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Discover the Best Clinics and Costs for Lobectomy in Germany 2023

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Lobectomy Overview in Germany

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Surgery Time - 4 hours
Stay in the country - 10 days
Rehabilitation - 30 days
Anesthesia - General anesthesia
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Step-by-Step Roadmap

Day 1

  • Arrival at the airport.
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic.

Day 2 - Pre-Operation

  • Consultation with pulmonologist and thoracic surgeon.
  • Complete blood count test.
  • Chest X-ray and CT scan.
  • Lung function tests (spirometry).
  • Cardiologic examination if necessary.

Day 3 - Lobectomy

  • Preparation for surgery (fasting).
  • Local or general anesthesia is administered.
  • Removal of the lobe of the lung.
  • Procedure lasts approximately 2-4 hours.

Day 4-7 Post-Operation

  • Monitor vital signs in the recovery room.
  • Drainage tube in the chest for 1-2 days.
  • Prescribed pain medications.
  • Physiotherapy to help lung function.
  • Stay in the clinic for 5-7 days.

Week 1-4 Rehabilitation

  • Gradual return to light activities.
  • Breathing exercises at home.
  • Follow-up appointments with a surgeon.

Week 5-8 Rehabilitation

  • Return to work depending on the job nature.
  • Resume sports activities with doctor"s approval.
  • Complete recovery and final results visible.

Note: Each patient"s recovery process can vary based on individual health conditions.

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The directory lists the world's leading clinics specializing in lung lobectomy. The rating is based on the qualifications of the surgeons, the success of the procedure and the expert opinion of the Bookimed coordinating physicians.

The cost of a lung lobectomy depends on the method of its implementation. Often the price includes a consultation with a doctor, intervention and a stay in the hospital for up to 10 days.

What's the Cost for Lobectomy in Germany? Find Out Now

updated 11/27/2023
The average price of Lobectomy in Germany is $24090, the minimum price is $24089, and the maximum price is $24090.
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Asklepios Hospital Barmbek
Germany, Hamburg
90% patients recommend

Asklepios Hospital Barmbek is a clinic No. 1 for foreign patients according to the Medical Travel Quality Alliance, the international organization for medical tourism.

The Hospital is a multidisciplinary medical center. It is a part of Asklepios Kliniken, the most significant German hospitals' network.

Asklepios Barmbek specializes in Oncology, Oncohematology, Surgery, and Pulmonology.

80,000 patients from Germany and other countries worldwide receive treatment annually here.

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Hospital certificates and accreditation of quality

International Organization for Standardization certificate for Asklepios Hospital Barmbek Medical Travel Quality Alliance certificate for Asklepios Hospital Barmbek TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Asklepios Hospital Barmbek

Lobectomy Patient Experience Reviews

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The send us to differant clinic and there location is diffucalt to find we met them after 5 muints of the appointment and they refused to accept us This is not acceptable we lost flight tickts from our country to visit them and hotels expences then they refused We wont to return the Fund to us 500 euro
Saudi Arabia, Sep 17, 2022
Sep 17, 2022 • Verified review.
Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)
Germany, Frankfurt am Main
90% patients recommend

Nordwest Krankenhaus is a multi specialized medical institution, a leading hospital in Germany due to development of innovations, such as 3D ultrasound, anticancer vaccines in targeted therapy. It comprises 5 research institutes and 11 specialized centers.

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Hospital certificates and accreditation of quality

TÜV AG Сompany Research & Investing Certificate certificate for Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus) TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus) World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Nordwest Clinic (Krankenhaus)

Lobectomy Patient Experience Reviews

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My name is Sergey, I am undergoing treatment at the oncology department of the Nordwest Clinic in Frankfurt am Main. I would like to note the high professional level of doctors, the technical equipment of the clinic at the proper level. I want to express special gratitude to Professor Elka Yeager, senior doctor Kiselichki, Dr. Weber, the highest level of professionalism, are very friendly and attentive, the junior staff are smart, everything is super, I’m very pleased with the treatment, if not for one “but” ... Because of ignorance language had to contact the company "Phoenix Service", which is an intermediary for the provision of medical services, led by Radislav. My communication with them began with the fact that before arrival they demanded a significant prepayment, which was timely transferred to their account. After arriving at the clinic, I had to transfer money several times, rather big money. I persistently asked the company’s employees to conclude an agreement with me on the provision of services by Phoenix Service, in order to specifically understand which services and for what specific payment the services will be provided. However, no contracts, as well as invoices with prices, were provided to me, which directly testifies to dishonesty. Only two months later I received the clinic’s bills (with which I completely agree) and separately a bill from Phoenix Service for the services rendered, after viewing which there were simply no words ... As it turned out, being treated in Germany was not expensive, it was expensive to pay for the services of Phoenix invoiced, which either didn’t turn out at all, or turned out to be in the wrong amount and at very high prices. I tried to talk with the head of the company Radislav, saying that I did not agree with the bill, to which I received the answer "if something does not suit you, you can refuse our services further." I officially wrote an appeal to the clinic about the detachment from this dishonest company, to which I received a positive response. He also wrote an official letter to Phoenix with a request to review the account, to which he still has not received an answer. I want to warn everyone who is in my position, those cancer patients who sell everything in order to pay for treatment and live on, but these “phoenixes” don’t stop at anything to enrich themselves at their expense.
— Ярослава
Ukraine, Nov 11, 2019
Nov 11, 2019 • Verified review.
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany, Berlin
33% patients recommend

Charité is the most famous university hospital in the whole Europe which was founded yet in 1710. The majority of patients choosing treatment in Germany prefer this clinic because of its high popularity and good reviews. International patients are not a priority for Charité, so patients from other countries should be prepared for long terms of application processing and absence of foreign patients reception service.

