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Frankfurt University Hospital


Frankfurt University Hospital is recognized as the best medical center not only in Germany, but also in Europe. The clinic has gained its popularity thanks to the staff of experienced doctors, modern equipment and innovative methods of treatment.

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About Frankfurt University Hospital

Frankfurt University Hospital provides qualified assistance to patients in all medical fields. The institution includes 24 departments that meet the most modern standards of medicine. The medical staff consists of about 4,000 employees.

University Hospital Frankfurt is a major research center which allows engaging in scientific development and introduce innovations in the treatment of patients.

Advantages of Frankfurt University Hospital

University Hospital Frankfurt employs the world's best specialists with many years of experience who use innovative methods for diagnosing and treating diseases. Most heads of departments have a professor's degree; for many patients this is a key point when choosing a medical institution.
High-level Specialists
Specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital regularly exchange experience with colleagues from foreign clinics. They do internships at leading medical institutions in the world. Due to this, diagnostic methods are constantly being developed and improved, on which, in turn, the successful outcome of treatment depends.
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Professionalism
Patients of Frankfurt University Hospital are guaranteed medical care from the best doctors in Germany, who direct all their professionalism to the successful fight against the disease.
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Interdisciplinary Approach
The close interconnection of specialists from different medical fields enables the patient to receive advice from different specialists and the most effective help.
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Frankfurt University Hospital's Specialization

Frankfurt University Hospital provides medical services in a wide variety of areas and guarantees a top-level approach. Doctors will do everything possible to ensure that the disease recedes or stops progressing.

Oncology

With about 900 surgical interventions per year, Frankfurt University Hospital is one of the largest oncological institutions in Germany. University Cancer Center is a joint institution of Frankfurt University Hospital and Medical Faculty of the Goethe University, as well as Northwestern Hospital. The work of a team of doctors from various areas of oncology is aimed at conducting high-precision diagnostics and high-quality treatment to achieve the best results.
Liver Cancer Center
The possibilities of treating malignant tumors of the bile ducts and liver have been steadily improving in recent years. Specialists at the Liver Cancer Center of Frankfurt University Hospital provide special consultations for all patients with malignant tumor diseases that have developed in the liver (liver cancer and cancer of the biliary tract), as well as for patients with tumor diseases of the digestive tract. In order to provide each patient with the best individual treatment, there is a close collaboration between the clinics and institutes of the University Cancer Center.
Prostate Cancer Center
Prostate cancer (prostate cancer) is the most common tumor in men. With timely diagnostics and therapy, the chances of recovery and a normal quality of life for the patient are guaranteed to be high. A dedicated multidisciplinary team of urologists, radiologists and pathologists perform all the necessary diagnostic procedures using the most up-to-date methods for the early detection of prostate cancer.

When diagnosed with prostate cancer, the treatment plan is drawn up depending on various factors. The choice of the optimal method of therapy for the patient is selected in a detailed discussion with the patient, taking into account the individual wishes of the patient and the degree of risk.

Surgical removal of prostate cancer is currently the most commonly used and well-established method. The methods available at Frankfurt University Hospital include open surgery or minimally invasive prostate removal with the DaVinici robot. In the latter case, the prostate is removed using a surgical robot through minimal incisions.
Skin Cancer Center
The Center for Dermatological Oncology at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in the early diagnostics and treatment of malignant skin diseases. Particular clinical and scientific attention is paid to epithelial (white skin cancer) and pigment tumors (melanoma/black skin cancer), as well as the treatment of patients with rare neoplastic diseases such as Merkel cell tumors, angiosarcomas and cutaneous lymphomas.
Lung Cancer Center
The focus of thoracic oncology is the University Center for Lung Cancer Frankfurt certified by the German Cancer Society. All options for diagnostics and treatment, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are available for both outpatients and inpatients.

Interdisciplinary activity in the field of lung cancer includes weekly interdisciplinary oncology conferences, which bring together specialists in the field of thoracic surgery, pulmonology, internal oncology, radiation therapy and radiology.

As part of the regional network, the Frankfurt Lung Cancer Forum (FLF) is regularly visited by pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiation therapists. The forum discusses new developments in the field of thoracic oncology and provides expert advice to other hospitals and general practitioners.
Head and Neck Cancer Center
The focus is on ear, nose and throat medicine clinics, as well as oral, maxillofacial and facial plastic surgery. There are also radiation therapy, radiology, internal oncology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine and dermatology.

One of the main tasks of the center is the introduction of uniform quality standards in diagnostics and therapy, taking into account modern scientific achievements. A weekly oncology conference is held at which interdisciplinary recommendations for therapy are developed. Particular attention is paid to clinical trials. The focus on head and neck tumors covers the entire spectrum of oncological therapy for benign and malignant neoplasms. These include, in particular, tumors of the larynx and trachea, oral cavity and pharynx, salivary glands, jaw bones, face and neck, nasal and paranasal sinuses.
Center for Pediatric Oncology
The Center for Pediatric Oncology at Frankfurt University Hospital was founded in 1978 and has many years of experience in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents with solid tumors and hematological neoplasms.

To date, 95% of all young patients are being treated in national and international trials, with a particular focus on stem cell transplantation.

The Center for Transplantology at University Hospital Frankfurt was one of the first pediatric centers in Germany to receive JACIE accreditation. This accreditation is a confirmation that the center meets all the necessary medical standards and effectively provides medical services of the appropriate quality.
Center for Oncology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
The Center for Oncology of the Gastrointestinal Tract of Frankfurt University Hospital, after the reform, combined the centers of visceral surgery, colorectal, pancreas, and liver.

The center specializes in diagnostics, interdisciplinary and palliative treatment of patients with oncological diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, rectum and anal canal, as well as tumors of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas. The center plans all stages of diagnostics, as well as the concept of chemotherapy and postoperative care.

An interdisciplinary conference is held weekly; diagnostics and treatment plan is discussed individually for each patient in accordance with international standards. In addition, attention is paid to preventive programs, in particular sonographic and endoscopic examinations.
Center for Visceral Oncology
This is a certified center that specializes in the treatment of colon cancer and other tumor diseases of the abdominal cavity. Particular attention is paid to cancer of the intestines, stomach, pancreas and liver.

Experienced specialists in the field of diagnostics and therapy at Frankfurt University Hospital make the most optimal decisions, in accordance with international standards. In addition, patients at University Hospital Frankfurt have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials using the best medicines and therapeutic approaches.
Neurooncology Center
Neurooncology Center was established in 2008. The specialists of the Neuro-Oncological Center of Frankfurt University Hospital treat malignant diseases of the central nervous system and brain metastases.

