You wish to receive medical treatment in Germany, why Helios?
Extensive network throughout Germany:
Helios is a company of Fresenius and is among the largest hospital groups in Europe. Our hospitals, centres and facilities offer first-class patient care in prevention, acute care medicine and rehabilitation from a single source.
Skilled medical staff with an excellent reputation worldwide:
Our doctors are experts in their specialities, ensuring the highest level of medical treatment by maintaining close collaboration with colleagues and attending regular continuing education courses.
We adapt our care services to your specific and personal needs:
We take care of our patients in their own language and are there for them before, during and after the treatment. At Helios, you can expect comfortable accommodation and excellent services in a modern atmosphere.
Medical equipment of the latest generation:
We constantly improve and renew our medical equipment, thus providing state-of-the-art standards of treatment and patient's quality of life.
Quality leadership in medicine and expertise:
The medical treatment is precisely tailored to every single patient. Owing to our large network, even rare conditions can be treated without any problems.
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The combination of medical diagnostics, medical state-of-the-art technology and plenty of time for a confidential discussion enables us to provide tailored advice on current complaints and existing health risks. If changes in lifestyle make sense, practical and easy-to-implement measures...
A checkup at the Helios Prevention Center provides an accurate picture of your state of health. Every participant is comprehensively examined - our experts check important health parameters and physical performance functions. In the event of any risk constellations, the prevention...
Acute Care Medicine
Helios is Europe's leading private hospital operator with more than 100,000 employees. In Germany, Helios operates 86 acute care hospitals, including seven maximum care hospitals in Berlin-Buch, Duisburg, Erfurt, Krefeld, Schwerin, Wiesbaden and Wuppertal, and 89 outpatient clinics....
In our rehabilitation hospitals, we aim to restore skills or bodily functions impaired by acute illness and to heal or at least relieve chronic conditions and pain wherever possible. Some of the services we offer can only be found in Germany, at least to the standard we provide. On...
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Knee replacement surgery: for your information
Routine surgery Knee replacement surgery usually lasts 1-2 hours. This is a so called routine surgery, which may still somewhat vary depending on the exact patient. Anaesthesia Knee replacement surgery is performed while patient is asleep, so that he or she doesn't feel pain...
The new knee joint
When the usual treatment no longer works If physiotherapy methods no longer works and the knee pain won't go away, the knee joint can be fully or partially replaced with an artificial one. A complete replacement of the joint surfaces of the femur and tibia is called total...
Preventive skin cancer screening
Both during the self-examination and skin cancer screening (skin cancer prevention) the ABCDE principle is used. This principle is used in dermatology when assessing pigmented skin changes, i.e. moles or birthmarks. By following this rule, it is possible to quickly determine if...
Structure of knee joint
The knee provides a mobile connection between our thigh and shin, it is the largest and most stressed joint in the whole body. As a so-called pivot joint, the knee can both bend and swivel, which allows us to be very mobile. This kind of knee work is the result of an amazingly...
Сauses of knee pain
Why do my knees start to hurt? The most common cause of knee pain or other complaints about knee joints is age-related destruction of joint cartilage. These changes are also called knee joint osteoarthroses or, in a different way, gonarthroses. Typical symptoms are swelling and...
Preparing for your hospital stay
Each journey begins with the first step The success of the surgery and the healing process is largely up to you. With proper preparation and proper precautions, you can significantly reduce the risks involved and thus contribute to a faster recovery. Possible preliminary examinations Before...
Preparation exercises before the surgery
Keep on moving If people experience joint pain, they often avoid unnecessary movements. However, rest and lack of mobility lead to muscle loss and even greater physical limitations. So keep moving as much as possible. This will help to recover faster after the surgery, to recover...
How is hospital treatment going
Perfect treatment course This section describes the ideal course of treatment in the hospital in an orthopaedic department. However, some changes are always possible - it depends on the hospital and the patient's health condition. After knee or hip replacement surgery,...
