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Medical Center University of Freiburg has a very rich and long history. Some of the most famous doctors in the world have worked with us, five of which were Nobel Prize winners for their discoveries and achievements in the field of medical science.
The medical faculty of our medical center can be traced back to 1457, making it one of the most distinguished and oldest faculties in Europe.
The Medical Center University of Freiburg is part of the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg which in 2007 was recognized as one of the best five centers of academic excellence in Germany.
Medical Center University of Freiburg offers excellent access to state of the art, world-class medical treatment for all patients, both national and international.
We focus on novel diagnostic treatments and procedures and in the same time we apply the latest findings in biomedical and clinical research.
We strive to deliver top quality medical care through interdisciplinary specialist teams but in the same time we are committed to personalized medical care in an ambient of convenience and utmost comfort for our patients.
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At the Medical Center University of Freiburg you will find complete care: from the most innovative medical technology and nursing to Nobel prize winning doctors and researchers.
Here you will get the maximum in health care services!
All medical fields have their own specialized medical teams divided into specialty clinics and institutes. Being one of the largest medical facilities in Europe, Medical Center University of Freiburg has 14 specialized clinics, 5 institutes and 5 centers.
The medical services offered include but are not limited to:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chronic Disease Treatment
Advanced Cardiac Surgery
You wil benefit from the best treatment, regardless of the health problem you are facing, because We have the resources and the technology to help you!
Dedicated Doctors & Nurses in 14 specialized centers:
Institutes and Centers
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Located in Southwest Germany near the Swiss and French border, our Medical Center is one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. Over the years we’ve had the pleasure and prestige of working with some of the best doctors in the world, five of which are Nobel Prize winners for breakthroughs and achievements in the medical science field.
Our medical faculty can be traced back to 1457, making it one of the oldest in Europe, so you can rest assured that you will be on good hands while visiting us.
The construction of our main clinical campus began in 1926 and after it suffered extensive damage during the Second World War it was reconstructed in full accordance to the original plans. Over the years, the medical campus was extended through the addition of satellite clinics.
Medical Center University of Freiburg is a modern medical center with an emphasis on excellent customer service and a large variety of health care options. All medical fields are represented by their own specialized institutes and clinics.
Clinics & Divisions
The Clinic of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine is responsible for the 32,000 patients that pass through its doors each year and is actively involved in scientific developments in the field ofmedical technologies.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine University of Freiburg is also actively involved in the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anesthesiology.
The director of the Anesthesiology Clinic is Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Bürkle, who has trained numerous doctors in his specific field in USA, Holland, Taiwan, Canada and Australia.
Services in Anesthesiology and other related fields:
(medically induced coma,
full body anesthesia)
(specific parts of the body)
(larger regions of the body,
including epidurals, spinal anesthesia,
and peripheral nerve blocks)
Intensive Care Medicine
Full range of intensive care services
Extracorporeal Lung Assist System (ECLA)
All types of organ-replacement therapy
Air rescue and intensive care patient transport
Chronic pain syndrome treatment
Cancer pain syndrome treatment
Molecular marker in myeloproliferative disorders
Mechanics of breathing with controlled ventilation
Tracheal pressure monitoring
Molecular pharmacology of anesthetics
The Heart Center of Freiburg University is one of the largest in Europe and offers a full range of the most modern invasive and non-invasive treatments and procedures. 22,000 patients come to the Heart Center Freiburg University each year. The most frequent phrase our doctors hear from their patients is: “My life is in your hands".
Freiburg cardiovascular center is the No.1 heart surgery center in Germany.
The center consists of four clinics:
Clinic for Cardiology and Angiology I
Cardiology and Angiology I, focus on cardiology and angiology, academic and scientific work.
Clinic for Cardiology and Angiology II
Cardiology and Angiology II, received multiple awards as most preferred specialized center for cardiac and vascular patient care in Germany.
More than 20 heart transplantation procedures take place here on a yearly basis.