Within the framework of the direction, the activities of institutions involved in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, radiation therapy, neurooncology, internal and pediatric oncology, as well as the Gamma Knife Center in Frankfurt, are coordinated.

Interdisciplinary recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of the most common types of brain tumors have been developed. This is intended to offer all patients with a brain tumor an optimal interdisciplinary diagnosis, therapy and follow-up in accordance with the current standard. The goal is to cure as many patients as possible through innovative clinical research.
Breast Cancer Center
The work of the Center for Breast Cancer at Frankfurt University Hospital is aimed at diagnosing and combating benign and malignant breast diseases. A highly qualified team and the use of the latest technologies allow us to diagnose and treat diseases in accordance with the latest scientific discoveries.

The Breast Center is part of the UCT Cancer Center in Frankfurt. All cancer specialists work closely together at the University Center for Tumor Diseases (UCT). This guarantees comprehensive assistance of the highest quality in the interdisciplinary planning of diagnostics, therapy and care for cancer patients.

The Breast Cancer Center of Frankfurt University Hospital offers the following diagnostic services:
  • high-resolution ultrasound to detect the smallest tumors;
  • biopsy under sonographic control (fine-needle, high-speed and vacuum biopsy);
  • the routine use of high-resolution digital mammography, which is currently the best mammography technique with the lowest radiation exposure;
  • stereotaxic vacuum biopsy;
  • CT and CT-guided biopsies are mainly used for distant metastases to other organs such as the liver;
  • MRI-guided labeling and biopsy and magnetic resonance imaging are needed for some tumors that cannot be visualized with ultrasound or mammography.
Oncogynecological Center
The Center for Gynecological Oncology at University Hospital Frankfurt treats patients with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and women and men breast cancer. As part of the weekly interdisciplinary conference on gynecological cancers, specialists in gynecology, radiation therapy, internal oncology, orthopedics, radiology and pathology discuss the stages of diagnostics and determine individual treatment strategies based on internationally recognized recommendations. The focus of this area is clinical care, as well as large-scale research programs with state-of-the-art approaches to early detection of breast cancer, the development of innovative surgical procedures and strategies for neoadjuvant (with the use of drugs before the main treatment) and palliative care.
Gastroenterology and Hepatolog
Diabetology and Endocrinology
Pulmonology and Allergology
Hematology and Oncology
Hemostasiology and Hemophilia
Rheumatology
Infectious diseases / HIV

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Frankfurt University Hospital diagnoses and treats all pathologies of the esophagus, biliary tract, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver. Particular attention is paid to chronic liver pathologies and their complications (cirrhosis of the liver, hepatocellular carcinoma), as well as malignant tumors in the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, Frankfurt University Hospital is equipped with the latest equipment for endoscopy and sonography. Frankfurt University Hospital also has a modern laboratory for diagnostics and treatment of all gastroenterological and hepatological pathologies.

Usually gastroenterological and hepatological diseases are manifested by typical symptoms. However, there are also “silent” diseases, the identification of which requires careful diagnostics.

Difficulty swallowing, stomach pain, and symptoms such as diarrhea and constipation, as well as vomiting blood or blood in the stool, indicate problems in the digestive tract. Colic is characteristic of gallstone disease. Inflammation of the pancreas is accompanied by severe pain in the upper abdomen. Jaundice is often observed with problems of the liver and biliary tract. But many pathologies, such as chronic inflammation of the liver or tumors in the gastrointestinal tract and liver, often remain asymptomatic for a long time. In this case, preventive examinations such as a colonoscopy or, for example, a complete colonoscopy (double-balloon endoscopy) or an ultrasound examination of the liver as a whole and in the presence of relevant risk factors are necessary.

Diabetology and Endocrinology

The Department of Diabetology and Endocrinology at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in the diagnosеiсs and treatment of hormonal diseases, disorders of sugar, fat and bone metabolism.

Frankfurt University Hospital has a specialized outpatient clinic and an intensive care center for diabetes. It employs a highly qualified team of diabetologists and nutritionists, as well as nutritionists and psychologists. Endocrinologists deal with the whole spectrum of hormonal diseases.

Regular interdisciplinary meetings between specialists in the field of nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, surgeons, neurosurgeons ensure that carefully considered decisions regarding further treatment options are made.

Frankfurt University Hospital treats:
  • adrenal insufficiency;
  • Addison's disease;
  • adrenogenital syndrome;
  • polyendocrine autoimmune syndrome;
  • hypogonadism;
  • male infertility;
  • gynecomastia;
  • polycystic ovary syndrome;
  • neuroendocrine tumors;
  • multiple endocrine neoplasia;
  • enlargement of the adrenal glands;
  • thyroid carcinomas;
  • elastography of thyroid nodules.
Center for Diabetes Therapy. Inpatient treatment for diabetes is carried out in a certified diabetes center. For patients, an individual treatment plan is selected using the latest methods of therapy and a modern system for measuring glucose levels. In addition, the center works closely with other specialized centers to provide interdisciplinary treatment for comorbidities.

Pulmonology and Allergology

The Department of Pulmonology and Allergology at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in the treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. Particular attention is paid to bronchial asthma, as well as chronic obstructive bronchitis and cystic fibrosis. Various forms of therapy are carried out in close cooperation with specialists in cardiovascular and thoracic vascular surgery.

The focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary and respiratory diseases: hay fever, asthma, COPD, sleep apnea and respiratory infections (pneumonia and tuberculosis), oncological diseases, diffuse diseases of the lung tissue.

In terms of diagnostics, University Hospital Frankfurt provides the entire range of pulmonological examination methods in the field of lung function, pneumological endoscopy and thoracic sonography, the BAL laboratory, a special laboratory and the diagnosеiсs of sleep apnea.

The work of the center of the University Hospital Frankfurt is aimed at individual, targeted effective therapy using all currently available treatment methods, including endobronchial interventions, oncological systemic therapy, immunotherapy, non-invasive and invasive ventilation and methods of extracorporeal lung replacement.

Hematology and Oncology

The Department of Hematology/Oncology at University Hospital Frankfurt offers the full range of diagnostic services and therapy for malignant diseases of the hematopoietic system. Particular attention is paid to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic leukemia, malignant lymphoma and the treatment of solid tumors: lung, gastrointestinal tract tumors, renal cell carcinoma and soft tissue and bone sarcomas. University Hospital Frankfurt has a modern laboratory equipped with all necessary laboratory services, including cytomorphology, immunophenotyping and molecular genetics.

Frankfurt University Hospital is a major center for bone marrow transplantation where about 80-100 transplantations are performed annually, both autologous and allogeneic transplants.

