Special Clinical Focus

  • Complete range of video thoracoscopic procedures
  • Minimally invasive and open enhanced anatomical resection for bronchial cancer with vascular and bronchoplastic reconstruction
  • Laser metastasis surgery
  • Surgery for malformations of the chest wall including minimally invasive surgery for sunken chest and pigeon chest
  • Tracheal surgery (windpipe surgery)

About us

Dr Olaf Schega is a specialist thoracic surgeon in Treuenbrietzen. Here, he is the Senior Consultant in the Department of Thoracic surgery of the Johanniter-Krankenhaus im Flaeming Treuenbrietzen GmbH.

The Hospital of the Order of St John in the Flaeming Heath emerged from one of the oldest sanatoria in Germany. Hence, the clinic of the specialist thoracic surgeon, Dr Schega, can look back on almost a century of experience in the treatment of pulmonary conditions.

Today, pulmonary conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, tumours, pulmonary inflammation, as well as acute and chronic respiratory malfunctions are the most important and most frequent conditions treated at the Johanniter-Krankenhaus im Flaeming Treuenbrietzen GmbH.

The hospital, with its Department of Thoracic Surgery under the leadership of the Senior Consultant, Dr Schega, has also been certified as a Lung Cancer Centre for the Greater South Brandenburg Region. At the same time, the Johanniter-Krankenhaus im Flaeming Treuenbrietzen GmbH is a Certified Thoracic Centre of the German Thoracic Surgery Association. Hence, the specialist thoracic surgeon with his team can offer the best possible care for all conditions affecting the thorax.

Together with pulmonary and bronchial conditions, these also include conditions of the chest wall, the pleura and the diaphragm as well as disorders of the respiratory regulation. Here, of course, Dr Schega’s focus is on the field of thoracic surgery. This comprises all surgical methods for conditions of the rib-cage, except for cardiac procedures.

In the process, a thorough diagnostic investigation and a great deal of experience in the subsequent treatment is of immense importance for thoracic surgery and, with its Senior Consultant, Dr Schega, the Order of St John Hospital in Treuenbrietzen can draw on the collective experience of one of the most long-standing pulmonary clinics. The specialist thoracic surgeon and his team maintain 24 beds for thoracic surgical care.

Following the completion of extensive alterations and new construction in February 2006, Dr Schega was also able to bring the most up to date operating theatres at the cutting edge of medical technology and 14 corresponding beds in the intensive care ward into operation. This enables the specialist thoracic surgeon and his team to utilise highly advanced medical technology in the field of thoracic surgery.

At the same time, the Senior Consultant, Dr Schega, collaborates closely with the pulmonology specialists in order to ensure the best possible diagnostics and treatment for pulmonary conditions. The hospital has become the thoracic surgery / pulmonology centre of excellence in the state of Brandenburg.

Here, the range of services of the specialist thoracic surgeon, Dr Schega, include enhanced surgery for lung cancer with plastic reconstruction (pulmonary tissue-conserving) and pulmonary metastasis surgery by means of a laser system, in addition to surgery for tumours and malformations of the chest wall, inflammatory lung conditions, sternal conditions, chest wall conditions, rib-cage and mediastinal conditions. Dr Schega also performs surgery for advanced pulmonary emphysema, on the diaphragm, for tumours of the mediastinum and of the windpipe, as well as for strictures of the windpipe. The specialist thoracic surgeon also performs port implantations, which can also be performed as an out-patient treatment.

In terms of thoracic surgery procedures, Dr Schega specialises particularly in minimally invasive surgery, which is video-assisted. Minimally invasive surgery can be performed, for example, for pulmonary laceration, tumours of the pleura, early-stage pulmonary cancer or for advanced pulmonary emphysema (volume reduction surgery). Minimally invasive thoracic surgery is also suitable for inspection of the mediastinum, haemothorax in the rib-cage, pleural empyema or hyperhidrosis.

Diagnostic Services

  • Computer tomography
  • X-ray
  • Whole body PET-CT
  • MRT
  • Videobronchoscopy
  • Sonography
  • Interdisciplinary Tumour Board and case reports via video conference and distance collaboration

Therapeutic Services

  • Complete open and minimally invasive surgical treatment for tumours, inflammation, malformation of the lungs, the chest wall, the diaphragm and the mediastinum
  • Interdisciplinary procedures in collaboration with cardiac, vascular, abdominal and accident surgery centres in the region
  • Interdisciplinary pulmonology, oncology, radiotherapy and palliative treatment
  • 24-hour on-call operating theatre with highly advanced intensive care medicine including weaning

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • 1 and 2-bed rooms with en suite bathroom
  • Guest-rooms on the grounds
  • 2 hospital restaurants
  • Pastoral care
  • Visiting service
  • Library
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts
  • Free parking
  • Free bedside television
  • Bedside telephone (subject to charge)
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Communication in English and Russian
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Thoracic Surgery

Other services

  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Malformations of the rib-cage
  • Chronic infection of the lungs, the pleura, the chest wall and the mediastinum
  • Tumours and strictures of the windpipe


Airports near

  • Berlin-Tegel Airportapprox. 78 km

Additional staff

Michael Ermitsch - Thoracic Surgery - Treuenbrietzen

Michael Ermitsch


Asst - Thomas Schneider - Thoracic Surgery - Treuenbrietzen

Asst Lect. Dr
Thomas Schneider

Surgical and Thoracic Surgery Consultant

Christian Sistu - Thoracic Surgery - Treuenbrietzen

Christian Sistu


Dr. - Lutz Jurkutat - Thoracic Surgery - Treuenbrietzen

Dr. med.
Lutz Jurkutat

Oberarzt Gefäßchirurgie