Wellbeing and sustainability

Dedicated to providing the very best care for your body and mind

At Breidenbacher Hof, we champion healthy, nutritious and sustainable choices in everything we do, from using homegrown ingredients in our kitchen to ensuring we source products as locally and transparently as we can. Guests can also enjoy exclusive access to our private Preventicum Clinic, designed to meet all health and wellbeing needs.

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Urban Medical Resort

The concept behind the Urban Medical Resort (UMR) is to provide first-class medical care in both the outpatient and inpatient sectors. The medical services are augmented by personalized advice and instruction in exercise, nutrition and relaxation so that patients and clients can benefit from a health-restoring and revitalizing visit several times a year. In the long run, the goal is to promote “better aging”, a topic that is taking on ever-greater importance as life expectancy rises.

Preventicum @ Breidenbacher Hof

The Breidenbacher Hof, located in Düsseldorf’s city center, offers the ideal setting for this purpose, and its proximity to other medical practices is an additional logistical advantage. The program includes not only analytical and diagnostic procedures but also promises added benefits by proactively and sustainably assisting clients and patients in various vital areas. Therapeutic procedures and treatments are of course based in the broadest sense on a precise and comprehensive analysis of the whole individual, including both physical and psychological aspects. But the concept is also designed to deliver both short-term encouragement and long-term motivation and therapies that will give patients lasting gains in quality of life and health.

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T: +49-211-171607-0

www.preventicum.org

PROF. DR. MED. DIETRICH BAUMGART
SPECIALIST IN CARDIOLOGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE,
DIRECTOR OF PREVENTICUM AND PARTNER IN THE GROUP PRACTICE

An internationally recognized internist and cardiologist, Prof. Baumgart has been the head partner in the group practice since 2003. Previously, he was director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at University Hospital Essen. Prof. Baumgart is the author of numerous medical publications and textbooks and is also active as a reviewer. He is a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Prevention Organization (IPO). He regularly holds lectures on issues in cardiology and preventive medicine topics at national and international congresses and symposia.

DR. MED. ULRICH HEIDLAND
SPECIALIST IN CARDIOLOGY, INTERNAL MEDICINE AND INTENSIVE CARE

Dr. Heidland specializes in areas including cardiovascular diagnostics using echocardiography and duplex sonography as well as interdisciplinary clarification of atrial fibrillation. After many years as a senior physician at renowned national hospitals, he is now contributing his extensive knowledge and experience as a member of our team of cardiologists and internists.

DR. MED. STEPHAN BUSE
SPECIALIST IN UROLOGY, SPECIAL UROLOGICAL SURGERY
AND PHARMACOLOGICAL TUMOR THERAPYORTHERAPIE

Dr. Buse has made a name for himself as a specialist in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the German Society of Urology, the European Association of Urology, the German Society for Robot-Assisted Urology, and the Society of Robotic Surgeons. Dr. Buse is a chief physician at the Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen and an internationally recognised expert in urology and urological oncology.

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the quality of life

Thanks to state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and the expertise we have gathered from treating more than 60,000 patients, we are able to offer precise and comprehensive diagnostics, targeted and scientifically based therapy, as well as a high level of personal service. An excellent network of additional experts and clinics is at our disposal for referrals. We attach great importance to personalized, holistic care and to taking time to get to know our patients.

Trust in competence

Our patients benefit from the latest diagnostic procedures, allowing our interdisciplinary specialists to put together personalized treatment plans. A sophisticated series of holistic examinations enables a 360-degree analysis to be made of the patient’s current state of health and provides the principal basis for detecting diseases at an early stage or preventing them from developing in the first place.

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Receive an in-depth diagnosis and health plan tailored to your individual needs. For almost 20 years, we have specialized in prevention and health-status analysis as well as comprehensive therapy and follow-up treatments.