Particular attention at Frankfurt University Hospital is given to the treatment of diseases such as:
  • acute lymphocytic leukemia;
  • acute myeloid leukemia;
  • chronic myeloid leukemia;
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia;
  • myelodysplastic syndrome;
  • multiple myeloma;
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma;
  • non-Hodgkin's lymphoma;
  • bronchial carcinoma;
  • kidney carcinoma;
  • pancreatic carcinoma;
  • sarcomas;
  • other tumors.

Hemostasiology and Hemophilia

The Department of Hemostasiology and Hemophilia at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in diseases associated with bleeding disorders. Disturbances in the blood coagulation system can lead to both reduced hemostasis (a tendency to bleed) and excessive clotting (a tendency to thrombosis).

The team of highly qualified specialists from the Department of Hemostasiology / Hemophilia at University Hospital Frankfurt has all the necessary skills to provide high-quality and effective care to patients.

The Department of Hemostasiology and Hemophilia at the University Hospital Frankfurt treats:
  • unclear tendency to bleeding;
  • hemophilia;
  • von Willebrand-Jurgens syndrome;
  • rare blood clotting disorders such as deficiency of factor II, V, VII, X, XI, XIII;
  • pre- or postoperative clotting disorders such as consumption coagulopathy or hyperfibrinolysis;
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura;
  • immune thrombocytopenia or essential thrombocythemia;
  • platelet dysfunction;
  • antiphospholipid syndrome;
  • arterial and venous thrombosis;
  • family history;
  • pregnancy complications;
  • bleeding disorders during pregnancy and in the postpartum period;
  • problems of anticoagulant therapy.

Rheumatology

The Department of Rheumatology at University Hospital Frankfurt specializes in treating patients with diseases that cover the entire spectrum of rheumatic forms: rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, spondyloarthropathies (e.g. Bechterew's disease, psoriatic arthritis), gout, hemochromatosis, systemic autoimmune diseases (so-called collagenoses, e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, systemic scleroderma), vasculitis and many others.

Diagnostic services of the Department of Rheumatology at University Hospital Frankfurt include:
  • autoimmune diagnostics;
  • arthrosonography;
  • low-field MRI diagnostics;
  • joint punctures;
  • monoclonal antibody therapy.
Frankfurt University Hospital has modern special rooms for patients suffering from rheumatism.
Clinical trials offer innovative therapies using antibodies.

Infectious diseases / HIV

After a differentiated history and diagnostics, the necessary scheme is selected for the successful fight against infections of varying severity, depending on the needs of each individual patient. The patient can be treated on an outpatient basis, in an infectious diseases department or an isolation ward.

Outpatient services are divided into General Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, HIV Center and Interdisciplinary Vaccination Consultation.

The Infectious Diseases Department at University Hospital Frankfurt sees patients with unclear or complicated infections, such as travelers returning with fever symptoms or cancer patients with severe co-infections. The isolator is intended for the treatment of life-threatening, infectious diseases. An interdisciplinary approach is taken when it comes to patients with comorbidities.

HIV. Clinical research in the field of HIV therapy provides an important impetus for the further development of antiretroviral therapy, as well as for the search for new approaches and methods to defeat HIV. The main area of research within the HIV CENTER has a clinical focus and concerns the optimization of ART care, infection prevention, accounting for and optimal treatment of comorbidities, the development of new diagnostic methods and the creation of completely new therapeutic procedures.

Patients at risk are offered prevention strategies adapted to the target groups in order to prevent new infections and at the same time to study long-term efficacy.

HIVCENTER is the only center in Germany that has created its own direction for the treatment and research of women with HIV.

In addition, patients at Frankfurt University Hospital can participate in research on completely new therapeutic approaches. They aim to eradicate HIV completely, for example, by targeted eradication of the virus, including viral DNA integrated into the cell nucleus, or by targeting the patient's immune system so that lifelong treatment, as currently needed, becomes redundant.


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Epilepsy
Neurosurgery
Urology
Vascular and Endovascular surgery
Pediatric Surgery and Urology
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Ophthalmology

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is the most common serious brain pathology, affecting about 0.5-1% of the population. More than 70% of patients with epilepsy can be completely free of seizures with optimal medical therapy. Frankfurt University Hospital offers comprehensive medical and social care and detailed consultations for patients from all over the world.

For an integrated approach for all patients, the epilepsy center has established close cooperation between the clinics of neurology, neurosurgery, pediatrics, including neuropediatrics and obstetrics, the institute of neuroradiology, neurooncology and many other diagnostic and treatment institutions. Patients can be treated on an outpatient or inpatient basis, receiving a wide range of services from diagnostics and consultation to therapy.

The Epilepsy Center of Frankfurt University Hospital offers care to patients with:
  • unclear convulsive disorders;
  • the first epileptic seizure but still unclear cause and unclear epileptic syndrome;
  • severe chronic epilepsy, i.e. when it is not possible to get rid of seizures, despite antiepileptic drugs.


Diagnostic services
  • Detailed description and classification of seizures using EEG video recording;
  • Finding out the cause of epilepsy to assess the prognosis and optimize therapy. It is very important to determine, for example, whether a brain tumor or previous trauma is present in order to be able to better classify epilepsy;
  • Optimization of drug therapy. The history of medication is very important in order to individually adjust therapy in the future;
  • Electroencephalography. It facilitates the analization of brain work for possible changes typical of epilepsy. This is important in order to select the optimal drug therapy;
  • Magnetic resonance imaging. Each patient with a detailed diagnostics of epilepsy undergoes magnetic resonance imaging which determines the possible causes of epilepsy. These can be tumors, vascular malformations, cerebral scars, and others;
  • Magnetoencephalography. This examination may be useful for patients who have already undergone surgery or whose EEG leads have not shown any abnormalities;
  • Functional nuclear spin tomography. The procedure is used to localize brain functions that must be preserved during surgery;
  • Neuropsychological examination. It helps to identify the side effects of the drug, as well as other brain dysfunctions caused by epilepsy, and integrate them into the concept of managing the disease.
  • Functional dopplerography;
  • Invasive diagnostics using stereo EEG and subdural electrodes. This procedure is prescribed in cases where superficial long-term video EEG and MEG does not provide sufficient diagnostic reliability.

Neurosurgery

Frankfurt University Hospital provides the full range of modern diagnostic and surgical methods for combating neurosurgical diseases. It performs microsurgical, endoscopic, robotic and stereotaxic procedures using the latest imaging techniques. In close cooperation with the Department of Neurology, deep brain stimulation is offered for movement disorders (Parkinson's disease).

The specialists in neurosurgery at University Hospital Frankfurt are engaged in the diagnosis and conservative or surgical treatment of all diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system.