After the surgery
Pain Immediately after surgery, painful sensations often occur. Therefore, the anesthesiologist and surgeon will tell you about suitable painkillers, which are sometimes necessary within a few postoperative weeks. In addition to drugs, there are other measures for pain relief,...
Treating children with cancer at the Helios hospital: check list for parents
If your child is treated for cancer In the Pediatrics Department, professional physicians, nurses and specially trained medical staff treat children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases. If you have any questions, problems or concerns about treatment, please refer to...
Child Immune System
Physical activity, proper nutrition and fresh air are the three pillars of the healthy immune system, that is ready to fight back against pathogens at any time. The infection shall not pass If the immune system is weak, germs can easily escape from its supervision and, as a...
Celiac disease — gluten intolerance
What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a disease of the small intestine, which occurs due to the reaction of the immune system to the protein in crops. The disease is also better known as gluten intolerance. “Gluten" comes from the Latin word "gluten" and means a protein that...
Fever: a natural protection mechanism
Elevated body temperature is a natural body reaction to the pathogen, which it tries to fight back. However, if the struggle in the child's body lasts too long, you can help him to ease the symptoms. Why does the temperature rise? The fever indicates an infection. This...
Scarlet fever is a serious disease, which at first doesn’t seem so. In this article we will talk about the difference between scarlet fever and ordinary sore throats and how to help a child with this disease. The word "scarlatina" itself refers to the Latin word, which means "bright...
If your child caught a cold
Where does a runny nose come from? Everyone knows that when we catch a cold, we have a nose, a runny nose, a headache, a fever, and we constantly sneeze and cough. And these symptoms aren’t caused by hypothermia, but by a virus, and they’re manifested because our immune system...
EEG: information for parents
Dear parents, if your child has an EEG (electroencephalogram), this information will help both you and your child to better prepare for the examination. Preparation and conduct of the examination First, your child should not have a fever or infection. He should be calm, nourished...
Surgical treatment of thyroid, adrenal and pancreatic glands
Treatment of thyroid, adrenal or pancreatic diseases often requires surgery. The Center for Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery, together with specialists from other departments, develops the best individual treatment for each patient in order to restore normal organ function as soon as...
Fighting breast cancer
Every year in Germany there are exactly 60,000 new breast cancer cases. Around 12,000 of them are so-called HER2-positive breast carcinoma. Professor Michael Unch, MD, Chief Physician at the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Helios Berlin-Buch Clinic, presented the results...
Breast reconstruction after MRM
Important surgery Removal of one breast, its part or even both breast glands is a vital solution in the treatment of breast cancer. In addition, the breast can dramatically change its shape due to trauma, radiation or medical manipulation. That’s why many women consider breast...
Mitral valve surgery
Mitral valve surgery is a method, which is used to treat a leaking or narrowed mitral valve leakage (regurgitation) or narrowing (stenosis). The mitral valve is one of four valves, also known as bicuspid valve, located in the heart. It consists of posterior and anterior valve flaps...
Aortic Valve Surgery
The aortic valve connects the left ventricle with the aorta. This is the largest artery in the human body. The aortic valve consists of three valve leaflets which open during the contraction of the heart and close after contraction to prevent the blood from flowing back from the aorta...
Bypass surgery In order to restore the proper blood supply in the heart, damaged with narrowed coronary vessels, the doctors at Helios perform a special surgery. Bypass surgery is used to treat narrowing of the coronary arteries when treatment with drugs or stents and a change...
Transcatheter valve surgery (TAVI/MitraClip)
During these procedures, heart specialists replace or repair damaged heart valves with catheters. During transcatheter valve surgery heart valves are replaced or repaired with a catheter, that is usually inserted through the inguinal vessels and guided into the heart. These procedures...
Surgical therapies for obesity
Unfortunately, in many cases a conservative therapy isn’t successful. The interdisciplinary team at the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health helps patients to reduce weight with a long term outcome and to treat secondary diseases through surgery. In cases of extreme obesity...
