University Hospital Essen

Essen, Germany
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University Hospital Essen
University Hospital Essen
University Hospital Essen

About the hospital

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, bringing direct benefit to 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 centre 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) centre 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 centre, the stroke unit in the department of neurology, the headache centre 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.

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Founded in 1909
248,000 patients
1,300 beds available
N/A departments

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

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

Is it possible to have cardiac surgery at the hospital?

Yes, 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, aneurism treatment, and heat transplantations.

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

The medical centre is one of the largest centres 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 centre?

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

About the city

Essen is the second-largest city in Germany's western Ruhr region, or "Ruhrpott", as the Germans call it. A former industrial city primarily known for coal mining and steel production, Essen became a vibrant modern urban centre offering more than its traditional image suggests while remaining true to its historical roots.

The most famous city landmark is the Zeche Zollverein complex, which is also a symbol of the cultural variability of the Ruhr region. Built as a coal-fired power plant in 1932, it has since received UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Walking through the centre of Essen, visitors to the city may stumble upon the Aalto Musical Theater or the building of the Philharmonic Orchestra, which gathers an audience all year round. From opera to ballet, there is something for everyone.

Essen is not only a business, service and trade centre. The city is also a university city, has an exhibition centre and extensive shopping facilities. Essen is proud of the European Capital of Culture title in 2010 and the Green Capital of Europe in 2017. Essen offers a very developed healthcare system with over 1,350 resident doctors and nearly 6,000 beds in 13 hospitals, including the university hospital. The Bone Marrow Transplant Department of the University Hospital is one of the most famous in the world.

Essen has established itself as a city worth living in. The corners of the city and the many half-timbered houses offer an opportunity to get acquainted with the past of Essen, while the many pubs, restaurants and bars will not make the city guests bored.

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