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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

Do you want to be sure that your therapy and current medication is adequate?

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).
Whether you opt for a written report or a consultation via video conference, you can easily access our clinical experts' insight from the comfort of your own home – based on your up-to-date medical reports
We can provide an informed and objective assessment within days.
We aim to provide excellent medical care accessible to everyone – personalized and guided by our cutting-edge research.

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

Your advantages

Second opinion online at the Clinic for Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology

Our focus

We concentrate on specific types of cancer

Written report

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 reports without leaving your home. Your written second opinion will be ready within 14 days, depending on the availability of diagnostic documentation and your medical history reports. One of our Case Managers will inform you when your report is ready and you can download the encrypted document.

Video consultation

a face-to-face conversation with a renowned expert

When facing a serious illness, there may be a need for further explanation or clarification that goes beyond a written report. Our experts at the Department for Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology review your diagnosis and help you to decide on a plan via video consultation.
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 teh video consulation in writing. 

Your contact

Patient Case Management


Tel: +49 6221 56-36831

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Our treatment concepts

Medicine at the highest level

The Department of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology is one of the largest and most prestigious centers. The integration of clinical care and research leads to best possible treatments. As part of our clinical studies we develop new medications and innovative, promising therapeutic concepts. Rapid progress in hematological research promotes tailored made-to-measure treatments for the benefit of our patients.

Therapies of the future available today

The close integration of clinical care and research enables us to offer innovative, promising therapies. As part of our clinical trials, we use the newest medication options that are not yet generally available, however, often deliver very promising effects.
More information : Impulses for Immunotherapies for Cancer - UKHD Annual Report 2019 (

Our expert team

Prof. Dr. med. Aleksandar Radujkovic

Main focus: Aplastic anemia, Myelodysplastic syndrome

Prof. Dr. med. Marc-Steffen Raab

Main focus: Multiple myeloma

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Dreger

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

Prof. Dr. med. Gerlinde Egerer

Main focus: Sarcoma

Prof. Dr. med. Ute Hegenbart

Main focus: Amyloidosis

Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Alwin Krämer

Prof. Dr. med. Alwin Krämer

Main focus: CUP-Syndrome

Prof. Dr. med. Sascha Dietrich

Main focus: Lymphoma

Dr. med. Sandra Sauer

Main focus: Multiple myeloma

Dr. med. Tim Sauer

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

Prof. Dr. med. Richard Schlenk

Main focus: Acute leukemias

Portrait von Dr. med. Simon Raffel

Dr. med. Simon Raffel

Main focus: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Luft

Main focus: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Setting future standards in medicine

through expertise and competence

Cost breakdown

Basic second opinion

Written report after rewiewing the patient file
500 EURO

Second opinion with video consultation  

Video consultation followed by a written report
700 EURO

Additionally (if applicable):
Interdisciplinary discussion in the Tumor Board

Exchange in a panel of experts
250 EURO

Translation of documents     

(if documents are not sent in German or English)
Effort based invoicing


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.
Five doctors from the Departement of Hematology, Oncology and Rheumatology are listed among the top doctors in Germany in the well-known "Focus" doctor list 2020.  

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

Newsweek – World`s Best Specialty Hospitals 2021 – Oncology

Newsweek recognized the Department of hematology, oncology and rheumatology at Heidelberg University Hospital as one of the world`s top 25 clinics in the field of oncology in 2021. The magazine focusses on best patients`diagnostics, most effective therapies and best care worldwide. We cooperate with other clinics and institutes at the Heidelberg University Hospital and at the National Center of Tumor Diseases (NCT). This is how, we guarantee the best possible care for our patients.
We take this internationally recognized ranking as an award for our expertise.