University Hospital of LMU Munich

Munich, Germany

Treatment of pneumothorax with pleura plastic (program ID: 113225)

Jens Werner

Prof. Dr. med.

Jens Werner

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Transplant Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery

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  • 1986 - 1993 Studium der Humanmedizin in Heidelberg, Birmingham (UK), Baltimore (USA)
  • August 1988 Physikum
  • August 1989 1. Medizinisches Staatsexamen
  • Juli 1990 FMGEMS (Part 1)
  • Januar 1992 FMGEMS (Part 2)
  • März 1992 2. Medizinisches Staatsexamen
  • Mai 1993 3. Medizinisches Staatsexamen
  • 2005 – 2007 Studiengang „Executive MBA in Health Care Management“ Universität Trier
  • 18.06.2007 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Health Care Management

Ärztlicher Werdegang

  • 01.06.93 - 30.11.1994 Arzt im Praktikum - Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 01.12.94 Approbation als Arzt
  • 01.12.94 – 30.06.1995 Assistenzarzt - Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 14.03.95 Fachkundenachweis „Arzt im Rettungsdienst“
  • 01.07.97 – 01.02.2002 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter, Assistenzarzt Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 18.10.2000 Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 10.01.2001 Zusatzbezeichnung „Notfallmedizin“
  • 01.02.2002 - 31.12.2013 Oberarzt - Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 19.10.2004 Zusatzbezeichnung „Ärztliches Qualitätsmanagement“
  • 09.11.2004 Schwerpunktbezeichnung „Visceralchirurgie“
  • 01.07.2005 Erster Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 01.07.2007 - 31.12.2013 Leiter der Sektion Pankreaschirurgie der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2013 Geschäftsführender Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg
  • 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2013 Stellvertretender Leiter der Sektion Transplantationschirurgie der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik
  • Seit 01.01.2014 Direktor der Klinik für Allgemeine, Viszeral-, Transplantations-, Gefäß- und Thoraxchirurgie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

  • 1988 - 1991 Experimenteller Teil der Promotion an der Orthopädischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg Doktorvater Herr Prof. Dr. F.U. Niethard
  • 28.10.93 Promotion durch die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg
  • 1993 - 2013 Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit an der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Heidelberg in der Arbeitsgruppe Mikrozirkulation, Inflammation und Pankreas.
  • 1995 –1997 Research Fellowship am Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, USA bei Prof. A.L. Warshaw, Surgeon-in- Chief (DFG-Stipendium)
  • Juni 2002 Habilitation für das Fach Chirurgie durch die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg: Thema: Pathophysiologie und Therapie der Alkoholpankreatitis.
  • 28.10.02 Erteilung der Venia legendi für das Fach Chirurgie durch die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2004 - 2013 Leitung der wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgruppe „Inflammation und Pankreas“
  • 2004 - 2008 Leitung der Arbeitsgruppe „Oberer GI-Trakt“
  • 21.03.06 Verleihung der Bezeichnung Außerplanmäßiger Professor der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2007 - 2013 Leitung der wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgruppe „Pankreas“
  • Februar 2010 Prüfarztkurs für Chirurgen, Heidelberg, KKS
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The Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery covers the entire range of general and visceral surgery including all organ transplantations as well as vascular and thoracic surgery. The chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jens Werner.

Being one of the largest surgical university hospitals, the department offers the entire operative range of the disciplines and specific disciplines mentioned at the highest level. Regarding the number of operations performed and the achievements especially in oncological surgery, transplantation surgery and minimally invasive techniques, the department is one of the leading surgical leading surgical institutions.

The Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jens Werner, offers the following range of services:

  • Surgery of liver, gallbladder and pancreas
  • Surgery of the gastro-intestinal tract
  • Surgery of esophagus
  • Tumor surgeries
  • Transplantation surgeries
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic operations
  • Surgery of obesity
  • Surgeries of hernia, abdominal wall
  • Proctology and proctological surgery
  • Surgery of the retroperitoneal organs (adrenal gland, bladder, lymphatic vessels)
  • Surgery of the aortic aneurysm
  • Open surgical and endovascular treatment of vascular diseases
  • Diagnosis and therapy of venous diseases and complications
  • Dialysis shunt surgery
  • Port implantation
  • Septic soft tissue surgery / chronic wounds
  • Plastic-reconstructive surgery
  • Lung surgery
  • Thoracoscopic surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Surgery of the breast and thorax wall
  • Surgical endoscopy
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic 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
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • ultrasound examination of the chest
  • preoperative care
  • pleura plasty of the pleural defect 
  • histological research
  • 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

The hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care. The team of the hospital occupies an excellent position among Germany’s university hospitals, thanks to its leading role in patient care, research and education. The hospital has gained the great reputation by hiring high qualified staff: around 10,000 employees from the fields of medicine, patient care, administration, technology and supply services take care of your vast convalescence and rehabilitation.

With more than 2,200 beds, the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) is a highly advanced hospital with 45 clinics, institutes and departments covering all fields of medicine. With its two campuses in Grosshadern and in the city center, the University Hospital of Munich is since October 1, 1999 an organizationally, economically and administratively complete independent part of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  As a result of this merger, the University Hospital of Munich has developed into one of the largest hospitals in Germany and Europe. In accordance with the change of its legal form on June 1, 2006, the hospital received its present status as an incorporated public law institution.

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.