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University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.73571/10 from 83 Votes

Department of Pulmonology (522215)

Jochen Wöhrle

Prof. Dr. med.

Jochen Wöhrle

Specialized in: pulmonology

About the department

The Department of Pneumology at the University Hospital Ulm offers the full range of services in this field and specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of pneumonia, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea. Of particular interest is lung cancer treatment. The doctors have all the modern achievements of the university medicine for this purpose. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Wöhrle.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostic options
    • Differential diagnostics of lung diseases (including rare lung pathologies, for example, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis)
    • Functional diagnostics
      • Bronchoscopy
      • Whole body plethysmography
      • CO2 diffusion measurement
      • Determination of functional parameters of external respiration
      • Inhalation provocation tests
      • Arterial blood gas analysis
      • Spiroergometry
      • Allergy tests
  • Diagnostics and treatment of lung cancer
    • Histological examinations
    • Imaging diagnostics
    • Drug therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Immunotherapy
    • Bronchi recanalization 
    • Respiratory tract stenting
    • Puncture or drainage imposition in the case of fluid accumulation in the chest (pleurisy)
    • Participation in clinical trials (if desired)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Diagnostics and treatment of bronchial asthma (including complex forms)
    • Drug therapy
    • Inhalation therapy
    • Antibody therapy (omalizumab, mepolizumab, benalizumab)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of obstructive pulmonary disease (including complex forms)
    • Drug therapy
    • Individual selection of inhalators
    • Recommendations for smoking cessation, selection of respiratory and physiotherapeutic exercises
    • Lung volume reduction (with the help of endoscopic techniques)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of interstitial lung diseases
    • Imaging examinations
    • Forceps biopsy
    • Innovative cryobiopsy
    • Video-assisted thoracoscopy
    • Immunosuppressive therapy
    • Therapy with Nintedanib or Pirfenidone in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of sleep disorders (within the specialized laboratory)
    • Polysomnography
    • Polygraphy
    • Sleep latency tests
  • Other medical services

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