Diabetology and gastrointestinal endocrinology

  • Diabetes treatment for inpatients and outpatients – initial medication and adjustment
  • Diabetic foot
  • Consultations for second opinions in the event of imminent amputation
  • Hypoglycemia consultations
  • Insulin-pump consultations
  • Care of patients with diabetes during pregnancy
  • Treatment of diabetes-related gastrointestinal complaints
  • Care of patients with diabetes in the event of pancreas and liver disorders

Hematology and oncology

  • Tumors in the digestive tract
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Treatment of older people with cancer
  • Palliative care
  • Nutrition in the event of cancer
  • Special molecular treatment principles
  • Interdisciplinary treatment by specialists at the Colon Cancer Center, Center for Pancreatic Care and Oncology Center
  • Treatment in accordance with the latest scientific findings – availability of clinical trials particularly for tumors in the digestive organs
  • Modern blood and bone-marrow diagnostics
  • Multimodal treatment


Catheter ablation:

  • Supraventricular tachycardia ablation
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation with 3D mapping
  • Ablation of ventricular tachycardia with 3D mapping
  • Epicardial ablation

Pacemaker implants:

  • Loop-recorder implants
  • Single- and dual-chamber pacemaker implants
  • Single- and dual-chamber defibrillator (ICD) implants
  • Subcutaneous defibrillator implants
  • Implants of devices for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D/P)
  • Implants of devices for cardiac contractility modulation (CCM)


  • Electrophysiological study (EPS)
  • Resting ECG, long-term ECG and stress ECG
  • Diagnosis and treatment of congenital arrhythmogenic disorders, including genetic diagnosis and consultation
  • Follow-up care for all types of pacemaker
  • Tilt-table test


  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Deployment of wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD)
  • Electric cardioversion

Diagnostic and interventional radiology and nuclear medicine

Computer tomography

  • Cardiac imaging and virtual colonoscopies
  • CT-controlled punctures
  • CT-controlled treatment procedures
  • Bone densitometry (QCT)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET-CT), gamma camera

Magnetic resonance imaging

  • MR angiography
  • MR enteroclysis
  • Cardiac MRI (CMR)
  • Special liver examinations with contrast medium


  • Diagnostic angiographies of the entire body, including neuro-radiological issues
  • Angioplastic therapy procedures (balloon angioplasty, stent insertion, thrombectomies)
  • Elimination of vasodilation and vascular malformation using coiling procedures
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) and insertion of drainage tubes (PTCD)
  • Transarterial chemoembolizations (TACE) 
  • Endoluminal procedures for abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR)

Nuclear medicine

  • Full range of nuclear medical diagnostics, including radiosynoviorthesis
  • Conventional diagnostic radiology

General internal medicine

  • General internal medicine

Gastroenterology / hepatology

  • Certified Center for Intestinal Medicine
  • Certified interdisciplinary Center for Pancreatic Care
  • Interdisciplinary Center for Abdominal Care
  • State-of-the-art endoscopic and endosonographic diagnostics and treatment
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic treatments
  • Laser treatments
  • Mini laparoscopies
  • Endoscopic tumor treatments
  • Gastroenterological functional laboratory (pH manometries, respiratory tests).

Hematology / oncology

  • Certified Center, RUCCC – Ruhr-University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • State-of-the-art multimodal cancer therapy for all tumor diseases and tumor stages
  • Blood and bone-marrow diagnostics
  • Combined chemoradiotherapy
  • Palliative oncological treatments
  • Multimodal pain therapy
  • Regular interdisciplinary oncology conferences
  • Supra-regional tumor board conferences. Palliative care

Rheumatology / autoimmune diseases

  • Internal dermatological center for rheumatology
  • Multimodal treatment of rheumatological complexes

Diabetology / metabolism

  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes treatment center
  • ‘Diabetic foot’ department
  • Internationally competitive top research in the field of beta cell protection
  • Special consultations for diabetics (diabetes outpatient department)
  • State-of-the-art metabolism laboratory and special research laboratory
  • Immune deficiency syndromes focusing on HIV

General and visceral surgery

  • Certified Center for Pancreatic and Intestinal Surgery
  • Abdominal and esophageal surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Thyroid gland and endocrine surgery
  • Coloproctology
  • Intensive care surgery
  • Accident and emergency care


  • Allergology, occupational and environmental dermatology
  • Aesthetic surgical care
  • Skin tumor center
  • Northrhine-Westphalia Center for Laser Medicine
  • Dermatohistology
  • Photodermatology
  • Photopheresis
  • Psychodermatology and psycho-oncology
  • Center for vein treatment
  • Center for sexual health and medicine, HIV outpatient department
  • Center for rheumatology and autoimmune diseases
  • Center for hidradenitis suppurativa / acne inversa

Vascular surgery

  • Open surgical treatment of dilated abdominal arteries (aneurysms) according to the so-called ‘fast track’ method
  • Treatment of aneurisms using stenting in a state-of-the-art angio-suite (x-ray and operating theater in one)
  • Quality-assured treatment of carotid stenoses (narrowing of the carotid arteries)
  • Minimal invasive treatment of vascular occlusions and thromboses (using catheter procedures where possible)
  • Special outpatient department for dialysis access
  • Bypass systems down to the smallest vessels in the foot or arm
  • Treatment of vascular malformations   
  • The interdisciplinary vascular center, the first certified Vascular Competence Center at a university clinic in Germany, is attached to the clinic. This is a special facility for venous diseases that is being run in conjunction with the Dermatological University Clinic.