Special Area of Expertise

  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Metabolic disorders (thyroid gland)
  • Weight-related diseases
  • Rheumatic inflammation & disorders
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Sleep apnea
  • Exhaustion and chronic fatigue
  • Comprehensive laboratory diagnostics (hormone check, neurotransmitter check, mitochondrial function, genetic analyses, tests for food intolerances, stool analyses)

Health status

Our diagnostic tests serve as the basis for planning your personal examinations and treatments. Taking stock of your overall state of health enables our experts to obtain a complete picture of your physical condition, accurately track the progress of your treatment, and continually adjust your treatment plan to meet your needs.

  • Physical examination
  • Resting EKG measurement
  • Blood pressure measurement and control
  • Long-term EKG and blood pressure measurement
  • Pulmonary function test
  • Sonography of the heart, carotid arteries, thyroid gland, abdomen
  • Measurement of vascular elasticity and central blood pressure with pulse wave analysis
  • Medical altitude training / hypoxia training
  • Performance diagnostics (including lactate diagnostics on request)
  • Measurement of metabolic rate
  • Measurement of heart rate variability (stress analysis)
  • Recommendations for training and performance improvement
  • Measurement of body composition (BIA)
  • Comprehensive laboratory diagnostics (hormone check, neurotransmitter check, mitochondrial function, genetic analyses, tests for food intolerances, stool analyses)

Cardiology

Benefit from our collaborative approach to your cardiovascular check-up.
Our cardiologists work hand-in-hand with an interdisciplinary team to ensure that your medical care is tailored to your personal needs.

To improve the efficiency of your athletic training and prevent sub-optimal performance, our multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists offers a wide range of medical examinations and treatments designed for people who are active in exercising and sports.

We treat all types of heart disease (cardiac arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, myocarditis, heart failure, etc.). Whether you are an athlete with a strong heart, a patient with high blood pressure, or an active individual with heart disease, we provide personalized care and treatment to meet your particular needs.

Radiology

Modern radiology is today an important basis for medical diagnostics and an indispensable part of everyday hospital life.

Of particular importance here is the ideal combination of “human and machine” so that the patient can get the most out of the available technology. With our 3T MRI system, we have the best radiation-free method at our disposal, enabling us to see deep into the body and to detect the slightest changes from head to toe. If medically indicated, this procedure can be further supplemented by computed tomography.

X-rays are still sometimes necessary for clarifying specific questions, especially in the case of tumor detection. We employ a so-called “low-dose” X-ray device, which provides a precise image with the highest resolution but the lowest dose of radiation. For the correct interpretation of imaging data, we rely on an experienced radiologist who is able to make conclusive diagnoses when dealing with both healthy and sick people.

Gastroenterology

With its state-of-the-art gastroenterology department, Preventicum in Essen is one of the leading addresses for gastroscopy procedures. We offer the full spectrum of diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the abdominal tract. As specialists in “stomach and intestinal diseases”, we carry out comprehensive intestinal cancer prophylactics and offer special consultation hours for diagnosis and treatment. Using flexible endoscopes, we are able to view the stomach and large intestine from the inside by means of controllable telescopic cameras and to perform particularly gentle gastroscopy and colonoscopy, including the removal of polyps. We can therefore evaluate complex diseases or symptoms, make reliable individual diagnoses, and ensure patients rapid follow-up appointments.

The intestine is one of the most important organs in the human body, an area where all nerve endings come together. If its function is impaired, this can have far-reaching consequences for a person’s overall state of health. This also applies to the stomach. Putting comprehensive treatment of any complaints in the hands of competent experts can therefore lead to improved quality of life.

Urology

Urology is not only men’s medicine but also affects women. With advancing age, the medical care of the urinary tract takes on increasing importance.
Modern diagnostics and treatment methods can play a key role, particularly in maintaining or restoring quality of life. This area of health also touches on hormonal issues and questions of sexuality, which can be improved through modern therapeutic approaches. Our expert team offers a range of outpatient analyses and treatments but also has excellent connections in the inpatient sector, where further measures can be taken if necessary.

Nutritional coaching

A nutritional consultation can provide you with diet and lifestyle guidelines to address your specific health concerns and help restore your body to optimal health through improved gut function, detoxification processes, and cellular nutrition. We treat signs of digestive disorders such as weight problems, food intolerances, bloating, poor mental function, low energy, sleep disturbances, hormonal imbalance, and sugar cravings.

