clinics for COPD
Lung Clinic Hemer, ©Dr.G.Schmitz/CC0

Which German clinics are most suitable for the treatment of COPD? Here are 16 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 (2019)International Office 
Thorax Clinic HeidelbergHeidelberg1509Yes
University Medicine Essen RuhrlandklinikEssen1383Yes
Martha-Maria Hospital Halle-DölauHalle (Saale)1010No
Niels-Stensen-Clinics - St. Raphael Hospital OstercappelnOstercappeln835No
Lung Clinic HemerHemer778No
LungenClinic GroßhansdorfGroßhansdorf653No
Asklepios Specialist Clinics Munich-GautingGauting575Yes
Specialist Clinic CoswigCoswig553Yes
Community Hospital HavelhöheBerlin502No
Pius Hospital OldenburgOldenburg464No
SHG Clinics VölklingenVölklingen405No
Lung Clinic LostauLostau403No
Barmherzige Brüder Hospital TrierTrier374No
St. Willibrord-Spital Emmerich-ReesEmmerich am Rhein320No
Central Clinic Bad BerkaBad Berka267No
Specialist Clinic WangenWangen259No

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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.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least 85 per cent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK, BARMER Ersatzkasse and the Kaufmännische Krankenkasse (KKH) in cooperation with the “Weisse Liste”. Every year, almost half a million of insured people are being questioned about their hospital stay.
  • Good Hygiene! All the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures have been taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.

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