Földi Klinik Germany
+49 (0)7652 - 124-0
The Földi Clinic, European Centre for Lymphology, unifies medically advanced progressive thought with high humanitarian standards, providing interconnected treatment forms under one roof: medication, physical and surgical therapy and emergency care. The Földi Clinic is seen as a reference clinic for patients with lymphological diseases, and the expertise of the doctors at the Földi Clinic is in high demand worldwide. For more information about the Földi Clinic Hinterzarten please click here
The History of the Földi Clinic
The Földi Clinic was founded as a specialist clinic for lymphology in April 1979 in Feldberg-Altglashütten. The original house “Sommerberg” was a spa-hotel with 60 beds which had previously belonged to a bank, and was rented by the married couple Professor Michael Földi and Professor Etelka Földi. After the necessary renovations, the clinic was registered for patient care according to §30 GWO and was registered as a specialist hospital by the health insurance companies according to §184 RVO. After a short period of time, the waiting list for treatment at the hospital had risen to over one year. Therefore, a hotel situated close-by with 22 beds (Haus Brunk) was rented in order to increase the clinic's capacity.
The medical personnel at that time consisted of 4 doctors, 8 nurses and 14 therapists. These were the years of improvisation, and there was a mood of attaining new horizons: the patients were delighted to find new possibilites for treating their lymphedema in a specialist clinic. At the same time the treating physicians and therapists gained increasing experience in Lymphology and were able to optimize individual diagnostic and treatment strategies. It was at this time that the interdisciplinary principle for lymphological patient care was established. Patients with secondary lymphedema after cancer treatment were treated in cooperation with the oncological centres of the University Clinic in Freiburg. Lymphscintigraphy and further imaging diagnostic examinations were performed at the local hospital in Emmendingen.
Prof. E. Földi received CHI authorization for lymphological consultation in 1979, so that out-patient lymphedema treatment could be performed in addition to in-patient treatment. Complex Physical Decongestive Therapy (CDT) was established at the clinic based on manual lymph drainage and furthered with additional therapies. Complex Physical Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is now recognized as the basis for conservative lymphedema treatment, embedded in an internistic integral concept. The therapeutic results were convincing.
Many doctors from Germany and the world visited the clinic, as well as hospital operators and health politicians: The foundation of a model clinic was planned, to be financed by the State and Federation, which the clinic founders welcomed. After this plan failed in Stuttgart, the clinic management created their own plan for the further development of the specialist lymphological clinic on their own initiative and without shying the risks: The Professors Földi bought the Hotel Weißes Rössle in Hinterzarten with 96 beds at that time. After extensive renovations, the Földi Clinic was able to reopen its doors on 24th September 1986. The number of personnel had increased accordingly to meet the new challenges: 7 physicians, 15 nurses, 24 physiotherapists as well as service personnel. Read more Földi Klinik
Lympho Opt Klinik Germany
+49 (0)9154 - 911 202
Dr. Schingale Specialized Clinic for Lymphology Pommelsbrunn-Hohenstadt. The Lympho-Opt Clinic Pommelsbrunn-Hohenstadt is a small rehabilitation clinic with a family atmosphere. For two decades we have offered high-quality help to people with lymphatic and venous diseases, either from Germany or from all over the world.
Lympho-Opt - Specialist Clinic for Lymphology
The Lympho-Opt Clinic is one of the few lymphology clinics worldwide. It is a private hospital, however, due to supply contracts with statutory health insurances, in accordance with § 111 of Social Code V as well as occupancy agreements with annuity insurances, in accordance with § 21 SGB IX, it can admit patients for medical rehabilitation (cures).
If you want to apply for a rehab, please contact your health or annuity insurance.
Privately insured patients can be hospitalized for acute clinical treatment, if they own a referral from their general practitioner, which has been pre-approved by their health insurance. Of course also privately insured individuals can apply at Lympho-Opt for an in-patient rehab (cure). According to § 6 and § 7 BHV, Lympho-Opt is an eligible clinic.
The Lympho-Opt Clinic was founded in Vorra, Middle Franconia in 1992 and moved to new premises in Pommelsbrunn-Hohenstadt in October 1998. It is a specialist clinic with focus on lymphology, and offers single as well as double rooms. Thanks to its comprehensible size and an intensive and personal care environment our patients can retain their personal freedom while staying at the hospital. Prior to admission, all wishes and needs on both sides - patient as well as physician – will be clarified.
