The Department of Pulmonology at the University Hospital Basel is specialized in diagnostics and treatment of all disorders concerning the respiratory system and the pulmonary tissue. As the largest pulmonological department in Switzerland, we are able to offer the complete spectrum of modern diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the area of pulmonary diseases. At our sleep laboratory, respiratory disorders can be diagnosed and assessed during sleep and individual breathing techniques can be developed for each patient. The Department of Pulmonology cooperates closely with the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital Basel and is an integral part of the “Treatment Center Lungs” (Behandlungszentrum Lunge). Aside of our clinical work, our task as a university hospital is to offer postgraduate training in pulmonology for our fellow colleagues. Additionally, we regularly offer advanced training sessions for practicing specialists in pulmonology. The Department of Pulmonology contributes significantly to a possible broadening of knowledge in the area of pulmonary disorders by clinical trials and fundamental research on both a national and international level.
Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Pulmonary function test
Blood gas analysis, CO diffusion capacity
Determination of inflammatory markers in respiratory gases (exhaled nitric oxide, eNO)
Transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy, fine-needle aspiration biopsy
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)
Pulmonary and pleural biopsy
Short-term hospital stay (short-term hospital KUK): for extensive diagnostics or for short inpatient treatment, the short-term hospital KUK of the University Hospital Basel is available.
Intravenous treatment in the day-hospital of the medical policlinic of the University Hospital Basel during the week (Mo-Fri).
During the interdisciplinary discussion of thoracic cases at the Treatment Center Lungs, the following seven disciplines are involved: Department of Pulmonology, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Medical Oncology, Institute for Pathology, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Department of Nuclear Medicine and Institute for Radiation Oncology. Because of the case history at hand, it is possible to suggest the best possible treatment immediately and refer patients fast and easy to the concerned departments for further diagnostics or treatment.
Access to advanced clinical trials, e.g. PROMISE (cohort study for the identification of prognostic factors in COPD), Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Klinische Krebsforschung, SAKK), etc.
Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms
Special consultation hours for all disorders concerning the respiratory system and the pulmonary tissue
International patient services offered by the International Service at the University Hospital Basel
of selected experts in the specialist field Pulmonology / Lungs