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Vivantes Hospital Group (Vivantes GmbH)

Berlin, Germany

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Vivantes Hospital Group (Vivantes GmbH)
Vivantes Hospital Group is the largest group of city hospitals in Germany.

The network of clinics is characterized by the availability of a full range of high-quality medical and nursing care "diagnostics - treatment - rehabilitation", world-famous doctors, as well as medical technologies of the latest generation.

The Vivantes Group has existed for 16 years, but its hospitals have more than 140 years of history.

Today the Vivantes Health care Network consist of more than 100 clinics, institutes and centers. Namely: 9 hospitals in Berlin, 13 nursing homes, outpatient rehabilitation centers, numerous medical care centers, ambulatory care, hospices, and subsidiaries for catering, cleaning and laundry.

One third of all patients in Berlin are annually treated in one of the Vivantes Medical Centers: a total of almost half a million procedures per year.

This number has been growing steadily for many years, which means that patients trust Vivantes.

And there are reasons for this: thousands of highly qualified doctors work here, 150 of which are world-famous specialists.

Vivantes Hospital Group in numbers:

  • 5,600 beds;
  • 14,909 staff;
  • 235 622 inpatients per year;
  • 322 503 outpatients per year;
  • 640,910 days of care for the elderly;
  • 483 conferences in the field of oncology;
  • 53 million EUR per year of investments from own funds.

Popular clinics of the Vivantes network:

  • Vivantes Clinic Auguste-Victoria (interdisciplinary medical center in the south-west of Berlin, works at the Medical University of Berlin);
  • Vivantes Humboldt Hospital (one of the main hospitals in Berlin, cooperates with the academic hospital Charite);
  • Vivantes Clinic Am Urban (located in the center of Berlin, has a long history, the third in the city clinic);
  • Vivantes Clinic Kaulsdorf (multi-field clinic with 10 specialized departments);
  • Friedrichshain Clinic (one of the oldest clinics in Berlin with more than 140 years of medical practice and research);
  • Vivantes Clinic Neukolln (included in the TOP-hospitals of Germany in 2017 according to the magazine Focus);
  • Vivantes Clinic Spandau (a multidisciplinary city hospital);
  • Vivantes Clinic Wenkhebach (best in the areas of internal medicine, psychiatry, surgery, traumatology and geriatrics).

Innovation and research in Vivantes

Vivantes has a special potential, thanks to cooperation with the university clinical complex Charite. In addition to practical activities, many doctors of Vivantes are innovators in the highest category of medicine and are actively engaged in medical science, university education, clinical research and active participation in the  scientific associations. In order to promote and coordinate research within the Vivantes group, a special Office for Clinical Research and Academic Training was established. 

The chronology of the achievements of the Vivantes Hospital Group over the past 10 years: 

  • 2016: a cardiac catheterization laboratory was established in the Viventes Wenckebach clinic. In addition to patients with a heart attack and stenocardia , in a new cardiac catheterization laboratory, it is now possible to treat patients with interventional arrhythmia. Modern 3-D imaging techniques allow not only to deliver a super-accurate diagnosis, but also to improve treatment methods, such as closing the left atrial appendage with an occluder in the therapy of atrial fibrillation. In addition, in a new laboratory, patients with atrial and atrial septal defects can be treated by an interventional, non-invasive method.
  • 2015: the Vivantes Auguste-Victoria clinic group of infectious diseases received he  “HIV awareness" award. The clinic has demonstrated high standards in inpatient  and outpatient care for patients with HIV and AIDS. Also, the comprehensive support provided by outpatient centers of excellence in the Vivantes Clinic played an important role in obtaining the award.
  • 2014: an innovative Robotic Da Vinci Robot Surgery unit appeared in the Vivantes Humboldt Clinic. It was purchased at the clinic for use in urologic as well as abdominal surgery. Da Vinci's robotic system is capable of increasing the surgical area by a factor of 10 and producing result in the 3-D format.
  • 2014: The Vivantes network, together with the DEKRA hospital group, has developed the highest standards of patient safety.
  • 2013: Own  kindergarten is opened in the territory of the Vivantes Friedrichshain hospital.
  • 2012: the Vivantes network together with a group of Charité clinics founded the largest laboratory in Europe. The hospital laboratory building is 4 000 sq. M. Was built in Berlin. The staff of the laboratory is more than 400 employees.
  • 2012: Vivantes Clinic August-Victoria received the status of "Baby-friendly hospital". Earlier, VIVANTAS Humboldt and Vivantes Friedrichshain clinics were awarded the UNICEF quality awards.
  • 2012: Hospice Vivantes is set up in the basis of the hospital Vivantes Wenckebach.
  • 2010: The Vivantes Group received several awards from the Institute for Training in Healthcare (IbBG).
  • 2009: the sports society of Vivantes is founded (sports such as badminton, football, judo, Taiji, dancing and tennis).
  • 2009: The Federation for Environmental Protection and Nature Conservation of Germany (Bund Berlin) awarded the Vivantes Neukolln clinic status "Energy Saving Hospital".
  • 2008: the Vivantes Cancer Center was established as an all-encompassing organization of Vivantes in oncology. It included three oncological centers of the North, Center and South regions.

