Freiburg is a city of medicine and health
Freiburg is located between the mountains of the Black Forest and the Rhine Valley, where Germany, France and Switzerland meet …
The history of Freiburg is almost 1000 years old: cobbled streets, churches, medieval fountains and houses, famous streams running along every street of the old city, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals of Münster in Europe, the cathedral square to which their shops with goods are brought from Monday to Saturday local farmers and artisans, attracting colorful flowers and smells of tourists from around the world.
Medicine in Freiburg begins its history with the opening of the medical faculty of the University of Freiburg founded in 1457. Today the University Hospital of Freiburg is one of the largest clinics in Germany, its staff has more than 10,000 employees.
In addition to the University Hospital in Freiburg and its regions, there are numerous specialized clinics, specialized medical centers, resort and rehabilitation clinics and health centers with mineral thermal springs.
Freiburg, called the ecological capital of Germany, is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in Europe. Natural factors such as the pure air of the Black Forest, the warm mild climate of the Upper Rhine, and the absence of large-scale industrial production contribute to this.
All this allows Freiburg to be considered the city of medicine and health.
The enviable location of Freiburg and Bad Krozingen in the most south-western region of Germany, on the border with France and Switzerland, provides unique opportunities to see and learn many new things. You can walk through the old quarters of Freiburg, admire the Black Forest mountain landscapes, experience the medieval atmosphere of the Alsace wine road, get to know Swiss landscapes and cities, have fun in Europe Park or simply dine in France …
For whatever purpose you come to us, we will do everything possible to make your trip a success, and the impressions are unforgettable.
Kliniken Freiburg unites the best medical specialists in various fields of medicine, regardless of the size and status of the medical institution. This gives us the opportunity to move away from the standard offers of examinations and treatment in a single clinic and offer patients complex interclinical examination programs from the best in their field of specialist doctors.
The main principle is not the choice of the clinic, but the doctor!
Professors and leading doctors are ready to accept patients for examination and treatment in various fields of medicine.
Some examples of proposed diagnostic and therapeutic methods:
Cardiology and Angiology
coronary angiography with simultaneous implantation of stents in case of narrowing or chronic obstruction of heart vessels
electrophysiological examination with simultaneous ablation in arrhythmias
clipping of the mitral valve and replacement of the aortic valve through the vein
minimally invasive surgical valve reconstruction
surgery for aneurysm and aortic dissection
coronary artery bypass
recanalization of blocked pelvic-artery arteries
retrograde artery recanalization
non-surgical removal of malignant tumors of the stomach and esophagus at the initial stage endoscopically
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the diagnosis of diseases of the gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas
Gynecology, urogynecology, mammology
ablation of the endometrium with a “golden mesh” as an alternative to the removal of the uterus
minimally invasive operations in the lowering of the pelvic organs with the use of lightweight mesh implants from partially absorbable material
use of botulinum toxin injections for the treatment of irritable bladder syndrome
breast surgery for cancer with full breast shape and cosmetic sutures
special therapy for allergic bronchial asthma
sleep apnea study
conservative and surgical treatment of hemorrhoids, fistulas, thrombosis, anal eczema
latex ligation, sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids
Urology and Nephrology
non-surgical stone removal
using a green laser for prostate adonoma
minimally invasive hip replacement surgery
arthroscopy of hip, elbow, shoulder, knee joints
endoscopic surgery for herniated disc
nucleoplasty of protrusions and herniated intervertebral disc
radiation therapy for inflammatory diseases of the joints
conservative treatment of most thyroid diseases
partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland without an incision in the neck
all types of surgery of the nose, nasal concha, paranasal sinuses
operations on the vocal cords
maxillofacial surgery, including tumor neoprositis
diagnostics and therapy for headaches, depressions, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
interdisciplinary treatment of systemic diseases
complementary oncology during chemotherapy
therapy to activate the immune system and killer cells
3D radiation in cancer (CRT)
intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
rotational volume modulated exposure (VMAT)
treatment of cataracts, glaucoma and retina
Vitalfeld therapy for eye diseases
baldness and hair transplant treatment
removal of moles, warts, benign and malignant neoplasms on the skin
diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases
foam and liquid sclerosis in case of superficial vein disease
endovenous laser therapy and radiofrequency ablation for the disease of deep veins
implantation, reimplantation and simultaneous tooth implantation
bone buildup using artificial or own bone material
lateral mandibular nerve
diagnosis of periodontal disease by polymerase chain reaction
full ceramic aesthetic restoration of teeth
decrease, increase, lift and reconstruction of the breast, tummy tuck, face, blepharoplasty, liposuction
Botox (correction of mimic wrinkles)
recovery from illness, injury and surgery
spa treatment for chronic diseases
Features of the provision of medical services to foreign patients
In order for a patient coming to the examinations and treatment thousands of kilometers away to be satisfied and get what he has come a long way for, a complex organizational work should be done to prepare the program during the examinations and after the patient’s departure.
