки scar plastic surgery;

    иконка галочки reconstructive vascular surgery;

    иконка галочки post-burn surgery;

    иконка галочки resuscitation and reconstruction of the face after paralysis;

    иконка галочки mammary gland plasty;

    иконка галочки reconstruction of the body after removal of tumours;

    иконка галочки eyelid lift.

Cologne Hospital Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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The Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital of Köln has 104 inpatient beds.

There are 10 top-class doctors and 24 assistants who can help patients. Every year, 2,800 surgeries are carried out at the hospital. Of these, around 1,800 are spinal interventions.

Patients come there to treat deformities, fractures, fractures, infections and tumours of the skeleton. Doctors use endoscopy and neuronavigation, which enables complex surgeries to be carried out with a 98% success rate. 

    The Clinic for Orthopaedics and Traumatology collaborates with the Centre for Clinical Research in Musculoskeletal Treatment. This enables innovative technologies to be quickly introduced into the work with difficult patients and achieve success.

Consultation with a surgeon
Spinal CT Scan
Hernia surgery
Physiotherapy and kinesitherapy

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Cost of treatment at the University Hospital of Cologne

Procedure Cost
Specialist consultation from €400
Second medical opinion from €380
PET-CT from €2,100
MRI from €1,000
X-ray from €200
Biopsy from €2,500
Ultrasound from €400
Computed tomography from €600
Histology revision from €500
Laboratory tests from €300
Procedure Cost
CyberKnife from €9,000
Chemotherapy from €2,900
Mastectomy from €14,000
Coronary stenting from €15,000
Removal of intervertebral hernias from €16,000
MIBG therapy from €5,000
Brain tumour surgery from €20,000
Hip joint replacement from €12,000
Deep brain stimulation from €27,000
Cataract surgery from €5,000
Testimonials (1)
Average clinic rating
37 years
Patient Verified
  • 5

I want to thank the entire team in 13.1, as well as the radiotherapy team…. During my stay at the Köln University Hospita, everyone was very friendly and helpful. It is always very nice when the personell actually takes time to gen... Read more

Germany, Köln, November 5, 2021


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инфекционист флориан кляйн
Prof. Florian Klein
Infectious diseases
Experience: over 15 years
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Prof. Peer Eysel
Orthopedics and traumatology
Experience: over 30 years
кардиолог феликс хойер
Dr. Friedrich Felix Heuer
Experience: over 10 years
онкогематолог борхманн
Prof. Peter Borchmann
Experience: over 27 years
кардиохирург штефан балдус
Prof. Stephan Baldus
Experience: over 30 years
онколог мальтер униклиники кельна
Dr Wolfram Malter
Experience: over 30 years

Specialist in antibody therapy and prevention of infectious diseases.

He is the leading infectious disease doctor at the University Hospital of Cologne. He treats patients with HIV and AIDS. The doctor has over 15 years of experience. Florian Klein is a member of the German Society for Infectious Diseases and the German Research Foundation.

Doctor's specialisation: infectious diseases.

Prof. Florian Klein
Experience: over 15 years
Infectious diseases

Specialist in surgery of spinal pathologies, joint endoprosthetics and tumour diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Head of the Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery. He performs knee and hip arthroplasty as well as bone cancer surgery. The doctor is a member of many international and national organizations, in particular the German Orthopaedic Society. Peer Eysel has over 30 years' medical experience.

Doctor's specialisation: orthopaedics and traumatology.

Prof. Peer Eysel
Experience: over 30 years
Orthopedics and traumatology

Specialist in the treatment of cardiac pathologies.

Dr. Friedrich Felix Heuer is a cardiologist at the University Hospital of Cologne. In 2020 he received the scientific prize of the German Society of Cardiology for his research into the processes that influence the development of cardiovascular complications in diabetes. Dr Heuer is eligible for membership of the German Society of Cardiology. He has over 10 years of experience.

Doctor's specialisation: cardiology.

Dr. Friedrich Felix Heuer
Experience: over 10 years

Dr. Borchmann is a specialist in the treatment of diseases of the hematopoietic and lymphatic systems.

He is the Head of the Center for Onco-Hematology at the Cologne University Hospital. He specialises in the treatment of Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The doctor performs CAR T-cell therapy. Peter Borchmann is a member of the German Society of Haematology and Oncology (DGHO), the European Haematological Association (EHA) and the American Society of Haematology (ASH). He has over 27 years of experience.

Doctor's specialisation: oncohaematology.

Prof. Peter Borchmann
Experience: over 27 years

Professor Stephan Baldus is a specialist in the surgical treatment of heart diseases.

He is an internationally renowned cardiac surgeon with more than a thousand successful heart surgeries to his credit. He is the Director of the Cardiology Centre at the University Hospital of Cologne. The doctor is eligible for the education committee of the European Society of Cardiology and the German Society of Cardiology. Stefan Baltus has been published in international and national medical journals. His work experience exceeds 30 years.

Doctor's specialisation: cardiac surgery.

Prof. Stephan Baldus
Experience: over 30 years

Specialist in the treatment of breast cancer.

Head of the Breast Cancer Treatment Centre. He performs diagnosis and oncotherapy of malignant neoplasms of the breast. He specialises in intra-operative radiotherapy (IOLT) and DEGUM II breast sonography. Dr Malter has been in practice for over 30 years.

Doctor's specialisation: oncology.

Dr Wolfram Malter
Experience: over 30 years
Location of the Clinic
Kerpener Str. 62, 50937 Köln, Germany

The hospital is located in the Lindenthal district of Cologne. The clinic can be reached in less than half an hour from Cologne/Bonn Airport by public transport: trams 9 and 13 and buses 146. Düsseldorf Airport, the third-largest in Germany, is also nearby. The Oliveri Bistro & Café, the Hotel Wohnheim Lindenthalgürtel and the German restaurant Gasthaus Ox are all located near the hospital.


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