Centre for Dermatology Centre for Dermatology, Phlebology and Allergology

Our dermatological centre is the oldest institution in Germany providing with its structure, care of nearly 7,000 inpatient dermatological patients at present. The clinic treats patients with all stressful diseases of the skin and adjacent mucous membranes. One focal point is the oncological treatment of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma). In this field, we have gained comprehensive experience in surgical removal according to the guidelines, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) We also use targeted laser therapy in case of early detected tumours.

We also emphasize therapy of leg ulcers of any origin and the different forms of dermal vasculitides. Regarding this point, we offer special consultation and sophisticated therapy offer.

We also concentrate on any type of allergenic or allergy-similar diseases (eczema, neurodermitits, skin diseases caused by the profession) psoriasis including therapy with state-of-the-art biological medicine. We regularly evaluate and treat bee allergy and wasp allergy as well as desensitisation treatment.

Medical Director / Medical Centre Director

Prof. Dr. med. Peter von den Driesch

Ärztlicher Direktor

Prof. Dr. med. Peter von den Driesch

Telefon: 0711 278-62219

Telefax: 0711 278-60381

About us

In the field of dermatology

  • Psoriasis, eczema disorders, lichen planus, pemphigus, pemphigoid
  • Dermatological oncology (melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, cutaneous lymphoma)
  • Surgical dermatology
  • Ulcus cruris
  • All forms of vasculitis
  • Collagenoses such as lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, dermatomyositis
  • Medical laser therapy

In the field of allergology 

  • Allergies of eyes and respiratory tract as well as birch tree and grass pollen allergy
  • Insect venom allergies
  • Drug allergies
  • Neurodermitis 
  • Occupational dermatoses
  • Fully inpatient treatment
  • Day-hospital
  • General and private medical consultation
  • Oncology specialist consultation
  • Ulcus cruris specialist consultation 
  • Dermatological laser medical consultation
  • Dermatohistology
  • Case management (organisation of inpatient treatment)
  • First-class ward (ward H5)
  • Treatment of complex ulcera crurum including vasculitic ulcers (pyoderma gangrenosum), including vacuum therapy, versajet, ultrasonic cleaning, immunomodulatory therapy, immunoglobulin therapy, plastic coverage
  • Aesthetic-surgical treatment of large tumours in the cranial area and other regions of the body
  • Aesthetically demanding medical laser therapy of oncological diseases such as actinic keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma
  • Photodynamic therapy of extended areas with numerous white skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma
  • Complex combination therapies and biologicals in cases of psoriasis 
  • Intensive therapy of extensive eczemas
  • Diagnosis and therapy of complex autoimmune diseases like lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, pemphigus, pemphigoid, scleroderma
  • Complex diagnosis of chronic recurrent urticaria / Quincke's oedema including allergological diagnostics
  • Intensive therapy of erysipelas and severe herpes zoster
  • Ultra-rush desensitisation in cases of bee and wasp venom allergy
  • Exposure to drug allergies and intolerances
  • Pathogenesis and treatment of vasculitic caused leg ulcers
  • Modern treatment of allergies
  • Treatment of cutaneous lymphomas
  • Cause and treatment of atopic eczema
  • There are standardised treatment pathways in use for common inpatient diagnoses to be dealt with. 
  • The oncological therapy is strictly determined by the guidelines of the German Cancer Society.
2015 2016 2017  
99 99 99 Available beds (inpatient)
7.262 7.593 7.438 Inpatient cases
4.5 4.4 4.4 Length of stay in days (inpatient)
21 21 21 Treatment units (day clinic)
1.136 936 991 Cases (day clinic)
4.1 4.5 4.6 Length of stay in days (day clinic)
2015 2016 2017
2.280 5.280 5.684 Larger skin surgery including transplants
24.199 23.891 22.476 Dermato-histology / immunohistology / histochemistry (number of preparations)
4.811 4.780 4.620 Allergology (testing, insect venom desensitization)


Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology
Klinikum Stuttgart –
Bad Cannstatt Hospital
Priessnitzweg 24
70374 Stuttgart

Telephone +49 (0)711 278-62219
Telefax +49 (0)711 278-60381
E-Mail pdriesch@klinikum-stuttgart.de