Asklepios Hamburg Cluster

The comprehensive range of services provided at the Asklepios Kliniken in Hamburg is among the reasons why the Free and Hanseatic City is considered the pre-eminent healthcare hub in Germany. Together they look after roughly half the patients from Hamburg and many more besides from other areas of north Germany. They also have numerous centres and specialists that are often consulted by international patients with particular conditions. Altogether, the seven acute clinics and one rehab clinic in the urban region of Hamburg make up Europe's largest private clinic cluster. Asklepios took over the municipal hospitals in the city of Hamburg in 2004. Privatisation opened the door to sustained investments in the clinics. For instance, over one billion euros were injected into the Hamburg cluster during the first ten years. The Asklepios corporate headquarters have been situated in Hamburg since 2005.

The clinics in the Hamburg cluster

Asklepios Klinik Altona

Located at the heart of the Altona district, the clinic is a maximum care facility and among the largest healthcare centres in Hamburg. Operating 17 departments and other interdisciplinary centres of excellence, it covers a broad spectrum of medicine. The Neuro Centre at Asklepios Klinik Altona is among the leading specialist care facilities in Germany for patients suffering from vascular diseases, tumours, as well as inflammation of the brain and the spinal cord. The GastroClinic treats patients with conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and general internal diseases.

Asklepios Klinik Barmbek

The clinic in the district of Barmbek was conceived as a hospital of the future and organised around modern, interdisciplinary treatment processes. For instance, there are excellent links between the medical departments, which is a particular benefit for patients with complex pathologies. The Centre of Visceral Medicine is a perfect example: experts from the fields of surgery, gastroenterology and oncology collaborate with licensed practioners and other cooperation partners at all levels of the healthcare system to provide services from a single source and hence to implement the latest scientific and clinical insight, for instance in the treatment of complex tumour diseases such as pancreatic and oesophageal cancer.

Asklepios Klinikum Harburg

Asklepios Klinikum Harburg and its more than 1,500 employees provide healthcare services to patients in the south of Hamburg. It is home to north Germany's largest Thorax and Lung Clinic with its over 35 specialised physicians. Here, thoracic surgeons, pneumologists, oncologists and respiratory consultants apply all diagnostic and therapeutic methods at their disposal in the treatment of complex respiratory tract diseases to detect and treat lung conditions at the earliest possible stage.

Asklepios Klinik Nord

Providing more than 1,600 beds at three locations, Asklepios Klinik Nord is the largest facility in Hamburg and the biggest in the Asklepios Group. A tertiary care clinic for the north of Hamburg and southern Schleswig-Holstein, Asklepios Klinik Nord covers almost the entire spectrum of medical services at its location in Heidberg. Its prestigious departments with wide, supra-regional catchment areas include the Eye Centre or the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre. Adults who have become deaf on one or both sides and children who are born without hearing are treated with an electronic in-ear prosthetic (cochlea implant) in the Hanseatic Cochlea Implant Centre (HCIZ). Asklepios Klinik Nord has one of Germany's largest psychiatric-psychotherapeutic facilities at its location in Ochsenzoll. Its focus areas include the treatment of patients with depression or burnout syndrome. Moreover, the clinic is among the leading therapeutic centres for personality disorders.

Asklepios Klinik St. Georg

Founded 1823, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg is the oldest hospital in Hamburg. A provider of cutting-edge, top-level medicine, the clinic has united social tradition with medical progress at its central location on the Alster for almost 200 years. The clinic has acquired an international reputation above all for its particular expertise in the area of cardiovascular medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery. For instance, it is home to one of the world's leading centres for the treatment of complex cardiac arrhythmia. The supra-regional Trauma Centre treats almost 50 percent of persons who have suffered life-threatening or multiple injuries in the region of Hamburg. Its stem cell transplantation work and Hamburg's largest radiotherapy facility are other specialist fields of international standing. The Interdisciplinary Spinal Cord Centre in Hamburg (IWSZH) successfully treats patients with severe scoliosis or other complex diseases of the spinal column from Germany, parts of Europe and the whole world.

Asklepios Klinik Wandsbek

Besides emergency care in the east of Hamburg, the clinic with its eleven departments also caters to specialist fields, providing interdisciplinary treatment and care to patients with complex pathologies. For instance, the Vascular Centre East treats over 4,000 patients with arterial or venal circulation disorders and chronic problematic wounds each year. Here, vascular surgeons, radiologists, angiologists, plastic surgeons, neurologists, diabetologists, heart specialists and nephrologists work hand in hand to suit the particular requirements.

Asklepios Westklinikum Hamburg

Home to ten departments offering a broad range of treatments at its location in the district of Rissen, Asklepios Westklinikum provides medical care in the west of Hamburg. A focus area of supra-regional importance is the comprehensive treatment of patients with dietary problems. The Bariatrics Centre Hamburg helps severely obese patients to reduce weight sustainably, providing services from nutritional counselling to medicinal treatments, psychological support and individual exercise regimes, and even standard surgical interventions or innovative operation procedures.

Asklepios Klinik Am Kurpark Bad Schwartau

Asklepios Klinik Am Kurpark Bad Schwartau offers inpatient and outpatient follow-on treatment after surgical interventions, as well as rehab measures in the indication focus areas of orthopaedics, gynaecology and outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitation (OMR). A particular feature is its connected iodine-salt spa, which provides helpful treatment for orthopaedic-rheumatic diseases and after joint surgery.

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