Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (MIC, VATS, video mediastinoscopy)
Tumors of the thorax (lung, mediastinum, costal pleura)
Pulmonary metastases (laser surgery)
Plastic surgery of the respiratory tract (trachea or bronchi) and thoracic vessels
Thoracic surgery for children
Our hospital is a center for pneumonology and thoracic surgery. Academically, we are included in the University Lung Center North and nationally we are part of the German Lung Center. We can look back on decades of experience: Competency is our tradition! We significantly participate in the realization of medical progress. During the past few years, development has been characterized by the design of a center for minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
The Clinic for Thoracic Surgery is a highly specialized surgical department which performs all operations of the lung, the bony thorax, the bronchial system, the trachea, the diaphragm, the mediastinum (including the large vessels) and partially also the esophagus. This concerns operations in adults as well as in children. The basis of our success can be found in the close networking with other departments of the hospital. This ensures interdisciplinary diagnostics and preparation for surgery as well as multimodal treatment concepts according to the most up-todate medical research. Our holistic treatment concept as well as spiritual and psychosocial care significantly contribute to your convalescence. Our hospital and our treatment procedures are certified according to KTQ.
Endoscopy: bronchoscopy rigid and flexible, navigated biopsy techniques. Endo-ultrasound: EBUS and EUS, video thoracoscopy (VAT), videomediastinoscopy
Imaging: ultrasound, Doppler, echocardiography including TEE, x-rays, CT, 3D reconstruction, PET-CT (positron emission)
Functional examinations: all procedures of pulmonary function analysis, ergometry and spiroergometry, cardiovascular examinations including right heart catheterization