Hannover Medical School

location_on Hannover, Germany
9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Treatment of lung emphysema with endoscopic reduction of lung volume by valve implantation (program ID: 302382)

Tobias Welte

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Tobias Welte

Specialized in: pulmonology

Department of Pulmonology

The Department of Pulmonology at the Hannover Medical School under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. Tobias Welte offers treatment of acute and chronic diseases of lungs and airways. The Department specializes in all types of interstitial diseases of lungs and pulmonary fibrosis and is famous for being one of the best centers for lung transplantation in the world.

All modern methods are available (and continuously improved) for treatment of patients with various types of lung hypertension. Apart from that, the Department has at its disposal the entire range of medical services for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) including operative (pulmonary endarterectomy), interventional (balloon angioplasty) and medication therapy.

Main focuses of the Department of Pulmonology at the Hannover Medical School:

  • Lung transplantation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Mucoviscidosis
  • Lung tumors
  • Wheezing illnesses
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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
  • x-ray and bronchography
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • preoperative care
  • endoscopic valve implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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