Department of internal medicine (haematology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and stem cell transplantation)
The department of internal medicine (haematology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and stem cell transplantation) at University Hospital Wurzburg offers a full range of medical services for treating digestive tract diseases, including the liver and biliary tract, blood diseases and infectious diseases. The department's medical team researches diseases and develops new treatments to benefit patients. All patients are treated on an interdisciplinary basis. Doctors can offer innovative treatments for many diseases as part of clinical trials. In addition to clinical and technical procedures, many modern laboratory tests are available for diagnosis and therapy. The department has established close cooperation with specialists from the university institutes of hygiene and microbiology, as well as virology and immunobiology.
The attention of the doctors of the department is focused on the field of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, diseases of the biliary tract and pancreas, as well as the gastrointestinal tract. Furthermore, the department is one of Germany's leading centres for neuroendocrine tumours. In the field of haematology, specialists treat benign and malignant blood diseases using chemotherapy, radiation therapy, monoclonal antibody treatment and stem cell transplantation. Every year, about 100 patients undergo allogeneic stem cell transplantation to treat lymphomas, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, and aplastic anaemia. Highly qualified doctors of the department offer only the latest advances in medicine and are constantly working on further improvement of methods and treatment regimens.