HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

Schwerin, Germany

Schwerin, Germany



HELIOS Hospital Schwerin 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 Schwerin is integrated with the Carl Friedrich Flemming Clinic, and together they are the largest medical provider in West Mecklenburg. The hospital has over 1,000 beds and combined with the clinic, has 1,450 beds. The hospital treats more than 58,000 inpatients and 72,000 outpatients each year.

The hospital has a specialized Oncology Center, which has 5 subspecialty centers that include a Breast Cancer Center, Skin Cancer Center, Colorectal Cancer Center, Lung Cancer Center, and Gynecological Cancer Center. HELIOS Hospital Schwerin serves as an academic teaching hospital for the University of Rostock.


HELIOS Hospital Schwerin is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, on the southwestern shore of Lake Schwerin, 110 km from Hamburg International Airport. The nearest train station to the hospital is Schwerin's main station, known as Schwerin Hauptbahnhof, located 2 km from the hospital.

Schwerin is the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Schwerin Castle is located 3 km away from the hospital, on a small island surrounded by Lake Schwerin. The current castle was built between 1845 and 1857, and the site was previously occupied by a fort, dating back to the 10th century.

The State Museum Schwerin, which was established in 1882 and is home to a museum and art gallery that feature medieval collections, is located less than 5 km from the hospital.


IQM initiative qualitätsmedizin

Languages spoken



Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Mobility accessible rooms


609 procedures across 32 specialties


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  • Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.

  • 1 - 2 days

    Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.

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Epidural Pain Relief

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(41 procedures)

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment

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Angina Pectoris Treatment

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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(23 procedures)

Acne Scar Treatment

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  • Acne scar treatment aims to eliminate or reduce the scars caused by acne. There are a number of available acne scar treatments including chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser/light therapy.

  • 3 days
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Acne Treatment

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  • Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.

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Actinic Keratoses Treatment

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(14 procedures)

Abdominal CT Scan

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Abdominal Ultrasound

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Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(38 procedures)


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Cochlear Implant

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  • A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted into the ear, in order to produce a sense of sound for patients who are deaf or have severe hearing problems.

  • 3 - 6 weeks

    Patients should get the surgeon's approval before flying, and inform their airline that they have a cochlear implant, as it will set off security alarms. If the implant is switched on, the volume may need adjusting during the flight.

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(5 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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Endocrinology Testing

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(17 procedures)


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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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  • An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure that is performed to examine the digestive tract. While there are various types of procedures that involve an endoscope, an endoscopy generally refers to an upper endoscopy, which examines the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

  • 1 - 3 days
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>General Surgery

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  • Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.

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After Surgery Care

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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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(42 procedures)

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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Breast Exam

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>Infectious Diseases

(4 procedures)

Hepatitis C Treatment

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Hepatitis Consultation

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HIV Consultation

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>Laboratory Medicine

(6 procedures)

Blood Tests

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Genetic Testing

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Laboratory Tests

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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(5 procedures)

Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Facial Tumor Removal

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Maxillofacial Prosthetics

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(15 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Treatment

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(18 procedures)

Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

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Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

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Chiari Malformation Treatment

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(85 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

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Adrenal Cancer Treatment

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Astrocytoma Treatment

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(45 procedures)

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

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Anti-VEGF Therapy

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(72 procedures)

Abscess Debridement

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Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Acromioclavicular Joint Repair

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(15 procedures)

Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

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Bone and Joint Screening

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(35 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

>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(10 procedures)


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Lung Biopsy

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Lung Fluid Drainage

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>Spinal Surgery

(26 procedures)

Cervical Disc Disease Treatment

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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(40 procedures)

Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)

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Bladder Stone Removal

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  • Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin which covers the glans penis (the tip of the penis). The procedure can be done by cutting around the foreskin with a scalpel, under either a local or general anesthetic. In young patients, there is also the option to use a compression ring, which is applied and causes the foreskin to fall off after several weeks.

  • 4 days

    Although patients can usually fly straight away, it may be uncomfortable sitting for a long flight.

