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Klinikum Vest

Standort Krankenhaus


Dorstener Str. 151 | 45657 Recklinghausen (Germany)

Krankenhaus Betten

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Approx. 1900


  • General and Visceral Surgery
  • Anesthesiology, intensive medicine and pain therapy
  • Dermatology and allergology
  • Vascular surgery – Vascular and endovascular surgery, phlebology
  • Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology
  • Focus on hematology, oncology and palliative medicine
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery – Plastic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology, stroke unit and early rehabilitation
  • Radiology, neuroradiology and nuclear medicine
  • Radiation oncology and radiotherapy
  • Trauma Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Hand Surgery


The Klinikum Vest was created in 2008 from the merger of two existing hospitals – the Paracelsus-Klinik Marl in Gelsenkirchen and the Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Recklinghausen. Back then, the two facilities already had a history of more than 50 and 100 years, respectively. In the meantime, 19,500 inpatients and a further 54,700 outpatients are treated annually in a total of twelve specialist departments at Klinikum Vest. The Klinikum Vest always focuses on the individual – regardless of religion, social group or ethnicity. The two hospitals have each specialized in different areas, so that our students can draw on outstanding expertise during their practical stay at the hospital bed. The willingness of Klinikum Vest to change and cooperate, the formation of specialist centers and the networking of established doctors enable the two hospitals to respond optimally to each individual patient. The basis for this is both proven scientific knowledge and the use of modern technology.



18. October 2019
New teaching hospitals in Bottrop, Recklinghausen and Gelsenkirchen
In addition to the three clinics in Speyer, Mettmann and Moers, our teaching hospitals now also include the Klinikum Vest in Recklinghausen, the Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bottrop and the Bergmannsheil and Children’s Hospital Buer in Gelsenkirchen. The new teaching hospitals all belong to the medical network of the statutory health insurance company Knappschaft, which also includes eight other hospitals and a total of around 1,500 practicing doctors. All three facilities have more...

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