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Helios Emil von Behring

General Info

The Helios Hospital Emil von Behring, academic teaching hospital of the Charité, is a hospital for qualified specialist care in the attractive south-west of Berlin. Established in 2000 through the merger of three renowned specialist clinics known throughout Germany: Heckeshorn Lung Clinic, Oskar-Helene-Heim, Behring Hospital, the Helios Hospital Emil von Behring offers state-of-the-art medical care at the highest level for children and adults.

The foundation hospital Oskar-Helene-Heim, one of the oldest hospitals in Berlin, was founded in 1905 by a married couple Oskar and Helene Pintsch as a healing center for disabled adolescents and then developed into a university clinic for orthopedics and trauma surgery known throughout Germany - a modern center for Joint medicine and spinal surgery. The Heckeshorn Lung Clinic was founded in 1947 as a tuberculosis clinic. Since 2004 it has been one of the numerous specialist departments of the Helios Hospital Emil von Behring under the name of the Clinic for Pneumology. It is one of the leading lung centers in Germany and offers high quality medical care for patients with lung cancer, breathing disorders during sleep, infectious diseases of the respiratory organs and tuberculosis.

3 renowned Berlin hospitals as a historical basis: Oskar-Helene-Heim, Heckeshorn Lung Clinic and Behring Hospital
507 beds
60 private beds in the Helios comfort board Berlin-Zehlendorf
15 day patient facility
15 medical departments
7 certified centers
2 state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratories
1 clinic for intensive care medicine
1 rescue center
25,000 inpatients per year
55,000 outpatients annually
30,000 patients with emergencies in the rescue center (annually)
325 international patients in 2019

Our focus:

  • Treatment of postural and musculoskeletal disorders, with a focus on joint replacement and spinal surgery
  • Pneumology and thoracic surgery - conservative and operative treatment of oncological diseases of the lungs and respiratory organs
  • General, visceral and minimally invasive surgery, specializing in operations on the digestive tract - esophagus, liver, pancreas and rectum
  • Hematology and oncology - treatment of benign and malignant blood diseases as well as tumor diseases
  • Vascular surgery, angiology - operative and conservative treatment of arterial, venous and lymphatic diseases
  • Pediatric orthopedics and traumatology (diagnosis and treatment of spinal malformations such as scolioses, kyphosis, valgus feet, knock knees, etc.), pediatric lung medicine, allergies and pediatric rheumatism
  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery, including gender reassignment surgery, treatment of the consequences of genital mutilation in women, hand surgery and treatment of congenital wrist malformations in children

Medical Care

Helios stands for high-quality medical care, using both the most up-to-date and the least intrusive methods. Our mission is to provide the finest medical treatment using both state-of-the-art procedures and technology. The inter-disciplinary approach of our highly skilled and experienced medical/nursing teams guarantees the best possible care for you.

Clinic for general, visceral and minimally invasive surgery

In the general, visceral and minimally invasive surgery department, our specialists work with modern technologies that allow us to carry out even the most complex interventions without any problems. Most of the operations here are performed using minimally invasive methods designed to reduce the patient's recovery time and the risk of complications. Our focus is on beautiful laparoscopic as well as open surgical and minimally invasive interventions on the digestive tract (stomach, colon and rectum), endocrine surgery and coloproctology.

Our services:

o Laparoscopic left pancreatic resection, laparascopic pancreaticocystojejunostomy

o Laparoscopic appendectomy

o Laparoscopic colon and rectal resection, resection for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

o Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, surgical treatment of bile duct tumors, gall bladder tumors

o Laparoscopic liver resection, cyst uncovering, surgical treatment of liver metastases

o Transabdominal preperitoneal hernioplasty for an inguinal hernia

o Laparoscopic fundoplication, gastric banding, gastric bypass, gastric reduction o laparoscopic splenectomy (spleen)

o Laparoscopic adrenalectomy (adrenal gland)

o Functional thyroid resection o Thoracoscopic esophagectomy, thoracoscopic partial resection for benign tumors

o Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fistulas (Milligan-Morgan surgery, Ferguson surgery, Longo surgery (surgery using a stapler), hemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL), also in combination with a rectal anal repair (RAR))

Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery - certified center for joint medicine and spinal surgery