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>Vascular Medicine

(11 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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Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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Kidney Dialysis

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  • Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.

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Nephrology Consultation

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>Sleep Medicine

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Sleep Medicine Consultation

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Sleep Study

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>Colorectal Medicine

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Endoscopic Mucosectomy

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Skin Needling Treatment

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>Drug Rehabilitation

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Smoking Cessation

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>Hair Restoration

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Beard Transplant

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  • A beard transplant is a surgical procedure performed to transplant hair from one part of the body to the face. In some men, facial hair may grow sparsely or there may be areas of patchiness. The procedure is performed on patients seeking a fuller and thicker beard.

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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 Schwerin

HELIOS Hospital Schwerin is an interdisciplinary hospital which is focused on providing high quality care. The hospital performs a wide range of procedures such as coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), cochlear implants, cataract surgery, corneal transplants, brain surgeries, brachytherapy, hip replacement, knee ligament repairs, surgery for spinal disc hernias, and excess skin removal surgeries such as abdominoplasty and arm lift.

The hospital has 450 treatment rooms, as well as a certified Oncology Center that provides highly specialized diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients in particular breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, gynecological cancer, and colon cancer.



The team at HELIOS Hospital Schwerin consists of 2,400 staff members, with 497 doctors and 1,071 nurses. The hospital has 26 different departments including geriatrics and early rehabilitation, general and visceral surgery general internal Medicine, endocrinology/diabetology and geriatrics, anesthesiology and operative intensive care medicine, ophthalmology, obstetrics, palliative care, gastroenterology and infectious diseases, vascular and thoracic surgery, ear, nose and throat medicine, hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation, hand surgery, dermatology, neurological intensive care/stroke unit, cardiology and angiology, pediatrics, pediatric surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, nephrology/dialysis, neurosurgery and spinal surgery, neurology, orthopedics, plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic Surgery, pneumology, sleep medicine, radiotherapy, traumatology, and urology.

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg-Peter Ritz

  • Department of General and Visceral Surgery
General Surgery Visceral Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Jäckel

  • Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine and Plastic Surgery
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Broocks

  • Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Prof. Dr. med. Ahmet Elmaagacli

  • Department of Hematology / Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation
Biological Hematology Oncology

Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Staudt

  • Department of Cardiology

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Dent. Reinhard Bschorer

  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Maxillofacial Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Jens Nürnberger

  • Department of Nephrology / Dialysis

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Block

  • Department of Neurology

PD Dr. med. Oliver Heese

  • Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery
Neurosurgery Spinal Surgery

PD Dr. med. Stefan ZImny

  • Department of General Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetology
Endocrinology Internal Medicine

Dr. med. Detlef Schumacher

  • Department of Internal and Neurological Intensive Care / Stroke Unit

Dr. med. Karsten Alfke

  • Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology

Dr. med. Hubert Bannier

  • Department of Gastroenterology and Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases

Dr. med. Michael Biedermann

  • Department of Orthopedics

Dr. med. Wolfram Grüning

  • Department of Pulmonolgy

Dr. med. Georg Rehmert

  • Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Dr. med. Wolfgang Schnorr

  • Department of Traumatology
Trauma Surgery

Dr. med. Michael Lerch

  • Department for Acute Geriatrics and Early Rehabilitation

Dr. med. Nico Negraszus

  • Department of Ophthalmology

Dr. med. Stephen Henschen

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. med. Jochen Facklam

  • Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery Vascular Medicine

Dr. med. Jacek Kotas

  • Department of Hand Surgery
Hand Surgery

Dr. med. Roland Mett

  • Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. med. Gaston Schley

  • Department of Dermatology

Dr. med. Dipl. Phys. Heinrich Annweiler

  • Department of Radiotherapy

Dr. med. Olaf Kannt

  • Department of Pediatrics

Dr. med. Peter Bub

  • Department of Urology

Dr. med. Harald Von Suchodoletz

  • Department of Pediatric Surgery


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