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University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany


Treatment of lung emphysema with endoscopic reduction of lung volume by valve implantation (program ID: 302309)


Stephan Baldus

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Stephan Baldus

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, pneumology and intensive care medicine
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Sein Medizinstudium absolvierte er in Ulm und Hamburg.
  • Von 1999 bis 2001 war er am Center for Free Radical Biology der University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA und forschte dort über die Grundlagen von vaskulären Entzündungsprozessen.
  • 2008 wurde der Mediziner mit dem Albert-Fraenkel-Preis geehrt, der von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie-Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e.V. gestiftet wird.
  • 2010 erhielt Professor Baldus den Paul-Schölmerich-Preis für Innere Medizin für seine Arbeit über die Rolle von entzündlichen Prozessen in Zusammenhang mit der Entstehung des Vorhoffl immerns.
  • Seit 2009 war Professor Dr. Stephan Baldus als Leitender Oberarzt und Stellvertretender Klinikdirektor am Universitären Herzzentrum Hamburg tätig.
  • Er hat das 2008 dort eingerichtete Herzzentrum mit aufgebaut. Dort arbeiten wie auch in Köln die Disziplinen Kardiologie, Herzchirurgie und Gefäßchirurgie unter einen Dach zusammen.
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus,  is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension. Another essential focus lies on the catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease, which we carry out together with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases!

Last but not least the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus, serves patients with vascular and pulmonary diseases on both inpatient and outpatient basis and in close cooperation with other disciplines. Basic and clinical research projects flank our work and are applied to improve medical care for our patients. Despite all the innovations, the patient remains a key object of the individual-oriented medicine.

As the Department of ultimate medical care, the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus, provides the whole spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the treatment of both cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

The treatment includes the following areas:

  • Interventional coronary therapy
  • Catheter therapy for mitral valve insufficiency (technique “MitraClip”)
  • Catheter implantation of the aortic valve (TAVI)
  • Hypertension Center
  • Outpatient treatment of cardiac failure and transplants
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Specialized outpatient facility for adults with congenital heart disease (CHD)
  • Counseling for the patients with Marfan’s disease
  • Interventional closure of the congenital atrial septal defect/ foramen ovale/ LA appendage

The main treatment focuses in the field of pneumology:

Lung cancer

  • Diagnosis and tumor-staging
  • Treatment planning (in cooperation with the Department of Thoracic Surgery and the Center for Integrated Oncology Cologne)
  • Outpatient and inpatient radiation therapy (in cooperation with the Department of Radiation Therapy)
  • Stenosis of the respiratory tracts, recanalization (laser, APC), stenting
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary emphysema
  • Long-term oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation

Inflammatory lung diseases

  • Pneumonias,  atypical pneumonias in case of immunosupression and HIV infections, pleurisy
  • Tuberculosis, atypical mycobacterioses
  • Preparation and postoperative monitoring after the lung transplant
  • Interstitial lung diseases, pulmonary phibrosis, cystic phibrosis
  • Sleep apnoe syndronme
  • Pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Foreign body aspiration, pulmonary hemorrhages, shock lung (ARDS)

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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