Hospital Hildesheim

Hildesheim, Germany

Treatment of lung abscess with lung resection (program ID: 257665)

Andreas Pfeiffer

Dr. med.

Andreas Pfeiffer

Department of Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery

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The department of thoracic surgery offers the comprehensive range of modern, specialized medical measurement for the treatment of diseases of the lungs, the thorax and the mediastinum. The therapy has close integration of diagnostic procedures and the latest techniques in the conservative and surgical treatment.

The treatment of lung cancer has a prominent position. The early detection and secure of this common solid tumour and the delivering of a professional, guideline-based therapy is one of our priorities. Besides minimally invasive endoscopic surgery ("keyhole surgery"), lung tissue-saving operations, such as classical and segmental Broncho plastic operations, and inter-institutional resections come also into use.

Another focus is on the treatment of lung metastases ("scattered flock"). They can be operated as part of an overall concept, which contributes to an improvement in disease prognosis.

Typical thoracic surgical procedures are:

  • Pacemaker surgery
  • Defibrillator interventions
  • Lung Surgery
  • Tracheobronchial reconstructions of congenital malformations
  • Operations for thoracic trauma
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery

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
  • bronchography
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • preoperative care
  • lung resection in the lung abscess
  • examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

Hildesheim Clinic is a specialized medical center of Hannover University with 541 beds. Years of experience, modern technical and medical equipment can provide patients with top quality health care.

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.

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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.