Medicine

Will my Lung Cancer be Tested?

[Advertisement]: When you are diagnosed with lung cancer, your first question is: what is the next step? As is often the case in medicine, there is no universal answer. However, in the case of an advanced stage of illness, the best therapy can be found using a tumor biological test. [Advertisement]
Hip prosthesis

Hip Prosthesis: Opportunities and Risks of Surgery

Most patients can work without pain after the implantation of a hip prosthesis. Here you can read about the opportunities and risks of such an operation in Germany.
Fetal surgery

Fetal Surgery: When the Baby In Your Belly Is Sick

Four and a half years ago, pregnant Katrin Ruby got the terrible news: the baby growing in her belly is suffering from spina bifida. She visits the neurosurgeon Dr. Heidrun Bächli in Heidelberg, who operates on the fetus using a method that is new in Europe. How are child and mother doing today?

How to beat Prostate Cancer

How is prostate cancer treated in Germany? Here, the most important information about the diagnosis, the therapy and the costs are presented.

Bypass surgery – yes or no?

When an artery of the heart is blocked, a bridging is necessary in order to provide the heart with sufficient oxygen. This bridging is called a bypass. In this article, you can read about the duration of a bypass operation, its costs and risks.

Mostly Defeated: Breast Cancer

This article presents the treatment costs of breast cancer in Germany and essential therapies.

After Breast Cancer: Reconstruction of the Breast or Bra Inserts?

[Advertisement]: For many women, breast-conserving therapy is possible today. However, the breasts look uneven afterwards. You can choose between the surgical reconstruction of the breast and a special bra with inserts. [Advertisement]
Vier Chirurgen am Operationstisch

This is how Intestinal Surgery works

More than 400,000 patients undergo intestinal surgery per year in Germany. Thus, it is the most common surgical intervention in Germany. Here, you can find out how much an operation costs and which surgical procedures are applied.
Surgical Robots for Knee Surgery

Robotic-assisted Knee Surgery

At Sankt Marien Hospital Buer, knee prostheses are implanted with the help of a robot. This system facilitates the surgeon’s work, however, its effectiveness has not been fully proven yet.

Child illness: Asthma

Diagnosis - Therapy - Medication - Cost. This article presents the most important information on the treatment of asthma in Germany.
Sonne

Skin Cancer – A Consequence of Sunburn?

Diagnosis – Therapy – Medication – Costs. This article gives the most important information about the treatment of skin cancer in Germany.

Late effects of smoking: lung cancer

How is lung cancer treated in Germany? In this article, you can find information about the diagnostic, the therapy and the costs.

More than a sugar condition: Diabetes

Once diabetes has been diagnosed there are many potential treatment options. What expenses fall on German patients? What does treatment entail? These questions are answered in the following article.
Krankenhausbett, in dem AML Patienten liegen

Is Leukemia curable?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a disease that will result in death within a few weeks if left untreated, which is why immediate therapy is necessary. This article informs about the number of people diagnosed with AML in Germany, treatment costs and the chances of survival.
Two surgeons work with the Da Vinci Robot

Medical Robot ‘Da Vinci’ in Practice

About 100 German clinics already work with the surgical robot da Vinci. The use of the robot offers many advantages for the patient. However, it is very expensive.

Early detection of Breast Cancer with “discovering hands”

When blind people have a highly sensitive tactile sense, they are better at finding nodules in the breast than doctors. This gave the German gynecologist Dr. Frank Hoffmann an idea.