Features of the Clinic

Cancer treatment in Vivantes Hospital Group

Vivantes Hospital Group (Vivantes GmbH)
To effectively treat cancer patients specialists from different fields in Vivantes work in close cooperation with each other. Specialized clinics and centers of Vivantes practice very specific knowledge about some types of cancer and its methods of treatment.

In order to combine different knowledge and make them accessible to the patient at an equivalent high level, a special Tumor Center was created in the Vivantes network. As a comprehensive institution, it coordinates the cooperation of highly specialized teams of clinics network.
 
Thanks to modern communication channels, now every patient, regardless of what clinic he is in, gets immediate access to the base of doctors, technologies and knowledge.
 
The tumor center of Vivantes consists of three cancer centers in the north, south and in the center of Berlin. All three cancer centers are certified by the German Society for Hematology and Oncology (DGHO).

Also, the center of the breast of the clinic Vivantes Am Urban and the Center for Lung Cancer Clinic Vivantes Neukolln have the seal of the OnkoZert certification of the German Cancer Society (DKG). Moreover, the Tumor Center confirmed compliance with the quality standard DIN EN ISO 9001.
In 2015, Skin Cancer Centers in the Friedrichshain and Spandau clinics were DIN certified and recertified in 2016.

Since 2009, the Department of Pathology of the Vivantes Clinic Group has been supported by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), making it the largest accredited CAP institution in Germany. CAP accreditation is applied internationally as evidence of high quality medicine.

Also, all Vivantes clinics received a certificate of "Patient Safety".

Oncology in Vivantes in Figures and Facts:

  • Three VIVANTES Cancer Centers conduct 22% of all inpatient cancer treatment in Berlin.
  • In 2016, 11,025 patients with cancer patients were treated in Vivantes.
  • In recent years, the number of cancer patients has increased steadily. For comparison, the indicator for 2016 is 36% higher than in 2005.
  • Malignant urological diseases, namely the prostate, kidneys, ureters and bladder, account for almost half of the cases of oncological diseases in Berlin.
  • Skin cancer accounts for more than one third of cancers in Vivantes clinics.
  • Leukemia in adults is made every fourth case among cancer patients in Vivantes clinics.
  • Outpatient rehabilitation and hospice services are attended by more than 110 centers, specialized departments, institutes and hospitals out of a total of 132.
  • More than two-thirds of the 2,250 doctors in Vivantes are involved in cancer treatment.
  • Over the past 10 years, the Vivantes Group has conducted 285 successful studies in the field of oncology.

The methods of treatment that Vivantes uses:

  • chemotherapy;
  • hormone therapy;
  • immunotherapy;
  • surgery;
  • radiotherapy;
  • palliative care.

The Vivantes clinics Network annually initiates screening programs for cervical cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer and colon cancer.

Orthopedics in Vivantes

Vivantes Hospital Group (Vivantes GmbH)

In the clinics of the Vivantes network, modern medical care is provided for any disease of the musculoskeletal system, the results of an accident or sports injuries to the limbs and spine. Minimally invasive procedures are used in hospitals. Thus, in Vivantes, the course for rapid recovery is set.

The range of services varies from endoprosthetics, to spinal surgery, hand and foot surgery, as well as pediatric orthopedics, sports orthopedics, arthroscopy and rheumatology.

The best in orthopedics clinic network Vivantes:

  • Vivantes Auguste-Victoria (special orthopedic surgery and traumatology, EPC Max endoprosthetics center, spinal surgery center);
  • Vivantes Am Urban (Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Hand Surgery);
  • Friedrichshain Clinic (Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Center for Endoprosthetics, Center for Spine Diseases).

In the specialized clinic of orthopedic surgery, traumatic surgery, EndoProsthetic Center for Maxillary Care and in the Center for Spine Surgery, it is possible to perform all orthopedic procedures, artificial replacement of joints, including very complex interventions and joint operations.
 
Due to its outstanding experience and a very large number of cases, Vivantes Clinic Auguste-Victoria was the first in Berlin and Brandenburg, which received the certificate of the highest-level of service center (EPZ-Max) for the replacement of the hip and replacement of the knee joints.
 
