Asklepios Municipal Hospital Bad Wildungen
Department of Pulmonology (113755)
Specialized in: pulmonology
About the department
The Department of Pulmonology at the Asklepios Municipal Hospital Bad Wildungen provides the full range of diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures for patients with diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs. The department's clinical practice focuses on the treatment of bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, pneumonia, lung and pleural tumors, as well as breathing disorders and respiratory failure. In addition, the department is distinguished by its particular competence in the field of weaning. The critically ill patients are provided with high-quality resuscitation procedures within the specialized Intensive Care Unit. The department's specialists successfully perform invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation. The Sleep Laboratory serves for the comprehensive assessment of a patient's sleep quality and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders. Each patient receives an individualized treatment regimen based on his medical history, particular clinical indications and general state of health. Such an approach guarantees the most favorable treatment outcome. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Aggi Neumann-Schiebener.
The department regularly admits a large number of patients with suspected bronchial asthma, so the doctors have vast experience in the treatment of this pathology. In most cases, a clinical examination and pulmonary function testing are sufficient to establish the diagnosis. When developing a treatment plan, the department's pulmonologists strive to relieve the patient from the symptoms of the disease, and thereby improve his quality of life. Inhalation therapy is sufficient for patients with minor pathological manifestations of bronchial asthma, while more severe types of the disease require long-term systemic drug treatment. At the same time, the specialists accurately select the necessary set of drugs individually in order to avoid side effects. Upon completion of treatment, the patients are advised to regularly undergo follow-up diagnostic examinations.
The department's medical team has excellent qualifications in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the main cause of which is smoking. When diagnosing a patient with suspected COPD, the doctors use such methods as lung function testing (with and without physical activity), radiography, bronchoscopy, laboratory tests, etc. To determine the severity of the disease, the forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) is assessed. As of today, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remains an incurable disease, so the therapy aims to slow down or stop the progression of the pathology. The treatment is based on smoking cessation and high-quality drug therapy.
The department's service range is complemented by lung cancer treatment, which is provided in close cooperation with thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, radiation therapists and chemotherapists. Lung cancer is one of the most complex and common types of oncology, and its treatment is hampered by the fact that in most cases the disease is detected at the advanced stages after the first manifestation of symptoms. The department's doctors develop an individualized treatment regimen for each patient in order to ensure the best therapeutic results in his particular clinical case. The choice of treatment methods is determined depending on the stage of the malignant tumor, its size and the general health of the patient. When treating lung cancer, the department's doctors most often perform surgical resection of the tumor (in cooperation with thoracic surgeons) and use chemotherapy or a combination of these two techniques.
The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following diseases:
- Bronchial asthma
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Inflammatory lung disease (pneumonia)
- Interstitial lung disease
- Sleep-related breathing disorders
- Respiratory failure (acute and chronic)
- Lung cancer
- Other pulmonary diseases
The therapeutic options of the department include:
- Drug treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs
- Inhalation therapy
- Invasive and non-invasive ventilation
- Weaning from mechanical ventilation
- Intensive care for critically ill patients
- Other treatment methods
Photo of the doctor: (c) Asklepios Kliniken GmbH
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