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Which German clinics are the best for the treatment of colorectal cancer? 24 excellent clinics are listed here.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and the second most common type of cancer in women in Germany. Some of the risk factors are smoking, alcohol consumption, obesity and lack of exercise. The symptoms of colorectal cancer are amongst others cramp-like abdominal pain, blood in the stool or a hardened abdominal area.

Thanks to different surgical methods, doctors can carry out interventions on the intestine more carefully than in the past. However, the expertise of the doctors is just as important as the modern equipment. As a good surgeon, you need experience. All of the clinics listed below offer high-quality treatment for colorectal cancer.

24 excellent German Clinics for Colorectal Cancer

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2018)International Office
Charité - University Medicine BerlinBerlin613Yes
Augsburg ClinicAugsburg596Yes
Passau ClinicPassau480No
Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen Clinic - Mitte locationTrier446Yes
Marien Hospital DüsseldorfDüsseldorf441No
Bayreuth ClinicBayreuth440No
Protestant Clinic Essen-MitteEssen390Yes
Ketteler HospitalOffenbach378Yes
Nürnberg Nord ClinicNürnberg337Yes
St. Joseph-Stift Hospital DresdenDresden322No
Barmherzige Brüder Hospital RegensburgRegensburg279Yes
Helios Clinic GothaGotha271No
Municipal Hospital KielKiel270No
Sana Clinic HofHof267Yes
University Hospital TübingenTübingen256Yes
Herford ClinicHerford250No
Bamberg Clinic - Bruderwald locationBamberg244No
St. Josef HospitalBochum242Yes
Klinikum am SteinenbergReutlingen235No
Stuttgart Clinic - Katharinenhospital and OlgahospitalStuttgart230Yes
Clinic of the City of Ludwigshafen am RheinLudwigshafen227No
Ludwigsburg ClinicLudwigsburg227No
Niels-Stensen Clinics Marienhospital OsnabrückOsnabrück218No
University Hospital EssenEssen216Yes

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This is how the clinic list was created:

  • Many patients! In the clinics presented here, doctors have a lot of experience with colorectal cancer (ICD C18), because only hospitals with a number of patients above average have been taken into account. Hospitals are obligated to give information about medical treatment in the hospital in the form of quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • High Level of Patient Safety! All of 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.
  • Excellent Equipment! All clinics have the equipment that is necessary for the treatment at their disposal which guarantees a successful therapy. At least 14 out of 17 criteria are fulfilled in the equipment of the hospital.
  • Certifications! When a clinic receives a certificate, this means that there are doctors who specialized in the treatment of colorectal cancer and that the necessary equipment for tumor treatment is available. All of the clinics in the list have been certified as Colorectal Cancer Centers by the German Cancer Society.

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