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Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe. Where comprehensive care is provided by a group of the world's best experts, while adhering to international quality standards in all medical specialties. Heidelberg Hospital attracts patients from all over Germany and other countries.
Scientific Excellence for Your Health - for over 600 years
The history of medicine in Heidelberg dates back to the year 1386. What distinguishes the University of Heidelberg is its endless ambition for further excellence in academic performance, along with recognition of the hospital as an international quality mark. In 2007, the University of Heidelberg was recognized as one of the elite German universities, by the German Society for Scientific Research, as well as the German Council for Science and Humanities.
Distinguished areas of expertise
- Cancer diseases
- Diagnosis in multiple specialties and treatment selection at the National Center for Cancer Diseases NCT
- Conventional chemotherapy or added chemical agents, antibody therapy, etc.
- Surgical treatment using the latest technology available
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Neurological diseases
- Diseases of metabolic and hormonal imbalances
- Motor system diseases (muscles and joints)
- Organ transplantation (for patients from all over the world: liver or kidney transplantation from a living donor; stem cell transplantation)
- Pregnancy and gynecology
The following features ensure efficient diagnosis and treatment:
- Highly qualified and experienced staff, including many internationally renowned professors
- Full cooperation between experts from different disciplines, in different branches of medicine
- Quick application of the latest medical information from scientific research
- Treatments based on current international standards (standard medical procedures) and ongoing quality assurance measures
- The latest technical equipment and supplies
Chest, Lung and Oncology Center
Heidelberg Thoracic Clinic is one of the largest clinics in Europe specializing in the treatment of lung disease and is part of the University Hospital Heidelberg.
Patients come from all over Germany and from other countries to the Heidelberg clinic, where chest surgeons, lung pathologists, oncologists and other specialists work together under one roof. Thus, the goal of the clinic as an accredited center for the treatment of lung cancer is for scientific research results to be achieved in clinical treatments as well. Thus, the latest therapeutic concepts and beneficial diagnostic techniques for the patient are applied under one roof at Thoracic Clinic. Our doctors have unparalleled experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of lung diseases, and they use the latest technologies as well as the latest advanced medical innovations to increase treatment opportunities.
Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer or who suffer from chronic lung diseases need the highest degree of efficiency in the medical treatment provided to them, in addition to effective, studied and appropriate care. The clinic provides counseling, diagnosis and treatment for all chest diseases affecting children and adults. Comprehensive treatment for lung cancer and high experience in lung disease and high-quality healthcare ensure that the clinic occupies the leadership position, not only in Germany, but also in Europe.
Our professors and doctors work on modern science, which is based on solid foundations, as well as on their constantly updated knowledge, not to mention their extensive practical experience. Therapeutic decisions are always based on a multidisciplinary methodology, including radiology, pathology and anesthesiology expertise. Cancer treatment options are discussed at interdisciplinary oncology conferences. Our transitive research department has established one of the largest tissue banks for lung cancer in Germany. Clinical research and biomedical sciences are used to rapidly implement new methods and standards in patient care, such as multimedia treatment concepts, using surgery in combination with radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy, or using chemotherapy in combination with radiation therapy alone.
Das Heidelberger Ionenstrahl-Therapiezentrum (HIT)
The institute is the first treatment center in Europe to use heavy ions for treatment. It is also the first center in the world to own Gantry, a mobile device that targets a beam of high-speed protons or carbon ions on a tumor, for example in the patient’s brain, at certain angles depending on the patient’s condition and with a very high accuracy of 5 and 0 mm to eliminate the cancer cells. The mobile device (gantry) weighs 670 tons and can rotate around the patient in 360 ° to straighten the beam, so that the beam is focused on the tumor and wiped from the background forward in the form of successive slides. The session takes about 20 minutes, and the patient needs about 20 sessions until the cancerous tumor is completely eliminated.
Before treating a patient with a beam of protons or carbon ions, the tumor is accurately visualized with an MRI scan. After pinpointing the exact shape of the tumor, the patient goes to the Heidelberg Center for treatment and elimination of the tumor. The Gantry System has a diameter of 13 meters, a length of 25 meters and a weight of 670 tons.