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Medical Treatment Opportunities

Düsseldorf enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide as a medical location. In addition to around 2,000 registered doctors the city is also home to numerous specialist clinics with internationally renowned professors, who provide the highest standard of medical care for around 180,000 inpatients per year. The Rhine metropolis also hosts MEDICA, the world’s biggest medical trade fair with more than 4,000 exhibitors per year, as well as COMPAMED – the specialist trade fair for medical engineering suppliers – which takes place at the same time. Furthermore, the trade fair REHACARE INTERNATIONAL is also the annual venue for rehabilitation and care.

The following pages provide information on selected hospitals in Düsseldorf:

Center for Operative Medicine II
Center for Operative Medicine II

Düsseldorf University Clinic (UKD)

As a maximum care hospital, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (UKD) is a byword for international top performances in patient care, research and teaching. Renowned national and international experts guarantee the highest scientific standard of modern medicine.

The UKD is the biggest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in Düsseldorf with a complete range of medical disciplines. This includes, for instance, interdisciplinary oncology with haematology and stem cell transplantation, neurosurgery and neurology, gynaecology and obstetrics, hepatology, kidney transplantations, vascular surgery, heart surgery as well as paediatric surgery and paediatric oncology.

With the Zentrum für Operative Medizin II – ZOM II (Centre for Operational Medicine), since 2014 Düsseldorf University Clinic has had a modern medical centre with state-of-the-art technical equipment and with five clinics situated there (Ear, Nose and Throat, Mouth, Jaw and Plastic Face Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics as well as Accident and Hand Surgery). The complex also has a central casualty department, 10 operating theatres and a heliport.

The Coordinating Office for International Patients (COIP) is the central contact point for international patients. It looks after patients and people accompanying them from abroad, who entrust themselves to treatment in the University Clinic. On the basis of doctors’ documents they are transferred to a special department where optimal medical treatment is guaranteed. The staff of the COIP organise the stay in the clinic and supervise the patients during their time in the UKD. They speak English, Russian, Arab and provide an interpreter if required.

VKKD Strahlentherapie

Düsseldorf Catholic Hospital Group (VKKD)

With 33 specialist clinics and various different medical centres the VKKD provides comprehensive health care for 140,000 patients per year near their place of residence.
There is international demand for services in the field of heart and vascular diseases, orthopaedics with spine surgery and endoprosthetics, oncology, geriatric medicine as well as diabetology as a cross-sectional discipline. Furthermore, the neurological rehabilitation medicine for children and adults in a specialist rehabilitation clinic affiliated with the group (VKKD) enjoys a great international reputation.

Patients who are looking for an individual radiation therapy or chemotherapy or who suffer from a cardiologic problem, or require vascular surgery or a hip or spine operation, receive outstanding care in the VKKD. Excellent doctors with international experience perform complex operations on a routine basis. Doctors and therapists adopt a holistic approach to patients and also provide pastoral and psychosocial support in addition to taking care of medical aspects.
The Augusta Hospital in the North of Düsseldorf is dedicated to treating cardiovascular diseases. Here 24 hours a day, seven days a week doctors take in patients with inexplicable chest pains at the Chest Pain Unit (CPU). The Clinic for Cardiology treats the whole spectrum of modern cardiology, from circulatory disorders of the heart muscle, inflammatory heart diseases, heart muscle diseases, advanced myocardial insufficiencies and dysrhythmia, right through to congenital and acquired valvular abnormalities. Furthermore, the clinic has a vascular surgery unit that treats dangerous aneurysms in the aorta as well as other vascular diseases. Doctors in the Augusta Hospital work in a state-of-the-art heart catheter laboratory and in hybrid operation theatres in accordance with the latest scientific and hygienic standards.

