The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz

The University Medical Center in Mainz, Germany

The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) - the fifth largest university in Germany - is located in the center of the state capital Mainz, at the south-western border of the Rheinland-Pfalz federal state. This means that it is only fifteen minutes away from Frankfurt Airport.


As the only University Medical Center in the state of Rhineland-Pfalz the Center offers healthcare to the highest university standard. The patients always receive the best healthcare through the implementation of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic methods, all founded on knowledge from cutting-edge medical research.

Working together in exemplary interdisciplinary fashion, Mainz University Medical Center comprises more than fifty clinical departments, institutes and divisions plus the pharmacy and the blood transfusion center. More than 1,000 doctors and 1,900 nurses work here.

Mainz University Medical Center operates over 1,600 hospital beds. Every year, more than 62,000 patients are treated on an inpatient basis, and approx. 220,000 as out-patients - both from Germany and from abroad.

Mainz University Medical Center also has the International Office (IO). Its activities include work with foreigners coming here for checkup and treatment: treatment proposals, a cost estimate, organizing translators (if necessary), help in achieving visa, appointments and accommodation and invoicing.

Mainz University Medical Center comprises a lot of Departments and Institutes. Its profile structure looks like a map representing both wide range of diseases treated here and up-to-date methods to cure them. Mainz University Medical Center includes Department of Internal Medicine I (Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Infectiology and Immunology), Department of Internal Medicine II (Cardiology, Angiology) and Department of Internal Medicine III (Hematology, Oncology, Pneumology), as well as Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology и Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and others.

Research is conducted in preclinical institutions (for example, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology), clinical theoretical institutes (Department of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene) and clinical institutes (Institute of Human Genetics, Institute of Neuroradiology).

Research Clinical Centers include Gynecologic Oncology Center, Breast Center, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Therapy Center, Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research, University Centre of Diseases Caused by Malignant Tumors, and the Center for Pain Management and Palliative Medicine.

Main focus Mainz University Medical Center is organ transplant (transplant of the kidneys, pancreas, liver, bone marrow, cornea), immunology, bio-oncology in radiation oncology, pneumology, hematology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pediatrics.


Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the University Hospital of Mainz is world renowned for many years. It’s headed by prof. W. Mann. Every year experienced professionals here carry out more than 6,000 operations on the structures of the head and neck, including plastic operations of congenital/acquired defects. Modern operating rooms are equipped with the latest equipment, including computerized, robot-assisted navigation systems, endoscopic and microscopic surgery devices, lasers, etc. Department of Ophthalmology of the Mainz University Medical Center is headed by Prof. Dr. Pfeifer. Here the doctors are involved in correction of various vision disorders and strabismus, treatment of cataract, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, retinopathies, macular degeneration in the setting of myopia (nearsightedness) or age-related changes.

Department of Cardiology and Angiology (Head - Prof. Thomas Muenzel) specializes in providing skilled care to patients suffering from disorders of the heart coronary vessels, congenital or acquired heart diseases, myocardial diseases, disorders of peripheral blood vessels. Doctors have extensive experience in therapeutic intensive care medicine in the field of electrophysiology and toxicology. In addition, outpatient diagnostics can be provided here for patients having heart rhythm disorders, dislipidemy, disorders of blood coagulation, and pulmonary hypertension.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery under the direction of Prof. Christian-Friedrich Vahl specializes in the treatment (non-surgical, surgical) of the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases and bronchopulmonary disorders, main focus is advanced minimally invasive techniques.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the direction of prof. Heinz Kёlbl focuses on issues of infertility and in vitro fertilization, obstetrics and treatment of cancer of the reproductive system. Department also features urologic gynecology, here you can undertake urodynamic analysis that guarantees the best results of treatment of bladder and uterus diseases. Cancer therapy involves use of cutting-edge highly effective methods of surgery. Laparoscopy allows to minimize intraoperative tissue damage, reduce the risk of complications and avoid the formation of non-aesthetic postoperative scars. Laser therapy, high-precision diagnosis of breast cancer, etc.

Mainz University Medical Center also has Department of Pediatric Surgery headed by Prof. Felix Schir, pediatric care here corresponds to the world standards. Main clinical focus is minimally invasive methods of pediatric surgery. Personnel of the Department includes pediatric surgeons having specialization in Pediatric Surgery and have extensive experience of operations in children and newborns, children's anesthesiologists, children's nurses, teachers and caregivers. Department of Pediatric Surgery, among other things, is engaged in treatment of traumatic injuries and elimination of their consequences. Children’s treatment is carried out in collaboration with pediatricians and oncologists.

Annually Mainz University Medical Center faces about 250,000 diagnoses. Diagnostic and treatment methods used in divisions of the hospital are in line with modern level of medical science. The researchers of Medical Center work in close rapport with the most famous and best research centers not only in Europe but all over the world, and the results of their collaborative work are implemented in everyday medical practice on a regular basis.