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Wide-ranging options for medical treatment in Berlin

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Patients who come to Berlin seeking treatment for a medical condition will find the entire spectrum of medical expertise in every medical department here. In the city’s 90 or so hospitals, specialists in all areas work together on an interdisciplinary basis. In addition, there are roughly 9,200 doctors in outpatient practices specializing in specific fields or rare sub-disciplines.  They can provide the exact help needed by patients with rare or highly complex conditions. 

This page provides basic information about those areas of medical treatment most commonly required by patients. The selection lists indicate those hospitals and medical practices which specialize in the medical department in question.

Medical departments overview

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Bariatric Surgery

Obesity, an accumulation of excess body fat, can have a variety of causes. Eating too much of the wrong things can often play a part, as can a lack of exercise. Obesity can also result from a metabolic disorder, e.g. a malfunction of the thyroid…

Bariatric Surgery in Berlin
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Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery involves surgical treatment of congenital and acquired diseases and injuries of the heart and surrounding vessels. Unlike cardiologists, cardiac surgeons can perform open heart surgery using a cardiopulmonary bypass. 130,000…

Cardiac Surgery in Berlin
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We now know that reducing stress, eating a healthy diet and taking sufficient exercise can help prevent many cardiovascular diseases. Nonetheless, the number of such diseases is rising worldwide, including diseases of the arterial, venous and…

Cardiology in Berlin
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Healthy teeth play an important part in good overall health. All kinds of general complaints such as backache, headache or tinnitus may in many cases be caused by problems with the teeth or chewing apparatus. And the reverse is also true: many…

Dentistry in Berlin
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Being the largest organ of the human body, the skin has an extremely wide range of functions. It protects us from the sun’s rays, cold and heat, and prevents pathogens from entering the body. As a sensory organ, skin is also very important…

Dermatology in Berlin
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Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease associated with a pathologically increased blood sugar level. Forms of the condition include type 1 and type 2 diabetes (the latter also being known as “adult-onset diabetes”), as well as other types such…

Diabetology in Berlin
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ENT (Ear, nose and throat medicine)

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine is concerned with the treatment of diseases in the region of ear, nose and the paranasal sinuses resp. of mouth and throat. The accordant medical diagnostics are capable of analysing functional disturbances…

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine) in Berlin
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Fertility Medicine

Not all couples wishing to have a baby find themselves able to conceive without medical help. This can often pose a considerable burden on a family, prompting them to seek advice at a specialized fertility clinic.

The first step is to…

Fertility Medicine in Berlin
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Patients with a gastrointestinal inflammation or infection will feel very ill and will generally require quick medical help. The most common complaints include inflammations of the oesophagus, gastric mucosa, stomach and bowel, as well as…

Gastroenterology in Berlin
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General, vascular and visceral surgery

When the arms and legs do not receive a sufficient supply of blood, arteriosclerosis is often to blame – whereby deposits in the blood vessels cause them to harden and narrow. This increases the risk of vascular occlusions throughout the body,…

General, Vascular and Visceral Surgery in Berlin
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Gynaecology is concerned with the female reproductive organs, e.g. the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, as well as with the breasts. A wide range of diagnostic procedures are used to check for gynaecological diseases, including ultrasound,…

Gynaecology in Berlin
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Laser Medicine

Laser is light that does not exist in nature. It is monochrome, brighter than the sun and can be dosed very well. Laser therapies today are established standards in many medical fields. Specialized centers combine the expertise of medical…

Laser Medicine in Berlin
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Naturopathy as practised in Germany aims to do without chemical pharmaceuticals as far as possible, using natural remedies and therapies to support the body’s powers of self-healing. Methods of treatment are extremely diverse – the patient’s…

Naturopathy in Berlin
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Chronic kidney disorders are on the increase nowadays, partly as a result of widespread diseases such as diabetes mellitus and high blood pressure. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to chronic renal insufficiency. In this case,…

Nephrology in Berlin
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Neurological diseases affect the nervous system or the brain. Because symptoms can often be described only by the person affected, a detailed discussion of their medical history is an important part of the diagnostic process. The specialist talks…

Neurology in Berlin
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Neurosurgery is a discipline that deals with diseases, malformations and injuries of the central and peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system (CNS) encompasses the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system (PNS)…

Neurosurgery in Berlin
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A cancer diagnosis often comes as a shock to patients and their families. Tumours frequently develop slowly and go unnoticed without showing any symptoms, and in many cases are detected by chance. Because cancer can often be treated well in its…

Oncology in Berlin
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Eye diseases may affect the front part of the eye, such as the eyelid, conjunctiva or lens, or the rear section such as the retina or optic nerve. The function of the eye can be impaired by a malformation or refractive error such as an…

Ophthalmology in Berlin
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A healthy locomotor system is essential for our wellbeing as it makes an important contribution to our quality of life. The muscle and joint problems that increasingly come with old age are accompanied by pain and severely restrict us in our…

Orthopaedics in Berlin
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Paediatric medicine covers the same specialist areas as adult medicine while taking into account the fact that the body is still growing and therefore has special requirements. Experts in paediatric cardiology, nephrology and orthopaedics are…

Paediatrics in Berlin
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Plastic and aesthetic surgery

In plastic and aesthetic surgery, organs and tissue undergo procedures that aim to change the shape of the body. Plastic surgeons are called for when complex reconstructive surgery is needed, for example following an accident, burns or other…

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Berlin
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Respiratory diseases can affect the nose, mouth, throat, windpipe or lungs. The most common respiratory conditions are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia and lung cancer. Typical symptoms suffered by patients affected…

Pneumology in Berlin
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Prevention and diagnostics

A medical diagnosis aims to analyse a patient’s manifest complaints, subjective concerns and familial dispositions. A professional diagnosis includes a detailed discussion of the patient’s medical history, a comprehensive physical examination,…

Prevention and Diagnostics in Berlin
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Psychological disorders are among the most widespread diseases nowadays. According to a WHO study, one in ten people worldwide suffers from depression or anxiety disorders, no small number of them having to undergo inpatient treatment at a…

Psychiatry in Berlin
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After an operation or serious disease, rehabilitation may help the patient concerned to resume a healthy and independent lifestyle. Depending on the particular situation and illness, rehabilitation may include physical therapy, speech therapy,…

Rehabilitation in Berlin
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Rheumatic diseases tend to be very painful and inflammatory conditions. They can affect people of all ages, even children and adolescents. Rheumatoid arthritis is particularly common and involves very painful joints, though soft tissue (muscles,…

Rheumatology in Berlin
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Sleep Medicine

Sleep disorders are one of the most common medical problems and have been on the increase for years. They can be caused by external or organic factors and sometimes affect the patient's performance for a short time, sometimes over a longer period…

Sleep Medicine in Berlin
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Transplant medicine

For patients suffering from a severe heart, liver, kidney or lung function disorder, an organ transplant is often their only hope. In Germany alone, several hundred patients are currently waiting for a donor heart. Human organ transplants are…

Transplant Medicine in Berlin
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Urology is the field of medicine dealing with diseases and problems relating to the kidneys, bladder and ureters, and with male health issues. One of the male organs most commonly treated is the prostrate, whose benign enlargement is among the…

Urology in Berlin
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