Special Clinical Focus

  • Lung resections, including minimally invasive, extended resections, broncho- and angioplasties
  • Multimodal treatmentsresections 
  • Tumors of the mediastinum in the malignant and benign diseases (including thymoma, myasthenia)
  • Laser resections
  • Trachea surgery
  • Emphysema surgery, VATS

About us

The Department of Thoracic Surgery is part of the "HELIOS Klinikum Emil von Behring" specialized hospital and, together with its partners at the Heckeshorn Lung Clinic, is one of Germany's most important centers for surgical and multimodal treatment of pulmonary diseases. As an integral part of the Heckeshorn Lung Clinic, the Department of Thoracic Surgery offers its patients a broad range of services using state-of-the-art technology, such as MRI, PET-CT, EBUS bronchoscopy etc. and thus provide sophisticated and timely diagnosis and treatment. The physicians and surgeons at the Heckeshorn Lung Clinic work on developing standards for the many subspecialties on the national and international level.
We use the latest procedures for the surgical treatment of our patients, such as minimally invasive surgery, lung-sparing surgery (including laser and bronchoplasty/angioplasty) and a multidisciplinary resection techniques for tumors with extensive spread. As part of interdisciplinary tumor conferences involving all supervising partners, each cancer patient is discussed and a personalized treatment strategy established.
Since 2008, the hospital has been certified by DOC-Cert and the German Society for Thoracic Surgery; since 2009 by OncoZert and the German Cancer Society as an integral part of the Lung Cancer Center of the Heckeshorn Lung Clinic.

Therapeutic Services

  • Special forms of emphysema
  • Tracheal stenosis
  • Hyperhidrosis (tendency to sweat) of the hands and armpits
  • "Funnel chest" deformities using the Nuss procedure, "pigeon chest" deformities
  • Benign lung tumors
  • Myasthenia

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Comfortable, top-equipped single or double rooms
  • Bathrobe, shower and hand towels, beauty kit
  • Patients can use telephone and television basic charge
  • Internet access and DVD/CD player in every room
  • Daily newspapers and TV guides
  • Gourmet menus, a variety of culinary extras
  • Mini-bar with soft drinks and snacks
  • Patient newsletter "HELIOS aktuell"
  • Cafeteria
  • Pastoral care and social services
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Thoracic Surgery

Other services

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung metastases in cancer and sarcoma
  • Tumorous diseases of the pleura (including pleural mesothelioma)
  • Primary and secondary chest wall tumors
  • Chest wall deformities (funnel chest and keeled chest)
  • Hyperhidrosis (tendency to sweat)


Airports near

  • Tegel Airport22 km
  • Schonefeld Airport28 km

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Bettina Schlolaut MD

Attending Surgeon

Dr. med.
Mario Tönnies MD

Attending Surgeon