#4 Asklepios Klinik Barmbek
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek works closely with medical travel facilitators as partners in care that together provide excellent outcomes for their international patients and medical travelers
International patients and medical tourists
The hospital claims to be one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe with many state-of-the-art treatments. It serves approximately 80,000 patients from Germany and abroad.
With 19 departments, approximately 620 beds and more than 1,600 staff members, the hospital is dedicated to ensuring every patient receives the best all-round care.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek provides full-range assistance if patients are interested in undergoing treatments at the hospital. In order to keep all guests fully prepared and give the best possible advice, the team requires detailed and up-to-date medical documentation. The documents can be either in English or German. Each patient’s case is determined individually and the hospital’s specialists provide specific treatment plans after all the documentation is reviewed and plans are discussed in person with every patient.
Through its international office, the hospital provides an overall cost estimate before each patient’s stay. This will include cost estimates for the medical procedure, duration of treatment as well as accommodation for the patient and the accompanying person. Payment is required in advance if the patient decides to undergo treatment.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek is a hospital focusing on specialized care and offers a variety of g general and surgical services. The hospital performs over 36,000 inpatient and approximately 74,000 outpatient treatments annually. At the same time, the clinic focuses on treatments for emergency and complex diseases, especially internal medicine and oncology.
Asklepios also has a specialized lung center and a supra-regional stroke unit for the first-line treatment of stroke patients.
If patients have a need for further care during their stay in the clinic, the Social Services team will be of assistance for all matters. The team prepares for hospital discharge with the patient and focus on the individually prepared medical, nursing and social after-care.
Advice is provided on the following topics:
- Organizing outpatient care or admission to a care home
- Follow-up medical treatment (rehabilitation)
- Selecting resources and finding/organizing a home help
- Explaining claims from health and nursing care insurance schemes and pension funds
- Applying for classification in nursing insurance
- Information about health care proxies, living wills or advance directives
- Consultation on severe disability issues
To help organize all stays and visits in the clinic, the hospital can put patients in touch with one of the medical travel facilitators in its network. These facilitators are there to offer advice and support in arranging travel, handling visa issues, locating hotel accommodation for people traveling with the patient and coordinating all treatment appointments. The agencies also have interpreters familiar with medical procedures on hand.
General and Visceral Surgery, Surgical Oncology
The department has a specialist and well-qualified team of experienced surgeons to care for patients in all areas relating to diseases of the abdominal region and the gastrointestinal tract. The team focuses on the entire field of tumor surgery, especially of the liver. The ultimate goal is to provide treatment with the latest therapy, whereby the patient benefits from substantially reduced pain, faster recovery, a shorter stay in the clinic and minimal scarring. Moreover, the hospital uses highly specialized processes such as computer-assisted operation planning whenever necessary.
Visceral surgery comes from the Latin word “viscera” meaning “organs”, thus visceral surgery is surgery of internal organs. This is defined as a subspecialty in Germany and does not exist in this form in the Anglo-American medical system.
Awards and recognitions
The Organic Cancer Centers aims to provide the utmost highest standards of cancer treatment within an interdisciplinary setting and in accordance with official guidelines. At Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, the Intestine and Pancreas Centre has been certified by the German Cancer Society.
The Breast Center was one of the first nationwide to receive certification since 2004 by the German Cancer Society and the German Society for Senology.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek was the third clinic in Germany to receive certification as Competency Centre for Surgical Diseases of the Liver by the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV) and the Surgical Cooperative for Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreas Diseases (CALPG) back in February 2012.
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek
Tel: +49 40 1818820