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 HELIOS ENDO Hospital in Hamburg is Europe’s largest specialist centre for bone, joint and spinal surgery. Every year the HELIOS ENDO medical staff help restore mobility to more than 6,700 people. All these patients, many of whom come from abroad, are happy to put their trust in the hospital’s team of highly skilled doctors and nurses. Senior consultant Professor Thorsten Gehrke is a specialist in single-stage prosthesis replacements, a form of treatment recommended for cases of artifi cial joint infection.
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.
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.
For Dr Roberto Spierer precision is everything – and it has to be. He does, after all, perform operations as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon, often working with a microscope. In the following interview he talks about how he restores damaged nerves and how plastic surgery can help victims of accidents to achieve a better quality of life. In the Department for Hand, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital, operations are performed both on German and international patients.
The Department of Special Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital, Centre for Endoprosthetics, is a nationally and internationally renowned department for the replacement of artificial joints, in particular for the hip and knee.
Ulm University Hospital is both an innovator and a partner in the healthcare field, offering specialist departments, institutes, central services, numerous interdisciplinary centres and a total of around 1,130 beds. As a university hospital, it provides patients with top-level, cross-departmental medical care that brings treatment and research together.