Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich
Department of Thoracic Surgery (113815)
Specialized in: thoracic surgery
With the exception of lung transplantation, the thoracic surgery department at Academic Hospital Bogenhausen offers the full range of thoracic surgical options from small interventions (taking biopsy samples or installing drains) to large, technically complex tumor removal operations. A separate focus is made on video-assisted thoracoscopy, so that most interventions are performed by this gentle minimally invasive method. The head physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Bodner.
The department also specializes in complete, but sparing tissue removal of lung metastases. The goal of metastatic surgery is to remove all suspicious tissues with as little as possible removal of healthy lung tissue. This tactic is of paramount importance, since even in the case of a successful operation, further metastases may develop and cause a re-intervention.
Main areas of the department include:
- Lung metastases
- Thymomas and myasthenia gravis
- Day-to-day cancer hospital
- Psychological support / psycho-oncology
- Advisory Board of Palliative Medicine
- Munich, Germany