My 78-year-old mom underwent knee replacement surgery in June 2020. In general, the operation was successful. The ward is excellent, shower, toilet, refrigerator, super bed, TV, Russian channel. Clean and comfortable. The food is also great to choose from. Enough for both the patient and the visitors. Fruits, juices, water, tea, coffee in unlimited quantities. The staff are mostly polite and professional. But we were demanding patients, my mother was a doctor in the past and did not take any medicine or procedure until they explained what it was and why. This of course made the staff unnerving. People everywhere are people, some pretended not to understand. German doctors are professionals, but don't expect warmth and sincerity. We were very lucky, we met two Russian-speaking doctors, Sergei Leontiev and Tatiana Gindensperger. I am endlessly grateful to them! Despite their busyness, they found time for conversation and support, which is very important for an elderly person, the word also heals! Since the clinic is large, there is a service that picks up their wards and takes them to the office for examination, they leave them there, and at the end they are taken away again. This can take about an hour, you have to be prepared. Many things on demand or on demand, you also need to know. In general, the operation was successful, but there were problems due to age and concomitant diseases. We stayed in the clinic for longer and had additional examinations, which, accordingly, led to an increase in the bill. The bill is one third higher than the preliminary estimate. This is certainly an unpleasant moment. Маме 78 лет провели операцию по замене коленного сустава в июне 2020. В целом операция прошла успешно. Палата отличная, душ, туалет, холодильник, супер кровать, телевизор, русский канал. Чисто, уютно. Еда тоже отличная на выбор. Достаточно и для больного и для посетителей. Фрукты, соки, вода, чай, кофе в неограниченных количествах. Персонал в основном вежливый и профессиональный. Но мы были требовательные пациенты, мама в прошлом врач и ни одно лекарство или процедуру не принимала, пока не объяснят, что это и зачем. Это конечно нервировало персонал. Люди везде люди, некоторые делали вид, что не понимают. Немецкие врачи профессионалы, но теплоты и душевности не ждите. Нам очень повезло, мы встретили двух русскоговорящих врачей, Сергей Леонтьев и Татьяна Гинденспергер. Я им благодарна бесконечно! Несмотря на свою занятость, находили время для разговора и поддержки, что очень важно для пожилого человека, слово тоже лечит! Так как клиника большая, есть сервис, которые забирает их палаты и отвозит к кабинету для обследования, там оставляют и по окончании забирают опять. Это может длиться около часа, надо быть готовым. Многие вещи по требованию или по запросу, тоже надо знать. В целом операция прошла успешно, но были проблемы в силу возраста и сопутствующих заболеваний. Пробыли в клинике дольше и были дополнительные обследования, что соответственно привело к увеличению счета. Счет на треть выше предварительной сметы. Это конечно неприятный момент.
Helios Park Hospital Leipzig
3 hospital accreditations of quality
About Helios Park Hospital Leipzig
Helios Park Hospital in Leipzig is one of the largest hospitals in Germany. It is included in the rating of the best national medical centers according to the Focus version.
Main specialties are oncology and hematology, cardiology, orthopedics, gastroenterology.
Helios Leipzig has achieved a high treatment success rate. According to the hospital’s data, 100% of vessel surgeries and 99.9% of stomach tumors removals do not cause complications.
Helios Park Hospital serves 50,000 German and international patients annually.
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5 positive reviews on treatment in Helios Park Hospital Leipzig
My brother (Feraidoun Hadjibabaie) had open heart surgery, the surgery was very successful, thanks to professors Burger and all his staff and all the hospital nurses. Hospital was clean and staffs were professional. In general, they are were professional with exceptional arts. Thanks and we wish all the hospital staffs all the success. Farhad
My father's heart diagnostic tests were done by an amazing medical team in Herzzentrum Leipzig (Helios hospital). We deeply appreciate bookimed staff, specially Dr. Abbaszadeh and Barbara and also Polina from Helios hospital for arranging the treatment and supporting us. We are highly satisfied with the diagnosis procedure.
Hospital accreditations of quality
Helios Leipzig belongs to the largest medical network in Germany — Helios Hospital Group. It consists of 112 private and university facilities, emergency hospitals, and rehab centers.