Another important specialty of the clinic is spine diseases due to stress, accident or inflammation. This Specialized Center for Spine Surgery is also treating patients with malignant tumors, benign tumors or infections in the area of bone or soft tissues.
 
The Center uses an interdisciplinary approach. Here practitioners work hand in hand from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, anesthesia or pain therapy, radiology, oncology, pathology and plastic surgery.

Neurosurgery in Vivantes

Neurological and neurosurgical departments in Clinic Vivantes are examples of modern diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, blood vessels, the base of the skull, and the spine. Vivantes clinic provides quality medical care to patients of any age.

Here the multidisciplinary approach of and inter-professional cooperation is used, which greatly expands the horizons and possibilities of helping patients.

The best clinics of the Vivantes network in neurosurgery:

  • Friedrichshain Clinic (Department of Neurosurgery, Skull and Spine Base Surgery Center);
  • Vivantes Clinic Neukeln (Department of Neurosurgery, Head and Skull Base Health Center).

Clinic Friedrichshain and Vivantes Clinic Neukolln are leaders in the field of neurosurgery. Close collegial exchange allows finding a surgical method for each patient individually. Also, clinics use more conservative methods, i.e, non-surgical methods of treatment, which can also significantly improve the quality of patients life.

Testimonials (1)
Average clinic rating
Alexander shevchuk
25
Patient Verified
  • 5
I had a tonsil removal surgery here last month. Overall the operation experience wasn’t pleasant for me but clinic comforted me with their approach. Nurses were caring after the surgery and doctor was supportive in explaining each and... Read more
Berlin, Germany, December 26, 2017
Certificates:
BABY FREUNDLICH
BABY FREUNDLICH
CAP
CAP
DKG
DKG
EndoCert
EndoCert
Oncologiesches Zentroom
Oncologiesches Zentroom
TOP 2017 Nationales Krankenhaus
TOP 2017 Nationales Krankenhaus

Doctors

Prof. Dr. med. Bettina Schmitz
Prof. Dr. med. Bettina Schmitz
Neurology
Experience:
36 years
Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Adam
Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Adam
Surgery
Experience:
30 years
Dr. med. Christine Ankel
Dr. med. Christine Ankel
Oncology
Experience:
26 years
Prof. Dr. med Andree Faridi
Prof. Dr. med Andree Faridi
Oncology
Experience:
31 years
Prof. Dr. Dag Moskopp
Prof. Dr. Dag Moskopp
Neurosurgery
Experience:
30 years
Ass. Prof. Andreas Edike
Ass. Prof. Andreas Edike
Neurosurgery
Experience:
26 years
Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Späth-Schwalbe
Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Späth-Schwalbe
Oncology
Experience:
31 years
Prof. Dr. med. Duy-Thoai Pham
Prof. Dr. med. Duy-Thoai Pham
Opthalmology
Experience:
35 years
Prof. Dr. med. Dietrich Andresen
Prof. Dr. med. Dietrich Andresen
Cardiology
Experience:
40 years
Prof.
Top neurologist in Germany. Head of the Neurology Department at the Vivantes Humboldt clinic. Member of national and international expert councils in the field of neurology. She received medical education at the Ruhr University (Bochum) and the Berlin Free University. Passed out from the University of Humboldt at the clinic Charite.
Took training in London and did her further training in specialized neurology clinic in Queen Square. Since 2005, she is a professor of neurology. Professor Bettina Schmitz is Germany's leading specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as neuropathy, chronic headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and others. Bettina Schmitz participated in the work on the gene base, during which the gene was found, which is the cause of Parkinson's disease.
Specialization of the doctor: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy.
Prof. Dr. med. Bettina Schmitz
Prof. Dr. med. Bettina Schmitz
Experience: 36 years
Neurology
Prof.
The leading surgeon of Berlin. Head of the Department of Vascular and Visceral Surgery at the Vivantes Humbold Clinic. He is an expert in minimally invasive operations. Graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Rostock in Germany, studied medicine at the University of Brown in the United States.
Has received a specialization in the field of general surgery, as well as emergency care and intensive care. He holds the position of deputy head of the Department of General Surgery at the University of Freiburg. Doctor Ulrich Adam achieved special results in the surgical treatment of liver diseases and interventional tumor therapy (surgery on the verge of therapy).
In addition, Prof. Ulrich Adam is considered the best in vascular surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as endocrine surgery. Having an extensive experience: he holds about 1,000 minimally invasive procedures per year (in particular, gallbladder, appendicitis, inguinal hernia, colon diseases, adrenal dysfunction, reflux disease).
Specialization of the doctor: minimally invasive surgery; Operations on the liver, pancreas and bile ducts; Surgery of the gastrointestinal tract; Oncosurgery; Endocrine surgery; Vascular surgery.
Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Adam
Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Adam
Experience: 30 years
Surgery
Dr.
Leading specialist of the Breast Center in surgery at the Clinic Vivantes Am Urban. Studied medicine at the Free University of Berlin. Achieved her recognition as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She worked as an assistant doctor and an assistant-obstetrician in the Moabit clinics, Havelhoe and Westend.
Further, she held the position of Senior Consultant in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with a focus on cancer surgery in a hospital Havelhoe. In Vivantes, Am Urban she has been working since 2003. She also completed her training course at the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic Surgery and Hand Surgery at Paul Gerhard Hospital. Completed a three-month internship in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, USA.
As an expert in the field of breast diseases she was certified by the European Academy of Senology, DEGUM certificate was awarded for ultrasound, and breast biopsy, also received a certificate for breast surgery in accordance with the quality criteria AWOgyn DGGG.
    Membership in professional organizations:
  • German Society of Senology (DGS);
  • Association of Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gynecology (AWOgyn);
  • German Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (DGGG);
  • Association of Women-Leading Specialists in Breast Cancer.

