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Department of internal medicine and pulmonology

Dr. med. Andreas Fertl
internal medicine, pulmonology, lung oncology, and allergology, intensive care

About the department

The department of internal medicine and pulmonology at Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich provides the full spectrum of medical care for internal organs. The head of the department is a talented doctor with over 25 years of experience and deep knowledge of the diseases of the lungs. The staff is equally professional and attentive. Modern equipment and interventions are available for the patients, such as nocturnal ventilation, endoscopy, thoracoscopy, lung functional testing, and multimodal cancer treatments. A quality officer and external organizations monitor the quality of medicine and medical devices. In addition, the department cooperates with the MVZ Martha-Maria Lung Center, an outpatient part of the organization in the heart of Munich.

The department's priorities are in the treatment and diagnosis of pulmonary (lung) diseases and diseases of other internal organs (gastrointestinal tract - gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, intestines, oesophagus; heart and cardiovascular system). In particular, many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed for the lungs.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Benign diseases of the lungs:

  • Chronic inflammatory lung diseases, e.g. asthma, and COPD
  • Infectious lung diseases, e.g. pneumonia, tuberculosis, and non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis
  • Pulmonary framework diseases, e.g. idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and lung involvement in various autoimmune diseases
  • sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders and hypoventilation syndromes

Malignant diseases of the lungs:

  • Lung carcinoma, e.g. small cell and non-small cell lung carcinoma, as well as other endobronchial tumours
  • Tumours of the mediastinum, e.g. thymoma
  • Malignant diseases of the pleura, e.g. pleural mesothelioma
  • Lung metastases from other tumours
  • Lung function tests:
    • Full-body plethysmography
    • Diffusion measurement

Breathwork:

  • Specific and non-specific provocation
  • Stress test ergometry
  • Spirometry
  • 6-minute walk test

Endoscopic procedures:

  • Flexible and rigid bronchoscopy
  • Laser treatment using innovative thulium technology
  • Cryotherapy
  • Stenting
  • Endoscopic volume reduction (e.g. With coil implantation)
  • In emphysema

Internal thoracoscopy:

  • Including pleurodesis

Drug therapy for tumours: 

  • Adjuvant, neoadjuvant, and palliative chemotherapy for malignant diseases of the respiratory organs (e.g. Bronchial carcinoma, mesothelioma)

Allergological diagnostics and therapy: 

  • Including prick/intracutaneous tests, ASA desensitization

Nocturnal ventilation therapy (including nCPAP, CPAP)

Ultrasound-guided punctures   

Chest drains :

  • E.g. PleurX catheter system for domestic drainage therapy

Physiotherapeutic care/accompaniment:

  • During the inpatient stay
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1989-1996 Study of medicine, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 1995-1998 Doctoral in pulmonology, degree of candidate of natural sciences, University Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Experience

  • 1996-1997 Work in the Department of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich
  • 1998 Work in the Department of infectiology, Central Hospital Gauting
  • 1998-2000 Work in the intensive care unit at the Hospital Ebersberg
  • 2000-2012 Work in the Department of pulmonology and intensive care at the Specialized Pulmonary Clinic Asklepios Munich-Gauting
  • 2012 Head Physician of the Department of pulmonology at the Martha-Maria Hospital in Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German Society of Pulmonology
  • Member of the German Association of Internists
  • Author of 14 publications
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