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Which are the best Clinics for Brain Cancer in Germany? Here are 17 specialist clinics that meet the highest quality standards.

In order to diagnose a brain tumor, an x-ray is not sufficient. Further examinations such as computer tomography (CT) or, even more important, magnetic resonance imaging, are needed. If a hospital does not have all the necessary equipment, the patient may not get all the information about the location and the spread of the tumor. Therefore, a good infrastructure is the most important factor when choosing the suitable hospital.

Also, medical expertise matters. In this context, it is important that doctors have updated knowledge and are aware of all possible treatment methods. At the same time, they should also be practitioners in order to have the necessary experience.

All of the clinics listed below are well-equipped hospitals with excellent doctors. Therefore, the prerequisites for a successful treatment are given.

17 Excellent Clinics for Brain Cancer in Germany

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)International Office
University Hospital MünsterMünster1022Yes
University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg686Yes
Munich University HospitalMunich564Yes
Stuttgart ClinicStuttgart552Yes
University Hospital TübingenTübingen415Yes
University Hospital CologneCologne347Yes
University Hospital EssenEssen340Yes
University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg332Yes
University Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg331Yes
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus DresdenDresden307Yes
University Hospital ErlangenErlangen262Yes
Clinic rechts der Isar of the Technical University MunichMunich253Yes
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg245Yes
University Hospital BonnBonn229Yes
Helios Clinic ErfurtErfurt220Yes
University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz216Yes
Medical School HannoverHannover181Yes

The name of the Clinic is displayed per mouse-over.

This is how the clinic list was created:

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with brain tumors (ICD C71), because only hospitals that treat this disease on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • Certifications! When a clinic receives a certificate, this means that there are doctors who specialized in the treatment of brain tumors and that the necessary equipment for treatment is available. All the clinics in the list have been certified as Neuro-Oncological Centers by the German Society of Skull Base Surgery.
  • Good Hygiene! Many patients suffer from an infection during their hospital stay, which is why good hospital hygiene is important. All the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures have been taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least at 80 percent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK and BARMER in cooperation with the “Weisse Liste”. Every year, almost half a million of insured people are being questioned about their hospital stay. This is the biggest patient survey in Europe.

This is just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.