In capable hands: doctors in Germany

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.

High blood pressure isnʼt painful as such, but it does increase the risk of strokes and serious cardiovascular diseases. In Germany, it is a problem for around half of all people aged over 60, and occurs in younger people as well. We asked Professor Dietrich Andresen, Senior Cardiology Consultant at the Vivantes Hospital am Urban in Berlin, to tell us more about this subject.

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Irradiating tumours using proton beams is a highly advanced form of cancer treatment that offers greater control and minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The Rinecker Proton Therapy Centre (RPTC) was opened in Munich three years ago and is the first and currently the only proton radiation centre in Europe to offer a complete hospital setting. Since it opened, the clinic has treated more than 1,300 patients from over 40 countries. The fact that 75 different types of tumour have already been treated proves the broad range of applications of modern proton therapy.

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The Vivantes Hospital for Internal Medicine-Cardiology and Conservative Intensive Care specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and lung disease. Furthermore, patients suffering from a range of internal conditions can be monitored, diagnosed and treated at its conservative intensive care unit. Every year, the department treats more than 5,500 patients in its medical wards and around 1,600 patients in its intensive care unit.

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The Medical Department and Clinic III at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden is one of the leading diabetes centres in Germany. It currently has the countryʼs only active islet cell transplantation programme and is home to Europeʼs first chair for diabetes prevention.

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The MediClin Robert Janker Clinic in Bonn, a specialist centre for the treatment of tumour-related diseases, has been a leading provider of radiotherapy and radio-oncology to patients from across Germany for 75 years.

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Cancer treatment for women is in the hands of the finest and most experienced physicians here. At Nuremberg Hospital, Professor Cosima Brucker is recognised for her experience, quality and innovation in the treatment of cancer and other conditions.

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The European Pancreas Centre in Heidelberg is among the leading centres in the world for the treatment of pancreatic disease. Under the stewardship of Professor Büchler, the European Pancreas Centre is able to offer the very highest level of treatment thanks to its highly qualified staff and state-of-the-art equipment.

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