PD Dr Christian Weissenberger
Proprietor of the practice
Specialist in Radiation treatment & radio-oncology
Freiburg, Germany

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Information about PD Dr Christian Weissenberger

Treatment focus

  • Irradiation for tumour conditions
  • Radiotherapy for inflammatory joint conditions
  • Irradiation for the prevention of soft-tissue calcification
  • Highly precise irradiation / intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT, VMAT)
  • Lung-preserving, respiration-controlled irradiation (respiration gating)
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

Medical range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Planning CT
  • Counselling for in-patients

 

Range of Therapeutic Services

Radiotherapy for tumours:

  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer of the prostate / efferent urinary tract
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract
  • ENT tumours
  • Cerebral tumours
  • Metastatic cancer conditions

Radiotherapy for chronic, inflammatory and degenerative conditions:

  • Calcaneal spur, Achilles tendinopathy
  • Arthritis
  • Epicondylitis humeri (tennis elbow)
  • Heterotopic ossification (prevention of soft-tissue calcification)
  • Endocrine orbitopathy

About

PD Dr. Weissenberger is a specialist radiotherapist and radio-oncologist. Together with his colleague, Dr. Adrian Staab, he founded the ultramodern Radiotherapy Centre in Freiburg in autumn 2012. Together with their team, consisting of specialists and medical physicists, they provide the complete range of radiotherapy and radio-oncology at the highest standard.

When the practice was re-built, Dr. Weissenberger placed emphasis on facilities with the latest medical technology. As a place of healing for the most serious of conditions, the Radiotherapy Centre should also not miss out on having a comfortable atmosphere. In his practice, Dr. Weissenberger combines his specialist expertise with outstanding people skills and empathy. Regardless of the condition you are suffering, here you are really able to feel that you are in good hands and are well cared for.

In order to reinforce your confidence in the treatment, Dr. Weissenberger will calmly explain the therapeutic procedure to begin with, with its effects and side-effects in detail. In particular, the treatment of cancer conditions using radiotherapy (radio-oncology) is performed at the Radiotherapy Centre in Freiburg using the best techniques and human welfare. In order to support you at this difficult time, we will make it easier to organise matters. We will undertake the appointment arrangements and co-operation with the surgeons, oncologists and psycho-oncologists involved in the treatment for you.

Dr. Weissenberger’s main focus is on the treatment of cancer conditions. These include tumours of the breast, prostate, lungs and of the gastrointestinal tract.  Thanks to its longstanding experience, Dr. Weissenberger’s team is able to treat frequent cancer conditions in a practised manner and individually adapted to your situation. In this way, for breast cancer, for example, a treatment which preserves the breast can be aimed at in many cases and the relapse rate can be lowered to 5 – 10%. Here, thanks to respiration-triggered irradiation (respiratory gating), undesirable irradiation of the surrounding tissues (particularly of the lungs) can be considerably minimised by respiratory movements.

Even for prostate cancer, the rate of local relapse (recurrence of cancer at the site of origin) can be lowered by 20%. A variety of techniques for this are provided at the Radiotherapy Centre in Freiburg, from irradiation from outside (percutaneous), right up to brachytherapy (irradiation from the interior). In the process, the state of the art form of 3-D irradiation technique (IMRT) enables optimum individual planning and precise tumour irradiation. This form of irradiation is persuasive, due to better long-term results and less damage to surrounding tissues.

As well, you are advised about the side-effects of the irradiation (skin irritation, fatigue) and how you can prevent or treat these.

The treatment itself takes place following a detailed interview and after re-visiting any possible gaps in the diagnosis. A planning CT is performed in preparation, with the aid of which the procedure and the best radiation distribution can be calculated. The irradiation itself generally lasts for only a couple of minutes and takes place several times per week over a certain period.

A further focus of Dr. Weissenberger is on the treatment of painful, inflammatory joint conditions (tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, calcaneal spur, arthritis of the joints, etc.). Radiotherapy is generally the last resort after failed medication and physiotherapeutic treatment. Thanks to the anti-inflammatory effect of the irradiation, which also inhibits autoimmune processes, Dr. Weissenberger’s treatment results in a marked reduction in pain in many cases. Here, it is important that the effect generally does not appear directly during the early stages of the treatment, but after some delay.

During the treatment, there is a detailed discussion of the progression of the treatment at least once per week. Here, Dr. Weissenberger and his team will explain the progress of your treatment in detail. The Radiotherapy Centre will also be there for you following the completion of the treatment and the follow-up care, if you have questions concerning the side-effects of the irradiation or other complaints.

Thanks to the outstanding medical treatment and the caring atmosphere, you are in the best of hands under Dr. Weissenberger at the Radiotherapy Centre in Freiburg. Dr. Weissenberger collaborates with leading specialist centres and specialist surgeons, specialists in internal medicine, oncology and psycho-oncology in order to ensure a complete and individually the best treatment.

You can view the Website of Dr. Weissenberger here.

Curriculum vitae

1988 – 1994 Studies in human medicine at the University of Freiburg
1995 – 1996 House Officer (AiP), Psychosomatic and Psychotherapeutic Medicine, University Psychiatric Hospital, Freiburg
1996 – 2006 Assistant Physician, Radiology Clinic, University Hospital, Freiburg
2006 Post-doctoral studies at the University of Freiburg
2007 – 2008 Specialist / Consultant, Radiotherapy, University Hospital, Heidelberg
2008 – 2012 Consultant, Radiotherapy, University Hospital, Tubingen
2012 Opening of the Group Radiotherapy Practice, Freiburg

Medical team

  • Dr. Adrian Staab
    Radiotherapist

Extras

  • Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Arabic
  • Interpreters, airport transfer and hotel accommodation can be arranged
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Radiation treatment & radio-oncology
Wirthstrasse 11c, 79110 Freiburg
Clinic:

Monday – Friday
8:00 – 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m

Location

Freiburg (Breisgau) Railway Station 6 km
Basle Mulhouse airport 74 km
Strasbourg airport 89 km
Stuttgart airport 203 km

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Contact

PD Dr Christian Weissenberger
Proprietor of the practice

Radiotherapy Centre, Freiburg
Group Radiotherapy Practice
Wirthstrasse 11c, 79110 Freiburg

T: +49 761 15 18 64 00
F: +49 761 15 18 64 09
E: weissenberger@primomedico.com

Clinic:

Monday – Friday
8:00 – 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 4:30 p.m

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