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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

location_on Krefeld, Germany
9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine (384364)

Manuel Streuter

Dr. med.

Manuel Streuter

Specialized in: pulmonology, sleep medicine

About the department

The Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine at the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld offers the full range of services in these medical fields. Here are conducted modern examinations, which allow to make an accurate diagnosis and select the best treatment method. Of particular interest is the treatment of pneumonia (lung inflammation), dyspnea, COPD, emphysema and sleep disorders. The department is headed by Dr. med. Manuel Streuter.

The diagnosis of lung diseases is based on pulmonary function testing,  which allows to determine speed and volume indicators, gas exchange rates, respiratory muscle functions, etc. In addition, the department carries out many other diagnostic examinations: spirometry, whole-body plethysmography, measurement of the strength of the respiratory muscles, measurement of the diffusing capacity of the lungs, spiroergometry, 6-minute walk test, bronchoscopy and others. 

The range of medical services of the department includes:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of all forms of lung inflammation (pneumonia)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis
  • Diagnosis and treatment of suffocation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of COPD and emphysema
    • Drug therapy
    • Oxygen therapy
    • Artificial lung ventilation (with a mask, non-invasively)
    • Endoscopic operation to reduce lung volume
    • Open lung volume reduction surgery
    • Other treatments
  • Bronchoscopy
    • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy (including sampling for histological, cytological and microbiological examinations)
    • Bronchoalveolar lavage
    • Endobronchial ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy (EBUS-TBNA)
    • Autofluorescence bronchoscopy
    • Interventional therapy for the treatment of bronchial diseases (argon plasma coagulation, laser therapy, cryotherapy, recanalization, stenting)
    • Ultrasound of the pleural cavity
    • Pleural puncture for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, including drainage placement
    • Percutaneous lung puncture
    • Internal thoracoscopy (imaging of the thorax) with pleurodesis
    • Other procedures
  • Weaning, including a long-term weaning
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic services

Curriculum vitae

  • 1977 - 1978 Study of Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • 1978 - 1984 Study of Medicine, RWTH Aachen.
  • 29.10.1984 Medical License, local government of Aachen.
  • 1985 - 1987 Intern of the Department of Anaesthesiology, St. Augustinus Hospital, Düren.
  • 1988 Qualified as Medical Practitioner in Emergency Medical Services.
  • 1987 - 1991 Intern of the Departments of Internal Medicine I and II, HELIOS Clinic Krefeld.
  • 1991 Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine.
  • 1992 Medical Specialist in Pulmonology.
  • 1993 Additional qualification in Allergology.
  • 1991 - 1994 Intern of the Department of Pulmonology and Allergology, Ruhrland Hospital, Essen.
  • 1995 - 2001 Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine I, HELIOS Clinic Krefeld.
  • 2006 Additional qualifications in Sleep Medicine and Internal Intensive Care Medicine.
  • Since 2002 Chief Physician of the Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, HELIOS Clinic Krefeld. 

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Krefeld 

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