The Department of Neurosurgery at Frankfurt University Hospital treats:
  • aneurysms and angiomas;
  • hemorrhage in the brain and blockage of blood vessels;
  • brain tumors;
  • tumors of the spine and spinal cord;
  • degenerative, inflammatory, tumor and traumatic diseases of the spine;
  • chronic back pain;
  • traumatic brain injury;
  • malformations of the nervous system;
  • hydrocephalus.
Special neurosurgical diagnostics are available at Frankfurt University Hospital; conventional methods, such as receptor implantation to measure intracranial pressure, cerebral tissue oxygen pressure and extracellular fluid analysis (microdialysis), are employed here. In addition, regular ultrasound examinations of extracranial and intracranial vessels, as well as multimodal neuroelectrophysiological studies are carried out.

Frankfurt University Hospital offers:
  • intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging;
  • microneurosurgical technique;
  • "assistant robotic surgeon" (ROSA);
  • endoscopy;
  • neuronavigation;
  • intraoperative monitoring;
  • intraoperative videoangiography;
  • ultrasonic tissue destruction;
  • laser technology;
  • intraoperative x-ray studies.
When performing surgical interventions, preference is given to the use of microneurosurgical methods. Brain tumor surgery uses the most modern intraoperative methods of localization and monitoring, an innovative mobile MRI scanner of the latest generation is used, which can be used directly on the operating table. All this gives the patient the advantage of a radical, but at the same time gentle operation with a reduced risk of recurrence.

Endoscopic neurosurgery
To expand the range of operations in the Department of Neurosurgery, endoscopic skull base surgery was created. These operations can be performed exclusively endoscopically or combined endoscopically/microsurgically. The surgical method provides advantages both for the surgeon, due to a better view of the surgical field, and for the patient, due to a reduction in pain and a shorter postoperative period.


Urology

The specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital offer an individual approach to each patient. The plan is based on the latest therapies and scientific advances.

Reconstructive urology. An important focus of Frankfurt University Hospital is plastic-reconstructive interventions. Experienced specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital offer:
  • robotic plasty of the renal pelvis in patients with narrowing of the renal pelvis;
  • implantation of artificial sphincters in patients with massive urinary incontinence with benign prostate enlargement or prostate cancer.
In addition, the entire spectrum of treatment for urethral strictures is offered. The focus here is on open urethral reconstruction for recurrent and complex strictures. Doctors from Frankfurt University Hospital also offer surgical procedures for injuries and narrowing of the ureter, as well as surgical correction of the curvature of the penis.

Urolithiasis disease. Bladder stones are one of the most common urological symptoms. Modern therapy to combat the disease is a complex task, which is determined by various factors and must be selected individually for each patient. At the Department of Urology at University Hospital Frankfurt, stone removal and the prevention of new stones are an important area with the following range of services:

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL)
In ESWL, urinary stones are destroyed by beams of high-energy shock waves that are generated outside the body and are targeted specifically at the stone. The fragments can then be excreted naturally in the urine. Thus, the procedure is non-invasive, i.e. there is no need for an incision or penetration into the body by the practitioner, and can be performed on an outpatient basis. In the case of larger stones, temporary insertion of a ureteral splint (DJ-catheter) is sometimes necessary so that the fragments can be painlessly removed.
Endoscopic stone removal using rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy (URS), including laser therapy for ureteral and renal stones
A minimally invasive procedure with access through the urethra and bladder. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and antibiotic protection. Using modern rigid or flexible endoscopes, it is possible to access stones in all urinary tracts down to the calyces. However, they should not significantly exceed the size of 2 cm.

Small stones can be extracted completely. If the urinary stone is too large, a holmium laser is used to break the stone into several smaller pieces. This allows atraumatic destruction of the stone in the ureter or kidney.
Percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy (PNL)
This method is used mainly for a large number of kidney stones and abnormalities of the urinary tract. The procedure is endoscopic, minimally invasive, in which access is through a direct puncture of the kidney through the skin. Under general anesthesia, the puncture channel is expanded to allow the introduction of the endoscope into the kidney. The stone can then be carefully broken up and removed. Frankfurt University Hospital uses special small-diameter devices to minimize damage to the kidney tissue during the procedure.

Benign prostate enlargement (BPE). The Department of Urology at University Hospital Frankfurt only performs minimally invasive procedures without skin incision through the urethra.
Holmium laser prostate surgery
Represents the gold standard of treatment. An instrument with a laser probe is inserted under the urethra. The prostate tissue, which narrows the urethra, is removed from the organ capsule with a laser and destroyed.

Since, due to its physical properties, the laser simultaneously cuts and seals the edges of the incision, this process is considered particularly effective, safe and gentle.

Since laser enucleation of the prostate almost completely removes enlarged prostate tissue, it gives the most complete and lasting result of treatment. The procedure is performed either under spinal or general anesthesia.
Prostate ablation
A new minimally invasive procedure to treat urinary problems caused by benign prostate enlargement. During the procedure, the instrument is inserted through the urethra under local anesthesia.

Sterile water vapor is then injected into the prostate tissue, which constricts the urethra for a few seconds. The treatment is a short and low-bleeding procedure that takes only a few minutes. The hot steam compresses the enlarged tissue, greatly improving the rate of urination and the symptoms of irritation. This becomes noticeable about two weeks after surgery and improves up to three months after surgery.
iTIND
A new minimally invasive procedure to treat urinary problems caused by benign prostate enlargement or narrow bladder neck. An iTIND stent is temporarily inserted into the prostatic urethra during cystoscopy. The procedure was developed as an alternative to medical therapy and can, under certain circumstances, delay or even replace the need for more invasive surgical treatment.

Vascular and Endovascular surgery

The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Frankfurt University Hospital performs all necessary diagnostics and treatment of vascular diseases. For optimal and reliable diagnostics, the specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital work closely with colleagues from the radiology department, where the most modern diagnostic methods are available using magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and conventional angiography. All results are discussed daily at an interdisciplinary conference in radiology and vascular surgery.

Aortic aneurysm
Frankfurt University Hospital offers the treatment of simple and complex forms of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm:
  • open and endovascular surgery of all localizations of aneurysms;
  • complex surgical operations for the installation of a fenestrated stent graft for aneurysm of the abdominal aorta;
  • combined open and endovascular operations.
University Hospital Frankfurt is a certified aortic center according to G-BA criteria, which confirms the experience in performing open surgical, endovascular and hybrid operations.
Diabetic foot
The so-called diabetic foot is a common complication of diabetes (diabetes mellitus). This leads to chronic inflammation, which is promoted by diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage) and microangiopathy (damage to the smallest blood vessels).

