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Top University Hospital for Numerous Therapeutic Procedures

The Medical Center – University of Freiburg is one Germany's top-ranked university hospitals in number of patients for many therapeutic procedures / Top rankings further increased since 2013.

The Medical Center – University of Freiburg was one of the top three hospitals in Germany in 2014 for the treatment of strokes, lung transplants, corneal transplants, and Cochlear implants. As a testament to its expertise, Freiburg performed the most lung resections in Germany for the second year in a row. Freiburg also ranks in the “Top Five” university hospitals in the number of patients treated for skull base tumors, stem cell transplants, and polytrauma which requires intensive therapy. Moreover, the Heart Center – University of Freiburg in Bad Krozingen treated the most heart attack cases in 2014 while also ranking in the “Top Five” for the number of cardiac valve surgeries performed.

“The high number of patients treated is due to our extremely experienced medical specialists. The patients, in turn, clearly benefit from our extensive knowhow,” says Prof. Dr. J. Rüdiger Siewert, Chief Medical Director of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg. “We are proud of the fact that we not only maintained our top ranking but that we were also able to climb in the rankings for specific procedures such as lung transplants.”

The Association of University Hospitals in Germany (German acronym: VUD), which represents all 33 university hospitals, is responsible for publishing the patient numbers for specifically selected therapeutic procedures. The statistics provide an overview of the numbers of both standard and complex patient cases. The Federal Statistical Office and the German Organ Transplantation Foundation (German acronym: DSO) calculates the statistics, which are available annually in the VUD brochure “Qualität Leben.”

The current 7th edition of the brochure with patient numbers for 2014 is available via the following link (available only in German).