Berlin, Germany


Charité University Hospital Berlin


For the past ten years, the Charite University Hospital Berlin has been ranked first among hospitals in Germany and sixth in the TOP-10 hospitals in the world according to Newsweek.

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Overview

About Charité Hospital

Charité University Hospital Berlin was founded in 1710 and is located in four districts of Berlin: Mitte, Lichterfelde, Wedding and Buch. The clinics included in the network have received honorary awards and quality certificates, and also have JCI accreditation, which indicates a high level of medical services and services.

Advantages of Charite Hospital
Academic Clinics of Charite Berlin
Treatment Costs in Charite Berlin
Services at Charité University Hospital Berlin

Charité University Hospital in Figures

3,011

beds

more than 15,000

employees

more than 850,000

patients per year

Advantages of Charité Hospital

For more than 300 years, the Charité Berlin has grown, doctors have improved their skills and accumulated many years of experience. Charité Berlin has become the best hospital in Germany and whole Europe. Charité Berlin network successfully treats various diseases, from cardiology to cancer, from neurology to rare genetic diseases. Effective rehabilitation programs are used here both after a stroke and after operations or injuries as well.
  • Knowledge and Experience
    On the basis of the Charité Berlin, medical universities have been created. Every year more than a thousand students study, and many European doctors improve their qualifications here.
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  • Nobel laureates
    11 Nobel laureates carried out their work within the walls of the Charité Berlin: Emil von Behring, Robert Koch and Paul Ehrlich and other luminaries of science.
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  • Scientific work
    On the basis of Charité Berlin, medical doctors and professors conduct research on new methods of treatment and develop author's methods of dealing with many diseases.
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  • Achievements and awards
    Over the centuries of operation, the Charité Berlin has received many prestigious awards, which testify to the highest level of medical services and services in hospitals.
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Charité University Hospital Berlin — International Awards and Achievements

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Academic Clinics of Charité Hospital

The Charité Berlin network includes more than 30 academic and private clinics that provide highly specialised care. Doctors here create new treatment protocols, according to which colleagues in Europe, Turkey and the CIS countries later work. Among the clinics of the Charité Berlin network, some university hospitals can be distinguished, where rare and complex diseases at any stage are successfully diagnosed and treated — thanks to the high level of professionalism and scrupulous attitude towards patients from all over the world.

Acamedic Clinic Weissensee Park Clinic

Weissensee Park Clinic is a hospital in Berlin. It provides first-class care to patients with oncological, otolaryngological, gynecological, gastroenterological, rheumatological, neurological and orthopedic diseases. They carry out the latest radiation diagnostics, establish accurate diagnoses and prescribe effective and individualised treatment.

1997

opening year

350

beds

more than 700

employees

Specialization of Weisensee Park Klinik

Surgery
Gynecology
ENT
Gastroenterology 
Rheumatology
Neurology
Orthopedics
Bowel Center
Surgical Department
Weissensee Charité performs both general and visceral surgical interventions, as well as some types of vascular surgery. Operations on the abdominal wall, surgical treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, minimally invasive interventions, including scarless operations are performed here as well.

Weissensee Charité's specialists treat hernias, diseases of the abdominal cavity and colon cancer. Doctors draw up individual plans for the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the abdominal cavity in general.

Head of the Surgical Department
Gynecological Department
Gynecologists at the Weissensee Charité carry out a complete diagnostics and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the breast and female genital organs, precancerous conditions, and urogynecological pathologies.

Gynecological surgeons mainly perform microscopic and endoscopic operations. Every year more than 1,800 surgical interventions are performed here.

In the gynecological oncology center located on the territory of the Weissensee Charité, patients with gynecological cancer are treated. It employs highly professional specialists who apply only individual plans for diagnostics, therapy and surgery. Also, in case of suspicion of neoplasms in the mammary glands, patients are consulted by experienced specialists of the mammological center. If necessary, women can be treated in two centers at the same time for a more effective result in the shortest possible time.

Head of the Gynecological Department
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Otorhinolaryngologists diagnose and treat ENT diseases. Weissensee Charité doctors work on modern devices for emergency and functional diagnostics which helps them quickly and accurately identify pathology and prescribe adequate treatment.

Otolaryngologist surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery of the nose, middle ear, salivary glands and larynx. Among their competences there are also surgeries on the paranasal sinuses, nasal septum and nose correction.

In addition, the department employs ENT oncologists who diagnose and treat head and neck cancer. If necessary, doctors consult with specialists from related specialties from other Charité clinics to prescribe effective treatment.

Operations at the Weissensee Charité are carried out using the latest endoscopic and minimally invasive devices, the latest models of lasers.

Head of the Otorhinolaryngological Department
Department of Gastroenterology-Oncology
The Department of Gastroenterology-Oncology of the Weissensee Charité diagnoses and treats diseases of the internal organs, namely the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. In addition to pathologies, doctors treat infections of all digestive organs.

A separate area is oncological diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Oncologists use modern techniques (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal and radiation therapy, surgical treatment, etc.) and, in most cases, successfully cure cancer.

It is worth noting the department of functional diagnostics and visualization. Weissensee Charité has modern equipment which eliminates errors and inaccuracies during diagnostics.

Head of the Department of Gastroenterology-Oncology
Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
Rheumatologists and immunologists diagnose and treat rheumatism at all stages. In the Weissensee Charité, a complete examination of patients is carried out, and state-of-the-art methods, such as rheumatic scanning or measurement of bone density, are also used here.