  • Specialization of the doctor: all surgical procedures on breast, including oncoplastic reconstruction using an implant and autologous breast reconstruction; Preventive surgery with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer; cosmetic breast surgery (augmentation, protoplastika breast, correction of congenital breast development, mastopexy), abdominoplasty, liposuction and lipofilling, breast reconstruction, cosmetic surgery of male breasts (gynecomastia, breast carcinoma in men), trans-gender breast surgery.
    Dr. med. Christine Ankel
    Dr. med. Christine Ankel
    Experience: 26 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    Medical director and chief physician of the Breast Cancer Center at Vivantes Am Urban clinic. He Is a gynecologist and a doctor-Senologist, specializes in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, as well as inflammatory processes of the breast and mammary glands. Professor Faridi also specializes in reconstructive breast surgery and carries out a large number of aesthetic operations.
    Studied medicine in Cologne. Has received specialization in the field of gynecology and obstetrics, as well as additional qualifications in oncogynecology. Thanks to early detection and modern surgical techniques, Professor Faridi can help almost 75% of patients with breast cancer. In case of complete removal of the mammary gland, Professor Faridi and his team also performs the reconstruction of the mammary glands with the help of implants and the patient's own tissues.
    He also held the position of chief physician of the Women's Clinic of Portz-Rein, as well as the Breast center of the Clinic Asklepios. Prof. Faridi is chairman of AWOgyn (Association for Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gynecology) and is a member of the board of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
      Membership in professional organizations:
  • Association for aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery in gynecology;
  • German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

  • Specialization of the doctor: breast cancer (diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy, medical treatment), gynecological oncology, breast reduction, breast enlargement and process optimization, correction of scars, correction of breast and nipple deformation, abdominoplasty, lipofilling, gynecomastia.
    Prof. Dr. med Andree Faridi
    Prof. Dr. med Andree Faridi
    Experience: 31 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    Professor of Neurosurgery, head of the department of neurosurgery at the clinic Vivantes Friedrichstein. Successfully passed the European exam EANS. Since 2000 he is having the title of a professor.
    For a long time he taught at the University of Münster, received the "Teacher of the Year" award. In collaboration with Hans-Detlef Wassmann, he published the "Handbook on Neurosurgery". He passed additional specialization in the University centers of Erlangen, Magdeburg, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
    Specialization of the doctor: oncological and other microsurgical operations, cerebral aneurysms and angioma, spine diseases (tumor, degeneration, trauma), the work of an interdisciplinary team for complex diseases, conservative treatment.
    Prof. Dr. Dag Moskopp
    Prof. Dr. Dag Moskopp
    Experience: 30 years
    Neurosurgery
    Ass.
    Andreas Edike has the status of an associate professor. He specializes in neurosurgery, particular in pediatric, oncology and microsurgery. Also has a specialization in otolaryngology, passed number of courses and received scholarships for studying the latest achievements in neurosurgery.
    Passed out from the Free University of Berlin. Author of numerous studies of international importance. Teaches at the University of Giessen. Working in the network of Vivantes hospitals, as head of the neurosurgery department. Dr. Andreas Edike deals with the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain, skull, spine, spinal cord and nervous system.
    Specializes in the treatment of both adults and children. In his practice, he uses the latest methods of treatment.
      Membership in professional organizations:
  • European Association of Neurosurgeons;
  • European Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

