The Augustinum Clinic of Munich is a modern medical institution, providing not only qualified medical services, but also the professional care for patients. To date, the clinic is a leading company in Germany in providing social services to the population. The basic principle of the clinic is to provide medical and proper care and social support to patients at the same place.
The clinic was founded in 1964 by evangelical pastor George Rueckert. The building is located in the western part of the city of Munich, close to the historic residence of St. Augustine, in whose honor was this clinic named. From 2004, the clinic is part of the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.
Since the opening of the clinic, its main motto is ‘The whole is always formed from the sum of its parts.’ In other words, it is necessary to combine the professional knowledge of physicians, a half-century tradition of patient care, as well as modern and innovative developments in the field of medicine in order to achieve optimal results of treatment. At the same time, the diagnosis is also essential for the activity of the clinic. The Augustinum Clinic carries out a variety of body examinations, using modern equipment. For example: examination of the cardiovascular system using coronary angiography, balloon dilatation of the coronary arteries, ultrasound duplex scanning, spirometry, and electrocardiogram .
The main specialty of the clinic is internal medicine. In particular, the clinic specializes in:
Department of Cardiology
The Augustinum Clinicof Munich is an advanced center in providing the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, diseases of heart muscle, heart valves, and heart rhythm abnormalities. A team of qualified cardiologists who constantly improve their qualifications, depending on the severity of the disease, prescribes conservative or surgical treatment.
Diagnosis in cardiology
To determine the optimal method of treatment, you must first make a correct diagnosis. That is why the clinic performs a wide range of diagnostic procedures:
An outpatient and inpatient treatment of cardiovascular diseases can be carried out in the clinic. The clinic also has a cardiac catheterization laboratory, where experienced physicians perform heart vessels angiography to resume the flow of narrowed or closed coronary arteries by means of the balloon and stent implantation. Treatment of different diseases is carried out here, like:
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Metabolic Diseases of the Augustinum Clinic of Munich offers a variety of diagnostic and treatment methods from modern techniques of ultrasound and X-ray diagnosis to renal replacement therapy in the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment can be provided by the clinic.
This department focuses on the treatment of kidney and renal hypertension, as well as complications and associated diseases, disorders of the immune system, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes.
The department is ready 24 hours a day to take any patient with diseases of internal organs like cardiovascular diseases, acute and chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients from other hospitals. Intensive treatment of the following Nephrology diseases is carried out here:
The clinic offers outpatient treatment program for patients who require chronic hemodialysis. Outpatient care for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease and hypertension is also provided here.
Department of Gastroenterology
Modern Gastroenterology offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of treatment of the gastrointestinal tract diseases in the inpatient and outpatient settings. For this purpose the Department of Gastroenterology uses up-to-date equipment, which is being constantly updated. Same day procedures of endoscopy, ultrasound and functional study of the gastrointestinal tract are also carried out here.
Range of Medical Services
It is worth noting that during the endoscopic examination carbon dioxide insufflation is used, since it does not cause swelling after inspection.
Department of Pulmonology
The main task of Pulmonology Department of the clinic is to assure free breathing and healthy sleep of patients. It offers a full range of services for the treatment of respiratory diseases with the use of advanced techniques and modern medical equipment. It also provides a variety of invasive and noninvasive diagnostic study of the body. Besides that the department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders caused by respiratory diseases. For this, the clinic has a sleep laboratory with three beds.
The department also provides: