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Endocrinology and Diabetology

Endocrinology and Diabetology

We sincerely welcome you at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg and in our specialized department for hormonal diseases, metabolic disturbances and diabetes mellitus. We provide modern diagnostic and innovative treatment options at an internationally renowned quality level both in outpatient care and in our specialized hormone and metabolic ward. Our patients are welcomed by well-trained personnel dedicated to making your visit as effective and smooth as possible.

In addition to Prof. Dr. Jochen Seufert, Director of the Department and an internationally recognized specialist for hormone diseases and diabetes, several well-trained and experienced senior physicians take care of the patients as consultants in endocrinology and diabetology. Dedication of time and effort to listen and solve the health problems of our patients is a cornerstone of our service.

The highest quality of patient care is further ensured by interdisciplinary teamwork that makes use of our division’s modern equipment and the entire Medical Center - University of Freiburg: state of the art ultrasound, bone mineral density measurement (DEXA-Osteodensitometry), radiology (NMR, CT), nuclear medicine (scintigraphy, PET-CT).

Metabolic diseases (obesity) and diabetes mellitus are treated not only by the most advanced medications and devices (such as insulin pumps), but also by comprehensive patient counseling through our diabetes team that comprises experienced dieticians, nutritionists and diabetes educators.

We aim to provide world class medical care to our patients in line with our philosophy: “Each patient is the most important patient.”

Diagnostic & Treatment Services

Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic diseases

  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • All other forms of diabetes mellitus
  • Advanced patient education (several international languages)
  • Nutritional councelling
  • Modern antidiabetic medications
  • Continuous 24-h blood pressure monitoring
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
  • Pancreas transplantation (together with Department of Surgery)
  • Pancreatic Islet transplantation

Obesity treatment

  • Nutritional counselling
  • Exercise counselling
  • Modern drug treatment of obesity
  • “Endobarrier” for diabetes and obesity treatment
  • Bariatric surgery (together with Department of Surgery)

Diagnostics and treatment of hormone diseases

  • Thyroid diseases
  • Hypothalamic diseases
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Adrenal diseases
  • Sexual dysfunction and impotence
  • Menopausal diseases
  • Diseases of the parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism)
  • Diseases of female and male reproduction

Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic bone diseases

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteodensitometry
  • Modern drug treatment


patients per year7,000
certified diabetes treatment center of excellence
internationally recognized research unit

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