University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Lubeck
About the hospital
The University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Lubeck (UKSH) is the most modern hospital in Germany. The Schleswig-Holstein University Medical Center is the result of a merger between the university hospitals in Kiel and Lübeck in 2003. The hospital serves to provide maximum medical care in the northernmost federal state. Furthermore, it guarantees medical and technical assistance at the highest level, especially for patients requiring highly differentiated diagnostics and therapy.
About 2,000 doctors, scientists, and 3,600 nurses use the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies to serve more than 360,000 inpatients and outpatients annually in 80 clinics and institutes. In 2019, the hospital was reorganized, and now the central building area is more than 65,000 square meters, where short distances, short waiting times and short stay times are possible. The hospital has five intensive care units with 198 beds, an operating room with 20 rooms, including a hybrid operating room, and three additional service units with 87 beds.
The clinic's medical services exceed that of a conventional hospital due to the close relationship between research and healthcare. Patients benefit from the relationship between high-impact care and interdisciplinary research, as scientific results are directly integrated into clinical practice. Research focuses on inflammation and infection, clinical genome research, systems-oriented neuroscience, oncology, reproductive medicine, transplantation medicine, and biomedical technologies such as endocrine control and regulation. In addition, the UKSH international unit provides special services for patients from abroad. A multilingual team informs patients of the wide range of medical services offered in the clinics and takes care of them.
The medical team has exceptional experience in cardiology, rheumatology and oncology. Specialized departments also include obstetrics and gynaecology, urology, traumatology and orthopaedics. The experts use the possibilities of digital technologies to gain new insights and make precisely tailored diagnostic and therapeutic decisions.
Does University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Lubeck specialize in eyelid plastic surgery?
The primary competence of the department of ophthalmology is to carry out various surgical interventions for the eyes. In particular, reconstructive eyelids surgeries for skin and oral mucosa and cartilaginous tissue transplantation form the hospital's know-how and help achieve an optimal aesthetic result.
Can I have breast surgery in the medical centre?
The clinic has one of the largest breast centres in northern Germany and specializes in plastic and reconstructive breast surgery (after breast cancer). Doctors offer modern diagnostic methods: high-resolution ultrasound, digital mammography, tomosynthesis and breast magnetic resonance imaging.
What is the main treatment direction in the gynaecological unit?
One of the main focuses of the department of gynaecology and obstetrics is the treatment of gynaecological tumours, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical and other less common types of abdominal cancer.
Can I go to the clinic with endocrinological diseases?
The hospital offers unique treatment of rare endocrine disorders. For example calcium-phosphate issues, disorders of sexual development and endocrine tumour syndromes. etc. Thanks to qualified doctors and cutting-edge diagnostic equipment from genetic laboratories, treatment results are above average.
About the city
Lubeck is the former capital and queen city of the Hanseatic League. The town was founded in the 12th century and flourished until the 16th century as an important trading centre in northern Europe. The medieval atmosphere and historical and cultural sights still dominate the beautiful cityscape and bring visitors back to the city's glorious past.
Lübeck is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicist buildings, narrow lanes, churches and monasteries, merchant houses and fortifications come together in a great whole. An excellent example of brick Gothic architecture is the Church of St. Mary, with the highest brick vault in the world. The modern Muk Concert Hall for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival is just around the corner. Old Town also includes other significant buildings, such as the ensemble around the town hall, the castle monastery, the Koberg square, the Holsten Gate - the city's most famous landmark - and the Salzspeicher salt pans on the banks of the Trave River. There is a sweeter side to Lubeck's history as it is world-renowned for its finest marzipan.
It is Germany's largest Baltic harbour, and the port is the leading employer in the city. There are three universities in Lubeck: the University of Lubeck, the Technical University of Applied Sciences Lubeck and the Academy of Music Lubeck. University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein is one of the modern medical institutions in Germany, which can offer a thorough diagnosis and effective treatment.
Medieval Lubeck is the perfect place to stroll along the sea past historical buildings. And when the sun goes down, the many pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs of the city come to life.