Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany

Diagnosis of mesothelioma with biopsy (program ID: 247267)

Tobias Welte

Prof. Dr. med.

Tobias Welte

Department of Pulmonology

Specialized in: pulmonology

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Pulmonology clinic deals with all diseases of the lungs and airways. Any patient will find the best care here, be it chronic or acute form of lung disease. The clinic is one of the world's largest centers for lung transplantation. Since 1987 (as of March 2014), it conducted 1.747 lung transplants, both unilateral and bilateral, it now performs 120 to 140 surgeries every year. Since 2011, the survival rate during three months after lung transplantation exceeds 93 percent.

Pulmonology clinic is also specialized in all kinds of interstitial lung diseases and pulmonary fibroses. In close cooperation with the preceding attending pulmonologists, the clinic diagnoses and treats patients, and prescribes the diagnosis and therapy for each individual patient. The goal of the patient-oriented research is the continuous improvement of diagnostics and treatment of rare diseases of the lungs. This is done in close cooperation with research teams of the medical university and other institutions.

The most advanced medical treatment options, which are improved continuously, are at the disposal of patients with various forms of pulmonary hypertension. The clinic offers all types of medical treatment of pulmonary pneumonia and has access to the latest developments due to regular participation in clinical trials. For patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the clinic offers the entire spectrum of medical services, including the surgical treatment (pulmonary endarterectomy), interventional method (PTCA) and drug therapy.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)​
  • biopsy with histological examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)


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About hospital

Whether it is research, patient care or teaching, the concept of targeted promotion of basic aspects of activities has secured the first place of the Medical University of Hanover among the leading university hospitals in Germany in recent years.
Medical University of Hanover is a brilliant of healthcare. More than 57,000 stationary and more than 385,000 outpatients are treated in MUH. Meanwhile, it should be noted that medical research is closely related to the modern methods of diagnostics and treatment at the highest level. MUG is a clinic offering the maximum care and treatment, one of the German hospitals serving, in particular, a large number of seriously ill people. It is on the 24th position in the top list of hospitals in 2015 according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.