Thoracic surgery represents the surgical part in treating diseases of the lungs and the thorax. Diagnostic services such as thoracoscopy are only the first stage in the range of medical services.
According to current standards, surgeries can also be performed using minimally invasive techniques (frequently referred to as keyhole surgery) in all fields of general surgery. These include the resection of diseased lung portions or parts of the costal pleura. A special focus of the department is the technically challenging surgical treatment of cancer. Alongside these scheduled procedures, a great number of emergency surgeries are performed for the treatment of acute diseases of the lungs.
Just like the Department of Visceral Surgery, which is consolidated with the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Klinikum Landkreis Erding, the surgeons collaborate closely with internal and external specialists on an interdisciplinary basis. The in-house specialist departments, in particular the pneumatologists of the Department of Internal Medicine, are available for medical advice and, if necessary, surgical services in order to ensure that the patients receive safe and high-quality treatment. The resulting wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic examination techniques and treatment options are complemented by comprehensive inpatient care, so patients can rest assured they are in the best hands throughout their entire stay at Klinikum Landkreis Erding.