More than 17.000 catheter procedures are performed per year in Bad Krozingen Heart Center and 5.000 catheter procedures per year in Freiburg Heart Center.
The Heart Center also carries out research work in treating cardiac insufficiency and many other research projects in various disciplines of cardiology and angiology.
Since 1999, at Freiburg University's Heart Center, special stents able to supply arteries with medicine have been a particular field of research. This innovation has been used in the field of cardiology throughout the world since 2002.
The Centre of Chronic Immunodeficiency (CCI)
„Understand, recognize, treat!“
The goal of the CCI research programme is to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of immunodeficiency and on the basis of this to improve the diagnosis and therapy of immunodeficiency diseases.
In order to achieve this, all immunodeficiency experts in Freiburg have been brought together within one institution run by Prof. Dr. Med. Stephan Ehl.
The Centre of Chronic Immunodeficiency at the University Medical Centre Freiburg treats patients with immunodeficiency (defects in the immune system).
For the best results, an interdisciplinary team of physicians and biologists, basic research scientists and clinicians is devoted to the investigation of the cause, diagnostics and therapy of these rare diseases. With shared knowledge and expertise the Centre of Chronic Immunodeficiency greatly contributes to the quality and care of patients with chronic immunodeficiency disorders.
The CCI is one of eight integrated research and treatment centers funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany.
Complementary Medicine Center
The Center for Complementary Medicine of the University Medical Center Freiburg is one of the largest University based institutions in this field in Europe with worldwide patients that come to benefit from the extensive treatment and knowledge base from all over the world.
Complementary medicine treatments are:
Patients with chronic diseases are provided expert based recommendations and treatments in Complementary Medicine. About 6,000 patient consultations are performed each year, mainly in cancer, autoimmune disorders, chronic hepatitis, chronic diseases of the digestive tract and allergic diseases. The treatments are adjusted to the individual needs.
& Stem Cell Transplantation Center
As one of the four best oncology centers of excellence in Germany, the multidisciplinary team focuses on the coordination of interdisciplinary care and translational cancer research.
Over 90 doctors and scientists work in our division with more than 8,600 people undergoing in-patient treatment each year.
Most commonly used treatment methods:
All of the above methods can be combined with each other.
The Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Center cooperates with different departments at the University Medical Centre Freiburg, therefore offering a wide basis for radiological or surgical intervention. Numerous methods, such as pain therapy, nutrition or diet therapy, physiotherapy and psychological counseling, are also used.
Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation Center simultaneously conducts further clinical research for the development of new methods that help cure more and more cancer patients or delay the progression of this disease for a long time.
Specialized Dentistry Clinics
Clinic for Operative Dentistry and Periodontology
Provides dental care for children and adults, concentrating primarily on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of carious lesions, diseases of the teeth and the pulp (Endodontics & Periodontics).
Clinic for Orthodontics
With innovative treatment approaches and interdisciplinary cooperation with other specialties of dentistry and medicine, Freiburg's orthodontics specialists provide various options such as special corrections in complex dento-facial deformities, in growing patients with skeletal and dental developmental disorders, as well as in adults with degenerative alterations (e.g. teeth compromised due to periodontitis), including diagnostic procedures and treatment of the craniomandibular joint.
Clinic for Prostdonthics
Freiburg Prostdonthics Clinic specializes in treating multifaceted cases and the use new techniques in restorative dentistry, dental implants, periodontal treatments, orthodontics, aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry.
Its aim is to restore, rejuvenate and enhance your health, appearance and condition of your mouth, using the most advanced diagnostic and technologic procedures available.
Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
All maxillofacial diseases are treated here, correction of birth defects and occlusion defects as well. The use of tomography and Doppler sonography, which were developed by the division, is well known for its up-to-date diagnostics.
The in-house allergy laboratory and histologic and hospital laboratories make the Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Regional Plastic Surgery the safest and most reliable. The most up-to-date treatment methods are used by professor Dr. Rainer Schmelzeisen, who is known all across Europe for his research and development work.
