Welcome at the Luisenhospital Aachen

Health by crossing borders

As a teaching hospital of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH Aachen University) we provide highly professional, comprehensive and multidisciplinary medical services. With ten departments and twelve centers the Luisenhospital is one of the leading, local medical provider. More than 1300 employees work at the Luisenhospital and our affiliated facilities. A compassionate staff with extensive expertise in health and medical care, always regarding our guiding theme: Close, closer to people.

Most modern equipment as well as health care and nursing specialists ensure state-of-the-art services. For the treatment of more complex conditions we established an entire multidisciplinary, clinical network including all of our departments and centers. This cooperation is the key aspect for an individual and comprehensive treatment.

Excellent reputation worldwide

Professional and compassionate care characterize the Luisenhospital Aachen. We have high expertise with patients and guests from all over the world. Good organization, fast processing of data and formalities and a broad spectrum of services -from hotel accommodation to interpreter services- are components of our clinic and most appreciated by our international guests.

You are interested in a medical treatment at the Luisenhospital Aachen. This confirms your trust in the German research programs and your confidence in the specialists of our clinic and last but not least, in our comprehensive services. We would like to thank you for your confidence and will do everything we are capable of to make your stay in our clinic as comfortable and effective as possible.

We want to introduce you to our comprehensive range of treatments and additional services for first-class amenities. We wish you a pleasant stay in Aachen and are positive that you will keep our clinic in good memories.

Dipl. Kfm. Werner Reiche (Managing director)
Dr. Wolfram Reeker (Clinical director)

Claudia Kuhnen
Nursing Director

Marco Plum
Administration Manager


The Heart of Europe

Aachen is located in the heart of europe and features a long tradition with interesting cultural monuments and buildings such as the World Heritage Aachen Cathedral. In the city of Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, the Charlemagne Prize is awarded once a year. The Concours Hippique International Officiel (CHIO) held in Aachen is a very famous horseracing event - well known among horsemen and riders worldwide.

Situated at the border triangle Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands there is a broad and multicultural spectrum for activities and entertainment. Bigger cities nearby, all around 65 kilometers are Cologne, Dusseldorf and Maastricht (NL) with excellent connections to international airports and further possibilities for trips and sight-seeing tours.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you at the Luisenhospital Aachen!

Luisenhospital Aachen, Dom zu Aachen

Services and Treatments

Through our professional team and state-of-the-art technologies our clinic comprises the full range of treatments.

The ambitious quality of the Luisenhospital is ensured by a highly professional team of physicians and nurses. Most modern equipment for diagnosis, treatment and surgery is provided. Multidisciplinary and individual care is guaranteed through our multiple centers.

Department of Internal Medicine

Clinical Divisions

  • Gastroenterology
  • Diabetology
  • Cardiology
  • Pneumology
  • Oncology
  • Critical Care

Your Health is our Job

Under the direction of Professor and Chair, Dr. Wasmuth, the experienced team of the Luisenhospital Department of Internal Medicine provides a high quality primary care, considering individual and personal needs of our patients.

With the latest medical knowledge, advanced equipment and most modern technologies, The Department of Internal Medicine comes with a comprehensive spectrum of treatments for problems, diseases and disorders in gastroenterology (disorders of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon), cardiology (disorders of the heart, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels), diabetology (metabolic diseases of high blood sugar) and pulmonary medicine (diseases and disorders of breathing).

Doctors work in close cooperation with specialists from all departments of our clinic, so our centers like the certified Colon Cancer Center, Mucoviscidosis Center or Lung Center comprise an individual and multidisciplinary care as well as prevention, diagnosis and treatments of the highest standards.

Department of Surgery

Clinical Divisions

  • Certificated Colon Cancer Center / Colon Surgery
  • Proctology
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery / Endocrine Surgery
  • Lung Surgery


  • 3D Operating Rooms
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally Invasive - Less Pain and Scarring

At the Luisenhospital department of general, visceral and thoracic surgery, your health lies in the most careful hands for treatments of the entire range of abdomen, thorax and thyroid conditions. Your health is the job of our experienced and committed team.

We provide medical treatments on the highest levels. To ensure a quick outcome and recovery, minimally invasive surgery is our preferred surgical approach. That means our surgeons work through a few tiny incisions, with the usage of high-definition monitoring and precision equipment. Since years we prove our performance as a certificated center for minimally invasive surgery and the first step into the future is already taken: our surgeons work laparoscopic with 3D imaging.

Further, the focus of the department are treatments for hernia, thyroid and colorectal conditions, in which divisions we are also certificated by the Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (German Cancer Society). As a certificated center, we provide comprehensive treatments for patients with bowel cancer. As a part of the nationwide lung center, our team generate individual treatment schedules. For all these divisions we offer a special consultation between the patient and our specialists.

In close cooperation with call-in physicians and specialists of other departments, we provide individual and optimized treatments of cancer patients within our weekly interdisciplinary cancer meeting.

