University Medicine Greifswald
Private hospital in Greifswald, Germany

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The ultra-modern Greifswald University Hospital was rebuilt and reopened in 2010. It is one of the largest and most modern healthcare facilities in the region of Western Pomerania in North East Germany. The hospital has 21 university clinics and several certified medical centres of excellence including an oncological centre and a breast care centre. Their teams of highly trained doctors and multi-disciplinary support staff ensure the best possible care for local patients as well as for international visitors.

At Greifswald University Hospital you can combine your stay at the hospital with various tourist activities in the beautiful holiday region Greifswald and its surrounding area.

They will help you every step of the way, from booking your appointment and treatment, to travel and accommodation arrangements:

  • Contacting the specialists, organising appointments and providing any required interpreter service
  • Travel arrangements to Greifswald (please complete the contact form)
  • Transfers from nearby ferry ports and airports to Greifswald (wheelchairs as well as prone patients are accommodated along with any accompanying family or friends)
  • Accommodation in local hotels
  • Childcare (for example taking your children to the zoo, swimming pool, indoor playground etc)
  • Discovering Greifswald and the surrounding area

Orthopaedic surgery

Hip surgery

When you walk, the pressure on your hip is equivalent to twice your body weight. Over time and as you age, wear and tear on the hip can cause damage, which often presents as arthritis. Similarly trauma may lead to damage of the hip joint, which subsequently requires treatment or surgery.

A wide range of hip treatments are available at Greifswald University Hospital, including:

  • Hip endoprosthesis (hip replacement)
  • Femoral component implantation
  • Total hip replacement

Read more about hip surgery and post-operative care at Greifswald University Hospital.

Knee surgery

The knee is very susceptible to sports injuries. Also, as you get older, the surfaces on your knee joints can suffer wear and tear as a result of arthritis or a previous injury to the knee. Arthritis causes pain in your joints, which become stiff and inflamed when the smooth lining between the joints gets damaged or wears away.

Knee treatments at Greifswald University Hospital include:

  • Knee endoprosthesis (knee replacement)
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Axis implemented endoprosthesis

Read more about knee surgery and non-surgical knee care at Greifswald University Hospital.

Shoulder surgery

Almost every movement you make involves your shoulder. Although acute pain in the shoulder is rare, chronic damage is more common and the shoulder is also prone to damage from overhead sports such as tennis.

If shoulder conditions do not respond to non-surgical treatments, surgical intervention is required.

The Greifswald orthopaedic clinic specialises in arthroscopic surgery. For example, rotator cuff can be stitched or decompressions can be performed through minimally invasive techniques.

Read more about shoulder surgery and arthroscopic treatments at Greifswald University Hospital.


Transurethral laser enucleation of the prostate

This minimally invasive, endoscopic surgical treatment is one of the most common methods in the treatment of benign enlargements of the prostate (also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).

By using a laser the surgeon can produce a smooth incision with greater control of bleeding, which means that this procedure can also be performed with patients who take anticoagulants.

Laser therapy yields better outcomes than traditional treatments.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

This procedure removes excess prostate tissue via the urethra. This means that the treatment can be performed without any external incision, and is therefore safer and less invasive than other types of surgery.


Breast cancer

Breast cancer, also known as mastocarcinoma, is the most common type of cancer in women, afflicting over 10% of the female population.


At University Medicine Greifswald they offer a wide range of diagnoses:

  • Consultation between the physician and the patient
  • Laboratory tests
  • Palpation of breast and armpit
  • X-ray examinations (mammography)
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Magnetic resonance-mammography
  • Biopsy

Surgical treatment

  • Breast conserving surgery
  • Mastectomy (breast non-conserving surgery)
  • Breast reconstruction/prosthesis

Non-surgical treatment

  • Radiotherapy
  • Systematic therapy

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, especially in women between 60 and 65 years old.


  • Ultrasonography , eg vaginal sonography and
  • Ultrasonography of the abdomen
  • X-ray examinations
  • Computer tomography of the abdomen
  • Magnetic resonance imagining of the abdomen

Surgical treatment

Surgical intervention is the most common treatment for ovarian cancer. During the procedure the entire abdomen is searched for tumours. The main objective is to completely remove the affected tissue.

Non-surgical treatment

As with other types of cancer, ovarian cancer can be treated non-surgically with chemotherapy to reduce the size of the tumours.

Contact details

University Medicine Greifswald


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University Medicine Greifswald
W.-Rathenau-Str. 46
17485 Greifswald


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Walther-Rathenau-Stra├če 46



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