Clinic for Dermatology
The Department of Dermatology provides outpatient treatment to about 15,000 patients and day clinic treatment to approximately 5,000 patients yearly.
Specializing in the treatment of diseases of the skin and the mucous membranes, including cancer, melanoma and other malignant or benign tumors, allergies, inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis or autoimmune skin diseases, as well as hereditary skin disorders, it is one of the leading treatment centers in Europe.
The technical facilities of the diagnostic unit, treatment unit, and operating rooms are equipped with state of the art devices. This, combined with highly qualified personnel, guarantee the quality and success of treatments given and, therefore, more and more patients from all over the world are choosing Freiburg Dermatology Center for state-of-the-art and effective treatment.
The University Eye Hospital at the University Medical Center in Freiburg has more than 170 years of history and tradition. About 5,000 patient undergo in-patient treatment each year and another 55,000 are treated as out-patients.
Each year, over 17,000 surgical procedures are performed, of which more than 2/3 performed on an out-patient treatment basis.
Our significant hands-on experience, excellent reputation and consistent update of equipment and instrumentation are all integrating parts of the success and international recognition of the University Eye Hospital in Freiburg.
Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology,
Endocrinology, and Infectious Diseases
Specializing in the diagnostics and treatment of liver diseases and their various causes, especially hepatitis B, C and D as well as other causes (alcohol, obesity, diabetes mellitus and others), the clinic is among the top research and treatment centers in Europe.
The breakthroughs in treating patients with liver cirrhosis and its complications, such as ascites, variceal bleeding as well as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been renowned worldwide.
The clinic carries out all diagnostic procedures and therapeutic strategies, including chemotherapies, antibody and drug therapies, radiofrequency thermoablation, gastrointestinal stent implantations and others.
The Freiburg "Liver Center“ specializes in all state-of the art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in cooperation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Freiburg, the Department of Radiology, the Division of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Surgical Oncology, the Department of Medical Oncology and others.
Qualified doctors in the Endocrinology and Diabetology Division consult patients with diseases in this field. Here we provide medical services in the diagnosis and treatment of all endocrine disorders, including diabetes mellitus and thyroid dysfunction. We also offer special consultation for patients with osteoporosis and patients suffering from obesity, as well as a training program for patients suffering from diabetes mellitus which include nutrition and physical exercise programs.
General and Visceral Surgery Clinic
Our clinic attends to patients with a wide variety of diseases, injuries and developmental defects of the abdominal organs and the endocrine glands. Surgeries are performed on an in and out-patient basis, with 10,500 patients examined of an annual basis. Many of the operations are performed with the newest minimally invasive techniques. In the more serious post-operative cases, the course is closely monitored in a highly specialized surgical intensive care unit.
The Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery is also famous for its unit of organ transplantation, performing a large number of kidney and pancreas transplantations and specializing in the transplantation of kidneys from living donors.
Paediatric surgery is another area of proficiency in our department. The operative spectrum includes all congenital as well as acquired surgical diseases in newborn and infants.
Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic
The Gynecology and Obstetrics clinic performs all types of vaginal and abdominal surgeries, especially when treating cancer. Minimally invasive surgery is performed whenever possible giving the patient the best option.
Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy are offered on a hightechnical level and are often part of cancer surgery. We also specialize in diagnosis and treatment of infections, urinary incontinence, and endometriosis.
In the obstetrics and perinatal medicine the unit is specialized in high-end prenatal diagnosis and in high-risk pregnancy care.
The medical director of the clinic is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerald Gitsch, ranked among the leading German specialists, according to the magazine „Focus“.
The Clinic for Gynaecology and Obstetrics consists of three divisions:
Lipid Metabolism Center
Our lipid metabolism center is a highly specialized out-patientfacility, which has been treating patients with metabolic disorders for over 20 years.
The multiple causes and consequences of metabolic disorders require specific diagnostics and individually tailored therapies.
Metabolic disorders can be a major cause of cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and peripheral arterial disease, as well as other life threatening diseases like pancreatitis.
