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St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg
Department of Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers a full range of diagnostic services and surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the central respiratory tract, lungs, mediastinum and thoracic wall, including adjacent areas. In cooperation with the Departments of Pulmonology, Oncology and Radiotherapy in 2011, the department was certified by the German Cancer Society as a center for the treatment of lung cancer.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical focus. The main specialization of the department is the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, lung metastases. In addition, the department's scope of tasks includes thoracic biopsy, surgical treatment of suppuration in the pleural cavity, chest defects, tracheal surgery, lung volume reduction surgery. The surgeons of the department have a unique experience and expertise in the field of thoracic surgery in children and adolescents.
Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology
The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich specializes in abdominal and vascular surgery, as well as in the treatment of victims of accidents. The team of the department uses both established methods of conventional surgery and modern minimally invasive techniques. The department has 120 beds.
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Muenster offers all treatment options in the field of cardiothoracic surgery as well as heart and lung transplant. In cooperation with the specialists of other departments and sections at the University Hospital Muenster as well as external experts, physicians treat children and adults with congenital heart defects.
With the exception of lung transplantation, the thoracic surgery department offers the full range of thoracic surgical options from small interventions (taking biopsy samples or installing drains) to large, technically complex tumor removal operations. A separate focus is made on video-assisted thoracoscopy, so that most interventions are performed by this gentle minimally invasive method.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. An experienced team of highly qualified specialists performs surgical treatment of all forms of lung and thoracic diseases, with the exception of heart diseases. A large number of operations are minimally invasive, which contributes to the shortest possible period of hospitalization and early recovery of patients.
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! The department is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine. It is especially focused on coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, aortic surgery, lung surgery and transplant surgery.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Academic Lung Hospital Berlin offers the full range of thoracic operations (with the exception of the heart), including interventions on the respiratory tract (trachea and bronchia), lungs, mediastinum and chest wall. The focal point of the Department is minimally invasive surgery (the so-called “key hole” interventions). With 37 beds and a further five beds in the intensive ward, the Department is one of Germany’s large specialized chest units.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. The department specializes in the diagnostics and surgical treatment of diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract, pleura, mediastinum in adults and children. Of particular interest is the treatment of lung cancer.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery offers surgical treatment of inflammations, injuries, malformations and thoracic diseases. A special focus is placed on oncological diseases, i.e. lung, tracheal, thoracic or pleural cancers and their complications. In the treatment of these and other diseases, the department closely cooperates with the Department of Pulmonology within the specialized Lung Center.
Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery
The Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied provides the range of services, starting from the treatment of inguinal hernia up to a comprehensive tumor surgery. The Department maintains cooperation with other disciplines in all fields of its activity. In particular, the physicians of the Department provide planning, treatment and nursing together with the colleagues from the Department of Internal Medicine, specializing in benign and malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and endocrine glands (e.g. thyroid).
The Department of Abdominal and Vascular Surgery performs surgeries on all organs of the abdominal cavity, as well as the thyroid gland. The department specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and surgical treatment followed by subsequent care for patients with liver metastases. Approximately 1500 patients are treated here on the inpatient basis.
Department of General, Visceral, Vascular, Thoracic Surgery and Bowel Cancer
The Department of General, Visceral, Vascular, Thoracic Surgery and Bowel Cancer covers all types of surgery, incl. surgical procedures on the abdomen, endocrine glands, vessels and thoracic surgery. There are performed about 2,200 operations a year. The department is especially focused on the treatment of bowel cancer.
Department of Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. Worthwhile emphasizing are the modern bypass surgery, cardiac valve repair surgery and the surgery to regain the normal rhythm.
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here. The achievements includes the first open heart surgery with surface hypothermia, the first replacement of a heart valve and the first implantation of a pacemaker and a cardioverter defibrillator system in Germany.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Academic Hospital Hildesheim offers the full range of treatment for lung, thoracic and mediastinal diseases. A single team of the Cancer Center integrates thoracic surgeons, pulmonologists, oncologists and radiation therapists. Thanks to an effective combination of diagnostic methods and the latest approaches to both conservative and surgical treatment, the department provides top-class comprehensive treatment.