Department of Vascular Surgery

Clinical Divisions

  • Vascular Hybrid Procedure
  • Surgical and Interventional Aorta, Carotid, Vessel, Visceral, Renal Artery Surgery
  • Revascularization and Reconstruction of the Peripheral Vessels
  • Shunt Surgery
  • Surgical Treatments of Diabetes Patients (Diabetic Foot)

Feel the Beat

As a reward of medical research people in Germany growing older and older. This is a very pleasant circumstance by itself but in reverse this means, in the last decades the number of patients with venous disorders increases fast - and in accordance to prognoses, will continue to grow.

For the angiopathy and vascular surgery this means an increasing demand of medical services for diagnosis and treatments of vascular diseases. The Luisenhospital department of vascular surgery is aware of these prognoses since a certain amount of time now and founded, most anticipatory and at an early stage our certificated Vascular Center, approved by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für vaskuläre und endovaskuläre Chirurgie in 2003.

A team of eight specialists and a professional, dedicated team of nurses coordinates an individual and comprehensive treatment plan and provides 24 Hour medical support for each patient. Request an appointment and get in contact during a first consultation which is possible any day of the week. Treatments of the carotid, abdominal, pelvic and leg artery as well as vascular testing are executed minimally invasive and endovascular with the support of the latest techniques and most modern equipments to ensure faster recovery times.

Furthermore we are in dispose of the entire imaging equipment of the Luisenhospital Department of Radiology at any time - computed tomography CT, magnetic resonance imaging MRI and digital subtraction angiography DSA allow a not open, painless and comprehensive diagnosis. Smaller surgical interventions will take place in our out-patient operating rooms, however, interventions on the artery will be executed in-patient. Critical Care for high risk patients or patients with extensive surgical interventions is provided at any time in collaboration with the Luisenhospital Department of Critical Care.

We try to keep your in-patient stay as short and comfortable as possible, supported by intensive and individual medical care. Hopefully you will enjoy your stay and keep our department in good memory.

Rehabilitation Clinic and Neurology

Clinical Divisions

  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Logopedics
  • A Program for Swallowing Disorders
  • Neurophysiological Diagnostics

For the majority of elderly patients, staying home in their familiar surroundings is one of the most important aspects. Our department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation "Haus Cadenbach" is a pilot project of the federal republic and the state North Rhine-Westphalia and a significant link between an in-patient stay in hospital and a return to home.

Besides 60 in-patient places we can also offer you a combination of in- and out-patient services. Thus we provide essential support and assistance for a self-dependent life. Out-patient treatments complete our services. As a part of the Luisenhospital we established a multidisciplinary and professional network: The Rehabilitation process comprises physiotherapy, occupational therapy, logopedics and specialists of all our departments and specific divisions as well as call-in physicians. Therefore we can create a comprehensive and balanced rehabilitation treatment for our patients.

We are participating at the Modellprojekt TiRA (Telemedizinische intersektorale Rehabilitationsplanung in der Alterstraumatologie), the only German project of its kind with the aim of a digital network to intervene faster and even more efficient. The key aspect of our department is to improve elderly and often diseased people in their function and independence. For this purpose, an early and appropriate level of rehabilitation care is the most important aspect. To continue our services after an in-patient stay, we offer subsequent and continuative treatments out-patient or as a combination of in- and out-patient.

We want you to feel comfortable to regain your strength and confidence. Beside a relaxed atmosphere we make a point in compassionate and individual care, always regarding our guiding theme: close, closer to people.

Department of Radiology

Clinical Divisions

  • Digital X-Ray and Vascular Screening
  • Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Minimally Invasive Biopsy and Cancer Treatment

Most Advanced Technology used mild and individual

The department of radiology provides comprehensive and interventional imaging services, in-patient as well as out-patient. A professional team of seven radiologists, one health physicist and 14 radiologic technologists stand for individual, mild and detailed diagnostics and treatments with the usage of most modern equipments.

Our attempt is to keep your stay in our department as comfortable and stress free as possible, through short waiting times, a detailed and personal consulting as well as a precise and safe execution of your treatment, including an immediate diagnostic scan report.

Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Clinical Divisions

  • Comprehensive Anesthesia Treatments
  • Pain Management
  • Emergency and Critical Care

No Fear of Anesthesia

Every patient under anesthetic will be attended by a physician only taking care for one patient at a time, supported by a whole team of accomplished faculty. This high quality care meets the needs of our patients in building trust in our committed team and feeling safe and sound without feeling queasy while undergoing anesthesia.

The best anesthesia management comprises individual care for each patient's personal needs and conditions. Therefore, the best possible knowledge about the patient's medical history is required. Depending on which surgery is necessary the Luisenhospital Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care develops an individual and personalized anesthesia plan for each patient.

Patients will meet with their anesthesiologist a few days before their surgery to discuss any anesthesia- and pain management related questions. We provide anesthesia services for patients of all ranges of age. Every anesthesia (general, partial or combined) will be monitored, so if there are complications during surgery, which rarely occur, the anesthesiologist can intervene very quickly. Monitoring may be expanded at major surgeries or high risk patients.

