Germany's top doctors in various fields are highly respected all over the world because of the research and clinical trials that they carry out. Working closely with other doctors in specialist networks, they guarantee the best standard of care based on the latest medical findings and in all areas of medicine.
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Heidelberg University Hospital is a state-of-the-art centre for radiation oncology and cancer research. It treats patients with malignant and benign tumours and various functional disorders.
“Itʼs finally happened! That faint but all-important line on the pregnancy test is there for all to see. We couldnʼt be happier and wake up every morning with beaming smiles! Thanks so much for taking such good care of us in your practice and for your help in giving us this wonderful feeling of soon-to-be parents!” (Helen and Carsten G.)
The specialist field of plastic and aesthetic surgery is concerned with restoring form and function to areas of the body that have been damaged or destroyed by accidents or tumours. The harmonisation of physical features is another task of plastic surgeons. Members of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC) are highly regarded all over the world. This means that patients are guaranteed medical services of the highest standard all over Germany.
Patients who need a hand or shoulder operation, have injured their spine or require surgery on their foot or knee will find specialists for every limb and spinal disorder – many of whom are internationally recognised experts – in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Berlin. Doctors even use grafting techniques to rebuild nerves damaged in complicated injuries.
At Hamburg-Eppendorf University Medical Centre (UKE), Professor Margit Fisch heads up the Department and Clinic of Urology, which offers modern, patient-oriented medical care tailored to individual needs.
endogap Joint Replacement Institute – the acclaimed specialist endoprosthetics clinic at Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hospital – implants more than 2,300 artificial hip and knee joints each year. The institute is one of the top five endoprosthetics clinics in Germany and the leader in this field in Bavaria.
There have been remarkable technological advances in gastrointestinal endoscopy over recent years. Highly flexible, miniaturised endoscopes can now be gently manoeuvred around the stomach and intestines without causing pain, giving doctors a better idea of what is going on inside the body. This makes both diagnosis and treatment easier, safer and more efficient to carry out.