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University Hospital Marburg UKGM

Marburg, Germany


Treatment of lung emphysema with endoscopic reduction of lung volume by valve implantation (program ID: 302240)


Claus Franz Vogelmeier

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Claus Franz Vogelmeier

Department of Pulmonology

Specialized in: pulmonology
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The Department of Pulmonology at the University Hospital Marburg under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Claus Franz Vogelmeier specializes in the treatment of lung diseases. The most common lung diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchial asthma or pneumonia, as well as cancers (lung / bronchial cancer) or sleep-related breathing disorders.

A key focus of the University Hospital Marburg is placed on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs. These involve the use of the very latest diagnostic / therapeutic methods: pulmonary functioning testing, spiroergometry, last generation bronchoscopy, including endobronchial ultrasound, interventional endobronchial treatments for patients with cancer / emphysema (stents, afterloading radiation, valve implantation). 

Particular attention is paid to the treatment of cancers. The University Hospital Marburg has state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis of bronchogenic cancer. The treatment program for each patient is discussed during regular cancer conferences together with the patient and experts from other disciplines. This process corresponds to the latest level of medicine and special requirements of the patient. 

The treatment of patients with severe blood poisoning (sepsis) is among the most important objectives of intensive care in the Department under the direction of Prof. Claus Franz Vogelmeier. The Intensive Care Unit has at its command all current treatments (ventilation, replacement renal therapy, e.g. dialysis or hemofiltration, procedures for maintaining blood circulation, etc.) 

The range of medical services of the Department of Pulmonology at the University Hospital Marburg:

  • Pulmonary heart disease and disorders of the pulmonary circulation
  • Diseases of the respiratory tract and lungs
  • Pleural diseases
  • Oncological diseases
  • Allergies
  • Blood poisoning / sepsis
  • Sleep disorders / sleep medicine
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Endoscopy

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 in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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