Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main
About the hospital
Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main is one of southern Hesse's largest and most innovative hospitals. It was founded in 1963 as part of the 800-year-old "Holy Spirit Foundation". The hospital offers individual medical, nursing and therapeutic services at the highest professional level. In addition to medical practice, the clinic's medical team also conducts research activities, opening up new opportunities to diagnose and treat severe diseases.
The clinic employs 285 highly professional doctors who treat more than 22,000 inpatients and 40,000 outpatients. The clinic includes 12 highly specialized centres and four research institutes. The hospital has a capacity of 582 beds. Each room has specialized beds, a bathroom, a TV and Wi-Fi. The clinic is popular among both Germans and foreign patients.
According to Focus magazine, the clinic is included in the TOP 100 best medical institutions in Germany. The Center for Oncology and Hematology at Nordwest Hospital is accredited by ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) as a "Designated Center for Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care". Only 22 cancer centres in the world meet the highest cancer treatment standards and have received the ESMO certificate. The hospital is proud of its modern equipment, which plays an essential role in the effectiveness of treatment. Since 2016, the clinic has been equipped with the latest Truebeam STx NOVALIS linear accelerators from VIVARIAN and Brainlab, allowing radiation therapy to be performed without damaging surrounding tissues. The clinical activity of the clinic's medical team is marked by many prestigious certificates, which guarantee patients the highest quality standards in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
The hospital presents such medical areas as general and abdominal surgery, thoracic surgery, gynaecology and urology, radiation oncology and haematology. The clinic also houses one of Germany's largest centres for treating acute diseases of the nervous system. Doctors use various treatment techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, combined radiochemotherapy, laser technologies, radiofrequency ablation and physiotherapy.
Why is the clinic considered the best for blood cancer treatment?
The Center for Oncology and Hematology at Nordwest Hospital is accredited by ESMO as a "Designated Center for Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care". Only 22 cancer centres in the world meet the highest cancer treatment standards and have received the ESMO certificate.
What options for lung surgery can Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt offer?
Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main offers a full range of thoracic surgery procedures, including minimally invasive lung surgery, metastatic surgery and palliative care. The clinic performs minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery. Only two small incisions of 1-2 cm are needed for VATS.
Can I receive radiation therapy with modern linear accelerators in the clinic?
Since 2016, one of Germany's most modern linear accelerators has been installed in the radiation oncology department. NOVALIS, powered by True Beam STx from VARIAN and Brainlab, is at the forefront of radiotherapy technology and offers patients a very gentle yet highly effective tumour treatment.
About the city
Frankfurt am Main or simply Frankfurt is the fifth-largest city in Germany, founded in the 1st century. It is also the heart of the Rhine-Main metropolitan region, the second-largest in Germany, with 5,5 million inhabitants. Frankfurt is located in the central part of both Germany and Europe, making it a major air, rail, and road transport centre. According to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC), Frankfurt is awarded the title of an "alpha world city" thanks to its position as a global hub in culture, education, commerce, transportation, and tourism.
Since 1240, Frankfurt am Main held international trade fairs, which led it now to become one of the world’s leading commercial, financial, and high-technology centres. Such reclaimed universities as Goethe University, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, and the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts are the cultural centres of the city. There are a plethora of tourist attractions for sightseeing, including the old town and some of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe, Museumsufer - a landscape of museums on both shores of the Main, continental Europe's largest English theatre, a concert hall Alte Oper, various parks and sports facilities.
Science is equally important in Frankfurt, with three Max Planck Society institutes based in the city: Institute for European History of Law (MPIeR), Institute for Biophysics, and Institute for Brain Research. Another important scientific building block of the city is the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, involved in research in the fields of physics, chemistry, neuroscience, and computer science. The two biggest medical institutions in Frankfurt are University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University and ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Frankfurt am Main.
Being a capital for more than 500 years, Frankfurt still functions as a focal point for connection both inside Germany and in Europe as a whole. With its nearly-thousand years of history, the city is equally modern and at the avant-garde of innovations in business, culture, and science.