In line with the motto "Only teamwork makes you strong!", here you can see online the result of the intensive work of specialists from all the disciplines involved on the subject of transplantation. You will find information on the indication and explanations of why and when transplantation is necessary.
How do I get on the transplant waiting list and what should I pay particular attention to during the waiting period?More details about the waiting list
"We have an organ for you": Despite all the good preparation, the call finally comes as a surprise. The wait is over.We describe the process
After the operation you will spend a moment in the intensive care unit and then in the normal ward. The hospital stay is followed by a rehabilitation or recovery phase.
Here you can already get an impression of the Surgical Clinic before your stay
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Information brochureFrequently asked questionsParking and directions
The history of organ transplantation has been written in Heidelberg for many years. Before we give you detailed information about transplantation and present our transplantation programmes, we take a look back to the beginnings of transplantation. dates and facts which show the long way we have come to today's success.
Hereby we prove our wealth of experience and emphasise the special features of our centre; but we also hope to strengthen your confidence in us with these facts and figures.
The TRANSPLANT CENTRE Heidelberg unites the internal organs of the abdominal cavity under joint management
Read details about the transplant procedure and open, laparoscopic and daVinci-assisted procedures:
We offer you individual surgical procedures tailored to your specific case.
Through close links with the Centre of Excellence for Surgery, the Clinic for Internal Medicine, the Kidney Centre (NZH), the Pancreas Centre (EPZ), the Children's Clinic, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the National Centre for Tumour Diseases (NCT), we always have our finger on the pulse and are ready to offer state-of-the-art care.
Clinical research is a major branch of medicine concerned with empirically testing the safety and efficacy of medical procedures through clinical trials. In this process, non-commercial clinical trials are conducted to test the effectiveness of treatment methods in close proximity to patients, with the ultimate goal of curing diseases. This process is crucial to improve the quality of medical care and to treat patients optimally.
Driving research - we offer opportunities to participate in studies and benefit from new therapy concepts
Here we provide information concerning the time after transplantation, such as valuable tips on topics of immunosuppression and aftercare.We give you numerous tips on healthy and low-germ nutrition after transplantation, as some foods contain germs against which the weakened immune system is not yet sufficiently protected. Our recommendations will help you to avoid possible complications and to enjoy eating and drinking to the full. We also inform you about what you should pay attention to in terms of nutrition in case of various concomitant diseases.The topic of travelling is a challenge for many transplant patients, as it is difficult to make the right decisions for your own body. After recovery, you should slowly start exercising again. We present options for exercise after transplantation and offer a list of support groups that can provide further points of contact.
An organ transplant marks a significant turning point in your life that is associated with a high degree of hope. It is understandable that you want to be as prepared as possible.
As a transplant recipient or their relative you are interested in specific questions:
The German Foundation for Organ Transplantation "DSO" provides information in a news portal.
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