HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim

Hildesheim, Germany

Hildesheim, Germany



HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim is part of the HELIOS Hospital Group, which has a network of 111 hospitals. The combined group treats around 4.5 million patients each year, with over 34,000 beds and 68,000 staff.

HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim treats around 25,000 inpatients and 77,000 outpatients each year. The hospital has 9 specialty centers including an oncology center, breast cancer center, intestinal center, skin cancer center, pancreas center, chest pain unit, hand trauma center, renal center, and a unit for premature babies.

The hospital has a variety of departments including oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, gynecology, colorectal medicine, cardiology, vascular medicine, reproductive medicine, general surgery, dermatology and orthopedics.


HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim is located 50 km away from Hanover Airport and 63 km from Braunschweig Airport. The nearest train station to the hospital is Hildesheim Central Station (with ICE connection), which is the main train station in Hildesheim, less than 3 km from the hospital.

St. Michaels Church, an 11th-century Romanesque church, known for its bronze doors, painted wood ceiling, and stucco choir, is located 3 km from the hospital.

The Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum, which has one of the most extensive collections of Egyptian artifacts in Europe, as well as artwork and artifacts from European states, is also located just 3 km from the hospital.

Located just 2 km from the hospital is the Goldmarie Cafe, one of Hildesheim's luxury cafes and restaurants which offers a wide selection of delicate international cuisines and fine wines.


IQM initiative qualitätsmedizin

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Greek, Turkish


Airport pickup
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Nursery / Nanny services
Dry cleaning
Mobility accessible rooms
International newspapers


236 procedures across 14 specialties


(27 procedures)

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment

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Angina Pectoris Treatment

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Cardiac Assessment

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>Colorectal Medicine

(5 procedures)


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  • Colectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine). It is performed in order to treat or prevent certain diseases and conditions such as uncontrollable bleeding in the colon, a bowel obstruction, colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and diverticulitis.

  • 3 weeks
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  • A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat hemorrhoids which are painful and do not respond to other non-surgical treatments.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some doctors may want to follow-up with the patient 2 - 3 weeks later, however patients should discuss if they need to fly sooner.

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(6 procedures)

Actinic Keratoses Treatment

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Dermatology Consultation

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  • A dermatology consultation is a meeting with a dermatologist, to discuss a specific skin problem and explore treatment options. A dermatologist specializes in treating skin, hair, and nails. Common conditions which patients may consult with a dermatologist about are psoriasis, acne treatment, mole removal, and laser skin resurfacing treatment.

  • 1 - 2 days
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Ingrown Toenail Treatment

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>General Surgery

(16 procedures)


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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

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Breast Lumpectomy

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Diagnostic Laparoscopy

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(52 procedures)


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Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

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Breast Biopsy

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(29 procedures)

Bile Duct Cancer Treatment

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Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

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Cervical Cancer Treatment

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(53 procedures)

Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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Benign Bone Tumor Removal

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(30 procedures)

Areola Reduction

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Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

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Belt Lipectomy

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  • Belt lipectomy is a circumferential removal of skin and fat that wraps around the whole body at the waist.

  • 1 weeks

>Reproductive Medicine

(5 procedures)

Female Fertility Testing

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Hormone Tests

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Hysterosalpingography (HSG)

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>Vascular Medicine

(9 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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  • Angiography, which may also be referred to as arteriography or angiogram, is a procedure performed to examine the inside of blood vessels, arteries, and veins through the use of images X-ray images.

  • 1 - 2 days
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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

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  • A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove either part of, or all of the thyroid. The thyroid is a gland located over the larynx, around the trachea and functions to produce hormones which are released into the blood stream to regulate the body's metabolism.

  • 12 - 14 days

    Patients will need to return to the hospital to have the incision site checked and should not fly for around 2 weeks after the surgery to allow time to heal.

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(1 procedure)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

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>General Medicine

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Medical Examination

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  • A medical examination, also called medical checkup or health checkup, is a general examination of a patient's health. Having a medical checkup can help to identify problems early on, even before symptoms show. A checkup can also give patients peace of mind if they are worried about their health.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Medical checkups can be combined with sightseeing or shopping trips.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.

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    The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.

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More about available treatments at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim

The 3 most common procedures performed at the hospital are hip and knee replacement, intestinal surgery, and breast cancer treatment.

Other procedures performed at the clinic include abdominoplasty, arm lift, body lift, angioplasty, breast reconstruction, carpal tunnel surgery, chemotherapy, colectomy, hernia repair, liver cancer treatment, lung cancer treatment, and thyroidectomy.

The hospital is equipped with a variety of modern technologies including a 64-slice CT (computerized tomography) scanner, MRI (magnetic resonance imagining) machine, dialysis machines, technology for performing microsurgery, and PICCO technology.