In addition to treating the causative disease of diabetes, one of the methods for treating diabetic foot syndrome is complex surgical therapy: the treatment of circulatory disorders and chronic wounds are the core competencies of vascular surgery.
Circulatory disorders in the intestines
To identify such disorders, a reliable diagnosis is essential in order to rule out other causes of chronic abdominal pain, such as chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa. If circulatory disorders in the abdominal organs are caused by narrowing or blockage of blood vessels, then to improve the blood supply to the intestine, the doctor may decide to bypass, thus preventing intestinal necrosis, while the overall prognosis in a severe clinical picture can be significantly improved.
Venous diseases
Frankfurt University Hospital provides highly accurate diagnostics and successful treatment of venous diseases:

  • conservative and surgical therapy of thrombosis of the pelvic and hollow veins;
  • therapy for chronic venous insufficiency.

Dialysis access
Frankfurt University Hospital conducts:
  • bypass surgery: open creation of dialysis fistulas in all areas using the body's own vessels and prosthetic material;
  • current research into minimally invasive endovascular creation of dialysis fistulas;
  • placement of dialysis catheters for temporary dialysis.
Subcutaneous port system
A port is usually implanted to provide safe access to the vessels. The main advantage of this port system is that there is no need for painful and often complicated insertion of a peripheral cannula. The port catheter also protects the peripheral veins in the arm because the chemotherapeutic agent mixes optimally with the blood in the large central vein. This means that there is no painful irritation of the veins.

More than 400 port implantations are performed at Frankfurt University Hospital annually. In most cases, the operation is possible under local anesthesia and the patient can leave the hospital in a few hours on the same day. Inspection of the wound is carried out the next day. When using absorbable sutures, sutures are usually not required and the port catheter system can be used immediately.

Pediatric Surgery and Urology

Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in providing medical services to children and adolescents with urological surgical diseases. Patient ages range from newborn to 18 years of age. The specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital are highly qualified and have extensive experience in this specialization, as well as in the field of specific pathologies.

Frankfurt University Hospital has a modern operating room equipped with the latest technology where many minimally invasive procedures are performed. Another of the sparing methods available in the department is laser medicine. Many operations can be performed on an outpatient basis, which saves young patients from a long stay in the hospital.


Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
The most common diseases in the head and neck area can be treated on an outpatient basis. Dermoid cysts, ear appendages, or tongue tie can be treated as part of a small outpatient procedure.

Diseases in the head and neck area include, for example:
  • dermoid cyst;
  • ankyloglosson (short frenulum of the tongue);
  • hemangiomas in the face;
  • median cyst of the neck;
  • lateral cervical fistula;
  • swollen lymph nodes;
  • abscesses of the lymph nodes in the neck.

Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic diseases are only a small part of pediatric surgery, but sometimes they are a serious problem due to their special localization. In such special cases, the specialists of the department work closely with colleagues from the clinic for general, visceral, transplantation and thoracic surgery, as well as with colleagues from pediatric pulmonology.

Frankfurt University Hospital treats various lung diseases, such as:
  • pulmonary cysts;
  • congenital pulmonary sequestration;
  • cystic adenomatoid malformation;
  • congenital emphysema;
  • recurrent pneumothorax;
  • lung tumors;
  • metastases to the lungs;
  • severe infections.
Esophageal Disorders:
  • esophageal atresia;
  • esophageal fistula;
  • stricture of the esophagus, stenosis;
  • esophageal burn;
  • achalasia.
Abdominal Surgery
Diseases of the abdominal organs are the most common diseases in childhood, especially inguinal hernia and appendicitis. At a young age, there are also diseases whose frequency peaks in adulthood, for example, gallstone disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.

Typical diseases in childhood:
  • gastroesophageal reflux;
  • hypertrophic pyloric stenosis ("pyloric spasm");
  • intestinal obstruction;
  • bowel perforation, bowel injury;
  • peritonitis;
  • atresia and intestinal stenosis;
  • anomalies of rotation and fixation of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • duplication of the intestine;
  • intussusception;
  • necrotizing enterocolitis;
  • appendicitis and perforated appendicitis;
  • Meckel's diverticulum;
  • meconium ileus;
  • congenital megacolon - Hirschsprung's disease;
  • neuronal intestinal dysplasia;
  • rectal and anal prolapse;
  • bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract;
  • polyps in the digestive tract;
  • ulcerative colitis;
  • Crohn's disease;
  • short bowel syndrome.
Pediatric Urology
The Department of Pediatric Urology at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in the treatment of pathologies of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra and genital organs. These may be congenital malformations (eg, ureteral stenosis, duplication of the kidney, congenital megaureter), as well as functional problems (neurogenic bladder, urinary incontinence) or acquired diseases (bladder stones).

Upper urinary tract problems (kidneys and ureters):
  • double kidney;
  • single kidney;
  • horseshoe kidney;
  • silent kidney;
  • ureteral stenosis, hydronephrosis;
  • kidney rupture, kidney damage;
  • vesicoureteral reflux;
  • obstructive megaureter;
  • ureterocele;
  • ureteral injuries.

Lower urinary tract problems (bladder and urethra):
  • bladder diverticula;
  • bladder stones;
  • stenosis and stricture of the bladder neck;
  • bladder exstrophy;
  • bladder rupture, bladder injury;
  • urethral valves;
  • bladder and kidney infections.

Pathologies of male genitals:
  • hypospadias;
  • orchitis, epididymitis;
  • balanitis;
  • phimosis;
  • hydrocele.

Pathologies of female genitals:
  • ovarian cysts;
  • urogenital sinus;
  • uterine malformations.

Urological tumors:
  • Wilms tumor;
  • testicular tumors;
  • rhabdomyosarcoma;
  • functional disorders;
  • enuresis;
  • urinary incontinence;
  • neurogenic bladder.
Pediatric Surgical Oncology
Pediatric surgeons at Frankfurt University Hospital have active tasks in taking tumor samples, surgically removing them and placing catheters for drug therapy.

Typical tumors in children:
  • Wilms tumor;
  • rhabdomyosarcoma;
  • hepatoblastoma;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma;
  • lung tumors;
  • neuroblastoma;
  • Ewing's sarcoma;
  • lymphomas.
Outpatient Pediatric Surgery
Frankfurt University Hospital performs a number of surgeries on an outpatient basis to save children from hospital stays. A number of operations are performed only at a certain age and in the absence of other chronic diseases.
These include, for example:
  • hernia surgery;
  • rupture of the shortened frenulum of the tongue;
  • removal of dermoid cysts, nevi (birthmarks), small skin neoplasms.

