University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
About the hospital
University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University has a close affiliation with Goethe-University, which was founded in 1914 with a medical faculty inside. Many of the hospital facilities are also rooted in the foundation of Johann Christian Senckenberg, which included a community hospital (founded in 1884). One of the Sachsenhausen City Hospital surgeons performed the world's first heart surgery in 1896. In addition, before the university was founded, there was already the Neurological Institute as a private foundation by Ludwig Edinger, the "Friedrichsheim" orthopaedic clinic as a foundation of the "Verein für Krüppelfürsorge" – today's Department of adult and pediatric orthopaedic – and the "Braunfels'sche Annie Foundation" as the nucleus of the modern Department of pediatric and adolescent medicine. The current University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University is the biggest hospital in Frankfurt am Main. In 2014, the hospital was renovated, and the design received the European Healthcare Design Award in 2017.
32 specialist clinics and clinical institutes and more than 20 research institutes comprise the hospital. More than 6,800 employees work in the hospital. The facility's total size is 425,000 m2, with 1496 inpatient beds, including day hospital places. The hospital provides medical care for 50,000 inpatients and 450,000 outpatients annually.
The close interaction with non-university institutes and research centres was and is of great importance for the hospital, such as the cooperation with the "Royal Institute for Experimental Therapy", where Paul Ehrlich worked in 1899 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1908 and discovered the first modern antimicrobial agent for treating syphilis. The Frankfurt University Hospital works together with the medical faculty of Goethe University in Frankfurt. It is a regionally leading training provider and further education for doctors and healthcare professionals. In addition, 4,000 students receive their medical education in 14 lecture halls and across the departments.
The hospital offers a full range of medical services in all medical specialities. The hospital departments include but are not limited to University Center for Tumor Diseases (UCT), the department of general, visceral, transplant and thoracic surgery, and diagnostic and interventional radiology. A particular focus is the treatment of severe and complex suits through interdisciplinary and intersectoral service offers.
What modern technical equipment does the hospital include?
Among the utmost technical equipment: are a gamma scalpel and a DaVinci robot. GammaKnife is an ultra-modern radiosurgical device allowing to successfully treat tumours without open surgery. At the same time, the DaVinci is designed for performing complex operations in a minimally-invasive way.
Is University Hospital Frankfurt suitable for patients with cancer?
It is one of the largest institutions dealing with cancer treatment. The oncology unit is equipped with a spiral tomograph, a gamma knife, PET and other latest-generation equipment. Moreover, the team has performed hundreds of successful operations to treat the most complex oncological diseases.
Can I receive diagnostics and treatment for neurology?
The University Hospital Frankfurt includes one of Germany's most prominent institutes for neurology. They use the latest methods of tissue diagnostics. In addition, several scientific working groups are working on the fundamentals of neurological disorders to develop diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
What infertility treatment options can the clinic offer?
The hospital also conducts a comprehensive hormonal examination of a woman and offers artificial insemination and modern "soft" obstetrics. The centre for gynaecology and obstetrics effectively treats infertility. Minimally invasive operations are used to reduce adhesive processes and drug therapy risk.
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.