Our staff is always at disposal for any patient-related questions. The statement "Sorry, I don't have time for you right now" does not exist at our clinic. This also applies for the relationship between employees and clinic management. We foster a very open and trusting relationship with each other, as only a balanced mixture of individual commitment and team spirit helps to keep up and steadily continue the improvement process.
Feel free to bring along an accompanying person, either for individual days or the entire period of your stay. This only needs to be booked in advance. The rate for your companion is EUR 65.-- per day, which includes overnight accommodation and full board. Your companion is welcome to participate in the courses we offer, such as Nordic walking, Zumba, Yoga, knitting, etc.
By default, our patients are granted a single room (depending on the agreement with health insurances, also accommodation in double rooms might be possible)..
The Lympho-Opt Clinic was founded in Vorra, Middle Franconia in 1992 and moved to new premises in Pommelsbrunn-Hohenstadt in October 1998. It is a specialized clinic with focus on lymphology, and offers single as well as double rooms. Thanks to its comprehensible size and an intensive and personal care environment our patients can retain their personal freedom while staying at the hospital. Prior to admission, all wishes and needs on both sides - patient as well as physician – will be clarified Lympho Opt Klinik
Lymphedema Clinic Wittlinger/Austria
+43 (0) 5374 - 5245-0
Set in the enchanting surroundings of Tyrol’s Kaiserwinkl region, the Wittlinger Lymphedema Clinic has been Europe's center for excellence in holistic lymphedema management for more than 50 years. Lymphedema patients require specialized methods of treatment and therapy. Our professional team at the Wittlinger Lymphedema Clinic will look after your wellbeing, while providing you with specific, professional and highly personalized care.
The Wittlinger Lymphedema Clinic in Walchsee – a colorful history
Günther and Hildegard Wittlinger and their two sons Dieter and Hans-Georg moved to Walchsee in the Kaiserwinkl region of Tyrol in 1966. There they acquired the “Alpenbad”, a small spa facility with the first indoor pool in the Kufstein district. The Alpenbad was thus already equipped for treating a variety of ailments.
Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
Among the many acquaintances they made before moving to Walchsee, the Wittlingers met Dr. Emil Vodder, who introduced them to the manual lymph drainage method Dr. Vodder was an example to the Wittlingers, showing them and teaching them many things. Günther Wittlinger worked with Emil Vodder toward further development of and recognition for the method. Günther and Hildegard Wittlinger took it upon themselves to ensure that Dr. Vodder’s manual lymph drainage technique was kept in its original form. They were soon able to convince local doctors of the method’s effectiveness as well.Thanks especially to the support of Dr. Ingrid Kurz, a lymph drainage therapy center was initially established, which in 1974 became the Wittlinger Therapy Center for lymphedema patients, a private medical facility.
Therapy Günther Wittlinger has played a major role in making many, consistently positive research contributions in the field of lymphology. This knowledge has enriched the range of treatments offered at the Wittlinger Therapy Center.To treat lymphedema of any origin with the optimum outcome, a combination of techniques is administered including additional bandaging, remedial exercises and skin treatment.
The center continues to be a family-run operation, currently under the leadership of the Dieter Wittlinger family. Together with his team, he succeeded in negotiating agreements with various health insurers in 1997, so that lymphedema patients from Austria are eligible for a residential stay with extensive treatment, providing them with the best possible medical care. Dr. Angela Shetty-Lee, a specialist in dermatology, is the chief physician responsible for the in-patient rehabilitation clinic. Dr. Christine Heim is the chief physician responsible for the Dr. Vodder Academy. Andreas Wittlinger is the physiotherapist responsible for the physical therapy unit.
Dr. Vodder Academy
The Dr. Vodder Academy, directly attached to the Wittlinger Therapy Center, is an institution for basic and advanced training of massage therapists, physiotherapists and physicians. The Dr. Vodder Academy currently offers more than 40 different courses.Since 2006 it has been the umbrella organization encompassing: The Dr. Vodder School, a training facility for Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph DrainageAustria’s leading training programs for acquiring professional qualifications as a remedial massage therapist or massage therapistContinued and advanced training courses held by internationally recognized instructors and lecturersThe Dr. Vodder Academy for Business, our most recent field of activity
Lymphedema patients require specialized methods of treatment and therapy. Our professional team at the Wittlinger Lymphedema Clinic will look after your wellbeing, while providing you with specific, professional and highly personalized care.