Clinic for Kidney Cancer
Surgical Center of the University Hospital Leipzig; Photo: Joeb07/CC0

Which German clinics are most suitable for the treatment of kidney cancer? Here are 19 excellent hospitals which guarantee high treatment quality.

Kidney cancer is the fifth most common type of cancer in adults. The most common form is the renal cell carcinoma, which makes up around 96 percent of all kidney tumors. The most important risk factors are smoking, high blood pressure, overweight and lack of exercise. Taking certain medication and genetic predisposition can also play a role. Kidney cancer can be treated through medication, surgically or with immuno- or radioterapy.

A kidney cancer can be cured if it is diagnosed and treated at an early stage. At all of the clinics listed below, there are specialists for kidney cancer who have great experience and the necessary equipment.

19 Excellent Clinics for Kidney Cancer

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)International Office 
University Hospital MünsterMünster263Yes
Munich University HospitalMunich219Yes
University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg214Yes
University Hospital LeipzigLeipzig210No
University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz204Yes
Stuttgart ClinicStuttgart199Yes
Caritas Hospital St. JosefRegensburg188No
Medical School HannoverHannover175Yes
University Hospital TübingenTübingen173Yes
University Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfHamburg166Yes
University Hospital HalleHalle (Saale)163No
Rechts der Isar Clinic of the TUMMunich160Yes
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg153Yes
Helios Clinic ErfurtErfurt151Yes
University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg144Yes
University Hospital CologneCologne141Yes
University Hospital UlmUlm138Yes
Nürnberg Nord ClinicNürnberg135Yes
University Medicine GöttingenGöttingen127No

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This is how the clinic list was created

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, the doctors have great experience with kidney cancer (ICD C64), because only hospitals that treat kidney cancer 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 kidney cancer and that the necessary equipment for treatment is available. All of the clinics in the list have been certified by the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft, DKG) as kidney cancer centers.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least 80 per cent. 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 just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.