  • Specialization of the doctor: adult and child neurosurgery, tumor resection, surgical treatment of aneurysms, surgical treatment of degenerative diseases, traumas and developmental anomalies, surgical intervention in the auditory nerve area, endoscopic operations.
    Ass. Prof. Andreas Edike
    Ass. Prof. Andreas Edike
    Experience: 26 years
    Neurosurgery
    Prof.
    Chief physician of the Departments of Internal Medicine , Hematology, Oncology, Gastroenterology and Palliative Medicine, as well as medical director at the Vivantes Spandau Clinic. He graduated from the Medical Faculty of Ulm University. Has passed the profound specialization in internal medicine , medical oncology and hematology on the basis of university clinics in Ulm and Lübeck. He received the title of Professor of internal medicine.
    Before coming to Vivantes, he conducted medical and clinical activities in the Charité clinic. Passed the ESMO exam on hematology and oncology. Professor focuses on drug therapy in oncology and treatment of elderly patients with malignant tumors. Also his focus of attention along with his colleagues is early integration of palliative care in the treatment of patients suffering from advanced stages of cancer.
    Clinic Spandau headed by prof. Schwalbe Vivantes became the first oncology center in Berlin to receive ESMO accredittation.
      Membership in professional organizations:
  • American Society of Medical Oncology ASCO;
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

  • Specialization of the doctor: drug treatment in malignant tumors, early integration of palliative care, geriatric oncology, coordination with treating cancer patients in an interdisciplinary environment.
    Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Späth-Schwalbe
    Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Späth-Schwalbe
    Experience: 31 years
    Oncology
    Prof.
    An outstanding ophthalmologist, an expert in the field of eye surgery. Chief physician of the ophthalmological center of the Vivantes Neukolln clinic. He graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Free University of Berlin.
    After graduation, he received German citizenship. Then he worked as a senior physician at the clinics of Westend and Virchow. Working on these positions, the famous doctor used the progressive methods of eyes microsurgery in the 1980s. Today, Duy-Thoai Pham has the title of professor and is considered one of the best ophthalmologists in Germany.
    Specialization of the doctor: microsurgery of the eye.
    Prof. Dr. med. Duy-Thoai Pham
    Prof. Dr. med. Duy-Thoai Pham
    Experience: 35 years
    Opthalmology
    Prof.
    Leading cardiologist of clinics Charite and Vivantes. Head of Cardiology and Conservative Intensive Care Unit at the Vivantes Am Urban Clinic. He studied medicine at the University of Berlin. Completed his specialization in internal medicine, as well as additional qualifications in cardiology and emergency medicine.
    Before coming to the Vivantes network, he was the senior resident (cardiologist) in the multidisciplinary Intensive care unit in Berlin. Since 1997 he has held senior positions in the Vivantes network clinics: the director of internal medicine clinics, cardiology and intensive care in the conservative in Vivantes am Urban; Director of the Departments of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, conservative and intensive care Vivantes Fridrichstaein.
      Membership in professional organizations:
  • German Association of Cardiologists;
  • American College of Cardiology;
  • European Association of Cardiology;
  • Heart Rate Society;
  • International Holter-Monitoring and Non-invasive Electrocardiology Society (ISHNE).

  • Doctor’s Specialization: heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, congenital and acquired heart disease, a pacemaker / defibrillator therapy, arterial and venous embolism (blockage of a vessel), thrombosis, hypertension (high blood pressure).
    Prof. Dr. med. Dietrich Andresen
    Prof. Dr. med. Dietrich Andresen
    Experience: 40 years
    Cardiology
    Location of the Clinic
    Auguste-Viktoria: Rubensstraße 125, 12157 Berlin, Germany
    Humboldt: Am Nordgraben 2, 13509 Berlin, Germany
    Am Urban: Dieffenbachstraße 1 10967 Berlin, Germany
    Kaulsdorf: Myslowitzer Str. 45, 12621 Berlin, Germany
    friedrichshain: Landsberger Allee 49, 10249 Berlin, Germany
    Neukölln: Rudower Str. 48, 12351 Berlin, Germany
    Spandau: Neue Bergstrasse 6, 13585 Berlin, Germany
    Wenckebach: Wenckebachstraße 23, 12099 Berlin, Germany

    Vivantes clinics are located in many cities and suburbs of Germany. As a rule, the place for the hospital is chosen according to the principle of silence, but at the same time maximum comfort for the patient, sufficient infrastructure in the vicinity of the location of the medical center. Usually, there are several options for hotels or apartments, cafes and restaurants, banks or ATMs, a pharmacy near the hospitals. Road junctions depend on the specific hospital.

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