Helios Leipzig was established in 1901.
The hospital is located 6 km from the central Marktplatz square and 23 km from the International Airport.
Advantages of Helios Leipzig
- Best doctors in Germany. 5 doctors working at Helios Leipzig are among top German specialists according to the Focus magazine. They perform a great number of successful surgeries, apply the latest treatment options, and regularly participate in international conferences.
- The newest methods. 30 international research are being conducted in the hospital nowadays. Most of them are dedicated to cancer treatment. Patients treated at Helios Leipzig are the 1st to receive access to the latest medical developments.
- Positive patients’ reviews. The Committee for Quality works on the premises of the hospital. It is responsible for patients’ satisfaction with medical services. According to the annual committee's report, 93.6% of patients are satisfied with the diagnostics and treatment.
Helios Leipzig in figures
Awards and achievements
Among the top-rated German hospitals in 2018
Helios Leipzig is in the rating of top German medical centers according to the Focus magazine opinion. The hospital is included in the top list for the number of successful surgeries, quality of equipment and positive reviews of patients.
German Cancer Society certificate
The hospital is accredited by the German Cancer Society as the highest-class center. The certificate is given for the high success of procedures (99.9% in case of stomach surgery) and the newest treatment options applied in the clinic.
Helios Leipzig Cancer Center is a large facility. It consists of oncology, hematology, radiology, gastrointestinal tract and pancreas cancer departments.
What is oncological consilium?
Every week a multidisciplinary conference takes place in the hospital. Doctors of 15 specialties meet together. Among them are oncologists, surgeons, hematologists, radiologists, chemotherapists. Doctors discuss each case individually and develop the most effective treatment plan for a patient.
Oncology and Hematology Department
Doctors of the Department specialize in drug therapy of malignant tumors and blood diseases.
Such techniques are applied:
- Immunotherapy. The drugs activate body defenses and block the development of cancer cells.
- Targeted therapy is similar to standard chemotherapy, but the targeted drugs directly influence the malignant cells minimally affecting healthy tissues. Such side effects as hair loss and stomach ache do not occur.
- Bone marrow transplant. The procedure is performed for patients after a high-dose chemotherapy to restore a normal blood formation.
Gastrointestinal Tract Treatment Center
Doctors of the Center specialize in the treatment of stomach, esophagus, intestine, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder.
The Department is certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG) for the treatment of colon and pancreatic cancer.
99.9% is a success rate of stomach tumors removals according to the hospital’s data.
More than a half of surgeries are carried out applying minimally invasive techniques. It is an intervention through small incisions in the skin. Such a method allows reducing the admission period and boosting patient’s recovery.
Orthopedics and Traumatology Center
Doctors of the Department specialize in hip, knee, and shoulder surgeries, treatment of injuries, arthroscopy, joint replacements.
What is an arthroscopy?
It is a minimally invasive procedure for diagnostics and treatment of the knee, shoulder, ankle. Doctors conduct a surgery using a special device — an arthroscope which equipped with a tiny camera and a light source. All manipulations are carried out through several incisions up to 3 cm in size.
Due to a low injury rate of tissues, the hospital stay period is no more than 1-2 days. A patient returns to a normal life faster than after a traditional surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery is applied to treat osteoarthritis, postpone the artificial joint installation, or restore a mobility after a trauma.
Joint Replacement Center
The Endoprosthetics Department of Helios Leipzig is a certified interregional joint replacement center.
The majority of procedures are performed applying minimally invasive techniques. The installation of the hip joint is carried out through the 10 cm long incision made in front part of the hip. During a standard surgery, an incision is 20 cm. The recovery after a minimally invasive procedure is 2 times faster than after a traditional one.
Helios Leipzig orthopedic surgeons carry out 600 hip replacements and 530 knee replacements.
Services for international patients
- A patient stays in 1- or 2-bed wards. There is a possibility for an accompanying person to stay together with a patient in 1 ward.
- A meal on a hospital’s menu.
- There is a cafe in the Helios Leipzig territory.
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