The doctors at St. Vinzenz Hospital are specialised in the locomotor system. Here all musculoskeletal disorders are treated, from spine disorders and hip complaints to knee complaints. The hospital Marienkrankenhaus Kaiserswerth also works in this field. For instance, joint and tendon injuries are treated in the Sport Orthopaedics Clinic and, depending on the indication, artificial joints are implanted. A special feature of St. Vinzenz Hospital is its endoprosthetics centre, providing maximum care with its comprehensive offer for supporting patients with joint complaints. The hospital has its own pain therapy centre, where chronic pain suffering is treated. Together with this centre the esteemed clinic for spine and pain treats degenerative diseases, tumours and traumas of the spine (fractures) including paraplegias.

The Marien Hospital Düsseldorf is the main centre for treating tumours in the VKKD. Here different types of specialists treat patients with all different types of tumours at the interdisciplinary oncological centre. The centrepiece of the therapy options is the state-of-the-art clinic for radiation therapy, which treats patients in accordance with the standards of the world’s leading tumour centres. Furthermore, the centre for internal medicine and the institute for diagnostics and interventional radiology, general, visceral and minimally invasive surgery, urology and senology and breast surgery in addition to gynaecology in organ-related centres work together through interdisciplinary cooperation to treat specific tumour diseases in all different parts of the body. The hospital also has one of the two stroke units of the city of Düsseldorf and is very popular amongst expectant parents in the region as a baby-friendly hospital in accordance with WHO/UNICEF guidelines.

Apart from the above-mentioned main focuses, the VKKD has a geriatric centre at Elbroich Hospital. In this institute elderly patients receive therapy treatment in the areas of geropsychiatry and geriatrics. Psychosomatic disorders and anxiety disorders are also treated in a day clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy.
The West German Diabetes and Health Centre (WDGZ) looks after both outpatients and inpatients. The main focus is on the treatment and also early diagnosis and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes mellitus type 2, high blood pressure or dyslipidemia. In addition to outpatient and inpatient care for patients suffering from diabetes mellitus, a comprehensive outpatient preventive programme is offered for preventing cardiovascular diseases. This not only involves performing scientifically accepted analyses (blood and urine tests as well as various different ultrasonography and stress tests). All results are explained in detail to the patients, and therapies are proposed. A complete health check is generally completed after 2 hours. If there are indications of illness, further tests are offered in the VKKD’s other clinics.

The St. Mauritius Therapy Clinic in Meerbusch near Düsseldorf offers inpatient rehabilitation in Germany’s biggest conurbation, not far from the living environment of the affected patients. Scientifically-based therapy offers are provided for patients from all age groups, from infants to elderly persons. Experience has shown that this close coexistence of several generations has a clear therapeutic advantage. Effective rehabilitation is made considerably easier if it is possible to also create a living environment tailored to the requirements of the people in the clinic. This involves humane clinic architecture and a patient-oriented basic attitude of all staff. The institute also has one of Germany’s most modern clinics for child rehabilitation (neuropaediatrics) with its own paediatric clinic, which enables parents to accompany children there with their therapies.

Sana Kliniken Düsseldorf

Sana Kliniken Düsseldorf

Internationally renowned doctors at the Sana Krankenhaus Gerresheim care for patients from all over the world.

The Sana Krankenhaus Gerresheim offers patients from allover the world the highest level of medical care and especially sets new standards with its medical centres. The centrally located hospital set in green surroundings was built in 2012 and has more than 357 beds in state-of-the-art, comfortable patient rooms, seven new operating theatres and a newly built intensive care unit. Every year, 11,500 inpatients and 37,600 outpatients are treated.

The departments of plastic and aesthetic surgery, orthopaedic and trauma surgery (with joint replacement), internal medicine (with gastroenterology and cardiology), vascular medicine and paediatric neurology have acquired an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally in recent years. Many consultants have been recipients of the renowned Focus seal of quality on many occasions, making them among the best doctors in Germany in their respective disciplines, as voted for by doctors and patients.

