Range of services at the Paulinenkrankenhaus

Our clinical profile is completed by a modern intensive care unit, a functional diagnostics unit aligned with the care we provide, and a highly specialised physiotherapy department. Find out more about the range of services at Paulinenkrankenhaus.

Intensive care and ventilation

  • 21 beds in an intensive care unit equipped with ultramodern apparatus
  • Over 80 qualified staff with special knowledge of intensive medical cardiosurgical aftercare
  • Multiple monitoring and ventilation options at all beds
  • Extensive differential diagnosis – aligned with our elective healthcare
  • Invasive ventilation, including controlled reduction of pulmonary arterial pressure by administration of inhaled nitric oxide
  • Non-invasive ventilation (BIPAP)


  • The staff of the physiotherapy department work autonomously to apply a wide range of medically prescribed physiotherapy options.
  • Their close proximity to patients through their physical work on and with people requires sensitivity, a respectful manner and friendliness.
  • They keep their specialist knowledge up to date by means of regular training and continuous professional development.
  • The physiotherapy procedures are aligned with the guidelines of the professional authorities and adapted to the requirements of our clinical clients.

Endoscopic procedures

  • Gastroscopy with the possibility of intervention
    (biopsy, sclerotherapy, argon plasma coagulation, etc.)
  • Colonoscopy with the possibility of intervention
    (biopsy, polypectomy)
  • ERCP with the possibility of papillotomy and stone extraction
  • Bronchoscopy with the possibility of endobronchial and transbronchial biopsy
  • Long-term gastroesophageal pH monitoring
  • PEG and PEJ facilities

Imaging procedures

  • Sonography
    • Abdomen: including colour-coded examination
    • Duplex blood flow ultrasound
    • Thyroid gland ultrasound
  • Echocardiography (including colour-coded Doppler sonography)
    • Transthoracic
    • Transoesophageal
    • Stress echo cardiography
  • Radiography
    • Thoracic radiography
    • Bone radiography
    • Abdominal radiography
  • Computerised tomography using a modern CT scanner (Somatom)

Functional diagnostics

  • Examination for differential lung function diagnosis
  • Ambulatory and stress ECG/long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Ambulatory ECG: examination for differential diagnosis of heart-rhythm disorders
  • Stress ECG: examination for differential diagnosis of heart-rhythm disorders in stress situations
  • Ambulatory blood pressure measurement: long-term examination for differential diagnosis of blood pressure fluctuations

Haemodynamic examinations

  • Right-heart catheterization using a Swan-Ganz catheter
  • Invasive arterial pressure measurement

Biopsy and puncture procedures

  • Endomyocardial biopsy
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Liver biopsy
  • Thoracocentesis and tube thoracostomy
  • Bone marrow examination

Kidney replacement surgery

  • Haemofiltration (heparin- and citrate-controlled)
  • Haemodialysis (on the advice of consultants)