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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Thoracic Surgery


Horia Sirbu

Prof. Dr. med.

Horia Sirbu

Specialized in: thoracic surgery

The Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of modern thoracic surgery. The patients with lung cancer undertake an interdisciplinary treatment within the comprehensive cancer program. Another focus is a special surgical laser technique that allows to preserve tissues (lung parenchyma), e.g. upon the treatment of lung metastases. The chief physician of the Section is Prof. Dr. med. Horia Sirbu. 

Other priorities of the Section at the University Hospital Erlangen include sparing correction of chest deformities, such as funnel chest, and a successful treatment of hyperhidrosis by means of the minimally invasive endoscopic sympathetic blockade. 

One of the main advantages of the Section of Thoracic Surgery under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Horia Sirbu at the University Hospital Erlangen is a close interaction with the related disciplines, such as radiotherapy, oncology, pulmonology, general surgery and radiology. This mostly allows to improve the chances of survival. Through the cooperation with the Cancer Center, there is ensured a continuous comparison of patient’s data and a tight contact of all colleagues involved in his treatment.  

The main treatment focuses of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen are

  • Anatomical and extended resection methods for lung cancer, incl. cuff resection
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma 
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Laser surgery
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Tumors of the chest wall and plastic reconstructive surgery of the chest wall

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