Our nutritionists will work with you to develop the ultimate nutrition plan to meet your individual needs.

We offer a range of diagnostic tests to detect food intolerances, sensitivities and allergies. Diet plans are then recommended based on the results.

  • Nutrient optimization
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Unclarified abdominal complaints / irritable bowel syndrome
    • Meteorism (flatulence)
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation
    • Abdominal fullness
  • Treatment of intolerances to foods containing lactose, fructose, etc.
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Weight loss plans, e.g. through
    • A specially devised formula
    • Metabolic balance
    • Liver cleanse
  • Nutrition for specific disorders such as
    • Diabetes, hypertension
    • Metabolic disorders
    • Irritable bowel syndrome, and many more

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Our personalized holistic methods and treatments, tailored to your individual needs, speed up and reinforce the holistic regeneration process, so that you can unlock your full potential and gain strength.

Infusion therapy

Our customized infusions can improve your mood, fitness and energy levels through the effective delivery of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Certain infusions can also support the treatment of chronic or acute diseases.

Better Aging

With our individual Better Aging concept we help you to positively influence your aging process. Lifestyle factors such as stress, lack of sleep, insufficient exercise, poor diet, environmental toxins and pollutants, etc. can throw your body’s self-healing and regeneration process off balance. Through our personalized Better Aging measures, we can assist you in preventing illnesses including burnout, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as heart attacks.

  • Blood tests
  • Stress measurement
  • Development of your own personal Better Aging Plan

Allergy diagnostics

Environmental influences as well as lifestyle have both been shown to increase
the incidence of allergies. Today, modern analytical methods, including genetic analysis, help us to pinpoint causes and to diagnose allergies individually and accurately. This thorough analysis makes it possible to put together a targeted therapy or treatment plan.

Ozone therapy

An intravenous infusion that converts oxygen (O2) into ozone (O3) not only gives you more energy but helps you feel younger and stronger. By supplying your red blood cells with oxygen, you gain greater immunity and vitality.

Hormone Balance

Hormones are important messengers that regulate many bodily functions. Hormone levels can be affected by diet, stress, and aging processes, causing the body to malfunction. Our experts have a wealth of knowledge in this field that enables them to carry out a precise individual analysis. Targeted hormone replacement therapy can lead to an improvement in body functions and in some cases also help to slow down the aging process.

Neural Therapy

This internationally recognized therapeutic approach is aimed especially at stress-related diseases. Our autonomic nervous system is largely responsible for many of our fundamental bodily functions.
The sympathetic nervous system allows us to function in stressful situations in our lives, while the parasympathetic nervous system or vagus nerves are responsible for relaxation.
Over the course of our lives, this coordinated “acceleration vs. braking” system in our body can be thrown off balance, leading to sleep disorders and even severe dysfunction or manifest illnesses. To prevent these developments, we offer recognized therapies ranging from infusions and naturopathic methods to biological drugs for promoting healing.

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Wellbeing for body and mind

Ayurvedic treatments with Sandra Sharma

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Bringing together decades of experience with expert knowledge of ancient Ayurvedic teachings, international Ayurvedic specialist Sandra Sharma takes each client on a journey towards true balance between body and mind.

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Gut Diepensiepen

Our supplier for fruit and veg

Championing fresh, locally-grown produce is very important to us – not just to ensure delicious food and drink, but to make our kitchen as sustainable as possible. We’re very proud of our longstanding relationship with Christian Benninghoven, who manages the Gut Diepensiepen farm in nearby Ratingen.

Here, we grow our very own Wellant apples and Madeira potatoes, and also produce honey with the help of local beekeeper, Silvester Spiegel. The sustainably-grown asparagus, strawberries, wasabi and ginger that we use in our restaurants all come from the farm. You can buy the same beautiful produce from the Gut Diepensiepen farmer’s market, which is open daily.

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We are proud to be part of the EarthCheck programme and have reached Silver Status thus far with the aim to reach Gold Level in the near future.