Solingen, Germany

Medical Center in Solingen

The Solingen Academic Clinic provides treatment for patients from all over the world. Since 2015, Solingen is on the TOP of Germany clinics according to the authoritative magazine Focus. There are leading experts in the field of neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology and gastroenterology. All surgeons have experience of at least 20 years.


Martin Peters

Oncology Obstetrics and Gynecology

Andreas Sesterhenn

Otorhinolaryngology Oncology Plastic Surgery

Ralf Buhl

Neurosurgery Neurology Oncology

Sebastian Hentsch

Oncology Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sascha Flohe

Orthopedics Oncology

Gerhard Hoffman

Cardiology Heart Surgery

Boris Pfaffenbach

Oncology Gastroenterology

Marcus Goyzer

Oncology Urology

The Solingen Academic Clinic

The entrants of Solingen

The Solingen Academic Clinic provides treatment for patients from all over the world. Since 2015, Solingen is on the TOP of Germany clinics according to the authoritative magazine Focus. There are leading experts in the field of neurosurgery, orthopedics, oncology and gastroenterology. All surgeons have experience of at least 20 years.

The German Academic Clinic Solingen, also known as Solingen at the University of Cologne, was founded in 1863 and is currently one of the most popular medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is equipped with advanced facilities and comfortable rooms, there are working medical professionals with the huge experience in different spheres. Solingen include: 15 clinics, medical centers and institutes, which are covering almost all areas of medical treatment.

Diagnostics at Solingen Hospita:

Solingen uses various advanced diagnostic methods, such as:

  • colonoscopy and endoscopy - with the help of an endoscope for better diagnostics various bowel diseases, biopsy with removing the affected areas
  • mammography - a non-invasive method for diagnosing the breast for benign or malignant tumors
  • Ultrasound or sonography - ultrasound examination of internal organs
  • irrigoscopy - special intestinal x-ray
  • magnetic resonance imaging of the intestine
  • fibroscopy - examination of the intestine, conducted using a fibroscope
  • electrocardiography - a method of studying the state of the heart
  • Kipptish study - for the diagnosing patient’s blood circulation
  • complex echocardiography - a form of diagnosing the state of the heart and its valve apparatus
  • coronary angiography - x-ray of the cardiac artery

Treatment at the clinic Solingen

Solingen provides new generation of operations with minimally invasive and minimally traumatic. For example:

  • radiosurgery - a type of radiation therapy used against cancer
  • rotabulation - removal of atherosclerotic coronary plaques from the blood
  • angioplasty (also stenting and ballooning) - dilation of the coronary arteries with a special framework
  • implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators

Also in the hospital usually practiced robotic and laser surgery as modern treatment, and combined courses of chemotherapy.

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How much does the treatment costs?

Usually, the cost of treatment for foreigners in German clinics comes from government  and 10-20% higher. However, the representative of Solingen Hospital does not support such a policy, and therefore the price of their services for both German citizens and foreigners is the same. At the same time, a coordinating center for foreign patients works in the clinic 24/7. According to the statistics of the clinic, for the year, it serves over 27 thousand patients at the hospital and over 30 thousand - on an outpatient basis.

The hospital has rooms for 716 beds in two kinds: standard and deluxe. All patient’s rooms have comfortable mechanized beds with a lifting back, and each room has its own bathroom. Hospitalization is included the cost of treatment as well. Also for the patient’s relatives, Solingen offers the opportunity to rent an apartment right on the hospital grounds. The cost of this service ranges from 50 to 60 euros per day and allows you to place up to four people at a time.

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Accommodation in the hospital for the patient includes three meals a day with the ability to choose dishes from three types of menus. The hospital also provides dishes for diet and diabetic patients.

For relatives and friends in the territory of Solingen there are various cafes. Near the hospital is a botanical garden.

Medical Departments and Nursing Staff of the Academic Hospital of Solingen

The main departments of Solingen are:

  • The department of neurosurgery,
  • Gastroenterology,
  • Oncology,
  • The trauma department,
  • The cardiology  department
  • Breast cancer department

In addition, the hospital has a department of urology, senology, otolaryngology, nephrology, etc. The medical staff has more than 1,700 doctors, nurses and support staff.

The head physician of the hospital is Professor Wolfgang Schwenk, who is specializes in general, visceral, vascular and oncological surgery. He has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years. He is the author of a lot of manual on perioperative medicine in German. Many times he was awarded prizes from medical societies for his achievements and high level of professionalism.

The Department of Neurosurgery is headed by Professor Ralph Boole, who has successfully operated in more than 4,000 patients and is currently attending George Clooney.

The department of gastroenterology and oncology is assigned to Professor Boris Pfaffenbach, a surgeon with over 25 years of experience. For his professionalism, his department was awarded the certificate of the German Cancer Society. The department has a center for endoscopy and functional diagnostics, offering various methods for diagnosing bowel diseases. The department is equipped with 107 beds, and also has 8 more beds in the infectious diseases department.

The operating theater

The head of the department of traumatology and orthopedics is Professor Sasha Floe, an expert in joint endoprosthetics and hand microsurgery. Among his achievements is the experience of field medicine in Afghanistan and the successful engraftment of previously amputated fingers to a patient. In the department of Professor Floe, about seven operations of the musculoskeletal system are performed every day and each year more than 350 joints are implanted and prosthetic.

The department of nephrology and general internal medicine carries out a huge number of operations - about 300 per month. The department specializes in kidney diseases, metabolic problems, rheumatology, pressure and diabetology. In the nephrology department there are 66 beds for inpatients and 19 for dialysis. The head physician is Professor Peter Heering.

The annual activities of the doctors Solingen is follows:

  • 50 operations on implantation of a defibrillator
  • 80 brain tumor removal operations
  • 100 knee prosthesis operations
  • 200 operations for implantation of a pacemaker
  • 250 hip arthroplasty operations
  • 2500 operations on the musculoskeletal system
  • Over 3000 cardiac surgeries

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