The Neurocenter of the University Medical Center Freiburg is one of the most modern and advanced institutions of its kind in all of Europe. Our Center comprisesdifferent specialties dealing with the diagnosis and the conservative and surgical treatment of all diseases involving the nervous system.
The Neurocenter comprises the following departments:
The Institute for Neuropathology is the central address for histopathological evaluation of biopsy samples from all neurological and neurosurgical departments at the University Medical Center Freiburg.
Neuropathology covers all aspects of diagnostics, with the main focus on the examination and evaluation of biopsy samples taken from the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal marrow, skeletal muscles, and peripheral muscles). Its close location to the other neurological departments provides for tight cooperation as well as fast and ideal evaluation processes.
The Epilepsy Center offers a comprehensive program for the diagnosis and treatment of severe forms of epilepsy.
Of special importance is the pre-surgical diagnosis of epilepsy using differentiated anatomical and functional imaging methods, as well as electrophysiological techniques of long-term video-EEG monitoring with non-invasive and invasive recordings. Apart from the classical resective procedures, the surgical program for epilepsy includes selective operation methods, as well as the techniques of stimulation. The conservative and surgical treatment of complex children epilepsies including hemispherotomy is currently a special field of activity.
Interdisciplinary Pain Center
The Interdisciplinary Pain Center pays special attention to the diagnostics and treatment of patients with chronic pain and boasts one of the widest ranges of highly qualified pain specialists in Germany consolidated “under one umbrella”
We welcome you in our Clinic and wish you a speedy recovery. For many patients, a hospitalization involves stress and worry about their health. We take your worries very seriously and will do everything on our part to alleviate your suffering and facilitate an expeditious recovery.
Welcome to the Clinic for Otolaryngology (ENT) of the University Medical Center Freiburg. The Clinic for Otolaryngology provides medical assistance related to the full spectrum of Ear, Nose and Throat diseases, in particular operations on tumors in the ear, nose throat and paranasal sinus areas. Modern diagnostics and therapy, as well as ultramodern equipment, help us to create a favourable atmosphere for the treatment of all our patients.
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Situated in pleasant surroundings in walking distance from downtown Freiburg, the Center for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine of the University Medical Center Freiburg is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. Examinations can be performed on outpatient or day-hospital basis as well as on in-patient basis. For accommodation, parents can choose from several high-class hotels nearby. For emotional comfort, one parent can be accommodated within the child’s room.
Plastic and Hand Surgery
Aesthetics, beauty, the traditions of German medicine, and advanced technologies are inseparably bound in the everyday practice of the Clinic for Plastic and Hand Surgery. We are a young team consisting of 13 plastic surgeons. Pediatric and adult reconstructive procedures and complex microsurgeries after various traumas, burn injuries, and tumor constitute the main specializations of our division. Our specialists offer the most advanced treatment approaches and use unique technologies. All of this combined allows us to meet many of our patients’ demands and requirements.
The Clinic for Pneumology deals with prophylaxis, detection and conservative treatment of diseases of the respiratory system and the lungs. Thanks to our intensive collaboration with the Clinic for Thoracic Surgery, we provide the most advanced treatment to our patients. Our specialists also actively take part in numerous international clinical research projects.
Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine
The Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is considered one of the leading Germany’s psychiatry and psychotherapy centers and offers newest treatment possibilities for all kinds of mental disorders. It consists of 8 specialized division with 120 beds, a day clinic and a sleep laboratory.
Welcome to the Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology at the University Medical Center Freiburg. As one of the leading medical institutions in Germany we offer a full range of non-invasive and invasive diagnostics as well as advanced therapeutical strategies.
The Center consists of four clinics:
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Thanks to experienced specialists as well as state of the art diagnostic and treatment facilities, our clinic is best-equipped to handle any immunologic disease ranging from rheumatism and inflammatory systemic diseases of connective tissue and blood vessels to congenital immunodeficiency and AIDs.
