Lippe Detmold Clinic
About Lippe Detmold Clinic
Lippe Klinikum Detmold is the largest multidisciplinary hospital in Germany. It belongs to the Klinikum Lippe GmbH medical group which consists of 3 clinics not far from Hannover.
Lippe Detmold specializes in surgery, cardiology, and orthopedics. The Clinic is among the best hospitals in the region according to the ‘Top Regional Hospital 2018’ rating.
Over 150,000 patients undergo treatment in Lippe Network annually.
Lippe Detmold was established in 1998. The Medical Center consists of 19 specialized departments and Family Medicine Clinic.
Lippe Detmold Hospital is located in spa region, not far from Teutoburg Forest. The distance to Hannover Airport is 117 km, to Dusseldorf - 194 km.
Lippe Clinic in figures
Doctors operate patients with diseases of the thoracic cage and gastrointestinal tract. Physicians specialize in the removal of malignant and benign tumors, hernias, gallstones.
Onco-surgeons of Lippe Clinic remove neoplasms in the esophagus, stomach, bowel, liver, and pancreas completely. The doctor’s primary task is to preserve patient’s quality of life and normal organism functioning after the procedure.
Doctors of different specialties - oncologists, surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists take part in the conferences to develop the most effective treatment plan.
Minimally invasive surgery
Doctors perform minimally invasive operations through the small 5-10 mm incisions. Specialists insert surgical tools and mini-camera inside these incisions. After the procedure, a patient does not feel sharp pain, and the scar is almost invisible. The hospitalization is 2 times shorter compared to traditional surgery.
Physicians carry out such minimally invasive interventions as:
- removal of inguinal and pancreatic hernias;
- surgery of the gallbladder, colon, and rectum;
- removal of the spleen or adrenal gland.
Thoracic specialists conduct complete and partial removal of the lung. Majority of procedures are thoracoscopic. They are performed through small punctures without making wide incisions.
Lippe Detmold doctors specialize in advanced interventions. Among them is bronchoplastic surgeries - bronchial reconstruction.
Doctors treat children from the neonatal period to 14 years. They specialize in abdominal and urological surgeries.
The safest treatment method is chosen individually for each child. Most of the procedures are minimally invasive and are performed through small punctures in the skin.
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Department
Lippe Detmold is certified by German Cardiac Society as the clinic for treatment of heart failure and congenital heart diseases in adults.
The Department has 105 beds for in-hospital stay and 10 beds in the intensive care unit.
The Cardiology Department includes 2 laboratories for catheterization. Doctors perform diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular system using a thin tube (catheter) without incisions in the skin.
Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons conduct such procedures as:
- stenting and ballooning of the coronary arteries for the expansion of narrowed vessels;
- coronary artery bypass grafting for patients with coronary heart disease;
- installation of a pacemaker, defibrillator for arrhythmia.
Over 3,200 patients undergo treatment in the Cardiology Department annually.
Lippe Detmold is one of the TOP-15 hospitals in Germany for knee and hip joints operations according to the German Health Insurance Company research. There number of postoperative complications compared to other clinics in North Rhine-Westphalia is the lowest here.
Orthopedists specialize in:
- hyperplasia of the shoulder joint;
- ruptures of tendons and ligaments;
- joint replacements;
- acute and chronic damage to muscles and tendons.
Doctors carry out most of the operations on the spine endoscopically. Surgeons use neuronavigation system to avoid damaging nerves and vital organs.
Over 2,000 patients undergo treatment in the Department annually.
Services for foreign patients
Patients stay in single or double rooms. The rooms have towels, a bathrobe, toiletries, and a hairdryer. TV and internet are available free of charge, DVD - on request.
An English-speaking coordinator will help every patient receive treatment from the moment of admission to the hospital before discharge. The coordinator meets patients at the airport, arranges a transfer, hotel booking and interpreter services for an additional fee.