Clinic for COPD
Clinic Amsee in Waren, ©Axel.Mauruszat/CC0

Which German clinics are most suitable for the treatment of COPD? Here are 19 hospitals which meet the highest quality standards.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common diseases in the world. It is caused by the inhalation of harmful substances, the most important risk factor is smoking. Symptoms of COPD are amongst others coughing, shortness of breath and increased phlegm. COPD cannot be cured, but there are different therapeutic approaches that can alleviate the symptoms, says Prof. Dr. Taube from the University Medicine in Essen.

All of the hospitals listed below are specialists clinics for pulmonology and have great expertise in the treatment of COPD. Every patient gets their individual therapy plan which is adapted to their degree of illness. The aim of the measures is to alleviate the symptoms and to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Excellent Clinics for COPD

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2018)  
University Medicine Essen Ruhrlandklinik - West German Lung CentreEssen1381
Thorax Clinic at the University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg1371
Nürnberg Nord ClinicNürnberg1118
Clinic AmseeWaren (Müritz)1059
Bethanien Hospital MoersMoers1042
Bethanien HospitalSolingen832
Donaustauf ClinicDonaustauf809
Bremen-Ost ClinicBremen778
Charité - University Medicine BerlinBerlin774
Maria Hilf ClinicsMönchengladbach724
Vivantes Clinic NeuköllnBerlin686
Protestand Lung Clinic BerlinBerlin667
Helios Clinics SchwerinSchwerin650
University Hospital Gießen and Marburg, Gießen locationGießen624
Asklepios Specialist Clinics München-GautingMunich600
Helios University Hospital WuppertalWuppertal568
Specialist Hospital CoswigCoswig534
Helios Clinic KrefeldKrefeld532
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck campusLübeck493

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This is how the clinic list was created

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, the doctors have great experience with COPD (ICD J44), because only hospitals that treat COPD on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • Certified Specialist Lung Clinic! The German Lung Information Service gives an overview of the German specialist clinics for pulmonology that offer professional treatment and support according to the latest standards. All of the clinics listed above have been certified as specialist clinics for the treatment of COPD by the German Lung Information Service.
  • International Reputation! Doctors at the clinics mentioned above are well-known internationally, because they give specialist lectures there or because they are recommended by local colleagues. Therefore, all the clinics in the list have an International Office for patients from abroad.

This is just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.

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