For German patients, these functions are performed:
the family doctor, being a “medical center”, where all information on the patient converges, the prescribed therapy is monitored and where it can turn for advice and help at any time;
a health insurance scheme that guarantees payment for all medical services and allows doctors to make quick decisions without worrying about the financial side of the issue;
the patient himself who speaks the language, knows the structure of medical care in Germany and is able to independently organize all appointments.
For foreign patients, these functions are performed by medical management, and 50% of success in achieving the goals for which patients travel thousands of kilometers depends on the professionalism of those who do this.
Medical management is a necessary condition for the provision of medical services to foreign patients. In large clinics, this role is performed by special departments for working with foreign patients. But where to go if the patient wants to be examined by the best specialists from different clinics? Who will undertake the organization and coordination of interclinical programs, the design and maintenance of documentation, the guarantee of payment in unforeseen cases?
It was for this purpose that the Kliniken Freiburg association was created, where the best doctors from various clinics and highly professional medical managers, working in close contact, do the maximum for the patient.
What does Kliniken Freiburg offer to patients?
Before the arrival of the patient:
The right choice of specialists
The choice of a specialist is question number one. Approaching him on the principle of “oncologist”, “gastroenterologist”, “cardiologist” threatens the patient with the need to re-arrive with lost time and additional costs. For us, this is a paramount issue and we always approach it, taking into account all the subtleties of various specializations in German medicine and constantly consulting with doctors.
Accurate calculation of the preliminary cost of treatment, especially for complex interclinical examination programs
We try to bring the preliminary calculation as close as possible to the actual cost of treatment. German medicine does not have “bookshelf” prices, each patient is individual and requires an individual approach. The difficulty of calculating the preliminary cost of medical services lies in the fact that, on the one hand, an “overestimated” overestimated deposit may lead to the patient not being able to take advantage of the offer, on the other hand, unforeseen moments can always happen during treatment and do not cover actual costs.
Interclinical programs as soon as possible
Planning of such programs requires organizational talent, knowledge of the features of various examinations and medical logistics. Our medical management specialists can plan the most complex interclinical program in the shortest possible time and thereby save the patient time and money.
During the medical program:
Ensuring communication and full understanding between doctor and patient
To achieve mutual understanding, it is not enough to speak a common language. The difference in mentality and in the characteristics of medical systems in different countries can easily lead to a complete misunderstanding between the doctor and the patient. Our experienced translators, who know all the subtleties of doctor-patient communication, not only provide complete understanding, but also help the patient not to miss a single important issue in conversation with the doctor.
Program coordination and quick response to plan changes during the survey process
It often happens that after the results of the first surveys, it is necessary to make changes in the previously appointed program. Most of our patients are very busy people and we really appreciate their time. In such a situation, our translators immediately transmit the information to managers, and in urgent cases they can independently appoint additional examinations, as recommended by the doctors.
Permanent provision of relevant information on the results of patient examinations of all medical specialists involved in the program
All German doctors report the results of patient examinations to a family doctor. With the exception of situations that are dangerous to the patient’s health, this takes several days. We reduce this process to several hours, quickly obtaining the necessary information and ensuring its immediate admission to all involved specialists. This allows you to significantly reduce the time of stay and save money.
After the patient has left:
Obtaining medical documents after the patient’s departure and his further contact with doctors is impossible without the professional assistance of the organizers.
Often, laboratory tests last from several days to several weeks. So that the patient can, without waiting for the results, return home, we ensure his contact with the doctors before receiving the final conclusion and prescription of therapy. Our help is also necessary if, after departure, the patient has questions about the findings or about taking medications, if he is concerned about unfamiliar symptoms or side effects.
Providing regular contact with a doctor for chronic diseases in order to continuously monitor the results of therapy
We will help the patient save time and money by taking on the organization of regular absentee monitoring consultations. We will translate and transmit all the information about the patient’s condition to the doctor, get his recommendations and send them to the patient. When prescribing a new drug, we will organize its receipt and shipment.
Verification of bills received and payment from the deposit for medical and additional services provided to the patient
Payment for the treatment of a German patient is guaranteed by hospital bills, this allows the patient not to worry about cost control, and medical institutions to issue bills after the end of treatment. In the case of a foreign patient, we take over the functions of the guarantor of payment, control the flow of the deposit, being in constant communication with the settlement departments of clinics, carry out the final settlement with the patient.