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    Municipal Clinic Solingen

    Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany


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    All / Top Specialties

    • Gastric ulcer

    • Renal hypertension

    • Benign Breast Disease

    All / Top Services

    • Endoscopy

    • Laboratory tests for H. pylori

    • Duplex ultrasound

    • Magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA)

    • High blood pressure medications

    • Mammography

    • Lumpectomy

    • Fine-needle aspiration

    • Tendon repair

    • Carpal tunnel surgery

    • Blood tests

    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

    • Laparoscopic splenectomy

    • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test

    • Genomic testing

    • Prostatectomy

    • Radiation therapy

    • Ultrasonography

    • Hysterosonography

    • Hysterosalpingography


    In the 16 clinics, institutes, and interdisciplinary centers of our clinic, run by specialists, we offer you the latest diagnostic procedures, current therapy methods, and individual treatment in the inpatient and outpatient areas under one roof. With 658 beds and over 1,900 employees in the medical service, in nursing, in administration, and in the service areas, we ensure the care of over 60,000 patients every year. Our range of services extends from 24-hour emergency care in the central emergency room (ZNA) to highly specialized procedures in the individual departments. Professional competence and human attention are important tenets of our work. According to the guiding principle "Health needs proximity", we offer you a comprehensive range of services for your medical care at the highest level. Municipal Clinic Solingen is staffed by a team of experienced medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical technology and facilities to ensure that patients receive high-quality care. Before the first municipal hospital was founded on May 1, 1863, there was a "hospital for journeymen" in Solingen. Journeymen and master craftsmen had to pay an annual fee for maintenance. Seriously ill people were taken to the deaconess house in Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth. Unforgotten is the 19th-century practicing ophthalmologist in Grafrath (today part of Solingen). Friedrich Hermann de Leuw Born in Wesel, he came to Grafrather Freiheit in 1813. He quickly became famous for his successes with the Egyptian disease trachoma, which was widespread at the time. People with eye diseases came to Solingen from many countries to have their condition treated. In 1858, at the suggestion of a citizens' committee, the Solingen city council decided to build a city hospital. After it went into operation on May 1, 1863, 30 beds were initially available here. Already in 1867, the expansion was decided. The construction of another wing (on Cronenberger Straße) increased the capacity to 120 beds, so that sick people from the neighboring communities could also be treated. 50 years later, the first groundbreaking took place in April 1913, and a new, larger hospital was built at the current location of the municipal hospital on Frankenstraße for the then independent cities of Solingen, Wald, Gräfrath, and Höhscheid. The move to the new building with 330 beds took place in 1915. The construction of the new hospital was initiated by senior physician Dr. Hülsmann in a memorandum. In his opinion, the numerous shortcomings of the first hospital could only be remedied by a new building. With the city association of August 1, 1929, the "Municipal Hospitals" became the hospital for the newly formed city of Solingen. Since then, the Solingen hospital has developed into one of the most modern hospitals in the region. In the course of an extensive general renovation, which was approved in several sections in the 1960s, the new main building E on Gotenstraße was put into operation in 1974 and is today the most striking building in the hospital complex. A second phase of general renovation was started in the early 1990s. With a high proportion of its own funds, three buildings were erected that characterize the campus character of today's municipal hospital. You can find out more about the eventful history of the Städtisches Klinikum Solingen in the chronicle that was published on May 1, 2013, to mark its 150th anniversary. World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 every year. It was created by the World Cancer Organization (UICC). The German Cancer Aid is one of more than 1,100 member organizations from over 170 countries taking part in this day of action. This year's World Cancer Day has the motto "closing gaps in care". The German Cancer Aid is constantly working to ensure that cancer patients are treated and cared for in the best possible way. Unlike in Solingen, where the oncological care offer is very good, not all those affected nationwide have equal access to optimal oncological care. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, the German Cancer Aid shows current gaps in care in Germany and what it is doing to counteract them. The Municipal Clinic Solingen, with the Center for Hematology and Oncology under the direction of Dr. Viola Fox and his numerous specialist departments in which cancer patients are treated, supports the work of the German Cancer Aid and thus contributes to education about the possibilities of cancer prevention and early detection as well as the current developments in the areas of diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up care. Surgical robots in the fields of urology and visceral surgery A surgical robot was put into operation in Room 2 of the central operating theater in the Solingen Clinic. The DaVinci Xi surgical system from Intuitive Surgical is the fourth and latest generation of the Intuitive surgical robot. The high-tech system supports specialists in the fields of urology and visceral surgery during complex surgical procedures, particularly in cramped body regions. The two specialist departments were the first to be prepared for robot-assisted surgery through extensive training courses. In the field of urology, the first operations have already been carried out successfully. The entire handling of the DaVinci Xi is now also familiar in the fields of general and visceral surgery. By the end of 2022, the range is to be expanded to include gynecological interventions. The Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Hand Surgery and the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the Municipal Clinic in Solingen have merged to form a spine center and have successfully completed certification as a spine specialist center by the German Society for Spine Surgery. The chief physicians Prof. Dr. Sascha Flohé and private lecturer Dr. Ralf Buhl are delighted with the quality certificate from independent examiners: "It is an important orientation criterion for patients who have to be operated on because of a spinal disease". The medical challenges in spinal surgery are diverse and require a differentiated diagnostic and therapeutic approach with a focus on both the spinal nervous system and the entire biomechanics of the spine and the adjacent axial skeleton. While in other clinics either neurosurgery or orthopedics and trauma surgery are in charge of the treatment of spinal diseases and injuries, the SKS focuses on interdisciplinary treatment through the competencies of both disciplines. As a result of the merger, the medical team at the Solingen Clinic covers the entire range of treatments for degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and injuries to the spine. The surgical treatment is supplemented by physiotherapy and ergotherapy, as well as professional pain therapy, both of which form further important pillars of the spine specialist center in Solingen, which is certified according to the standards of the German Spine Society. Further information about the most common spinal diseases, the team, and the range of services is available on the website of the spine specialist center.