Which are the best hospitals for the treatment of skin cancer in Germany? 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period of time, which means that if a clinic does not meet the technical requirements anymore, the certificate will be withdrawn.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 35 skin cancer clinics are ranked according to the number of treatment cases.
Excellent Clinics for Skin Cancer
|Hospital||City||Treatment Cases (2019)|
|German Red Cross Hospital Chemnitz-Rabenstein||Chemnitz||1320|
|Specialist Clinic Hornheide||Münster||903|
|University Hospital Tübingen||Tübingen||793|
|University Hospital Regensburg||Regensburg||495|
|University Hospital Würzburg||Würzburg||448|
|Nürnberg Nord Clinic||Nuremberg||379|
|Helios Clinic Erfurt||Erfurt||337|
|University Hospital of the Saarland||Homburg||334|
|University Hospital Münster||Münster||330|
|University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz||Mainz||323|
|University Hospital Cologne||Cologne||319|
|Medical School Hanover||Hanover||312|
|University Hospital Frankfurt||Frankfurt am Main||310|
|University Hospital Heidelberg||Heidelberg||290|
|University Hospital Freiburg||Freiburg||278|
|Rechts der Isar Clinic of the TUM||Munich||274|
|University Hospital Erlangen||Erlangen||262|
|Elbe Clinic Buxtehude||Buxtehude||260|
|University Hospital Essen||Essen||244|
|University Hospital Leipzig||Leipzig||237|
|University Hospital Bonn||Bonn||233|
|University Medicine Göttingen||Göttingen||214|
|University Hospital Magdeburg||Magdeburg||206|
|University Hospital Ulm||Ulm||178|
|Helios Clinic Hildesheim||Hildesheim||168|
|University Hospital Halle (Saale)||Halle (Saale)||162|
|SRH Forest Clinic Gera||Gera||147|
|University Hospital Gießen and Marburg, Marburg location||Marburg||138|
|University Hospital Jena||Jena||118|
|University Medicine Greifswald||Greifswald||112|
|Harz Clinic Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, Quedlinburg location||Quedlinburg||97|
|Municipal Clinic Dresden - Friedrichstadt location||Dresden||65|
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This is how the clinic list was created
- Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with 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.
- 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.
- High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least 85 per cent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK, the BARMER Ersatzkasse and the Kaufmännische Krankenkasse (KKH) 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.