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Pneumology

The Department of Pneumology deals with prophylaxis, detection and conservative treatment of diseases of the respiratory system and the lungs. Thanks to our intensive collaboration with the Department of Thoracic Surgery, we provide the most advanced treatment to our patients.

Our specialists also actively take part in numerous international clinical research projects.


Diagnostic & Treatment Services

Diagnostics

  • Preventive pulmonology Check-up
  • Spirometer und bodyplethysmography
  • Blood analysis
  • Measuring of diffusion capacity
  • (Spiro)-ergometry
  • Force of the breathing muscles
  • Sonography of the thorax organs, echocardiography
  • Bronchoscopy incl. autofluorescence process and endobronchial ultrasound
  • Differential- und immunocytology of Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)
  • Allergy diagnosis (in vivo, in vitro)
  • Lymphocyte proliferation test
  • Cardiorespiratory polygraphy, polysomnography
  • Right heart catheter examination incl. medication testing

Treatment

  • Interstitial lung diseases (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, sarcoidosis and chronic Berylliosis)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Weaning
  • Sleep laboratory
  • Mucoviscidosis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Allergological immunotherapy
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung transplantation

Statistics

medical doctors13
out-patients per year6.100
in-patients per year2.000
bronchoscopies910

Our physicians

  • Professor Dr. Joachim Müller-Quernheim

  • Professor Dr. med. M. Idzko, MPVD

  • Dr. Thorsten Dürk, M.Sc. Palliative Care

  • Dr. Björn Frye

  • Dr. Thomas Köhler, MPVD, MPH

  • Dr. Ina Hettich


Medical Center - University of Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 270 21310
Fax: +49 761 270 19310

info-ims@uniklinik-freiburg.de