For the treatment of rheumatic diseases, the Charité Berlin clinic uses drug rheumatological therapy, occupational therapy (restoration of lost motor functions), special painkillers, and also provides nutritional advice.

The clinic develops individual programs of complex therapy for each patient. The main goal is to make everyday life easier for people.

Head of the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology
Department of Neurology
Neurologists at the Weissensee Charité successfully treat Parkinson's disease, movement disorders, dizziness, balance disorders, epilepsy and other neurological diseases.

Patients suffering from chronic pain using multimodal pain therapy can also be helped here. Individual comprehensive programs developed by physiotherapists, psychotherapists and therapists are used in such cases.

A separate direction in neurology is the treatment of the stroke consequences. Weissensee Charité uses the latest methods of therapy: thrombolysis (dissolution of blood clots in the vessels) and endovascular recanalization (removal of blood clots using minimally invasive operations).

Head of the Department of Neurology
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Weissensee Charité orthopedists and traumatologists diagnose and treat congenital and acquired pathologies of posture and the musculoskeletal system. It also deals with injuries resulting from accidents.

For each patient, a team of professionals (orthopedists-traumatologists, anesthesiologists, physiotherapists) create an individual treatment and rehabilitation program.

In the Weissensee Charité, there is a specialized center for endoprosthetics operates on the basis of the Orthopedics Department.

Principles of work:
  • providing a full range of hip and knee arthroplasty;
  • minimally traumatic primary arthroplasty with preservation of soft tissue integrity;
  • state-of-the-art technologies and innovative procedures (navigation, custom-made "small implants");
  • modern anesthesia which includes regional and local analgesic action.

Head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
Bowel Center
Weissensee Charité has a specialized intestinal center which is certified by the German Cancer Society. It means that highly specialized medical care is provided here.

Doctors of the intestinal center conduct a highly accurate diagnostics of intestinal cancer:

  • gastroscopy;
  • colonoscopy;
  • internal ultrasound examination (endosonography);
  • capsule endoscopy;
  • computed tomography (CT);
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • biopsy.

The Weissensee Charité hosts an interdisciplinary oncology consultation to develop an individualized treatment program (chemotherapy, radiation therapy and state-of-the-art surgical procedures). The clinic also provides:

  • radiation or systemic therapy (chemotherapy and monoclonal antibody therapy);
  • conservative gastroenterological / radiological methods of treatment (puncture or drainage);
  • metastatic surgery (removal of metastases);
  • psycho-oncological support from the moment of confirming the diagnosis;
  • individual care based on recommendations.

Head of the Bowel Center

Schlosspark Charité Academic Clinic

Schlosspark Charité is a private academic clinical hospital. It provides emergency medical care and conducts planned operations and appointments. The hospital is located in the park of Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin. The hospital has 9 departments and several outpatient centers. More than 32,000 patients are treated annually at the clinic.

1970

opened in

340

beds

more than 900

employees

Specialisation of Schlosspark

Ophthalmology
Foot surgery
Internal Medicine
Neurosurgery
Orthopedics and Traumatology
Department of Ophthalmology
The Schlosspark Charite has a highly specialized team of ophthalmologists. Many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are carried out here. More than 4,000 surgeries are performed annually in the modern Ophthalmology Surgical Center at the Schlosspark Clinic.

The following eye examinations are carried out at the Schlosspark Charité:
  • optical coherence tomography (OCT) (cross-sectional image of the retina);
  • fluorescein angiography (image of the back of the eye with fluorescein);
  • biometrics using the IOL-Master (used before replacing the lens in cataracts);
  • perimetry (study of the field of view);
  • topography of the cornea (measurements of the relief, curvature, layers of the cornea);
  • measurement of the number of endothelial cells in the cornea.

Schlosspark Charité offers:
  • corneal diseases and corneal surgery (pKPL, DMEK, DSAEK, DALK);
  • treatment of keratoconus (cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea);
  • crosslinking (an effective surgical method);
  • cataract and lens surgery;
  • treatment and surgery of glaucoma;
  • retinal diseases and surgery;
  • intravitreal administration of drugs (IVOM therapy);
  • surgical and conservative treatment of eye anomalies such as strabismus;
  • lacrimal canal surgery;
  • treatment of tumors of the eyelids and appendages of the eye, as well as surgical treatment of anomalies in the position of the eyelids.

Head of the Surgical Department
Department of the Foot Surgery
In the Department of Foot Surgery of the Schlosspark Charité, hallux valgus and other diseases of the lower extremities are treated. Here, all anomalies in the development and pathology of the foot are operated on with minimally invasive methods, so that the rehabilitation process takes place comfortably and quickly.

The following deformities and pathologies are treated:

  • Hallux valgus: most common and accompanied by a displacement of the joint of the thumb to the side, which causes severe pain when walking;
  • Hallux Rigidus (problems with ball of the foot): bony growths resulting in malposition of the foot and displaced pressure points. As a rule, it is accompanied by pain when walking.
  • Hammer toe: The second toe is bent as a result of pressure from the thumb. The reason may be the wrong shoes, injuries.
  • Pain in the forefoot - Morton's neuroma: Sudden shooting pain between the third and fourth toes may be caused by a change in a nerve branch (ganglion).
  • Haglund's heel (calcaneal spur): An upper heel spur forms in the direction of the Achilles tendon, causing discomfort and pain when walking.

Head of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology