The center is an example of the use of high technologies in the field of examination and treatment of patients with diseases of the respiratory system. Not only technology and professionalism, but also good care, compassion and respect for the personality of the patient determine the principles of work of this clinic - one of the leading pulmonology centers in Germany. The center is the scientific and academic base of a number of universities in the western part of Germany.
The Center has clinics for thoracic surgery, pulmonology, allergology, immunology, and controlled breathing. Close cooperation with the otorhinolaryngology clinic of the Concern allows for the treatment of patients with diseases of the ear, nose and throat, including surgical treatment. Intensive oncology, operative surgery, radiology, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine departments, technically equipped at the most modern level, successfully treat oncological diseases of the pulmonary respiratory system.
Malignant diseases of the lung and pleura, such as bronchial carcinoma and mesothelioma, form special main directions within the framework of therapeutic tasks. As part of the diagnosis of tumors, modern endoscopic techniques are used. During therapy, patients benefit from close interaction with thoracic surgeons, oncologists and radiologists. In addition to chemotherapy for bronchial carcinoma, specialist pulmonologists also perform highly specialized endoscopic tumor therapy, such as, for example, laser tumor removal and stent implantation.
Immunological and allergic lung diseases are at the forefront of the clinical and scientific focus of our physicians. This, along with fibrosis and sarcoidosis, also includes exogenous allergic alveolitis (“farmer’s lungs”, “pigeon breeders’ lungs”, “budgerigar lungs”), drug-induced lung diseases and rare diseases of the lung parenchyma (histiocytosis X, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, alveolar proteinosis, Wegener's disease, Hurg-Strauss syndrome, eosinophilia).
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) / bronchial asthma
The next focus is on the care of patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD and asthma (the "Disease Management Program"). Through the introduction of long-term oxygen therapy and artificial ventilation at home, special physiotherapy, as well as training in targeted inhalation techniques, it is possible to allow many patients with chronic respiratory diseases to make the transition to a "normal life".
The next important area of our clinic is the diagnosis, treatment and dynamic monitoring of the condition of patients with pulmonary hypertension. An increase in pressure in the pulmonary circulation is the result of hardening and thickening of the walls of the pulmonary vessels. Depending on the cause, stage and severity of the disease, doctors use various types of drug therapy.
Modernly equipped places of the sleep laboratory of night clinics make it possible to diagnose all types of sleep disorders, including sleep-related breathing disorders. Along with obstructive sleep disorders, sleep disorders are treated here in case of heart failure and diseases of the muscular system. The sleep laboratory is certified by the German Society for Sleep Medicine.