University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Diagnosis of mediastinal tumor (program ID: 273229)

Torsten Doenst

Prof. Dr. med.

Torsten Doenst

Department of Cardiosurgery and Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery, cardiosurgery

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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Doenst, covers the full area of cardiac surgery in adults at the international level. A particular emphasis is placed on the minimally invasive cardiac surgery, primarily on the minimally invasive valve surgery. Due to outstanding achievements in the field of cardiac surgery, the department is strongly recommended by the latest FOCUS-list of top German clinics.

At the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Doenst, the focus in the field of cardiac surgery lies on the following options:

  • Minimally invasive surgery of heart valves (so-called “key-hole surgery”)
  • Coronary surgery without the "heart-lung" unit
  • Treatment of heart failure
  • Surgery of thoracic aorta
  • Combined interventions
  • Complete coronary arterial surgery
  • Heart and lung transplantation and combined transplantations (e.g., with liver or kidney)
  • Surgery for arrhythmia
  • Surgery for heart tumors
  • Surgery for heart disease in adults

Regarding thoracic surgery, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, led by Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Doenst, places particular emphasis on:

  • Treatment of lung cancer
  • Removal of pulmonary metastases
  • Surgery of mediastinum
  • Surgery of the chest wall tumors
  • Treatment of pleural diseases
  • Handling of the chest wall deformities
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Lung transplantation

Special operation techniques, such as laser surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung-preserving surgery, reconstructive surgery of the aortic and mitral valves, artificial heart implantations, are in common use at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena.

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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