In the field of internal medicine, patients benefit from state-of-the-art, non-aggressive methods of treatment. Highly flexible, miniaturised endoscopes can now be gently manoeuvred around the stomach and intestines without causing pain, enabling doctors to see inside the human body. Interventional procedures that do not involve surgery or a direct incision into the body also minimise the risks for patients with diabetes, heart conditions or obesity.
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.