- We are one of the first lung specialty clinics in Europe where robot-assisted, minimally invasive procedures on the lungs, mediastinum and diaphragm can be performed daily.
About “Heidelberg Thoracic Clinic”
The Heidelberg Thoracic Clinic is one of the largest clinics in Europe specializing in the treatment of lung conditions and is a part of the Heidelberg University Hospital. Today, as an certified institution we are looking back on over 100 years of tradition and have the combined expertise of highly qualified specialist physicians at our disposal. We have been certified by the German Cancer Association as a Lung Cancer Center since 2009. Thanks to our close collaboration with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), as a partner of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), and as a founding member of the Heidelberg National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT), we are actively involved in scientific studies and research. Thus, our expressed goal as a certified Lung Cancer Center is also that scientific research results are able to be realized in clinical treatment. Consequently, the most up-to-date therapeutic concepts and diagnostic techniques benefiting the patient are employed under one roof at the Thoracic Clinic.
Patients from all over Germany and abroad come to Heidelberg where thoracic surgeons, pneumologists, medical oncologists and other specialists work together under one roof. Our doctors have unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer and other diseases of the chest, and they use the latest technology as well as the most innovative, advanced therapies to increase the chances of a cure. On this site we provide information about the spectrum of our expertized departments. Our International Center can help you become a patient, assist with your visa invitation, travel and housing arrangements.
The Thoraxklinik Heidelberg started as a convalescent home, then grew from a tuberculosis hospital into a clinic specialized in all thoracic diseases, and has steadily evolved into today’s world-class Lung Center. It holds a lead position not just in Germany but in all of Europe, with around 10,000 admissions, 8,600 outpatient visits, and 2,300 surgical procedures performed annually.