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Department of internal medicine (gastroenterology, cardiology, pneumology, infectiology and oncology)

Dr. med. Ulrich Baumgarten
internal medicine, gastroenterology, emergency care, coloproctology, and oncology

About the department

The department of internal medicine (gastroenterology, cardiology, pneumology, infectiology and oncology) at Academic Hospital Bundeswehr Berlin offers the patients the highest level of medical treatment expertise with the shortest possible inpatient stay. The department consists of several stations with different treatment focuses. The functional areas of endoscopy and ultrasound diagnostics are attached to the internal outpatient clinic, the laboratory for cardiac, circulatory, and lung function diagnostics, and an angiological laboratory for vascular diagnostics. In addition, the centres have special outpatient clinics. This means that all the essential medical options provide the patients with comprehensive internal care in one house. The department cooperates with specialized resident doctors, the Charité Cardiology Clinic, and the Berlin Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine.

Local experts treat the entire spectrum of diseases in internal medicine with a focus on gastroenterology and nutritional medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and respiratory medicine, angiology, hemostasis, infectious diseases, and tropical medicine. In addition, tumour diseases are treated in an interdisciplinary manner.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Endoscopy and ultrasound diagnostics:

  • Ultrasound examinations of the abdominal organs, kidneys, thyroid gland
  • Colour-coded duplex sonography (ultrasound examination) and contrast-enhanced sonography
  • Gastroscopy 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Proctoscopy (rectal endoscopy)
  • Manometry (pressure measurement) of the anal region and oesophagus
  • PH-metry (measurement of the acid concentration) of the oesophagus
  • Proctological diagnostics and therapy (e.g. Hemorrhoid therapy)
  • ERCP (endoscopic imaging of the bile and pancreas ducts) including therapeutic measures (e.g. Gallstone extraction and insertion of endoprostheses)
  • Functional diagnostics (resorption tests), punctures of organs
  • Endosonographies (ultrasound through an endoscope)
  • Flexible bronchoscopy (lung visualization)
  • Capsule endoscopy (endoscopic diagnostics by swallowing a capsule equipped with a camera)

Cardiovascular and lung function diagnostics:

  • ECG, long-term ECG, bicycle ergometry
  • Pacemaker diagnostics
  • Pacemaker implantations
  • 24-hour blood pressure measurement
  • Echocardiography
  • Colour-coded duplex sonography of the vessels supplying the brain and extremities
  • Lung function diagnostics, including whole-body plethysmography
  • Diagnosis of sleep-related respiratory disorders (MESAM)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1978-1984 Studies human medicine, the University of Goettingen
  • 1995 Specialist in internal medicine
  • 1997 Specialization with a focus on gastroenterology

Experience

  • Internist, University Clinic Ulm
  • 1997-2003 Senior doctor at the Bundeswehr hospital in Ulm
  • 2004-2022 Director of the Internal Medicine Clinic at the Bundeswehr Hospital in Berlin
  • 2022 Meoclinic Berlin
  • Private medical practice Mark Keppe
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