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University Hospital Rechts der Isar

Germany, Munich

Clinic Review

Hospital in Rechts der IsarThe University Hospital Rechts der Isar in Munich (Klinikum Rechts der Isar) has an impeccable reputation in Germany and worldwide fame for over 185 years. The clinic provides the highest level of medical services in all areas, doctors apply modern effective treatment methods and have experience in conducting complex operations. For example, in 2008, for the first time in history, surgeons of Rechts der Isar carried out a successful transplant of both hands. During the 15-hour operation, 40 surgeons of various specialties worked together. Surgeons also successfully perform reconstructive surgeries, including the bladder, ureters and blood vessels of the brain. That is why over 300,000 visitors from different regions of the globe each year trust their health to the physicians of this clinic.

Excellent results of therapy, even in the most complex cases are displayed in the clinic credit goes to the joint work of physicians and scientific research. Rechts der Isar is part of the Medical Faculty of the Technical University of Munich. There are 16 research centers here. This means that the unique methods of therapy and diagnosis are available much earlier than in other medical institutions. The Rechts der Isar directors personally manage the use of equipment, the provided medical services, and the service to patients whether it meet the highest quality standards.

The clinic was twice awarded the prestigious certificate of the expert company Dekra and proved its compliance with DIN EN ISO 9001 standards. In addition, the clinic and its departments have other certificates, for example, from the German Society for Hospital Support or for their friendly treatment of intensive care patients and their relatives.

Features of the Clinic


There are 33 specialized units and 20 multidisciplinary centers in the complex. The total number of employees is 5,000, including 877 doctors. The clinic is designed to treat 1,161 patients. Every year more than 60,000 patients in the inpatient department and 250,000 on outpatients basis are treated. Over 40,000 surgeries are performed each year and about 2,000 children are born.

The activities of Rechts der Isar covers almost all medical areas. People come here for the cure of all forms of oncological and hematological diseases, neurological disorders, for carrying out various kinds of operations - from thoracic and general surgery to neurosurgery and cardiac surgery. The hospital has offices for the treatment of diseases of the female and male genital systems, and much attention is paid to pediatrics.

A solid team of experienced doctors and specialists works in Rechts der Isar, among them are:

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Henning Eckstein is a leading specialist in endovascular surgery, president of the German Society of Vascular Surgery, and head of the Department of Vascular Surgery.
  • Professor B. Mayer - Head of the Neurosurgery Department.
  • Prof. Bernhard Hemmer - Chief Physician of the Neurology Unit.

Doctors undergo trainings in the leading medical institutions of the world, take part in medical and scientific conferences, are members of German and international medical associations. Each health worker regularly undergo refresher courses.


The Rechts der Isar University Clinic is equipped with the latest technology. For a detailed study of pathological processes, specialists use the latest models of MRI, CT, PET-CT and innovative methods for studying metabolic processes in cells to determine the stage of development of malignant tumors and monitor the dynamics. The clinic has a wide variety of intraoperative equipment - navigation equipment, special microscopes, and robotic equipment. This allows surgeons to perform the most accurate interventions through minimal incisions, which virtually eliminates the development of complications and contributes to the rapid recovery of patients.


Treatment in Rechts der IsarNEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY:

Therapy for the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord diseases are priority areas in the clinic. Doctors treat all kinds of movement disorders (for example, Parkinson's syndrome or tremor), degenerative diseases of the nervous system, pathologies of the vascular system of the brain, brain tumors and spinal cord tumors.

Innovative minimally invasive manipulations are used in treatment, for example, deep brain stimulation. Investigations are performed using a wide range of laboratory tests: neurography, electromyography, analyzes of cerebrospinal fluid, etc.

Modern navigation intraoperative techniques and neuro microscopes help doctors successfully carry out the most complicated operations on the brain and vessels with the least trauma to the patient and a quick recovery period.


The oncology units and multidisciplinary centers of Rechts der Isar are considered the top cancer treatment places in Germany and Europe. Clinic has certificates from the German Cancer Society and the German non-profit organization for the fight against cancer. During an year, over 16,000 cancer patients are treated in the hospital. The clinic conducts accurate diagnosis and therapy of cancer of the brain, spine, skin, bones, gastrointestinal tract, breast, chest organs and other internal organs. Also, patients are referred here for the treatment of malignant blood diseases and bone marrow transplantation.