Department of Trauma and Emergency Orthopaedic Care

Clinical Divisions

  • Spine Surgery
  • Joint and Cartilage Surgery
  • Replacement
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Treatment of Osteoporosis (Osteology)


  • 3D Imaging
  • Knee Navigation Surgery


Keep on Moving

No matter if chronically or past accident, pain affects a person's entire life. Our Department for Trauma and Emergency Orthopaedic Care offers individual services to enable patients to move again without pain. From ankle to spine, our trauma team of specialists and nurses provides comprehensive treatments and possible reconstruction surgery of the entire musculoskeletal system.

Supported by most advanced technological equipments like the computer assisted knee navigation software (ASM) and 3D imaging, our team is able to provide a precise diagnosis and treatment for each patient. Reconstructive spine surgery is a very important aspect of our department, in which we prefer to use minimally invasive as well as endoscopic techniques for decompression and stabilization.

Another significant department's component is the knee and hip replacement service. Patients will be directed to our certificated Replacement Center. A professional and multidisciplinary team ensures comprehensive pre and after clinical care, from the first appointment to the treatment as well as the follow-up physiotherapy.

The idea of a whole network and a multidisciplinary collaboration with specialists from other departments and divisions is a very important aspect to the patient's benefit of a long-term treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system. Especially a close collaboration with our physiotherapy division is compulsive and something we and our patients can always count on. Also referred to the trauma care of older people we focus on our network, which attends and supports geriatric patients from physical emergency care to rehabilitation and ongoing post-traumatic consultations.

In accordance, we have all abilities to provide an personalized, balanced and anticipatory treatment plan for each patient. The collaboration with sports is another fundamental part of our department.

Since 2011 we are the medical partner of the local soccer club Alemannia Aachen, providing clinical treatments for the whole team. On and off the pitch, the players highly appreciate our individual and comprehensive services.

Department of Plastic Surgery

Clinical Divisions

  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery for Women

Surgery for Body and Soul

Our department of plastic, reconstructive, cosmetic and hand surgery chaired by Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Dan mon O'Dey comprises the full range of professional and modern plastic surgery services and treatments. Herr Privatdozent Dr. med. Dan mon O'Dey is a german specialist in plastic, cosmetic and hand surgery as well as an european specialist in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery (FEBOPRAS) and an academic member of the medical department at the Rheinisch Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen.

As a national member of the DGPRÄC (Deutsche Gesellschaft der Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen), international member of the ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) und Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Herr PD Dr. O'Dey represents the entire department with high empathy, professional services and state-of-the art treatments. Treatments can be either in-patient our out-patient. Before every treatment there will be a comprehensive consulting to review the treatment options and goals.

The most modern equipment provides the full range of plastic and cosmetic as well as reconstructive surgery treatments, including hand and feet surgery. We work in close collaboration with other departments of our clinics to provide a safe, professional and comprehensive treatment. Patients suffer from their physical issues and with the help of surgery often also their psychological condition improves. Although plastic surgery is often seen as "cosmetic-and-beauty-surgery", it is primarily reconstructive surgery to reshape and improve the functionality of damaged skin, tissue, limb and organs.

Therefore the reconstruction of damaged skin due to accidents, burn or cancer treatments is possible. Furthermore it is possible to reshape lost as well as damaged body parts with the transplantation of hair, muscle and bones. Most times these are visible injuries, so our approach is to provide a beautiful and natural outcome to enhance your appearance and make you feel comfortable again.

Department of Gynecology

Clinical Divisions

  • Mamma Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Endometriosis Care
  • Obstetrics

In Good Hands

Our Department of Gynecology provides medical and surgical care for the full range of gynecological issues, non-cancerous (benign) as well as cancer diseases. We want you to feel comfortable. Therefore a professional and experienced gynecological team of specialists, oncology surgeons and oncology nurses assists and supports each patient before, during and after the treatment.

The medical skills of our team combined with compassionate care and the most modern techniques provide a comprehensive treatment. A special aspect of our department is the gynecological endoscopy, especially the treatment of endometriosis of all different stages in which our patients benefit from our high-volume experience.

We provide treatments of the latest researches and newest knowledge to ensure a conservative and reliable therapy for our patients. For example, in Aachen and the local area we are leading experts in the usage of the NovaSure Endometrial Ablation procedure with about 90 treatments each year. Particularly in our certificated Breast Cancer Center we highlight our multidisciplinary approach as we established a strong network to provide comprehensive treatments and individualized support. Therefore we are in dispose to address each patient's well-being.


Your Stay

Read more about your stay at the Luisenhospital and its first-class accommodations.


Organization & Processes

Read more about your in-patient stay, our additional services and discharge policy.


Physician Interview

Read an interview with our senior physician of the Department of Internal Medicine, Dr. med. Jürgen Ontyd about treatments in the Luisenhospital.


Patient Interview

The professional ballett dancer of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Marina Abdullaeva decided for a treatment at the Luisenhospital Department of Trauma and Emergency Orthopaedic Care.



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