University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum
About the hospital
University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum is a regional trauma centre in Germany, located in the centre of the Ruhr agglomeration. The hospital was founded in 1972, and since the signing of the university contract between the hospital owner Bundesknappschaft and North Rhine-Westphalia, the hospital has been owned by the RUB Faculty of Medicine as a university medical centre.
Today, the Ruhr University Hospital in Bochum has 485 beds and nine medical departments. Every year, 20,000 inpatients and 47,000 outpatients are treated in the medical centre. In addition, 1,400 highly qualified and motivated employees provide a high level of patient care. Thanks to effective instrumental and technical equipment, modern and innovative methods of diagnosing and treating patients have been introduced.
With about 140 organ transplants per year, of which about 25% of patients receive a combined operation, the University Hospital is one of the best places in Europe for combined kidney and pancreas transplants. Hospital surgeons pay great attention to clinical research in transplantation immunology, organ preservation and molecular oncogenesis. The radiology department has the latest 64-slice CT scanner, which scans the entire body with a clear image in a few seconds. Doctors have exceptional experience in invasive vascular interventions such as balloon dilatation, stent implantation, intra-arterial lysis and embolization. Every year the hospital confirms its qualifications by receiving many awards from the prestigious FOCUS magazine.
The departments of the hospital are certified by many German Societies. For example, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Ruhr University Hospital in Bochum is a certified endoprosthesis centre (EndoCert) for knee and hip arthroplasty in Germany and has extensive experience in this field. The hospital departments include ophthalmology, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, radiology and nuclear medicine, oral plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery. Hospital staff make every effort to ensure that the expectations of patients come true. Specialist physicians from all disciplines are based on the latest medical and technical progress and collaborate to guarantee optimal patient care.
Can I seek help from the clinic for eye treatment?
The hospital offers a wide range of ophthalmic treatments, including minimally invasive laser procedures, corneal transplants, Green Star surgery (glaucoma), macular degeneration therapy (including vitreous drug injections) and treatment of severe chemical burns and eye burns at the state level.
Why should I choose the hospital for a combined kidney and pancreas transplant?
A feature of the clinic is the introduction of "quick surgery", which makes it possible to recover faster after the operation and, therefore, reduce the length of stay in the hospital. In addition, kidneys and pancreas are transplanted regularly, improving skills and already high treatment results.
Why is joint replacement popular in University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum?
The minimally invasive methods of the endoprosthesis of joints allow for avoiding complex preparation for the operation and prolonged rehabilitation. In addition, thanks to the unique "bikini" access, the skin incision parallel to the inguinal fold makes the postoperative scar less noticeable.
About the city
Bochum is a modern European city, part of the Ruhr metropolitan area. Bochum is home to nine higher education institutions with over 60,000 students.
The main feature of the city is the culture in all its aspects. The Schauspielhaus Theatre, founded in 1919, is one of the most famous theatres in the country. The Bochumer Symphoniker Orchestra was founded in the same year and established itself as one of the best orchestras in Germany. Since 1988, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Star Express" has been staged in Bochum, which has now attracted 10 million viewers, making it the most successful musical in the world. At the end of summer, the city houses the Bochum Total music festival, one of Europe's most significant musical events.
Citizens are proud of their RUB, the affectionate nickname of the Ruhr University Bochum. Opened in 1965, it was the first university in the Ruhr area and the first newly established university in West Germany. Today, RUB is one of the city's largest employers and is strengthening the local research sector. The university also owns major medical centres such as University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Catholic Clinic and University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus.
Bochum is a beautiful city with an interesting history and an abundance of unique ancient monuments. One of the favourite places for walking among the guests of Bochum is the Bermuda Triangle. It is the name of a part of the historic quarter, which includes several picturesque pedestrian streets with many exciting things for tourists, including colourful souvenir shops and the best national restaurants in the city.