Clinic for skin cancer
Building of the University Hospital Tübingen, ©Dktue/CC0

Which are the best hospitals for the treatment of skin cancer in Germany? Ten excellent clinics which guarantee optimal treatment of malignant melanoma are listed here.

There are two different types of skin cancer: light skin cancer and dark skin cancer (malignant melanoma), which is considerably more dangerous then light skin cancer. For this type of cancer, surgery in Germany can cost between 820 and 4,300 euros.

When skin cancer has been diagnosed, as a patient, you want to be treated by experienced doctors. You want to go to a hospital which has a good reputation amongst patients and other doctors. In the best case, it has a certification from an official body. Certificates are only awarded for a certain period of time, which means that if a clinic does not meet the technical requirements anymore, the certificate will be withdrawn.

As for every disease, the following also applies to the treatment of skin cancer: the more experience, the better. That is why the ten skin cancer clinics are ranked according to the number of treatment cases.

The 10 best Clinics for Skin Cancer

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2018)  
University Hospital TübingenTübingen861
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg492
University Hospital RegensburgRegensburg446
Charité - University Medicine BerlinBerlin434
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel locationKiel433
University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz361
University Hospital DüsseldorfDüsseldorf354
University Hospital KölnCologne330
Clinic of the City of Ludwigshafen am RheinLudwigshafen319
Municipal Clinic KarlsruheKarlsruhe311

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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 the treatment of skin cancer (ICD C43), because only hospitals that treat skin 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 skin cancer and that the necessary equipment for treatment is available. All of the clinics in the list have been certified as Skin Cancer Centers by the German Cancer Society.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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