The Sana Krankenhaus Gerresheim once again received DINEN ISO 9000:2008 certification this year. The seal confirms the hospital’s outstanding quality management and very high level of process quality for the third time in succession. Accordingly, it is able to guarantee a high degree of patient satisfaction and offer real peace of mind when it comes to choosing the right kind of therapy.

Paracelsus-Klinik Golzheim

Paracelsus-Klinik Golzheim

The Paracelsus-Klinik Golzheim is the largest urological specialist clinic in Germany and one of the largest in Europe. The treatment of urogenital cancer (prostate cancer, bladder, kidney and testicular cancer) is a key component of the range of medical services of the clinic which distinguishes itself by means of the highest medical expertise and many yearsof experience of the surgeons. Another focus is paediatric urology, malformations such as hypospadias, undescended testicle and vesicoureteral reflux in children which are treated as well as andrology (male medicine). The range of services include penile straightening, refertilisation or unfulfilled desire to have children.

The Paracelsus-Klinik Golzheim enjoys an excellent reputation both nationwide and internationally. Modern diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, highly qualified specialists and state-of-the-art technical equipment ensure treatment of the highest quality. In diagnostics, therapy and care, the advantages of a specialist clinic can be clearly seen: all employees in the Department of urology are highly specialised and well acquainted with the technical equipment. For the Paracelsus-Klinik Golzheim, Urology is not just another speciality, rather it is at the forefront of its professional activity each day. The Paracelsus-Klinik Golzheim is regularly listed among the top clinics in Germany, our specialists also continually receive awards for the treatment of urological tumours.

LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf

LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf

The LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf is a university hospital of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf comprising the academic departments of psychiatry and psychotherapy (Chair: Eva Meisenzahl-Lechner, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy) and psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy (Chair: Hans-Christoph Friederich, MD, Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy). The LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf – Hospital of the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf has a unique double status functioning both as a university hospital with obligations in research and education and as a large psychiatric state hospital with over 700 places for inpatient and day-clinic treatment as well as several outpatient departments.

The hospital contains several units including a non-academic Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that closely works together with the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy in both research and clinic.

The LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf is designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Quality Assurance and Empowerment in Mental Health. Only those institutions of high scientific reputation that have already gained international acknowledgement may qualify for designation as WHO collaborating centres. Accordingly, the designation is thus a formal recognition of the national and international prestige and outstanding quality of the LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf in the fields of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.

St. Martinus-Krankenhaus Düsseldorf

St. Martinus-Krankenhaus Düsseldorf

The St. Martinus-Krankenhaus in Düsseldorf is dedicated to improving the health of its patients with dedication, heart and expertise – together and for each other!

Boasting state-of-the-art technology, experienced doctors, highly-qualified nursing staff and a whole lot of empathy, the hospital’s 400 enthusiastic staff members provide basic and standard medical care in Düsseldorf. With its specialist medical fields and centres, the hospital’s reputation extends well beyond Düsseldorf itself, and it has received a number of accolades honouring its medical expertise. Its high quality standards are based on a century-old tradition, and they still guide the quality of care and treatment today.
236 beds are divided between six different departments:
• General surgery
• Internal medicine
• Geriatrics, including neurogeriatrics and the geriatric day clinic
• Ophthalmology
• Anaesthesia and intensive care
• Trauma surgery

In addition, the hospital’s specialist medical fields and centres combine the expertise of individual departments to provide an extensive range of targeted medical services:
• Obesity centre
• DDG diabetes centre
• Geriatric day clinic

The St. Martinus-Krankenhaus Düsseldorf is an institution of Katharina Kasper ViaSalus GmbH, a DERNBACHER GRUPPE KATHARINA KASPER company.


EVK - Tumorkonferenz

Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf (EVK)

Medical experts for over 160 years

The EVK is located in the city centre. It was originally a small hospital founded by the citizens of Düsseldorf in 1849, and is now one of the largest hospitals in the state capital. Every year, almost 24,700 inpatients and 65,000 outpatients are received and treated by its ten specialist clinics. In 2014, 1,692 children were born at the EVK. 1,291 dedicated medical staff look after their patients’ well-being. The EVK is sponsored by the Stiftung Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf.