All interventions in our clinic for orthopedics and trauma surgery are carried out using modern arthroscopic and microsurgical techniques - beautifully but as effectively as possible for our patients.

o Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: YHead OA Dr. Sebastian Herrmann

Our focus is: Arthoscopic and open surgery on the shoulder joint, rotator cuff reconstruction, shoulder TEP, elbow arthroscopy, elbow TEP, treatment of frozen shoulder (frozen shoulder), osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint, injuries and fractures in the shoulder area

o Spinal surgery: OA Dr. Tobias Padberg

Dr. Padberg treats various intervertebral disc diseases, prostheses on the cervical and lumbar spine, spinal stenosis, stabilization of tumor-related defects in the bones, corrections of crooked spine (scoliosis), chronic pain in the back and leg area

o Hip and knee arthroplasty: Dr. Sebastian Reuter

We offer the following surgical services: arthroscopies of the knee joint, K-TEP, H-TEP, revision endoprosthetics of the knee joint, treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, meniscus surgery: refixation and resection, cruciate ligament replacement: reconstruction of the missing cruciate ligament with an own transplant, osteotomy: for malpositions of the lower extremity ( O- / X-leg)

Helios Emil von Behring provides the following medical departments:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Pneumology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pneumology
  • Thoracic Surgery


When staying with Helios we want you to feel home away from home.

For our international patients we therefore provide a variety of amenities and technical as well as culinary extras to create an environment in which you can recover quickly.

During your stay our service manager and his/her team will look after you personally and make sure that your stay will be as pleasant as possible.

Our comfortable and spacious patient rooms provide the standard of a five star hotel with international TV channels, newspapers and a mini bar.


Our interiors are specifically designed with warm colors, luxurious material and an integrated modern media system to create a comfortable atmosphere. In the suites you will find adequate space to welcome friends and relatives in a hotel-like setting.

The management of the clinic and the staff of the patient management team will personally take care of you and ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Upon request, we will support you by organizing the following extra services:

• Transfer service (taxi), if required, organization of flight ambulance, ambulance transport from and to the hospital

• Ordering bouquets for patients from our partner flower shop

• Administration (visa and travel support)

• Russian and English speaking employees in the hospital, interpreters

• Recommendation and organization of follow-up measures such as rehabilitation

• Translation of your medical records - into English / Russian / Arabic languages

The room:

  • Single or double rooms with high-quality furnishings to the standard of a 4-star hotel: modern and comfortable furniture and decoration in a pleasant color palette
  • Spacious bathroom with toilet, shower, large mirror, cosmetic mirror and sufficient storage space
  • Personal safe in the room
  • Hair dryer, bathrobe and towels for use during your stay
  • Selection of cosmetic items
  • Minibar with soft drinks

Room amenities:

  • International newspapers & books
  • Fresh fruit and snacks every day
  • Rich offer for breakfast and dinner
  • Lunch menu and special meals (vegetarian and vegan options)
  • All-day access to the patient lounge with coffee and tea specialties
  • Selection of cakes in the afternoon
  • International television
  • Flat screen TV with Sky TV
  • Free internet access (WLAN)
  • Room of silence / prayer room in the hospital

Should you have any additional requests during your stay please contact our service personnel.

Hotels & Travel

The Helios Hospital Emil von Behring is located in the green south-west of Berlin in a quiet location in the Zehlendorf district. The most famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm with numerous shopping centers such as Berlin KaDeWe can be reached by public transport or taxi in less than 20 minutes. The Wannsee and Schlachtensee lakes, which are particularly popular among Berliners as excursion destinations in summer, are located very close to the hospital building. In the vicinity of Wannsee is the Pfaueninsel - the former residence of the Prussian kings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From there you can also reach the historic city of Potsdam, home of the Sanssouci Palace and the Potsdam Conference.

How to contact us:

30 km and approx. 40 minutes travel time from Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) Willy Brandt or Berlin Central Station

With the regional or S-Bahn to the S-Bahn station Berlin-Zehlendorf or Berlin-Wannsee

Take the 101, 623 bus to the Behring-Krankenhaus bus stop

More information:


Please contact us if you need more support in organizing a transfer or in finding accommodation for you and your relatives.

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