University Hospital Heidelberg
Department of Thoracic Surgery
Specialized in: thoracic surgery
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital ranks among the largest and oldest departments of thoracic surgery in Europe. As the Department of excellence, it was certified as the Lung Cancer Center in 2009. The chief physician of the Department is Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Hendrik Dienemann. The Department focuses on the diseases of lungs and chest organs, offers all modern diagnostic and treatment methods and performs about 2,300 operations of chest every year.
The Department of Thoracic Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital includes the following units: thoracic surgery, pulmonology and artificial lung ventilation, chest tumors, anesthesia and intensive care, diagnostic and interventional cardiology. Due to the interdisciplinary and well-organized cooperation of all units, the Department of Thoracic Surgery provides a comprehensive care to the patients with lung cancer.
The Lung Cancer Center provides every patient with the most advanced diagnostic and treatment methods corresponding to the latest scientific achievements. The Department of Thoracic Surgery treats more than 800 patients with lung cancer every year. The goal of the Department of Thoracic Surgery is to develop an individual treatment concept in accordance with the current recommendations for every patient.
All benign and malignant diseases of the central respiratory tracts, lungs, mediastinum and chest wall can be treated with surgery. Mostly the following diseases are diagnosed: lung cancer, lung metastases, pleural mesothelioma as well as sarcomas, especially in childhood. Moreover, the Department of Thoracic Surgery specializes in the surgery of myasthenia, pulmonary emphysema, and chest wall pathologies (Nuss technique).
The range of clinical services of the Department of Thoracic Surgery under the direction of Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Hendrik Dienemann includes, i.a.:
- Lung cancer
- Lung metastases
- Pleural effusion
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Minimally invasive surgery (VATS)
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Chest wall pathologies (funnel chest, chicken chest)
- Thymus cancer/myasthenia
The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this technique quickly for the patient. “In Scientia Salus” (healing through science) is the motto of the Heidelberg University Hospital. With 44 medical departments it has a good reputation for its treatment in Germany and throughout Europe.
The focus of the Heidelberg University are cancer treatment and the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the fields of transplantation medicine, neuroscience with psychosocial medicine, cardiovascular medicine, genetics and infectious diseases it is also at the leading digit.
Accommodation in hospital
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
Standard rooms include:
Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.
University Hospital Heidelberg
- Heidelberg, Germany
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