The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is the largest amongst Hamburg's hospitals with around 1600 hospital beds. Each year the medical center treats 92 000 in-patients and 291 000 out-patients – among them 122 000 emergency patients.
Similar to most university hospitals, the UKE offers a complete range of treatment options for patients. At the same time, new ideas in research and new approaches for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases are applied. The range of medical care extends from overall diagnostic service to highly specialised and complex treatments necessary for uncommon diseases. For the Hamburg region, a large number of therapies and complicated surgical procedures, especially in the field of transplantation (heart, liver, kidney as well as bone marrow) can only be performed in the UKE.
The UKE has more than 80 departments for complex, rare and chronic syndromes – e.g. the treatment of muscle diseases, blood coagulatory disorders, heart rhythm disorders, impaired vision or obsessive-compulsive disorders. A wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options is available for metabolic diseases, allergies and neural diseases. Patients with complex diseases, cancer and other disorders requiring a comprehensive treatment benefit from the interdisciplinary cooperation within the UKE. A modern stroke unit provides optimal conditions after an acute stroke.
Endoscopic techniques, further developed and advanced within the UKE along with various other disciplines, have come to international recognition. The departments of radiology and neuroradiology offer a wide range of modern imaging techniques. Highly specialised laboratories and tissue analysis performed within the UKE departments complement the clinical diagnosis.