The starting point for General Internal Medicine is not just one organ system or disease mechanism, it is based on an overview of all organ systems in the entire body. At the bottom of this page, you can find more info on the conditions, treatments and investigations that we offer.
The Infectious Diseases department treats patients with fever or inflammation of unclear origin, referred patients or those with chronic infections such as HIV or TB.
The General Internal - Infectious Diseases departments are therefore well placed to identify the cause of conditions - and also treat these conditions - when no immediate leads can be found or when several organs or the whole body are simultaneously affected. If necessary, you will be referred to specific organ specialists after the diagnosis.
Also read the interview with Dr. Wim Terryn - head of the Infectious Diseases department here.
The Nephrology department is responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic kidney diseases and the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Care Programme (ZTN). The nephrologists look after patients both during consultations, and during hospitalisation. During the consultations, your kidneys are carefully monitored and deterioration of the kidneys is slowed down as much as possible. In addition, in collaboration with the renal care plus and dialysis team, education and guidance is offered to patients along with their families in choosing renal function replacement therapy. Finally, the nephrology department offers kidney transplantation, in close cooperation with recognised transplant centres.
You can visit the Vaccination Clinic for a specialised consultation on your vaccination status, vaccination options, health risks and vaccines in specific cases (such as reduced immunity, underlying condition or planned treatment that suppresses immunity).
Vaccines are important, not just as a child, but throughout your life. You can visit the vaccination clinic for the recommended repeats of the basic vaccinations. But also if you belong to a specific target group, you can come here for advice and the necessary vaccines. Especially in the case of reduced immunity or persons who are about to receive an immunosuppressant treatment, certain vaccines are strongly recommended, preferably before the start of treatment.
Vaccinations are administered during the consultation at the Vaccination Clinic (all vaccines are in stock, e.g. vaccine against pneumococcal, meningococcal, influenza, hepatitis A and B, chickenpox, shingles, etc.)
The travel hospital is a recognised vaccination centre and provides the necessary travel vaccinations (including yellow fever) and additional health advice depending on the destination of your travels.
Book your appointment:
- online via this page.
- by phone via the secretariat on 057 35 71 80.
It goes without saying that at the Outpatient Clinic, given the broad field of work and difficult pathology, we cooperate intensively with other specialists at Jan Yperman Hospital and also with university hospitals. For example, we cooperate with the PrOZA team (Programme for Undiagnosed Rare Diseases) at UZ Gent, which includes Dr Wim Terryn, and with transplant centres for kidney transplants.
Consultation (general internal - infectious diseases and nephrology) and hospitalisation are preferably done on referral from the GP or another specialist. For efficient care, we always ask you to bring the letter from the referring doctor and the results of previous tests (all available reports) to any general internal - infectious illnesses and nephrology.