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Charité – Campus Mitte
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Fifth best hospital worldwide

The US weekly Newsweek, together with global market research and consumer data company statista, recently published their 2020 ranking of best hospitals worldwide. Based on doctors’ recommendations and patients’ feedback Charité - the research-based university hospital in Berlin - took the fifth place worldwide and first place in Europe. More information about the Charité can be found here.

 

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Vivantes Friedrichshain Hospital
Vivantes International Medicine

Cochlear implants and other implantable hearing aids

At Vivantes, Germany’s largest state-owned hospital group, audiological experts from medicine, natural sciences, engineering and pedagogy work closely together to treat complex hearing disorders. In April 2019, the "Vivantes Hörzentrum Berlin (HZB)", under the direction of PD Dr. Mir-Salim, was certified for its interdisciplinary collaboration, technical equipment as well as defined processes that ensure quality at its highest level. More information about the Vivantes Hospital Group can be found here.

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Charité – Campus Virchow-Klinikum
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Treatment of genetic obesity

In a study published in May 2018, researchers from the Institute for Experimental Pediatric Endocrinology of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have successfully treated patients whose obesity is caused by a genetic defect.The research at Europe’s largest university hospital in cooperation with the Clinical Research Unit at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) could result in developing a new drug and, in the future, help patients with genetic obesity. More information about the Charité can be found here.

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Physicians work in the operating room
Vivantes International Medicine, Foto: Monique Wüstenhagen

Treatment of liver metastases

Patients with liver metastases that seemed inoperable may now find a cure at Vivantes, Germany’s largest state-owned hospital group. The technique called ALLPS (Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy) enables surgeons to only remove the tumorous section of the liver, leaving the healthy part to grow. Vivantes chief physician Prof. Dr. Martin Loss belonged to the team that developed this technique, presently performed at just a handful of hospitals around the world. More information about the Vivantes Hospital Group can be found here.

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HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch
HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Thomas Oberländer

Intraoperative Electron Radiation Therapy (IOERT)

Only a few hospitals in Germany use the innovative Intraoperative Electron Radiation Therapy (IOERT) in treating breast cancer. At Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch the electron radiation is applied directly to the residual tumor during surgery, a treatment proving highly effective. One minute of electron radiation can spare patients weeks of conventional external radiation therapy. More information about the Helios Hospital Group can be found here.

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