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Department of pneumology, sleep, and respiratory medicine

Dr. med. Manuel Streuter
pulmonology, sleep medicine

About the department

In the department of pneumology, sleep, and respiratory medicine with the lung centre at Helios Hospital Krefeld, patients have on opportunity to get a reliable diagnosis, professional advice and treatment of diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract. With the help of modern equipment in the department, doctors can find out the cause of the symptoms and plan the therapy competently. The medical team specialises in the study of the function of external respiration, which allows you to determine the speed and volume indicators, the rate of gas exchange, and the functions of the respiratory muscles. One of the essential examination methods for detecting respiratory tract and lung diseases is bronchoscopy, which is also successfully performed in the department.

The main areas of focus of the department are inflammatory lung diseases, chronic and degenerative diseases, allergic diseases and malignant neoplasms of the lungs. In addition, the department treats all typical and unique forms (for example, tuberculosis) of pneumonia. In severe cases, doctors can resort to a well-equipped intensive care unit, where qualified specialists will monitor patients and, if necessary, can be transferred to mechanical ventilation. Moreover, the department's Lung and Ventilation Center has experience treating patients with Covid 19 and its complications, including shortness of breath, loss of smell, thrombotic and scarring in the lungs.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Viral and bacterial pneumonia
  • Covid-19 and post-COVID syndrome
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Airway stenosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Snoring

Diagnostic:

  • Anamnesis (history of the disease)
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis
  • Spirometry (measures lung function)
  • Body plethysmography
  • Spiroergometry (reactions of the heart, circulation, breathing and metabolism during gradually increasing exercise)
  • Digital X-ray
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound

Treatment: 

  • Antibacterial therapy 
  • Inhalation therapy 
  • Bronchial lavage (bronchoalveolar lavage)
  • Interventional bronchial therapy (argon plasma coagulation, laser therapy, cryotherapy, recanalisation, stenting)
  • Endoscopic lung volume reduction
  • Pleural puncture, diagnostic and treatment, including drainage system
  • Percutaneous pulmonary puncture
  • oxygen therapy
  • Mask ventilation (non-invasive ventilation)
  • Physical exercise 
  • Physiotherapy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1977 - 1978 Study of Medicine, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 1978 - 1984 Study of Medicine, RWTH Aachen.
  • 1984 Medical License, the local government of Aachen
  • 1985 - 1987 Intern of the Department of Anaesthesiology, St. Augustinus Hospital, Düren
  • 1988 Qualified as Medical Practitioner in Emergency Medical Services
  • 1987 - 1991 Intern of the Departments of Internal Medicine I and II, Helios Clinic Krefeld
  • 1993 Additional qualification in Allergology
  • 1991 - 1994 Intern of the Department of Pulmonology and Allergology, Ruhrland Hospital, Essen

Experience

  • 1991 Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine
  • 1992 Medical Specialist in Pulmonology
  • 1995 - 2001 Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine I, Helios Clinic Krefeld
  • 2006 Additional qualifications in Sleep Medicine and Internal Intensive Care Medicine
  • Since 2002 Chief Physician of the Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Helios Clinic Krefeld
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