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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Treatment of pleurisy with adhesions with pleurolysis (program ID: 257465)


Horia Sirbu

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Horia Sirbu

Department of Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery
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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

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
  • ultrasound examination of the chest
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • blood gas analysis
  • pleurolysis of pleurisy
  • 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
Total costs:

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