University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany
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95% PatientScore?
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2.9 on Google
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University Hospital Aachen
University Hospital Aachen
University Hospital Aachen

About the hospital

University Hospital Aachen (RWTH) is a highly specialized healthcare provider that combines patient-centered medicine and care with world-class teaching and research. The clinic was established in 1985 and used to be called “New Clinic”. Today, the hospital is one of the best medical institutions in Germany, according to the prestigious Focus magazine.

The University Hospital covers the full medical services with 34 specialized clinics, 25 institutes, and five interdisciplinary units. Every year, the hospital treats about 50,000 inpatients and 250,000 outpatients. The hospital has about 60 departments and up to 1,300 beds. Combining healthcare, research, and teaching under one roof guarantees an optimal environment for intensive interdisciplinary diagnosing and treatment. Approximately 7,000 employees offer comprehensive medical care following recognized quality standards. The hospital employs multidisciplinary teams of surgeons, therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, and psychologists.

In Aachen, patients are treated with safe and state-of-the-art technology not available anywhere else. The clinic has installed LIMAX and Cusa systems for minimally invasive liver surgery. The system works best and is used for routine operations. The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Organ Transplantation is world-famous for its successful surgical interventions. The clinic offers omega-loop gastric bypass surgery, an innovative technique in addition to the commonly used gastrectomy. The hospital also admits patients with severe burns in the reconstructive surgery department. The hospital's medical team offers complete care, and psychiatrists coordinate with the surgical staff to reduce patients' mental and physical trauma.

The hospital includes highly qualified departments of urology, gynecology, dermatology, cardiology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and general surgery. Doctors treat both adults and children. In addition, the hospital is known for its state-of-the-art occupational therapy services, which are different from other hospitals in Germany. The university hospital's activity aims to provide its patients with the best possible medical services.

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Founded in 1996
270,000 patients
1,297 beds available
33 departments

What is the primary focus of the clinic?

Minimally invasive digestive system surgery is considered the hospital's most important direction. In addition, the medical center is known for its advanced rehabilitation occupational therapy. Doctors also provide services in but are not limited to primary therapy and general surgery.

Is University Hospital Aachen the best in Germany?

The "Focus" journal included the clinic in the top list of the best in Germany. Thanks to the highly qualified staff, a wide range of services, and the promotion of world standards, the clinic not only has the status of science but has also received recognition from world medical associations.

Is the medical center suitable for liver surgery?

The clinic is suitable for effective liver surgery. Doctors use minimally invasive innovative laser (LIMAX) and ultrasound (Cusa) techniques, which simultaneously remove damaged tissues through minor incisions and stitch cuts to reduce trauma and blood loss and speed up recovery.

Can I have bariatric surgery?

A powerful team, which includes endocrinologists, nutritionists, psychologists, gastroenterologists, and surgeons, offers the comprehensive treatment in the weight-loss surgery department. Preference is given to the latest mini gastric bypass (MGBP), contributing to faster weight loss and extended stability.

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About the city

Aachen is a city in western Germany in North Rhine-Westphalia, located a few kilometers from Belgium and the Netherlands border. The town is famous for its balneological resorts and is one of the most historically significant cities in the country.

Aachen is attractive for tourists due to its large selection of remarkable places, ancient buildings, and entertainment. Exciting excursion programs are held here for vacationers. The city is known for the unique Aachen Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Listed, and the treasury of Charlemagne. Quite famous are Eifel Park and the balneological resort. The resort has 38 thermal springs with sodium chloride water, which is used to treat skin diseases, diseases of the joints, and nervous and cardiovascular systems.

On the western outskirts of the city is the University Hospital Aachen (RWTH). With a combination of teaching, research, and patient care under one roof, it is one of the most significant hospital buildings in the world. There are private clinics here, including Pauwels Clinic for peripheral nerve and hand microsurgery, Marien Hospital, and Franziskus Hospital.

Today Aachen is a modern, developing city that combines rich culture and cutting-edge technologies. The most advanced clinics, research centers, the Technical University, music, and cultural festivals, and city fairs attract thousands of tourists worldwide.

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