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University Hospital Essen

University Hospital Essen

Essen, Germany

User ScoreTotal ReviewsRatingPrice RangeMedia FilesCertificatesFounded InBedsPatientsDepartmentsOwnershipClinical trialsIs University HospitalAge GroupClinic TypeType of CareSizeOnline Consultations
99%11359.8/10$$$$10571909130024800031 medical unitsState hospitalConduct clinical trialsYesKids, AdultsGeneralInpatient, OutpatientLargeNo


Size & Capacity

Large, 1,300 beds

Clinic type


Type of care

Inpatient, Outpatient

Age group

Kids, Adults

2.8 on Google

The data collected based on 1,135 patient reviews on Google


Features & Facts

Largest transplant center
The clinic successfully performs 2,800 liver, 4,550 kidneys, over 150 heart, and approximately 600 lung transplants. It also specializes in SPLIT surgeries, where the donor's liver is transplanted into two patients simultaneously.
4,000 bone marrow transplants
The clinic works with the US National Bone Marrow Donation Program and is a part of the European Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation. It is skilled in stem cell transplantation from both related and unrelated donors.
Advanced respiratory diseases treatment
A unique DE Lung PBV system can identify obstructive and restrictive lung diseases. The 3D diagnostic system called InSpace Lung Parenchyma Evaluation detects early-stage lung lesions, providing the pulmonologist with detailed images.
New cancer treatment approaches
You can access a proton therapy at the clinic that effectively targets tumors while keeping the surrounding healthy tissues safe. This therapy is only available at six hospitals in Germany, making it a rare and valuable treatment option.
Over 350 available clinical trials
The trials center on critical areas such as cardiosurgery, oncology, transplantation, infectious diseases, and immunology.

About the clinic

University Hospital Essen is a leader in providing first-class medical services in the Ruhr metropolis. At the hospital, scientific research is closely intertwined with medical practice, benefiting patients who can be confident that they will receive the latest treatments. The hospital was founded over 100 years ago and still provides patients with high-quality medical services. Every year, about 195,000 outpatients and 53,000 inpatients are treated in the hospital. The University Hospital, with its many state-of-the-art clinics, nearly three miles of roads, and 54 acres of land, is like a small city within a city. In addition, more than 6,000 experts from various disciplines across 27 departments and 24 institutes ensure excellent interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of cutting-edge research. Since 1909, the hospital has developed rapidly, gaining university status in 1963.  Since 2009, the Essen Cancer Center has been considered the most prominent cancer treatment center in Germany, cooperating with leading clinics worldwide.  A team of specialists offers medical care using the most modern diagnostic and treatment methods that meet the highest international standards. For many years, the medical team has focused on three main areas of research and treatment: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and transplantation. For example, since 2008, the Department of Transplantology has been a regional leader.  In addition, the hospital established the first positron emission tomography (PET) center in Germany for the most accurate diagnosis of neoplasms.  The hospital has also been accredited by JCI, which has accredited only 200 clinics worldwide. University Hospital Essen has established itself as a tertiary care hospital in many different disciplines and is the central place attracting people from over the Ruhr conurbation. Examples are the perinatal center, the stroke unit in the neurology department, the headache center, and the West German Proton Therapy Centre in Essen. Doctors, nurses, and all other staff of the hospital work to make patients' stay as pleasant as possible. Furthermore, the hospital does everything possible for patients' health and well-being.

Primary focus

prostate cancer
breast cancer
thyroid cancer
lung cancer
cell carcinoma
myeloid leukemia
thyroid carcinoma
colorectal cancer
lymph node
t cells
metastatic melanoma
coronary artery
ovarian cancer
aortic valve
heart failure
metastatic colorectal cancer
cystic fibrosis
endocrine neoplasia
medullary thyroid cancer
circulating tumor
subarachnoid hemorrhage
head neck cancer

Departments & Doctors

Thoracic, cardiovascular surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Arjang Ruhparwar

cardiovascular surgery

General, transplant surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Paul

general and transplant surgery

Pediatric surgery
Vascular surgery
Dr. med. Martin Lainka

vascular and endovascular surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Dagmar Fuhrer-Sakel

internal medicine, endocrinology, and diabetology


Extra services

Visa Support
Parking Space
24/7 medical assistance
Pastoral Care
Intensive Care Unit


Hufelandstraße, 55, 45147 Essen, Germany


What are the primary treatment areas of the Essen University Hospital?

The clinic focuses on introducing effective treatment methods in cardiovascular surgery, transplantology, and oncology. Thanks to microsurgical techniques and innovative radiological methods, treatment centers have a higher rate of rapid recovery than the average indicators.

Is it possible to have cardiac surgery at the hospital?

Cardiac surgery, including minimally invasive heart surgery without ribs cut, is available at the hospital. Heart surgeons combine innovations in cardio surgery and offer valve replacements, ablations, aneurysm treatment, and heat transplantations.

Is the neurosurgery unit one of the largest and best in Germany?

The medical center is one of the largest centers in Germany and one of the best in neurosurgery and spinal operations. In addition to general diseases of adulthood, the clinic deals with children's diseases of various complications, in particular spina bifida and arteriovenous malformations.

Can I get lung cancer treatment at the medical center?

The clinic includes a specialized center for lung cancer treatment with a multidisciplinary team of oncologists, radiation therapists, radiology, and pathology. All necessary technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and robotics, are used for the best treatment of patients.

What is the rating of the clinic?

University Hospital Essen is rated as 9.80 by AiroMedical.

What do patients say about University Hospital Essen?

The clinic has 1,135 feedbacks at other places. The UserScore of the hospital is 99%.

What is the primary focus of the hospital?

The medical center is an expert at cancer, melanoma, transplantation, tumor, and surgery.

What is the overall experience of the facility?

University Hospital Essen has been operating since 1909. It has accumulated over 115 years of clinical background.

Where can I see the hospital's work, interior space, and exterior?

AiroMedical gallery has 10 photos related to University Hospital Essen.

Does the clinic have certification or recognition?

Yes, University Hospital Essen has been certified by 57 organizations.

What is the structure of the hospital?

Where is the clinic located?

The address of the facility is Hufelandstraße 55 45147, Essen, Germany.

Does the hospital offer online consultations?

No, University Hospital Essen doesn’t perform virtual appointments.

What age range of patients can be admitted to the clinic?

The hospital accepts patients of all ages.

What type of stay is offered at University Hospital Essen?

The clinic offers both inpatient and outpatient services, so you can be hospitalized (if indicated).

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