Gynecology and Obstetrics

The Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in providing a wide range of medical services in the field of gynecological diseases.
Endometriosis
Growth of the mucous membrane of the uterus outside it, in other parts of the body. The growth of endometriosis depends on female sex hormones (estrogens). Therefore, regression of endometriosis can be achieved with hormone therapy.

Surgical treatment is often indicated for patients with severe endometriosis. Endometrial cysts should be completely removed. Foci of endometriosis in the peritoneum can be excised or removed using electrocoagulation. In many cases, endometriosis leads to infertility.


In addition to diagnostics and detailed consultations for women with endometriosis, specialists from Frankfurt University Hospital offer targeted therapy.
Urogynecology
Depending on the causes of urinary incontinence, the most effective method of therapy is selected. The specialists at Frankfurt University Hospital try to use all types of non-surgical treatment options before recommending surgery. In many cases, surgery can be avoided with the help of well-chosen hormone therapy, pelvic floor muscle training, or medications. If surgery cannot be avoided, the patient is offered a minimally invasive procedure to help eliminate or reduce problems.
Dysplasia
It is a condition in which there is growth of atypical cells. The specialists at Frankfurt University Hospital provide various treatments for women diagnosed with dysplasia.

Dysplasia is a very serious disease, so it is very important to conduct a quality examination in order to detect the disease in time. If the diagnosis is not made on time and the patient does not receive proper care, there is a high risk of developing cervical cancer.

With changes in the cervix, a so-called loop excision is performed, and in rare cases, with minor changes, laser treatment with a CO2 laser can also be used. In the area of the vulva or vagina, changes are also removed with a laser, so unsightly scarring can be prevented and very good wound healing can be achieved.

Center of Reproduction. The specialists of the Reproduction Center of University Hospital Frankfurt offer all common methods of medical treatment of infertility:
  • fertilization by intrauterine insemination;
  • artificial insemination by in vitro fertilization (artificial fertilization of several eggs outside the body; IVF);
  • artificial insemination by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (injection of one sperm into a mature egg; ICSI).
The so-called artificial insemination, ie. fertilization of the egg outside the female body may become necessary for various reasons and can be carried out by one of two methods:
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF);
  • advanced in vitro fertilization with microinjection of sperm, the so-called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
In in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs are retrieved from a woman's ovary after hormone therapy, fertilized with sperm outside the body, and transferred back into the uterus as embryos a few days later.
IVF can be effective for:
  • occlusion of the fallopian tubes;
  • endometriosis;
  • pathological cycle;
  • idiopathic infertility;
  • failure of other methods.

Ophthalmology

Frankfurt University Hospital offers all the diversity of medical services in the field of ophthalmic diseases. The specialists use modern methods and the latest scientific developments in the field of ophthalmology.
Cataract Surgery
A cataract is an age-related clouding of the lens. This disease is treated only by surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries in medicine.

There are various ways to carry out this operation: the conventional method and the treatment method using a femtosecond laser. In the traditional method, the surgeon makes all the necessary incisions manually with a scalpel.

When using a femtosecond laser, all necessary incisions are made using a laser. The advantage here is that less ultrasonic energy is used and the process is considered more accurate.

The Department of Ophthalmology at University Hospital Frankfurt has long been one of the leading centers in the field of cataract surgery. Patients are operated on by experienced surgeons using the most modern methods.
Refractive Surgery
The Department of Refractive Surgery at University Hospital Frankfurt treats ametropia according to the latest scientific and technical standards.

Refractive surgery is the surgical correction of ametropia, allowing you to see again without aids. Frankfurt University Hospital is equipped with innovative modern excimer lasers and diagnostic devices, which allows for high-precision diagnostics and high-quality treatment.
Keratoconus
The Department of Ophthalmology at University Hospital Frankfurt treats all diseases of the cornea. Particular attention is paid to the early detection and treatment of keratoconus. The disease "keratoconus", a cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea, is one of the most common causes of corneal transplantation (keratoplasty).

The usual procedure for keratoconus involves the optical correction of an irregular corneal curvature using glasses or hard contact lenses.

A relatively new surgical procedure designed to improve the optical properties of an irregularly shaped cornea is the implantation of plastic corneal ring segments into the cornea.

The last resort for advanced keratoconus is often penetrating keratoplasty, that is, transplantation of corneal tissue. Thanks to the use of femtosecond lasers, these interventions can now be performed more accurately.
Retinal Surgery

The Department of Retinal and Vitreous Surgery treats all diseases affecting the retina and vitreous body of the eye, in particular retinal detachment, retinal changes in diabetes mellitus, occlusion of arterial and venous vessels, age-related macular degeneration and retinopathy of prematurity.

In addition to the surgical treatment of complex diseases of the retina and vitreous, using the most modern instruments, traditional laser therapies, photodynamic therapy and rheopheresis are offered as treatment methods. As minimally invasive surgical interventions for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal changes after vascular occlusion, drug injections and combinations of drug injections (intravitreal combination therapy) with one-, two- and three-incision operations are offered.
Glaucoma
The term glaucoma covers diseases of the eye that, if left untreated, can damage retinal cells and optic nerve fibers. Individualized therapy in the form of eye drops or surgery can often stabilize the results or at least slow the progression of the disease.

In the treatment of glaucoma, eye drops are used that reduce the production of aqueous humor or improve its outflow, thereby reducing intraocular pressure. In addition, operational measures may be required.

Procedures that reduce aqueous humor production:
  • diode laser cyclophotocoagulation;
  • cryocoagulation cycle.
Procedures that improve aqueous humor outflow:
  • external trabeculotomy;
  • trabeculectomy with antimetabolites;
  • microstent i-Stent inject.
Plastic and reconstructive eyelid surgery
The Department offers the following procedures:
  • surgery for entropion, ectropion and eyelid ptosis in children and adults;
  • blepharoplasty of the upper and lower eyelids;
  • diagnostics and surgical treatment of diseases of the lacrimal ducts in adults, children and newborns, including deep probing of the lacrimal ducts, percutaneous and endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy;
  • interdisciplinary cooperation with the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine in endoscopic operations for lacrimal duct stenosis.
Neurology
Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery
Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedics
Congenital Malformations
Liver Center
Institute of Neurooncology

Neurology

Clinical neuropsychology. The Department of Neurology at Frankfurt University Hospital deals with the study of the influence of pathologies of the central nervous system on mental functions such as attention, memory, planning, mood, behavior and others.

For diagnostics of functional changes, Frankfurt University Hospital uses standardized psychological examination procedures that meet certain quality criteria, the choice and purpose of which are based on the recommendations of the Society for Neuropsychology. Comprehensive diagnostics can be used to create a profile that can show losses due to brain damage as well as saved performance resources. In addition to neuropsychological diagnostics, additional neuropsychological reports are prepared during the hospital stay as part of a neurological examination.

