Modern healthcare concepts are all about preventing disease in the first place. Exercise and a healthy diet are important preventive measures, as are regular check-ups of key organs such as the heart and lungs – to ensure that serious diseases can be detected at an early stage. Many hospitals and medical practices in Berlin are specially geared to patients who visit the city for a course of medical check-ups. Offering everything from short routine examinations to full organ analyses, they provide an outstanding service with no waiting times.
If there is any suspicion that a patient is suffering from a disease, Berlin’s hospitals and medical practices use the very latest diagnostic techniques, such as CT, MRI and X-ray, to check. Cardiovascular diagnostics, bowel and breast cancer screenings and cutting-edge laboratory methods are also employed.
When patients require a particular course of treatment, they will find everything they need in Berlin’s numerous hospitals – from basic care to high-end medicine. Straightforward plastic surgery is performed safely and professionally. Complicated heart surgery, joint replacement or a bone marrow or liver transplant are also on offer.
Children with their special therapeutic requirements are also treated with the greatest expertise and care in the city’s hospitals. The Charité offers a programme for children suffering from rare or serious diseases that is unique in Germany. Interdisciplinary teams of doctors are on hand to ensure the right diagnosis. Suitable treatment is then performed immediately so that the young patients can return home as quickly as possible.