University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
About the hospital
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is one of the largest hospitals in Europe, where specialists from a wide range of specialities work under one roof. In addition, the hospital is a leader in research and treatment. The hospital opened its doors in 1889 and has provided highly qualified medical services strictly adhering to international standards.
The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf comprises 78 interdisciplinary collaborative clinics and institutes in 13 centres. The hospital employs about 14,400, who treat 90,000 inpatients and 407,000 outpatients annually. The hospital also treats over 110,000 emergencies per year. The modern and bright rooms of the hospital create a positive atmosphere. In the malls, patients and their relatives will find a mini-market, a bank, a post office, a flower shop, a hairdresser and a beauty salon.
As one of the most modern clinics in Europe, UKE also has research centres equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology for further education. The team conducts research in five main areas; neurology, oncology, cardiovascular research, health research and immunology, immunity and infections. Treatment, science and research at the hospital enjoy an excellent international reputation, so patients from worldwide have been coming to the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf for years for treatment. The hospital's departments have all the necessary equipment for fast and accurate diagnosis and effective therapeutic procedures. All operating rooms have navigation systems, microscopes, MRI and CT, and robotic surgical equipment. Hospital surgeons use sparing and minimally invasive techniques to avoid complications and reduce recovery time.
Under the motto "Knowledge, Research, Healing through General Competence", the university hospital ensures high standards of care for all patients. As a result, many patients receive treatment only available at the UKE. The hospital has 14 departments, which include many interdisciplinary clinics and institutes, including, for example, Martiniklinka, a world-class clinic for the treatment of prostate cancer. There is also a University Heart Center and a University Cancer Center, meaning that Hamburg-Eppendorf Hospital has the most diverse range of treatments available in Hamburg. Also noteworthy is that the clinic is the largest transplant centre in northern Germany.
Can I have DaVinci prostate surgery performed at the clinic?
The medical centre offers minimally invasive robot-assisted prostate surgery, in which the surgeon controls microsurgical instruments and ensures the preservation of healthy tissues (NeuroSAFE technique) to preserve potency. As a result, the whole function is held, and rapid recovery occurs.
Is University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf offers unique radio-guided prostate cancer surgery?
The clinic offers radio-guided prostate cancer surgery with good value in treating prostate cancer with positive damage to local unhealthy lymph nodes. In addition, a method of ultimately preserving the urethral sphincter to support controlled urination (FFLU technique) has been developed.
Why is the hospital good for neurosurgery?
A medical centre is a good place for minimally invasive neurosurgery because of intraoperative imaging with computed tomography, neuronavigation with MRI, ultrasound and fluorescent labelling of cancer cells, contributing to safer and more effective treatment.
Does the clinic deal with female cancer?
The hospital centre for familial cancer provides advice and support to people with a genetic predisposition to breast or ovarian cancer. For this, the hospital has high-tech equipment, and qualified doctors are available under one roof without wasting precious time.
About the city
Hamburg is the second-largest metropolis in Germany, located on the banks of the Elbe. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the country, the largest port and a real "Gateway to the World." Hamburg has been a centre of European trade since it joined the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. The maritime spirit and traditions of the Hanse permeate Hamburg through and through: from architecture and sights to culture, food and the cries of seagulls in the streets.
Most of the sights of Hamburg are concentrated in the central part of the city, bounded from the south by the Elbe and its channels, and from all other sides by the city ramparts. The city's symbol is a 132-meter tower called Michael, belonging to the church of St. Michael. The city is rich in its cultural heritage, which visitors can find in its museums, theatres, cathedrals and churches. Hamburg has more than 40 theatres and 50 museums of various kinds. In addition, the city has more parks and squares than any other city in Germany. Regarding the number of bridges, Hamburg ranks first in Europe, as there are more than 2,300 bridges in the city.
Many types of industries thrive in Hamburg. Among them are chemical, oil, electrical and many others. Hamburg is also home to the headquarters of many world-famous trading firms, banks, insurance and economic organizations. Hamburg is rightly called the media capital of Germany. After all, it is here that the famous publishing houses of the socio-political press "Stern" and "Spiegel" are located. Particular attention is paid to the healthcare system, so the city has much developed public and private medical institutions. For example, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf is the largest provider of medical services in Europe and annually treats more than half a million patients.
A visit to Hamburg is an unexpectedly vivid and memorable experience. The city perfectly combines old traditions and the modern rhythm of life. Guests can enjoy excellent cuisine, a wide variety of museums and galleries, concerts and festivals. Hamburg leaves behind only the most pleasant memories and the desire to return again and again.