Speech and Swallowing Diagnostic Section. Swallowing disorders, also known by the technical term dysphagia, can be caused by various neurological disorders such as:
  • stroke;
  • traumatic brain injury;
  • inflammatory and degenerative conditions of the nervous system (e.g., Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), etc.);
  • brain tumors;
  • pathology of the peripheral nervous system.
Swallowing disorders can lead to poor quality of life. In addition, depending on the severity, serious health problems can occur. The Department of Neurology at University Hospital Frankfurt offers patients with difficulty in swallowing or swallowing disorders an individual diagnostics and treatment of existing dysphagia. An interdisciplinary team evaluates the results of various clinical and instrumental examination methods. Based on the diagnostics carried out, recommendations are initiated for further elimination of difficulties or violations of swallowing, taking into account the individual picture of the disorder.

As part of inpatient and outpatient care at Frankfurt University Hospital, they offer:
  • gathering of detailed anamnesis;
  • a detailed clinical and speech therapy examination with a study of the motor function and sensitivity of the orofacial, palatopharyngeal and laryngeal regions, as well as reflexes;
  • detailed clinical study of swallowing;
  • recommendations for therapy and nutrition;
  • if necessary, determine indications for further diagnostics.

Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery

Frankfurt University Hospital provides the highest quality medical services in the field of the heart and vascular system. Minimally invasive techniques are used, taking into account the latest scientific discoveries. This allows us to offer patients modern and safe methods of therapy.
Cardiac Ischemia
Ischemic heart disease is often not noticed in time. A cardiologist can make a reliable diagnosis with the help of a so-called cardiac catheter examination. During this small operation, a contrast agent is injected through the groin vessels, which makes the coronary arteries visible and the doctor can determine the degree of their narrowing. Depending on the location and severity of the narrowing, shunting surgery may be required.
Valvular Disease
The most commonly performed heart valve surgery is the replacement of diseased valves with prostheses. Mechanical and biological prostheses are commonly used.

For some patients, instead of heart surgery, an interventional procedure may be offered — implantation of a valve bioprosthesis or reconstruction of damaged valves through a groin catheter.

The advantage of this procedure is that there is no need for a heart-lung machine, and in many cases, the procedure is performed without general anesthesia.
Aortic Diseases

The Department of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at University Hospital Frankfurt offers the full range of surgical, hybrid and interventional treatment of the thoracic aorta.

The main attention is paid to the treatment of pathological dilatations of the main artery (aortic aneurysm) and splitting of its layers (aortic dissection) in acute or chronic form.

Rarely occurring diseases such as congenital aortic anomalies, porcelain aorta, aortic prosthesis infections, etc. are regularly treated in the department at the international level. The most modern methods are selected interdisciplinary, in close cooperation of experienced vascular surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists.

Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery

Frankfurt University Hospital offers the full range of traumatology services from a comprehensive approach to patients with severe injuries to minimally invasive joint interventions. In addition to emergency care, the specialists of the hospital offer surgical treatment of trauma and orthopedic diseases, including hand surgery, pediatric traumatology, spinal surgery and reconstructive orthopedic surgery.
Trauma Surgery
Frankfurt University Hospital offers all types of surgical and conservative treatment of modern traumatology. Proven and standardized as well as new procedure methods are used.
Knee Surgery
The spectrum of knee surgery at University Hospital Frankfurt largely consists of the treatment of sports injuries and surgical reconstructions resulting from injuries involving the joints and all fractures near the knee joint. Thanks to close cooperation with the University Center for Radiology, patients have access to the most comprehensive range of radiological diagnostics in the Rhine-Main region.

Through the use of standardized and modern surgical procedures, the clinic offers the most effective treatment methods. In addition, physiotherapy may be offered to improve joint mobility.
Hip and Pelvic Surgery
University Hospital Frankfurt provides the full range of treatment for pelvic and hip injuries. Individual care can range from complex, life-threatening pelvic fractures in severely injured patients, to endoprosthetics, for degenerative signs of wear or broken bones. Combining the most modern methods of osteosynthesis, endoprosthesis implantation techniques and many years of experience with already proven surgical methods, the specialists of the center guarantee optimal care in the field of hip and pelvic injuries.
Spine Surgery
The specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital have extensive experience in the treatment of spinal injuries. Surgical therapy in the center is based on the use of the latest techniques and procedures in the field of dorsal instrumental fixation, vertebral implants and minimally invasive stabilization procedures for vertebral fractures.

In addition to the classical treatment of fractures, the surgical treatment of infections of the intervertebral discs and vertebral bodies, as well as the surgery of tumors in the spinal region, is another focus of Frankfurt University Hospital.
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

To effectively treat these injuries, the specialists at the center of Frankfurt University Hospital use various methods of surgical and conservative treatment. For each patient, an individual treatment concept is selected, taking into account the type of injury.

In addition, the center offers the full range of modern video-assisted joint surgery, implantation of prostheses of the shoulder and elbow joints, up to the classical surgical treatment of bone fractures near the joint.

In many cases, follow-up physical therapy is necessary to return the affected joint and involved muscles to their full range of motion.
Hand Surgery
Frankfurt University Hospital offers the full range of modern conservative and surgical hand therapy and is one of the best medical centers in this specialization. In total, the Department of Traumatology, Hand Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery at University Hospital Frankfurt annually treats about 3,000 acute hand injuries, ranging from minor reconstructive interventions on soft tissues to replantation operations. To restore the functionality of the hand, the team of surgeons uses the most modern treatment methods before, during and after surgery.
Reconstructive Surgery
Depending on the severity and extent of the injury, surgical treatment is selected individually for the patient, in order to achieve a functionally and aesthetically satisfactory result.

Frankfurt University Hospital offers a wide range of services: from standardized vacuum therapy, for closing small defects, to skin grafting, using complex local and free flaps, using the most modern special microscopes to connect the thinnest vessels. Similarly, severed nerves are sutured using a microsurgical surgical technique, or their continuity is restored using interposition.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Most upper and lower ankle fractures that occur during sports or as a result of injury, for the most part, require surgical repair. In order to restore the function of the joint, as well as to avoid post-traumatic complications, it is very important that the anatomical reposition and stabilization of the joint surface be as accurate as possible. This requires a high level of experience and knowledge in the field. Close cooperation with the Radiology Center enables rapid and high-quality visual diagnostics and thus efficient and, above all, individual patient care.
Septic Surgery
Infections of the skin, bones or soft tissues, as well as implanted foreign bodies, depending on the course, can have very different clinical symptoms. Treatment of these diseases can be very difficult and lengthy. Above all, effective and successful therapy requires a well-functioning interdisciplinary team.

