Academic Hospital Helios St. Josef Uerdingen-Krefeld

Krefeld, Germany
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Academic Hospital Helios St. Josef Uerdingen-Krefeld
Academic Hospital Helios St. Josef Uerdingen-Krefeld
Academic Hospital Helios St. Josef Uerdingen-Krefeld

About the hospital

Academic Hospital Helios St. Josef Uerdingen-Krefeld is a modern, highly specialized centre that offers the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Since 1380, the medical centre has cared for the region's citizens with great empathy, heart and soul, passion and the latest medical knowledge.

At the St. Joseph Hospital in Uerdingen, around 400 doctors, nurses, and service and administrative staff look after the well-being of patients. They aim to provide the most outstanding possible support to patients with their diseases. Every year, doctors treat 7,000 inpatients and more than 11,000 outpatients.

Helios Hospital is proud of the Obesity Center, certified by the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery. The medical team offers patients comprehensive support - from individual counselling to therapy and post-operative care. Based on the hospital, a trauma centre operates around the clock. Specialists guarantee local care for patients with acute illnesses, industrial, domestic, school, sports and traffic accidents. After an initial expert assessment, the so-called triage, the team of doctors quickly and competently carries out the necessary emergency medical measures. The Helios Medical Center also houses a sports clinic where amateur and professional athletes can receive emergency treatment for injuries and a training concept for a quick recovery.

Helios St. Josef Uerdingen-Krefeld specializes in general and visceral surgery, internal medicine (with a focus on gastroenterology, geriatrics, diabetology and cardiology), maxillofacial surgery, orthopaedics, emergency surgery, sports medicine and urology. The medical centre sets standards, especially in geriatric and oncological care for the clinic's patients. Many nurses have not only completed three years of training as nurses but are also qualified in many areas such as dementia care, palliative care and critical care.

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Founded in 1380
18,000 patients
264 beds available
N/A departments

What range of treatments are offered at the clinic?

The medical centre offers services in cardiology, orthopaedics and traumatology, urology, internal medicine, gastroenterology, and mouth, jaw and face surgery. In addition, the clinic includes specialized vein and wound centres, and obesity and foot surgery centres

What diseases does Hospital Helios St. Josef Uerdingen Krefeld treat surgically?

General and visceral surgeons treat almost all surgical diseases of organs and glands. Doctors also have exceptional experience in oncology, proctology, endocrine and hernia surgery in minimally invasive techniques and through natural body openings.

Can I have weight-loss surgery in the hospital?

The clinic specializes in effective long-term weight loss surgical methods, which are included in the individual therapy concept. Mini-gastric bypass is one of the minor traumatic operations with the shortest rehabilitation, which is not reflected in maintaining an average weight or curing diabetes.

About the city

Krefeld is an ancient city with a long history, located near Dusseldorf. The first mention of the town dates back to 1105. Today, Krefeld is known for its handicraft production, medicine steel and machinery manufacturing.

Krefeld is a city of factories, brocade, velvet and silk. In the 18th century, all the German nobility dressed here. The town is famous for its the world's largest outdoor fashion show. Tourists often call Krefeld a collection of three municipalities, as three stylistically different districts intertwined here - Krefeld, Lynn and Uerdingen. Krefeld has many Romanesque and Gothic churches. Such sights as the Art Museum, the Museum of Winemaking, and the castle "Burg Linn" will not leave indifferent even the most fastidious tourist.

The city was the birthplace of Charlotte Auerbach, who is known for her discovery of chemical mutagenesis and her numerous scientific publications in genetics. More than 20,000 students are pursuing higher education in Krefeld. The city has a strong healthcare industry presented by Helios Hospital Krefeld. Also, one of the Radiotherapy and Gamma Knife Center branches is located in Krefeld. The centre is equipped with modern devices - Perfexion Gamma Knife and Axesse Linear Accelerator, for radiation treatment of oncological diseases.

Krefeld offers tourists parks, shops, squares, ponds and sports grounds. Here visitors can ride on an old Schluff steam locomotive and visit the hippodrome and the zoo. For outdoor enthusiasts, there is a sports park in the city. In addition, Krefeld will enchant visitors with its traditional cuisine, rich history and vibrant textile industry.

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