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International Patient

Prof. Hatz

Dear patients,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

it is my pleasure  to welcome you to our home page of the Department  of Thoracic Surgery at the University Medical Center of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.  We are one of the largest centers for thoracic surgery in Europe.  Our main focus is lung surgery for lung and thymic tumors,  for pleuramesothelioma of the pleura , for sarcoma of the chest and lung and for lung metastases which includes tumor metastases of other tumor origin such as colon cancer, kidney cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, sarcomas and others.  We are also specialised in the correction of thoracic deformaties such as pectus excavatum, pectus carniatum and other rare deformaties. 
Our lung transplantation programm (Munich Lung Transplant Group) is one of the largest in Europe with more than 100 transplants per year and is a strong joint collaborative effort between the Depts. of Thoracic Surgery,  Pneumology, Anesthesiology and  Cardiac Surgery.
If you need further information and wish to apply for clinical assessment and treatment at our center please contact our International Patient Office (IPO)(phone/e-mail) or our administrator Mrs. Vequel (phone/e-mail).  We look forward to helping you.


Rudolf A. Hatz, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Department of  Thoracic Surgery
Klinikum Großhadern
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich