Academic Hospital Herford
About the hospital
Academic Hospital Herford is a highly specialized medical facility that offers quality diagnostics and effective treatment. The hospital has over 150 years of experience and improves its quality of medical services daily. Every year the number of patients is increasing, not only from Germany but all over Europe.
The Herford Clinic is one of the most important medical institutions in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. More than 33,000 patients are treated annually in the clinic. In addition, nearly 76,000 people receive outpatient care, especially in an emergency. Twenty-one clinics and 13 certified centres and institutes form a medical network for the optimal treatment of patients with various diseases. More than 2,100 employees provide medical care around the clock, making the medical centre the largest employer in Herford County.
As part of the network of the Ruhr University in Bochum, the clinic promotes the best-advanced university medicine and the training of young doctors. Academic Hospital Herford follows the progress in cutting-edge medical developments - all important medical devices for diagnostics and therapy are available in the clinic. The departments have the most modern and powerful large-scale equipment, such as 3 Tesla MRI and other sophisticated medical technologies. The Herford Clinic is one of the few hospitals in Germany with a PET-CT (positron emission tomography) scanner that finds even the most minor tumours and metastases in the human body and makes them available in 3D. Advanced medicine for the hospital means the latest technology, investment in highly qualified employees, continuous training and know-how expansion. Doctors of the hospital studied at the best universities in Germany and Europe, undergo constant training and are proud of their outstanding achievements in the field of medicine.
Since the Academic Hospital is the leading provider of medical services in the region, the medical team offers diagnostics and treatment in all areas of medicine. The hospital's departments include gynaecology and obstetrics, internal medicine, paediatrics, thoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology and conservative intensive care. The hospital also has a certified breast centre, endoprosthesis centre, intestinal centre and a comprehensive stroke department. The main task of doctors is to be available to help with health problems at any time of the day or night. The hospital’s goal is the patient's well-being, taking him as a person seriously and placing social and ethical interests above economic interests.
Why should I choose Academic Hospital Herford for surgical treatment?
The treatment of choice for the medical centre is a SILS (single-incision laparoscopic surgery) technique, thanks to a single incision in the navel area. The cosmetic benefit comes at the expense of a slightly longer operation. Doctors can remove organs transvaginally (NOTE) or with DaVinci.
Does the clinic offer vascular surgery?
The hospital can offer almost the entire spectrum in the field of angiography and x-ray interventions on the vascular system. All forms of treatment for peripheral arterial occlusive disease are possible: balloon catheters, stent implantation, intra-arterial lysis therapy, or thoracic aspiration.
Can I treat Parkinson's disease at the hospital?
Doctors achieve early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, which is very important, through advanced brain imaging (DATScan, parenchymal sonography). In addition, stereotaxic and deep brain stimulation (DBS) are available as percutaneous options and do not require difficult intracranial access.
About the city
The city of Herford is located in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia and is the regional centre in the district of Detmold. The city is located in the hilly area of Revensberg, in the valley of the river Warre. Herford can offer many exciting experiences, good restaurants and hotels.
As a former spiritual and pilgrimage centre, Herford has preserved several monuments of sacred architecture. The oldest church in the city is the main monastery church - one of the first and largest hall churches in Westphalia. It is the historic heart of Herford. Among the modern buildings stands out the Museum of Contemporary Art MARTa. Herford is the seat of the Northwest German Philharmonic, which performs regularly at the Stadtpark Schützenhof and many neighbouring towns in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The city is famous for its many loud and vibrant festivals and fairs. Hereward hosts an Easter fair, a Jazz festival, Hoekerfest August and many other exciting events. The city is also home to Academic Hospital Herford, which provides quality healthcare to patients across the region.
Hereward offers its guests various types of pastimes. Visitors can enjoy a jazz concert in one of the city's pubs or go to nature in the suburbs. In addition, there is an excellent opportunity to check the health in one of the best clinics in the country.