To meet the specific needs of cancer patients, experts from different medical fields collaborate closely at approved specialist centres – supported by physiotherapists, nurses, psychologists and pastoral workers. The gynaecological cancer centre, the gastrointestinal centre and the pancreatic centre have all received the German Cancer Society’s (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft, DKG) seal of approval. At all stages of the disease, patients are offered holistic treatment and care based on the latest scientific developments.

The foundation is not just a hospital; it also comprises a number of specialist institutions and social initiatives that offer a variety of services under the umbrella of the Stiftung Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf. The paediatric clinic boasts a dense network of services for children and young people. The hospital’s smallest patients and their families will be looked after by the social paediatrics centre, the children’s day clinic for psychosomatic medicine, the child protection clinic, the parenting school and the Family Café, and can access various specialist organisations that will support them when questions, worries or problems emerge.

Since 1994, the Stiftung Evangelisches Krankenhaus has placed particular emphasis on caring for the severely ill or dying. Its palliative network therefore rests on years of experience in inpatient and outpatient care. The palliative network includes the following institutions and services: the Palliative Advice Centre, the EVK’s pain clinic, the Düsseldorf palliative care team, the EVK’s palliative ward and the palliative medicine consultation service, as well as the inpatient hospice.



The Florence Nightingale Hospital of “Kaiserswerther Diakonie” is the second biggest hospital in Düsseldorf, with ten specialist clinics, six certified centres and more than 600 beds. The general hospital has an excellent reputation beyond the city limits, particularly for treating cancer as well as lung and respiratory diseases.
A prime focus is on the treatment of gynaecological cancer, in particular very advanced carcinoma. Here the clinic for gynaecology has a very high specialist expertise. A team of four specialist doctors with additional title focusing on gynaecologic oncology, a specialist for urology and a specialist for general surgery ensures optimal treatment for patients. Prof. Dr. Björn Lampe, head of the gynaecological cancer centre, is a member of one of the most renowned international societies, the Society of Pelvic Surgeons.

In the field of lung and respiratory diseases the clinic for pneumology, allergology, sleep medicine and respiratory medicine is the only major clinic for lung diseases in Düsseldorf, and one of the biggest clinics for lung diseases in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia. It provides special outpatient departments for lung cancer, sleep medicine, lung fibrosis, sarcoidosis and pulmonary hypertension. Since 2014 head physician Prof. Dr. Stefan Krüger offers a new therapy method for treating severely ill asthmatic patients. For asthma patients, bronchial thermoplasty (BT) represents an alternative treatment method instead of drug treatment, and it shows good results.

radprax Vorsorgeinstitut

radprax Vorsorgeinstitut Düsseldorf

The preventive medicine centre “radprax Vorsorgeinstitut Düsseldorf” is specialised in early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. With state-of-the-art imaging, 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging systems (MRIs) and computer-assisted tomography (CAT) as well as interdisciplinary expert medical know-how from 50 specialist doctors, radprax can provide certainty about a person’s complete health condition in just one day thanks to its whole body check-ups. The institute’s own “International Patient Office” looks after all administrative and organisational issues and interests during and after a stay at radprax. The staff there speak German, Russian and Arabic.

Die Pluszahnärzte®

Die Pluszahnärzte®

Made in Germany: Dentistry at the highest level

Founded in 1993 and developed with the vision of placing the patient at the centre of thought and action: Pluszahnärzte® have been available for patient oriented service and intensive advice since the start.

By means of constant innovation a successful network of practices has been developed over the last 25 years with over 40 dentists who treat more than 450 patients each day from Düsseldorf and the surrounding areas.

