Special Clinical Focus

  • Minimally invasive thoracic surgery (MIC, VATS, video mediastinoscopy)
  • Tumors of the thorax (lung, mediastinum, costal pleura)
  • Pulmonary metastases (laser surgery)
  • Plastic surgery of the respiratory tract (trachea or bronchi) and thoracic vessels 
  • Emphysema surgery
  • Thoracic surgery for children

About us

Our hospital is a center for pneumonology and thoracic surgery. Academically, we are included in the University Lung Center North and nationally we are part of the German Lung Center.
We can look back on decades of experience:
Competency is our tradition! We significantly participate in the realization of medical progress. During the past few years, development has been characterized by the design of a center for minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

The Clinic for Thoracic Surgery is a highly specialized surgical department which performs all operations of the lung, the bony thorax, the bronchial system, the trachea, the diaphragm, the mediastinum (including the large vessels) and partially also the esophagus. This concerns operations in adults as well as in children.
The basis of our success can be found in the close networking with other departments of the hospital. This ensures interdisciplinary diagnostics and preparation for surgery as well as multimodal treatment concepts according to the most up-todate medical research.
Our holistic treatment concept as well as spiritual and psychosocial care significantly contribute to your convalescence. Our hospital and our treatment procedures are certified according to KTQ.

Diagnostic Services

  • Endoscopy: bronchoscopy rigid and flexible, navigated biopsy techniques. Endo-ultrasound: EBUS and EUS, video thoracoscopy (VAT), videomediastinoscopy
  • Imaging: ultrasound, Doppler, echocardiography including TEE, x-rays, CT, 3D reconstruction, PET-CT (positron emission)
  • Functional examinations: all procedures of pulmonary function analysis, ergometry and spiroergometry, cardiovascular examinations including right heart catheterization
  • Clinical chemistry laboratory, tuberculosis diagnostics, allergological diagnostics
  • Sleep laboratory with polysomnographyChief physician
  • Cytology, histology, molecular biological tumor analyses and treatment stratification, Biobank
  • Diagnostic testing and preparation for lung transplantation

Therapeutic Services

  • Cancer surgery of the lung including parenchyma-sparing plastic methods, expansion of surgery to include neighboring organs, multimodal treatment concepts
  • Center for minimally invasive thoracic surgery: all modern surgical procedures. Also many of the named operations via VATS
  • Surgery of metastases in a manner that protects the tissues, partially with laser surgery (diode laser), also palliative
  • Tumor surgery of the mediastinum partially via VATS. Procedures using video mediastinoscopy
  • Thoracic wall surgery including plastic/cosmetic reconstructions
  • Surgery in mesothelioma (cancer of the costal pleura), including radical resection
  • Surgery of the trachea (windpipe)
  • Pediatric thoracic surgery
  • Surgical corrections in funnel chest and chicken breast
  • Emphysema surgery with lung reduction (LVRS) or bulla resection (emphysematous bulla)
  • Septic thoracic surgery: empyema and abscesses, aspergilloma, decortications
  • Minimally invasive thymus resection in myasthenia
  • All operations on the diaphragm
  • Sympathectomy in increased sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Operations in benign alterations of the esophagus
  • Performing split-lungs in lung transplantation: in cooperation (UKE)
  • Bronchology: tumor resection (laser etc.), stent, valves
  • Intensive care and ventilation medicine including weaning from the perspective of thoracic surgery
  • Physical therapy and preparation for surgery

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Social services
  • Psychosocial services
  • Self-help groups
  • Hospital spiritual care
  • Rooming-in
  • Guest apartments
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Thoracic Surgery

Other services

  • Lung cancer
  • Lung metastasis
  • Emphysema
  • Diseases of the costal pleura
  • Tumors of the mediastinum
  • Diseases of the trachea

Directions

Airports near

  • Airport Hamburg Fuhlsbüttelapprox. 20 km
  • Airport Lübeckapprox. 32 km

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Stephan Meierling

Senior Consultant

Dr. med.
Martin Neuhauss

Senior Consultant


Holger Hammelrath

Senior Consultant