The Clinic for Urology offers complete urology examinations for prostate health, potency and lifestyle problems – especially designed for foreign patients. About 2,500 in-patients and 8,000 out-patients undergo treatment in our department each year. We take pride in consulting our patients. Complex treatments are only administered after thorough prophylactic examinations have been conducted. After an extensive collection of information, the patient is offered an individual treatment plan.
The Medical Center University of Freiburg is a modern medical center with an emphasis on excellent customer service and a large variety of health care options. All medical fields are represented by their own specialized institutes and clinics.
The medical services offered include but are not limited to:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chronic Disease Treatment
And more specialized diagnostics and health care...
Anesthesiology and Pain Management Treatments:
Cardiology Treatments and Surgeries:
Cardiology and Angiology
Treatment of heart and vessel diseases
The pediatric cardiology clinic in Freiburg offers the entire range of diagnostics and therapy in the field.
Chronic Immunodeficiency Treatment
Complex treatments for Immunodeficiency disorders such as:
Type I diabetes and more..
In cancer treatment:
Main methods of applied tumor treatment are:
Eye Treatments and Surgeries
Cell Biology Lab
Corneal & Conjunctival Diseases
Center for outpatient surgery
Low vision clinic
Liver (Hepatology) Treatments
Therapy of Hepatobiliary Diseases and their Complications
General Treatments and Surgeries
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The Medical Center University of Freiburg is a state-owned medical educational institution, acting in full accordance with the regulations of the Baden-Württemberg federal state.
The Medical Center University of Freiburg earned the Cooperation for Transparency and Quality in Health Care (KTQ®) Certification in 2005, making it one of the few University hospitals to have this privilege.
The KTQ is a German issued standard of quality regarding health care services. It is our pleasure to mention the fact that The University Medical Center was successfully recertified in 2008 and in 2011.
In the process of KTQ® certification the following areas of the medical institutions are evaluated:
Telemedicine uses efficient and reliable technology to connect you with a medical specialist from the Medical Center University of Freiburg without ever having to leave your country, or your home for that matter. Direct communication takes place through secured internet channels, so you can be sure that the information you supply will remain confidential.
The Medical Center University of Freiburg offers the following telemedical services:
Interpreter and Translating Services
Understanding and communication between medic and patient is vital in medicine. Thus, in order to ensure the quality of communication between our doctors and patients, the IMS chooses and trains qualified interpreters who are familiar with both the University Medical Center Freiburg, as well as medical terms and issues.
The price of the interpreter service is 35-50 € per clock hour.
While visiting us and afterwards, rest assured that our medical center will never and under no circumstances disclose your medical data or personal information to third parties.
Our Business Development and International Medical Services departments handle all organizational tasks for foreign patients receiving treatment at Medical Center University of Freiburg. We are here to provide you with a pleasant stay but also to advise you how to plan your trip step by step, ensuring best customer satisfaction.
Please review these items for your convenience before departure:
2. Copies of medical records, diagnostic films (CT scan, x-rays), pathology slides or other records
3. Name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail of your referring physician
4. Payment options: cash, credit cards (VISA, MasterCard). Please note we temporarily do not accept any American Express
5. Airline tickets (it is best to have your return trip with an open date to avoid extra charges in case of extended treatment)
6. A list of your current medications
Note: It would be best for a relative or friend to accompany you and offer the extra support necessary when going through treatment. Your friend or relative may also stay in your room if you let us know in advance.
Freiburg is located in Southwest Germany near the Swiss and French border, at the foothills of Schwarzwald – The Black Forest. The city was founded in 1120 and since then it increased to a population of around 200,000 people. The city’s dormant volcano, suitable climate and geographic location contributed greatly to the growth of a rare variety of grapes which in turn secured Freiburg’s reputation of the “City of Wine”.
In the surrounding villages and towns, vineyards are abundant, just waiting to be discovered. Here you can experience the local wine and take a moment to simply relax in a calm and refreshing atmosphere. We would like to recommend the “Gutedel” and “”Rulaender” wines, as these are some of the best that Germany has to offer. You will surely ask for a refill!