Patient story: where there's a will - there is a way
At some point André Sankowski had enough of his overweight. He used to be always moody, depressed, annoyed and no longer wanted a life like this. In 2014, he decided to undergo a gastric bypass surgery - and turned his life upside down. We asked him how what is his life like today. Diagnosis...
Bariatric surgery: Selection criteria, application, aftercare
The doctors at Helios Hospital consult the patients on the decision for or against surgery, provide with information on the application process and organize the aftercare. What are the indications for bariatric surgery Before you decide to undergo surgery, you should be sure,...
Adiposity - What is it?
The Center for Obesity and Metabolic Therapy works in close cooperation with the Department of Endocrinology at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch (Prof. Dr. Ritter) and Psychosomatics. The key factor in treating complex clinical presentation of obesity is an interdisciplinary structure....
The first step to a new life
Adiposity (morbid overweight) and following diabetes and high blood pressure are chronic diseases, which must be medically treated. There are three steps that you can undertake: change your diet, exercise more and create a new life style. The so-called conservative, i.e. non-surgical,...
In Germany alone, a quarter of the population is pathologically overweight. Often diets aren’t effective in the long-run, which is why for many people a bariatric surgery is the last resort. Severe overweight is often belittled. Talking about overweight people, you might hear such...
“Second opinion” of a German heart surgeon on why patients choose Leipzig Heart Center
Prof. Dr. med. Sergey Leontyev, medical director of the Helios private clinic in Leipzig and operating surgeon at the Leipzig Heart Center, one of the most recognized cardiac surgery hospitals in Germany, talks about minimally invasive heart surgery techniques that eliminate...
Being able to smile again: the Olympic Games as a goal
Katsiaryna Halkina is 23 years old, and she has been active in sports since she was five years old. As well as for many professional athletes, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted Katsiaryna's plans to attend the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which have been postponed to 2021. However, besides...
Colonoscopy is a disease prevention
Prof. Dr.med. Michael Bartels, the chief physician of the General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Helios Park Hospital Leipzig, answers the patients’ questions about colon, liver and pancreatic cancer. We would like to find out more about prevention, examinations...
Bariatric surgery is not only about weight loss
Dr.med. Oliver Stumpf, the Chief Physician of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Department at Helios Berlin-Buch, tells about wide-spreading obesity problem and about bariatric surgery as the most effective solution. The pandemic turned the world upside down. Have you noticed...
The Fontan principle is a long-term treatment solution for children with congenital heart disease
Today we are here together with Prof. Dr. Ingo Dähnert, Director of the University Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology at the Helios Heart Center in Leipzig, talking about congenital heart defects and the most common types of surgical treatment in pediatric heart surgery including...
Male breast cancer: detection at an advanced stage
In spite of the fact that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and sounds like a purely female disease, about 1% of 70,000 new breast cancer cases are diagnosed in men each year. May breast cancer be developed in men? Should you suddenly detect a fixed lump in the...
Patient story: innovative joint surgery brings new hope to a dancer
Denise Ludwig cannot imagine her life without dancing, but her right knee is no longer able to withstand vigorous physical activity. When she was 21, she suffered from chronic joint pain. For five years, the girl had unsuccessfully tried various treatment methods until she underwent...
Our comfort Departments
Doctors at Helios
ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
Dr. med. Joachim Quetz
Ear, Nose & Throat
Doctor of your choice, Orthopedics Department at Helios Emil von Behring
Pd Dr. Med. Holger Mellerowicz
Chief Physician Nuclear Medicine at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Dresel
Chief Physician Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
Prof. Dr. Med. Robert Krempien
Chief Physician Oncology and palliative medicine & Head of the Sarcoma Center Berlin-Brandenburg at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
PD Dr. med. Peter Reichardt
Chief Physician Pediatric Surgery at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
PD Dr. med. Stefan Gfrörer
Chief Physician Obstetrics & Gynecology at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Untch
Chief Physician at Helios Park Hospital Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Med. Michael Bartels
Visceral & General Surgery
Senior Physician, University Clinic for Cardiac Surgery at Heart Center Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Med. Sergey Leontyev