Non-invasive cardiology

  • Cardiac CT
  • Echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Sleep medicine
  • Bicycle / treadmill ergometry
  • Spiroergometry
  • Long-term ECG / late potentials
  • Cardiac stress MRIs (with radiology)
  • 24-hour blood-pressure measurement
  • Renal arteries diagnostics
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator checks
  • Telemedicine
  • Angiology
  • Hypertensiology

Invasive cardiology

  • Right heart catheterization
  • Left heart catheterization (inpatient or outpatient)
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Intracoronary pressure measurement
  • Endomyocardial biopsies, myocarditis diagnostics
  • Electrophysiological examinations
  • Balloon angioplasty (PTCA / stent)
  • Coated stents to prevent restenosis
  • Intracoronary radiation therapy to prevent restenosis (brachytherapy)
  • Catheter occlusion open foramen ovale and atrial septal defects
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Defibrillator (ICD) implantation
  • Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) to assist circulation during cardiogenic shock
  • Local gene therapy to prevent restenosis after PTCA (clinical study)
  • Immunoadsorption
  • Renal artery dilation and stent implants

Pediatric and adolescent care

Treatment specialties

  • Respiratory disorders, including cystic fibrosis (pneumology, allergology)
  • Diabetology, rheumatology 
  • Heart disorders (cardiology, radiology, sonography)
  • Hormone disorders (endocrinology) 
  • Immune deficiency disorders (immune deficiency, allergology, asthma, eczema) 
  • Stomach, intestinal and liver disorders (gastroenterology) 
  • Neurological and developmental disorders (neuropediatrics) 
  • Newborns and premature babies (neonatology, intensive care, sleep medicine) 
  • Children with severe burns and children's intensive care 
  • Mental disorders (psychiatry for young people and children)

Special facilities and procedures

  • Diabetes consultation
  • Electrophysiology (EEG, sleep EEG, neurophysiology)
  • Endoscopy (bronchoscopy with flexible and rigid instruments, colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, H-impedance measurement) 
  • Nutritional advice 
  • Special immunology laboratory 
  • Intensive care beyond the newborn age 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (Institute for Pediatric Radiology) 
  • Pediatric outpatient center for specialized outpatient treatments
  • Pediatric radiology (X-ray, ultrasound) 
  • Neonatal ICU at the Perinatal Center Bochum 
  • Pediatric A&E department 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Sleep laboratory for examinations of respiratory regulation disorders 
  • Education regarding chronically ill children (e.g. asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes, eczema, Duchenne) 
  • Special mother-child units


Special facilities

  • Neuroimmunological disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia
  • Neurodegenerative, extrapyramidal disorders
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Ataxias, dystonias
  • Huntington's disease
  • Vascular disorders
  • Strokes
  • Disorders of the peripheral nervous system and muscles
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Myopathies

Specialized departments

  • Interdisciplinary intensive care unit with resuscitation beds
  • Stroke unit
  • Special department for neuroimmunological disorders, including multiple sclerosis
  • Special department for extrapyramidal movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease
  • Northrhine-Westphalia Huntington's Disease Center

Treatment options

  • Intensive medical care
  • Plasmapheresis (hemodialysis)
  • Drug treatments

Orthopedic and trauma surgery

  • Spine, center for back pain, osteology
  • Hips, hip endoprosthesis, hip deformities
  • Knee, knee endoprosthesis, knee deformities
  • Hand orthopedics
  • Shoulder orthopedics
  • Foot orthopedics
  • Knee orthopedics, arthroscopic joint operations
  • Sports orthopedics
  • Center for regenerative medicine and cartilage surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Center fpr tendon care
  • Rheumatic orthopedics

Radiotherapy and oncology



Ear, nose and throat treatment

  • Surgery to improve hearing, including surgery for chronic middle-ear inflammation
  • Treatment for patients with impaired hearing using implant hearing systems (cochlear implants, implanted hearing aids (Vibrant Soundbridge), bone-anchored hearing systems)
  • External-nose surgery
  • Surgery on the main nose cavity and sinuses, including anterior skull base, mainly in the form of microscopically and endoscopically controlled interventions, supported in certain circumstances by navigation systems
  • Surgery on tumors in the head and neck area with required defect reconstruction (micro-vascular radialis flap)
  • Plastic surgery in the neck, nose and ear areas
  • Snoring surgery