Klinik für Schulterchirurgie
St. Vincentius Kliniken Karlsruhe, ©Viskos/CC0

In fact, the shoulder joint is very resilient compared to other joints. However, after years of excessive strain or caused by an accident, muscles, tendons or ligaments can be affected. In that case, you want to be treated by an orthopedist who specialized in shoulder surgery throughout his medical career.

But how can you find such an expert? First, it is recommended to search in the close environment, as a journey is time-consuming and needs organizational effort. You have to travel, you need a hotel and only few family members or friends can afford the luxury of joining you.

On the other hand, it is sometimes these experts that make the difference. Some of them specialized in the treatment of certain pathologies for years or decades. In addition, not all hospitals have the necessary equipment at hand that is needed in order to provide treatment at the highest level.

To give patients an orientation as to which clinics have a good reputation in the field of shoulder surgery, the following list has been created (in alphabetical order):

Top Clinics for Shoulder Surgery in Germany

HospitalCityWho
Arcus ClinicPforzheimStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Asklepios Clinic Bad AbbachBad AbbachStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Atos Clinic MunichOnly private patients
Atos Clinic Fleetinsel HamburgStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Atos Clinic HeidelbergHeidelbergOnly private patients
Atos Mediapark Clinic CologneOnly private patients
Atos Orthoparc Clinic CologneOnly private patients
Clinic Dr. DeckerMunichStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Diakovere AnnastiftHannoverStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Elisabeth ClinicOlsbergStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Ethianum Clinic HeidelbergOnly private patients
Protestant Diakoniekrankenhaus FreiburgStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Protestant Hospital Göttingen-WeendeGöttingenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Specialist Clinic HamburgHamburgStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus BonnBonnStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Helios Endo Clinic HamburgHamburgStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Catholic Clinics RuhrhalbinselEssenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Manhagen ClinicGroßhansdorfStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
HochFranken ClinicMünchbergStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen Clinic/Orthopaedicum TrierTrierStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Mörsenbroich-Rath HospitalDüsseldorfStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Ludgerus Clinics MünsterMünsterStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
medius Clinic Ostfildern-RuitOstfildernStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Niels-Stensen Clinics Franziskus-Hospital HarderbergGeorgsmarienhütteStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
OCM ClinicMunichOnly private patients
Orthopedic Clinic MarkgröningenMarkgröningenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Rhön Clinic, Bad Neustadt locationBad Neustadt a. d. SaaleStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Roland Clinic BremenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Sana Dreifaltigkeit Hospital CologneCologneStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Sana Clinic MunichMunichStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Schön Clinic VogtareuthVogtareuthStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Sports Clinic HellersenLüdenscheidStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Sports Clinic Stuttgart/Dr. Frieder MauchStuttgartStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
St. Anna Hospital HerneHerneStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
St. Elisabeth Hospital GeilenkirchenGeilenkirchenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
St. Elisabeth Hospital HertenHertenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
St. Franziskus HospitalCologneStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
St. Sixtus-HospitalHalternStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
St. Vincentius Clinics KarlsruheStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Vulpius Clinic Bad RappenauStatutory health insurance patients and private patients
Westpfalz ClinicKirchheimbolandenStatutory health insurance patients and private patients

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This is how the list was created (statutory health insurance patients and private patients):

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with shoulder injuries (M75), because only hospitals that perform this intervention 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.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least at 90 percent. 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 the biggest patient survey in Europe.
  • Good Hygiene! Many patients suffer from an infection during their hospital stay, which is why good hospital hygiene is important. All 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 how the list was created (only private patients):

Clinics that don’t treat statutory health insurance patients and thus don’t have a contract with the health insurance company don’t have to present their treatment data in a quality report. Therefore, other criteria have been taken into consideration when creating the list of clinics that treat private patients only.

  • Extensive Experience! The doctor specialized in shoulder surgery in the private clinic is an expert in his field because he has been working in the area of shoulder surgery for more than 15 years and has regularly published scientific papers on the subject.
  • International Reputation! Doctors at the clinics mentioned above are well-known internationally, because they give specialist lectures there or because they are recommended by local colleagues. Therefore, all of the clinics in the list have an International Office for patients from abroad.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! 5 out of 6 patients are satisfied with their treatment in the hospital. All of the private clinics presented above achieved 5 out of 6 stars on the independent rating platform klinikbewertungen.de.

Patients from abroad who are not insured in Germany can be treated at any of the clinics listed above. However, not all clinics have an office for patients from abroad. Please send us an email if you would like to know which clinic has a contact person for patients from abroad.