University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Diagnosis of mediastinal tumor (program ID: 257497)

Horia Sirbu

Prof. Dr. med.

Horia Sirbu

Department of Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery

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The range of Thoracic Surgery Department services covers the entire thoracic surgery. The patients with lung cancer are offered an opinion at interdisciplinary and operational level within the overall cancer concept. It includes advanced tumor resections for extensive tumors after radiation and chemotherapy. Another direction is a surgical laser technique preserving the lung parenchyma, which, among other things, allows for intervention with tissue preservation upon lung metastases.

One of the main advantages of Thoracic Surgery Department in Erlangen is a close integration with the other involved disciplines, i.e. radiotherapy, oncology, pulmonology, general surgery and radiology. This improves the chances of survival in many cases. Due to inclusion of thoracic surgery to the tumor center in Erlangen, the full data synchronization and close contact with the attending colleagues is maintained at all times. The other priorities of the department are sparing corrections of chest deformities, such as chest funnel, and successful treatment of abnormal sweating (hyperhidrosis) by minimally invasive endoscopic sympathetic blockade.

Medical services:

  • anatomical and extended resection methods for lung cancer, incl. cuff resection
  • malignant mesothelioma of the pleura
  • 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
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • pulmonary function test
  • preoperative care
  • mediastinoscopy with biopsy and histology
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • 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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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.