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Blood cancer, bone marrow and immune system disorders

Second opinion online & video consultation

For international patients at the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology

An independent SECOND OPINION will give you more confidence when facing a serious illness. The experience and expertise of our renowned experts can contribute to gaining access to a targeted and individual therapy in all hematological disorders such as blood cancer (Leukemias: Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) ), bone marrow (Multiple Myeloma, Amyloidosis), immune system disorders (Lymphoma), also cancerous (malignant) tumors of the connective tissues (Sarcomas) and Cancer of unknown primary (CUP- Syndrome).
We aim to provide excellent medical care accessible to everyone – personalized and guided by our cutting-edge research.

Our Focus

We concentrate on specific types of cancer:

Dr. med. Tim Sauer

Main focus: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN)

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Dreger

Main focus: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lymphatic lymphoma

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Richard Schlenk

Prof. Dr. med. Richard Schlenk

Main focus: Acute leukemias

PD Dr. Simon Raffel

Main focus: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Dr. med. Julia Meissner

Main focus: Lymphoma

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Dreger

Main focus: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), lymphatic lymphoma

Dr. med. Isabell Krämer

Main focus: Lymphoma

Prof. Dr. med. Marc Raab

Main focus: Multiple Myeloma

Dr. med. Sandra Sauer

Main focus: Multiple Myeloma

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Luft

Main focus: Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Ute Hegenbart

Prof. Dr. Ute Hegenbart

Main focus: Amyloidosis

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Gerlinde Egerer

Prof. Dr. med. Gerlinde Egerer

Main focus: Sarkoma

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Alwin Krämer

Prof. Dr. med. Alwin Krämer

Main focus: Cancer of unknown primary (CUP)

Special Treatment Options

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Autologous stem cell transplantation (outpatient)

Head of Department: Dr. med. Sandra Sauer

Around 250 stem cell transplants are carried out in Heidelberg every year, around 1/3 of which are outpatients. During outpatient treatment, the patients are housed in comfortable apartments close to the clinic.

Learn more about the treatment by watching the video:


CAR-T cell therapy with CAR-T products manufactured in-house

Heads of Department: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Dreger and Prof. Dr. med. Michael Schmitt

We carry out about 40 CAR-T cell therapies a year with industrial products. We also currently have two proprietary products: CD19 (Indication: ALL, CLL, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) and BCMA (Indication: Myeloma).

Our CAR-T cell products are very well tolerated. For this reason, the treatment can also be carried out on an outpatient basis.

Second Opinion - Overview

Written Report

Total Amount: 500 Euro

A written document describing the findings and expert opinion about your foregoing treatment or therapy: You can get a comprehensive written second opinion, in German or English, from one of our specialists based on your up-to-date medical history.

Video Consultation

Total Amount: 700 Euro

A face-to-face conversation with a renowned expert: In a personal doctor-patient discussion, we focus on your individual situation and make a recommendation - face-to-face. The video consultation is embedded in our expertise and enables us to provide the latest research findings for international patients.You will also receive a summary of the video consulation in writing. 

Individual Treatment

Total Amount: Upon Request

If you would like to come to Heidelberg in person, the video consultation serves as a pre-assessment to better plan the treatment. In this case, the costs will be charged with the treatment costs.

If you are interested in autologous stem cell transplantation or CAR-T cell treatment, please contact us for a personal consultation.

Patient Case Management
Olga Guban
+49 6221 56-36831

FAQ on video consultation


No, don`t worry, you don`t have to. All you need is a smartphone or laptop/PC/tablet and a webcam and internet connection. A special software is not required. The video consultation takes place in your browser. After login you will automatically be supported in setting up your camera and microphone. 

Of course, the security of your health data is our top priority. We meet all legal requirements and do not process any data that is exchanged during the video consultation. Your video consultation is just as confidential as your personal visit to the doctor and is subject to the highest German data protection standards.  

Yes, on condition that you introduced all persons present. The doctor has to be aware about every person attending the video consultation.  

No, it is illegal to record a video consultation. 

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Healing through groundbreaking research

The Ruprecht-Karls-University is Germany`s oldest university and today`s University of Excellence. The Heidelberg University Hospital is committed to this tradition by cutting-edge research. The research location Heidelberg with a network of internationally renowned institutes such as the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory or four Max Planck Institutes combine a highly specialized expertise. This network accelerates the development based on the latest progress across disciplines and locations.

More information about the Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology at the UKHD

Note: the service is not available for United States (US) and Canadian citizens