The patients are not just from Germany. Today, many foreign patients from Arab countries, Russia and the US trust Pluszahnärzte® and travel regularly to Düsseldorf for their treatment.

The modern practices of Pluszahnärzte® are at four locations in Düsseldorf. Two of these are centrally located close tot he well-known shopping street, Königsallee, one is in the state-of-the-art MedienHafen district and one is at Terminal B in Düsseldorf Airport. Close to all the practices are luxurious hotels for all those who come especially to Düsseldorf for their treatment, as well as many restaurants and shopping facilities.

Whether general dentistry or aesthetic dentistry, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics or periodontics: All specialist practices of Pluszahnärzte® stand for individually tailored care at a high medical and technical level. Even the teeth cleaning at Pluszahnärzte® is not only professional, but also medical, individual and ecological.

The wide range of offers allows the dentists to ensure that every treatment meets up to their own high standards. Even the handmade dentures are “Made in Germany“ and are created in the in-house Düsseldorf Plus dental technician master laboratory. In addition, Pluszahnärzte® are very empathetic and specialised in patients who suffer from anxiety. By theway: all practices offer barrier-free access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. One special plus is that you can reach us every day by telephone. Patients can call Pluszahnärzte® 365 days a year – Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 0:00, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9:00 to 19:00 – on +49 211 862 070 2188.

The plus in service, innovation and advice is well received: According to Germany’s biggest doctor recommendation, 98% recommend a visit to Pluszahnärzte® in Düsseldorf. Overall, the dentists have received over 1,000 reviews with an average score of 1.1.

Dr. Hilton & Partner

Dermatologists – Dr. Hilton & Partner

Dr. Hilton & Partner is the largest privateclinic for the treatment of skin diseases and allergies in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The spacious facility, located in the heart of Düsseldorf, offers comprehensive medical dermatological and aesthetic treatments for conditions including acne, atopic eczema, genital skin disorders, hair loss, skin cancer and warts. An integrated Pathological Institute provides fast and accurate diagnoses.

The Aesthetic Department treats an array of conditions such as spots, telangiectasia and wrinkles using Botulinum Toxin (BTX), fillers and high-end lasers.

The large Cosmetic Department focuses on medical cosmetic procedures and pedicure.

An extensive team of specialists serves an international clientele from around the world including Japan, Russia and the Middle East.

Preventive Medicine at Düsseldorf Airport

Premium Health Care – Preventive Medicine at Düsseldorf Airport

Highest medical quality, an extraordinarily positive hotel experience, attractive shopping opportunities and rapid accessibility thanks to non-stop flight connections from all over the world: To put it briefly, these are the advantages of “Premium Health Care” – Partnership in Düsseldorf’s Airport City. Right next to the airport terminal the partners offer first-class preventive medicine and the world’s finest state-of-the-art medical care.

Internationally experienced teams do their utmost to ensure that guests have the most pleasant possible stay in Düsseldorf during their health care visit.

The Düsseldorf Airport VIP Service offers guests a personalised, comfortable way to travel - discreet and away from the crowds.
Staff take care of check-in or baggage collection and attend to all formalities while guests relax in the well-equipped lounge.
On departure, a VIP limousine transfers lounge guests directly to the plane.

Gesundheitzentrum medwek GmbH

Health Center medwerk GmbH

The health center and medical supplier Medwerk, located in the modern PRADUS Medical center, not far from Königsallee, gets your body moving again. We offer an immediate supply of medical products that effectively treat your chronic or acute ailments. Be it individually adapted bandages for back and joint pain, orthopaedic shoe inserts for sports or business as well as compression stockings with modern designs for swollen legs. Quality products from Germany for your stay in Düsseldorf, long journeys and at home. Rental available on request. We also have electric vehicles, wheelchairs as well as many more products and deliver them directly to your hotel. Medwerk is your competent partner for everything relating to preventive medicine, fitness and wellness with first class advice and innovative products. We are looking forward to your visit!