Kind und Ärztin

Department of PediatryHands that care

Perinatal Center Level 1 "Hands that care"

  • The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of the children’s hospital of the Sana Klinikum Offenbach is accredited as a level 1 perinatal center together with the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the hospital. Thus the highest standards of perinatal care are available

Diseases treated (selected)

  • In addition to extremely low birth weight neonates patients with the following diseases can be treated (selected diseases):
  • Severe birth asphyxia, meconium aspiration syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension of the neonate (PPHN), severe neonatal convulsions, metabolic diseases, severe hyperbilirubinemia, neonates of diabetic mothers, congenital heart disease, congenital malformations of the kidneys and urogenital tract, malformations of the intestinal tract such as imperforate anus, other congenital malformations


  • The staff is especially trained for the care of extremely low birth weight neonates and neonates at high risk. The qualification of physicians and nurses therefore also matches highest standards.
  • Two pediatricians are sub specialized in neonatology and pediatric intensive care. The neonatal department is therefore approved as a training unit for the sub specialization of neonatology.
  • The following additional specialists cooperate with the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Pediatric surgeon
  • Pediatric cardiologist
  • Pediatric urologist
  • Pediatric nephrologist
  • Neuropediatrician
  • Pediatric neurosurgeon
  • Pediatric traumatologist
  • Geneticist
  • ENT department
  • Others

Equipment (selected)

  • 10 NICU beds are equipped with modern respirators, monitoring systems and incubators. In addition resuscitation units and transport incubators are available. A multitude of diverse diagnostic facilities exists including:
  • Ultrasound (including color-duplex-sonography)
  • Mobile X-ray, MRI, CT-scan
  • Electrocardiography
  • Electroencephalography
  • Sensory evoked potentials
  • Radionuclide-scintigraphy
  • Bedside blood gas analyzer

NICU treatment techniques (selected)

  • Surfactant replacement
  • Conventional respiratory care
  • High frequency jet ventilation
  • Oscillatory ventilation
  • NO-ventilation
  • Pharmacologic closure of patent ductus arteriosus
  • Blood exchange via umbilical vessels
  • The concept pursued in the children’s Hospital puts its focus on patient and their relatives. All departments and clinics cooperate in a multidisciplinary fashion with the perinatal department as the coordinating center.
  • The Sana Klinikum Offenbach is an academic teaching hospital of the University of Frankfurt. The hospitals cooperate in patient treatment, students’ education and scientific activities.


Dr. med. Andreas Widera

Dr. med. Andreas Widera
Tel.: +49 (0)69 8405-3930
Fax: Fax: + 49 (0)69 8405 4455