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? 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period of time, which means that if a clinic does not meet the technical requirements anymore, the certificate will be withdrawn.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

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)  
German Red Cross Hospital Chemnitz-RabensteinChemnitz1320
Specialist Clinic HornheideMünster903
University Hospital TübingenTübingen793
University Hospital RegensburgRegensburg495
St. Josef-HospitalBochum462
University Hospital WürzburgWürzburg448
Nürnberg Nord ClinicNuremberg379
Helios Clinic ErfurtErfurt337
University Hospital of the SaarlandHomburg334
University Hospital MünsterMünster330
University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University MainzMainz323
University Hospital CologneCologne319
Medical School HanoverHanover312
University Hospital FrankfurtFrankfurt am Main310
University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg290
University Hospital FreiburgFreiburg278
Rechts der Isar Clinic of the TUMMunich274
University Hospital ErlangenErlangen262
Elbe Clinic BuxtehudeBuxtehude260
University Hospital EssenEssen244
University Hospital LeipzigLeipzig237
University Hospital BonnBonn233
University Medicine GöttingenGöttingen214
University Hospital MagdeburgMagdeburg206
University Hospital UlmUlm178
Helios Clinic HildesheimHildesheim168
University Hospital Halle (Saale)Halle (Saale)162
Oldenburg ClinicOldenburg160
SRH Forest Clinic GeraGera147
University Hospital Gießen and Marburg, Marburg locationMarburg138
Tabea HospitalHamburg130
University Hospital JenaJena118
University Medicine GreifswaldGreifswald112
Harz Clinic Dorothea Christiane Erxleben, Quedlinburg locationQuedlinburg97
Municipal Clinic Dresden - Friedrichstadt locationDresden65

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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.