HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden, Germany

Wiesbaden, Germany

Overview

Overview

HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden 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 Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden is a multi-specialty hospital that has a total of 1,021 patient beds. The hospital is the largest hospital in the state of Hesse and is the central medical provider for the region. It is partnered with the University of Mainz, serving as a teaching hospital for the university.

The hospital has 22 specialized departments including general surgery, vascular surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, urology, oncology, ophthalmology, gynecology, cardiology, neurosurgery, and neurology.

In addition to the specialized departments, the hospital also has 11 specialized centers, which include a Skin Cancer Center, Lung Tumor Center, Breast Center, Oncology Center, Gynecology Cancer Center, and a Center for Rare Diseases.

The hospital is experienced in treating international patients and provides a number of services including free WiFi, interpreter services, medical record translation, and a phone for making international calls.

Location

HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden is located in the heart of the Rhine-Main area, 32km from Frankfurt Airport. Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof, which is the central train station in Wiesbaden that serves both national and international trains, is located 5km from the hospital.

Wiesbaden is known as one of Europe's oldest spa towns, which was formerly home to over 20 hot springs, 14 of which are still flowing today. The city is the capital of Hesse, and offers a number of cultural attractions such as Museum Wiesbaden, Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden, and the Frauenstein Castle.

Museum Wiesbaden, one of Hesse's 3 state museums, is located 5km from the hospital. The museum exhibits a number of art and history collections.

The Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden, which was built in 1894, is located 6km from the hospital. The theater has 4 stages and produces ballets, plays, concerts, and musicals.

The Frauenstein Castle is believed to date back as early as 1184 and is located just 3km from the hospital.

Accreditations

IQM initiative qualitätsmedizin

Languages spoken

English, German

Services

Medical records transfer
Rehabilitation
Translation services
Interpreter services
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Mobility accessible rooms
Procedures

Procedures

456 procedures across 31 specialties

>Anesthetics

(3 procedures)

Anesthesia

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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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Sedation

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>Cardiology

(55 procedures)

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Treatment

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Angina Pectoris Treatment

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Atherosclerosis Treatment

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>Colorectal Medicine

(17 procedures)

Anal Abscess Drainage

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Anal Cyst Removal

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Anal Fissure Treatment

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>Dermatology

(22 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

(23 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)

(27 procedures)

Audiometry

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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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Decortication of Vocal Cords

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>Endocrinology

(5 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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Endocrinology Testing

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>Gastroenterology

(23 procedures)

Cholecystectomy

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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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Colonoscopy

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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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>General Medicine

(6 procedures)

Abdominal Examination

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Doctor Consultation

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General Medicine Consultation

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>General Surgery

(27 procedures)

Adrenalectomy

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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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Appendectomy

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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 Abscess Drainage

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>Gynecology

(45 procedures)

Breast Biopsy

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Breast Exam

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Cervical Biopsy

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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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>Neurology

(13 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Dementia Management

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>Neurosurgery

(7 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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Hydrocephalus Treatment

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>Oncology

(77 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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>Orthopedics

(15 procedures)

Foot Surgery

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Hand Surgery

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Hip Arthroscopy

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  • A hip arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed to examine inside the hip joint and in some cases, to make small surgical repairs.

  • 2 - 4 days
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>Psychology

(6 procedures)

Anxiety Consultation

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Anxiety Disorder

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(9 procedures)

Bronchoscopy

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Lung Biopsy

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Lung Fluid Drainage

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>Rheumatology

(4 procedures)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Lupus Erythematosus Treatment

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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.

  • weeks

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

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>Urology

(37 procedures)

Bladder Neck Incision (BNI)

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Bladder Stone Removal

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Circumcision

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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

(8 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Angiography

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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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Angioplasty

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>Allergology

(2 procedures)

Allergology Consultation

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Allergy Testing

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>Nephrology

(2 procedures)

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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>Pediatrics

(2 procedures)

Pediatric Surgery Consultation

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Pediatrics Consultation

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>Sleep Medicine

(2 procedures)

Sleep Medicine Consultation

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Sleep Study

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>Ophthalmology

(1 procedure)

Eye Cancer Treatment

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Stroke Rehabilitation

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(1 procedure)

Clitoral Hood Reduction

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>Spinal Surgery

(1 procedure)

Kyphosis Treatment

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More about available treatments at HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden

As a multi-specialist hospital, HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden performs a range of complex procedures such as brain aneurysm repair, bile duct cancer treatment, breast cancer treatment, chronic leukemia treatment, cochlear implant, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, mitral valve repair, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), kidney dialysis, knee replacement, and laryngectomy.

The hospital is equipped with modern technology, some of which includes intraoperative neuronavigation, intraoperative nerve monitoring, ICG - video angiography, intraoperative ultrasound, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners, and CT (computed tomography) scanners.

Staff

Staff

HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesbaden employs approximately 2,700 staff, with around 450 doctors and 700 nurses.

The doctors have many years of experience and are experts in their respective fields, many of which have received international education and training. In addition to international experience, the doctors have published medical articles and papers in national and international journals, and belong to a number of medical boards and associations.

Languages spoken at the hospital include English and German. Interpreter services are available in other languages upon patient request.

Prof. Dr. med. Otto Kollmar

  • Director of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery
  • Completed international training at the Orthopedics Department, Cork University Hospital in Ireland, the Department of Anesthesiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, USA, and the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, in Bern, Switzerland
  • Editorial board member for Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery and The Open Surgical Oncology Journal (TOSOJ)
  • Author of 110 peer-reviewed journals and 20 review and book articles
General Surgery Visceral Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Wolfgang Ferrari

  • Director of the Clinic of Internal Medicine
  • Studied medicine at Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany between 1986 and 1992
  • Research fellow at the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Department of Experimental Cardiology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany between 1989 and 1993
  • Graduated with a PhD in 1994
  • Completed specialized training in internal medicine in 2000 and specialized training in cardiology in 2001
  • Completed a research fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA in 2001
  • Associate professor of internal medicine at the Medical Faculty of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in 2004
  • Author of more than 140 scientific publications
Internal Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Kiesslich

  • Head of the Department of Internal Medicine
  • Graduated from Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (JGU) in 1996
  • Board-certified in internal medicine in 2003 and board-certified in gastroenterology in 2004
  • Graduated with a PhD in 2004
  • Visiting professor at The Johns Hopkins University Baltimore (USA) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Particular expertise in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and oncology
  • Section editor (of imaging and advanced technology) of the Journal Gastroenterology
  • Member of the German Society of Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology
Reviews

Reviews

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  • An excellent experience overall
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    March 2018

    The service was great - the only difficult part was the english speaking lady who was supposed to meet initially at the hospital for the consultation was not there. Once we located her, everything else went smoothly. Thanks again for your support.

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