The team at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim is comprised of 240 doctors and 600 nurses. Many of the doctors are members of national and international medical societies and associations, such as the Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC) and the International Society of Surgery (ISS).

Languages spoken at the hospital include German, English, Russian, French, Greek, Turkish and Italian. Interpretation services are available upon patient request.

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Tebbenjohanns

  • Medical Director of HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
  • Graduated from the University of Dusseldorf and the University of Bonn in 1989
  • Completed a residency in internal medicine, as well as receiving specialist certification in internal medicine at Bonn University Hospital in 1996
  • In1996, worked as an attending physician in the cardiology department at Hanover Medical School
  • Professor of internal medicine and cardiology since 2002
  • Became head of the cardiology department at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim in 2002
  • In January 2015, was appointed as the medical director of HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim

Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Rieck

  • Graduated with a medical degree in 1983
  • Completed surgical training at the Technical University of Munich and University of Giessen in 1992
  • Completed specialized training in plastic and cosmetic surgery at Hanover University in 1995
  • in 1998 became the chief of plastic, cosmetic, and hand surgery at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Hand Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Tronnier

  • Completed medical studies at the University of Dusseldorf, University of Tubingen, and the Free University of Berlin
  • Completed a residency in dermatology at the Medical University of Lubeck
  • Gained experience in dermatopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.
  • Graduated with a degree in allergology in 1994
  • Completed training at the Institute for Dermatopathology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, U.S.A. in 1995
  • In 1999, was elected as the vice-chairman of the department of dermatology at the Medical University of Lubeck
  • Between 2000 and 2006, worked as the chairman of the German Society of Dermatopathology
  • Chairman of the department of dermatology at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim since 2003
  • Head of the Skin Tumor Center of German Cancer Society since 2010
  • Member of the German Society of Dermatology, the International Society of Dermatopathology, and the European Society of Dermatological Research

Prof. Dr. med. Axel Richter

  • Member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the HELIOS Hospital Group
  • Specializes in oncology surgery
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine in 1984
  • Worked as assistant surgeon at St. Hedwig Hospital, Berlin between 1985 and 1989
  • In 2000, became a chief physician at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
  • Became a professor of medicine in 2002
  • In 2005, became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Between 2006 and 2014, was the medical director of HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
  • Particular expertise in pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, bowel cancer, and thyroid cancer
  • Member of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH), the Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC), the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV), the German Society of Thoracic Surgery (DGT), the Berlin Surgical Society, the International Society of Surgery (ISS), and the International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (ISLCRS)
General Surgery Visceral Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard Wipperman

  • Completed medical studies at Bielefeld University, Marburg University, Hanover Medical School and Mayo Medical School Rochester, Minnesota
  • Completed a residency in trauma surgery in 1986 at the Hanover Medical School
  • In 1987, completed a research fellowship at the biomechanics laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
  • Awarded a PhD in trauma surgery in 1994
  • Between 1996 and 2001, worked as an attending physician at Hanover Medical School
  • Became the head of the trauma and orthopedic department at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim in 2001
  • Particular expertise in performing total joint replacement and joint surgery and musculoskeletal tumor surgery
  • Member of the German Society of Trauma Surgery (DGU), the German Society of Surgery (DGCH), the Orthopedic Research Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. med. Kai Röttger

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Hanover Medical School in 1988
  • Completed specialized surgical training at the Marienhospital in Osnabruck between 1988 and 1995
  • Completed specialized training in vascular surgery in Westerstede between 1995 and 1998
  • Vascular surgeon at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim since 1998
  • Chief of vascular surgery at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim since January 2015
Vascular Medicine

Dr. med. Wolfgang Kauffels

  • Graduated from RWTH Aachen University in 1984
  • Senior physician in the gynecology department at the Hanover School of Medicine in 1989
  • Completed specialized training in gynecological endocrinology and reproductive medicine in 1998
  • Chief physician in the gynecology department at the hospital Großburgwedel in 2005
  • In 2006, became the chief of gynecology at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
  • Graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hannover and Neu-Ulm in 2012.
  • Specialist in Fertility Microsurgery operations
  • Specialist in Urinary and Prolapse surgery

Dr. med. Andreas Pfeiffer

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine in 1987
  • Completed surgical training at the St. Vincenz-Hospital in Limburg
  • In 2001, became senior physician at HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
  • In 2015 became the chief of thoracic surgery at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim
Thoracic Surgery


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  • An excellent experience overall
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    March 2018

    Overall, a great thing with Medigo, you have cleared so many hurdles out of the way, and in the first place quickly found a doctor, years after I have unsuccessfully wounded my feet.

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    October 2016

    Medically very competent. Individual and very attentive patient care.

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