In each case, doctors choose a personalized treatment regimen. For the treatment they use the latest generation equipment, minimally invasive operations and effective drugs with lower side effects. In the therapy clinic uses advanced methods such as: NanoKnife, targeted and immunotherapy. In the surgical approach to cancer, doctors prefer organ-preserving operations. For example, incase of removing breast cancer, surgeons try to preserve the breast as much as possible, and if necessary, perform reconstructive plastic surgery using artificial materials or the patient's own tissues. Cancer cure usually involve several doctors of different specialties. An interdisciplinary approach ensures the achievement of the highest results of treatment and minimizes the adoption of erroneous decisions. On the basis of Rechts der Isar, the Radiation Oncology and RadioTherapy unit is operating. This department is headed by one of the best oncologists in Germany, Professor Dr. Stephanie E.Combs. For the treatment of malignant and benign diseases, the latest models of linear accelerators and brachytherapy unit are present and there is use of IMRT (Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy)


General, visceral, thoracic and transplant surgery are the main areas of the Rechts der Isar Surgical Department, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Friess. Under his leadership, all forms of operations are carried out in accordance with the highest medical standards. Also, surgeons of the unit work alongside with oncological divisions of the clinic and conduct operations to remove tumors. During operations, intraoperative imaging equipment is used. Surgeons prefer video endoscopic minimally invasive operations. These interventions are less traumatic, after these the chances of complications are minimal, and patients recover faster.


Treatment cancer in Rechts der IsarIn addition to using high technologies and innovative methodologies, Rechts der Isar is famous for its comfortable conditions and the best service.The clinic can simultaneously accommodate more than 1,000 patients in single or double rooms.

The wards have everything to make every patient feel at home. Cafeteria, library, pharmacy, hairdresser, ATM, kindergarten etc.

Clinic provides three meals a day. Patients can choose the menu at their discretion - full, vegetarian or snacks.

The majority of patients (80%), having undergone treatment in the clinic, remain satisfied with the quality of medical assistance and service. They also speak positively about the courtesy of staff.


Testimonials (1)
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  • 4

My uncle had cancer surgery in this hospital last month. He was suffering from stomach cancer which we all took as very sad news for the family. I supported him during his stay in Rechts der izar. We had some issues with nurses due to th... Read more

Germany, Munich, January 16, 2020


EN DIN ISO 9001 Dekra (en)
Certificate Dekra


he best doctor of Rechts der Isar Henning Beir
Prof. Henning Beir
Experience: 35 years
the best doctor of Rechts der Isar Helmut Freiss
Prof. Helmut Friess
Experience: more than 29 years
the best doctor of Rechts der Isar Bernhard Mayer
Prof. Bernhard Mayer
Experience: more than 25 years
the best doctor of Rechts der Isar Hans-Henning Eckstein
Prof. Hans-Henning Eckstein
Experience: more than 20 years
Since 2007, the head physician of the otorhinolaryngology clinic, Rechts der Isar. He is an expert in performing operations on neck organs with the use of robotic and laser technologies, minimally invasive methods.
Specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, larynx, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands. Engaged in research activities in the treatment of cancer of the head and neck. Author of scientific publications that were published in well-known international print media.
He received medical education at the universities of Dusseldorf, Berlin and Freiburg. He worked as a senior physician and deputy director at university clinics in Düsseldorf and Mannheim. Since 2007, he has headed the Department of Otolaryngology at the Technical University of Munich.
Prof. Henning Beir
Experience: 35 years
The leading surgeon in Germany, since 2007, heads the clinic of Surgery at Rechts der Isar.
Conducts operations on the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Practiced in leading medical institutions of Germany, Switzerland and the United States. He headed the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the Heidelberg Clinic.
He is an active participant in numerous scientific and medical communities, including: the German Society of Surgery, the European Society of Pancreatic Diseases, the Academy of Sciences of New York, etc. He was repeatedly awarded with prestigious awards in medicine, for example, for research on cancer.
Prof. Helmut Friess
Experience: more than 29 years
Famous neurosurgeon in Germany, head of the neurosurgery department at the Rechts der Isar clinic.
Author of numerous scientific articles, is actively involved in research in oncological, vascular and spinal neurosurgery. A graduate of the Medical Faculty of the Padua University of Italy and the Nuremberg University of Erlangen in Germany. He practiced and gained experience in medical institutions in Austria, Switzerland and the USA. In 1995, he was appointed chief physician at the Neurosurgery Clinic in Bonn. In 1999 he was awarded the title of professor.
Specializes in vascular, spinal and oncological neurosurgery.
Prof. Bernhard Mayer
Experience: more than 25 years
Leading specialist in vascular, endovascular surgery and phlebology, professor at the Technical University of Munich, head of the Department of Vascular Surgery Rechts der Isar. Received medical education at the University of Heidelberg. He practiced in the medical institutions of Heidelberg, and then in the same place he got the position of chief physician of the Vascular Surgery Department at the university clinic. He worked as director of the clinic Ludwigsburg.
Member of scientific communities, including: German Society of Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine, German Society of Angiology and Phlebology, Austrian Society of Vascular Surgery and others.
Author of a large number of scientific papers and articles. Collaborates with well-known scientific and medical publications in Germany, for example, “Vascular Surgery”, “Surgeon”, “German Medical Weekly”, etc.
Prof. Hans-Henning Eckstein
Experience: more than 20 years
Location of the Clinic
Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 München

Germany Rechts der Isar is located in a quiet and cozy place in the old part of Munich, on the picturesque banks of the Isar River, not far from Vienna Square. Around the clinic are public transport stops, where you can go to anywhere in the city. Nearby are numerous historical sights, museums and parks, as well as entertainment centers, shops, restaurants and hotels.



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