The specialists at Frankfurt University Hospital have a high level of knowledge and many years of experience which allows them to successfully apply the most modern methods of diagnostiсs and therapy.

Orthopedics

University Hospital for Orthopedics in Frankfurt is one of the most famous specialized clinics in Germany and Europe. The patient is guaranteed high quality medical services, the most advanced surgical techniques, extensive experience in orthopedic surgery and modern care concepts.
Endoprosthesis Center
It is a certified specialist center for the replacement of artificial joints. Here, prostheses are implanted in almost all joints of the body.

Methods of surgical treatment in the Department of Orthopedics:
  • corrective osteotomies and conversion osteotomies for deformities or arthrosis;
  • therapy of overload injuries of the joints, for example, during sports;
  • differentiated artificial or partial arthroplasty of large and small joints;
  • cementless, partially cemented, cemented;
  • use of proven implants and minimally invasive techniques;
  • reconstruction of massive defects with the help of special implants.
Specialized Spine Center
Doctors at Frankfurt University Hospital specialize in the treatment of all diseases and injuries of the spine. They provide services of conservative (non-surgical) multimodal analgesic therapy, minimally invasive infiltration and catheter techniques, minimally invasive and open surgical interventions.

Frankfurt University Hospital is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and state-of-the-art operating rooms, which are equipped with variable x-ray technology, navigation and intraoperative neuromonitoring.

Diseases of the spine of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine caused by wear and tear:
  • herniated discs;
  • spinal stenosis;
  • arthrosis of small vertebral joints.
Deformations:
  • curvature of the spine (scoliosis);
  • sliding vertebral processes (spondylolisthesis);
  • vertebral body infections (spondylitis);
  • rheumatic diseases.
Foot Surgery
In the treatment of diseases of the foot and ankle joint, diagnostics and clinical examinations are of great importance. To eliminate some diseases, it is enough to use special insoles and targeted physiotherapy. At the same time, there are more serious problems requiring surgical intervention. The main goal of any surgical treatment is to maintain or restore the function of the foot.
Sports Orthopedics

The Center for Sports Orthopedics at Frankfurt University Hospital specializes in the treatment of injuries and changes in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle joints. The focus here is on acute injuries in recreational and professional athletes, as well as changes caused by wear and tear on the surface of the joints. Arthroscopic or minimally invasive treatment of these injuries and changes is preferred. The center's highly specialized team offers the full range of joint-sparing surgeries based on the latest scientific advances.

Congenital Malformations

Many children are born with congenital malformations requiring specific therapy immediately after birth. Malformations can be either one organ or limb, or combined. Combined defects make it extremely difficult to plan further treatment and require a consultation of doctors.

The Center for Congenital Malformations at Frankfurt University Hospital was established in 2013. It offers highly qualified assistance from experienced doctors. Treatment here is carried out by specialists from various surgical departments: pediatric surgery, maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, traumatology, ophthalmology, ENT medicine and dermatology. Families can count on the constant help of a pediatrician.

The treatment of children with complex congenital malformations is always interdisciplinary in nature, so doctors of various specialties are needed. On the other hand, in the case of some minor malformations, direct contact with individual specialists is important, there is no need for further coordination.

Liver Center

Liver diseases occupy an important place in the daily clinical practice of the center. Patients have access to modern medicines, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures even before they are approved in clinical trials.
Viral Hepatitis
Various viruses can cause acute or chronic inflammation of the liver. If left untreated, chronic viral hepatitis can have serious health consequences. In recent years, new, well-tolerated drugs have been developed that allow safe treatment or even cure. In addition, drugs that are currently being developed as part of clinical trials are available at the center.
Non-viral Liver Diseases
Liver diseases, which are based on autoimmune processes, genetic diseases or metabolic disorders, often go unnoticed for a long time. Elevated liver values and fatigue may initially be the only signs of liver disease. The following diseases are treated at the Liver Center of Frankfurt University Hospital:
  • autoimmune hepatitis;
  • hemochromatosis;
  • Wilson's disease;
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver hepatitis;
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis;
  • primary biliary cirrhosis.
Liver Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis of the liver can have various causes. Based on laboratory parameters and the spectrum of complications, cirrhosis of the liver can be divided into different degrees of severity. All patients with cirrhosis of the liver need careful clinical observation and therapy depending on the stage. In recent years, treatment options for cirrhosis of the liver have steadily improved, and in some cases, cirrhosis can regress with optimal therapy. The specialists of Frankfurt University Hospital offer a comprehensive assessment and treatment of all degrees of severity and complications.
Ascites
Ascites is a condition in which free fluid collects in the abdominal cavity. Ascites occurs as a result of cirrhosis of the liver, less often in vascular diseases of the liver or in malignant diseases. Therapeutically refractory ascites occurs when medical treatment fails and a puncture must be performed.

Alternative procedures for these punctures are a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), which can help relieve the characteristic symptoms and their dangerous effects, and surgical placement of an abdominal fluid pump (AlfaPump) or surgical shunt. Patients with TIPS or AlfaPump require specialized follow-up.

Institute of Neurooncology

Frankfurt University Hospital offers an interdisciplinary approach for patients with brain tumors. For each patient, specialists select the optimal therapy, which is the most effective in each case. Participation in clinical trials is also if where possible. This allows the use of new, innovative drugs and contributes to the fight against aggressive tumors.

Frankfurt University Hospital guarantees each patient a constant connection with all the specialists involved in the treatment. Once a week, an interdisciplinary neurooncological conference is held, where all the doctors involved in the issues of patients with brain tumors gather, and the concept of therapy is developed. This saves the patient from visiting several different specialist which significantly saves time and effort.

Then all the information in the most gentle and understandable form is conveyed to the patient. Experts recommend regular participation in therapeutic studies, which help to significantly improve the prognosis, for the difficult fight against brain tumors.

The research laboratory of the Institute of Neuro-Oncology focuses on the problem of resistance to therapy in malignant gliomas (brain tumors originating from glial cells). Currently, the Neurooncology Research Laboratory is engaged in the study of the tumor microenvironment, signaling, metabolism and tumor blood vessels.

The main objective of the institute is to provide services to patients in accordance with international standards and recommendations.


Infrastructure of University Hospital Frankfurt

At Frankfurt University Hospital, everything is provided for the convenience of the patient. There are standard rooms and enhanced comfort rooms. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, automatic adjustable bed, bedside table, wardrobe. There is also a table, chairs and a TV. Internet can be connected upon request.
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