Our clinical expertise

The Albert Schweitzer Hospital has grown into a modern and progressive hospital over the past few years. A ‘top-clinical’ training hospital, where we – in addition to our excellent patient care – make a solid contribution to education and science. Which eventually leads to improved care. We have some top performers. These are the fields in which care, science and education come together optimally and in which different specialisms work closely together. Our patients reap the benefits of these. We would like to show our highlights of clinical expertise to you! 

Colorectal and liver cancer

Gastrointestinal liver doctors, surgeons, oncologists, radiation physicians and nursing specialists work closely together on the ‘super specialised’ treatment and guidance of patients with a tumour in the colon or liver. They work with the most modern treatment techniques. Metastases can be treated while healing with surgery, sometimes in combination with chemotherapy. There is close collaboration with hospitals in the region, and we participate in national surveys. 

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Pelvic floor disorders

Problems with the pelvic floor can have a heavy impact on the daily activities of men, women and children. Think of the loss of urine or faeces, difficulty urinating and defecating, constant pressure or subsidence. The pelvic floor physiotherapist, continence nurse, urologist, gynaecologist and paediatrician work together in our Regional Pelvic Floor Centre. A complete treatment plan is drawn up after the first visit. 

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Pain

In our Pain Treatment Centre in Sliedrecht, we see patients with chronic and acute pain, for example, pain after an inguinal hernia or back surgery, acute hernia, cancer, shingles and facial pain. Medical and nursing specialists work together with a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, physiotherapist and rehabilitation doctor. We use advanced techniques, including various forms of neurostimulation. We also offer uninsured care for lower back pain. 

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Lung cancer 

For patients with lung cancer, the Centre for Lung Cancer is a quiet place where specialists from our hospital and the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute collaborate intensively on optimal care. We schedule appointments immediately after each other as much as possible in order to reduce the burden on the patient. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are available close together. Thanks to the close cooperation with the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, we have the latest treatment methods in-house. 

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Vascular disease 

After cancer, arteriosclerosis is the most common disease in the Netherlands. It can have major consequences in various places in the body: a heart or cerebral infarction, acute aneurysm or threatened leg loss. We have the most modern treatments in-house to remove blockages in the arteries, using stents, balloons and vascular prostheses. Four specialisms together offer this high-quality care for vascular disease: cardiology, neurology, radiology and vascular surgery. 

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Breast cancer

Women with (suspected) breast cancer are referred to the Breast Clinic. Radiology, surgery, oncology and other specialisms come together here. The radiologist carries out the first examination with the latest equipment. Of the 9000 new patients per year, no less than 80 percent can be reassured very quickly: there is nothing malignant to be found. In the unlikely event that this is the case, the specialists then choose the best treatment in consultation with each other and the patient. 

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Blood and lymph node cancer

We treat many patients with chronic leukaemia, myeloma (Kahler's disease) and lymphoma. Our haematologists are very active in scientific studies. As a result, they can offer patients – always in consultation – the latest, sometimes still experimental, treatments. We also act as regional ‘haematological intensive care’. Patients from all over the South-West Netherlands receive support from us after an intensive chemotherapy or stem cell transplant. 

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