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Hospital certificates and accreditation of quality

German Cancer Society certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin World's Best Hospitals 2021 by Newsweek certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin World's Best Hospitals 2022 by Newsweek certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 by Newsweek certificate for Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Lobectomy Patient Experience Reviews

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We are discharging from the hospital, we will keep in touch with this doctor. The procedures go terribly, there is no specific treatment prescribed yet, there is no diagnosis. Besides the fact that my daughter eats, has lunch, has dinner as in a usual sanatorium, they just rip off 600-700 euros per night - a lot of money when you don’t see the result, why stay, just overnight to pay money. I am not happy with the visit.
— Anonymous
Azerbaijan, Dec 17, 2019
Dec 17, 2019 • Verified review.
Bremen-Ost Clinic
Germany, Bremen
92% patients recommend

Klinikum Bremen-Ost is a multidisciplinary hospital located in Bremen. The hospital is a part of the Gesundheit Nord-Klinikverbund Bremen network of hospitals. Bremen-Ost Hospital specializes in lung surgery, neurology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry.

Bremen-Ost is among best German medical facilities in 2015-2016 according to the rating of Focus magazine. The rating includes hospitals with positive patients’ feedback and high treatment success rates.

Every year Bremen-Ost receives 19,000 patients for treatment.

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Cooperation for transparency and quality in the health service  certificate for Bremen-Ost Clinic TOP German hospital according to 2019 Focus ranking certificate for Bremen-Ost Clinic

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FAQ about Lobectomy in Germany

What is a lung lobectomy?

A lung lobectomy is an operation to remove a lobe of an organ when it is damaged.

In most cases, surgeons perform the procedure for lung cancer.

The difference between lobectomy at home and abroad

Surgeons from foreign medical centers perform lobectomy using the video-assisted thoracoscopic VATS method. They perform manipulations through 2-5 incisions of 2.5 cm each. Recovery after such a procedure is faster than after traditional open surgery.

Features of lung lobe removal in different countries

Bookimed has identified the 3 most popular countries for lobectomy among residents of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.


In medical centers in Germany, the accuracy of diagnosis is 100%. Thanks to this, German specialists correctly determine the scope of intervention.


In Israel, patients are operated on by experienced and qualified surgeons. They study and train in leading European and American clinics. Thanks to this, Israeli surgeons are improving the methods of performing lobectomy.


The main advantage of a lobectomy in Turkey is its cost. The price for the procedure here is lower than in Israel and Germany.

88% of operations in Turkey pass without complications.


How to choose a hospital for lung lobe removal surgery?

When choosing a clinic for a lobectomy, focus on:

  • experience and qualifications of an oncologist and thoracic surgeon;
  • availability of a system for low-traumatic VATS surgery;
  • certificates and accreditations of a medical institution;
  • reviews of lung lobectomy in the clinic.

Indications and contraindications for surgical lobectomy

Surgical lobectomy is indicated for patients with:

  • lung cancer of the initial stages, which is localized within one lobe;
  • severe forms of tuberculosis;
  • lung cyst;
  • abscess.

Doctors do not perform surgery on people with:

  • lung cancer stage 3B-4;
  • metastases;
  • intolerance to anesthesia;
  • germination of the tumor or metastases in the aorta, esophagus, superior vena cava, and the opposite main bronchus;
  • severe general condition.

Types of lobectomy


The doctor makes an incision 8-20 cm long and removes the lobe of the lung.

Benefits: The procedure provides the surgeon with good visibility.

Disadvantages: the operation leaves a large scar. Recovery takes up to 2 weeks.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATS)

The doctor performs the procedure through 3-5 incisions up to 2.5 cm. Through one incision, he inserts a tube with a camera that controls the course of the procedure. Through the remaining 2 incisions, he performs manipulations with special instruments.

Advantages: the procedure leaves small scars. Recovery is 2-3 times faster than after open surgery.

Disadvantages: VATS provides the surgeon with less visibility than a thoracotomy.

Preparing for the operation

Preparation for a lung lobectomy includes:

  • blood analysis;
  • chest CT;
  • sampling and laboratory examination of tumor tissues;
  • positron emission computed tomography (PET-CT).

The course of the procedure

During the operation, the patient is under general anesthesia. Depending on the type of lobectomy, the surgeon performs an incision 8-20 cm long or 3 incisions of 2.5 cm each, and removes a lobe of the lung.

Duration of lobectomy

The intervention takes 2 to 3 hours.

Rehabilitation after removal of part of the lung

The duration of hospitalization after removal of a lung lobe for cancer depends on the technique. After an open operation, a person stays in the clinic for 1-2 weeks, after a low-traumatic operation - 4-5 days.

To restore lung function, the doctor prescribes breathing exercises.

Possible Complications

88% of lobectomy abroad pass without complications. Among the possible violations of the body - breathing problems. Patients restore it with the help of special exercises.

Lobectomy abroad: the nuances

  • Will they accompany me to a clinic abroad?

Yes, clinics provide coordinators for foreign patients. They help with translation and paperwork, accompany at all stages of diagnosis and treatment.

Organization of a lobectomy abroad

To perform a lung lobectomy abroad, leave a request on the Bookimed website. A specialized doctor-coordinator will contact you. He will select several medical centers that will meet your wishes in terms of quality and price. Together with the coordinator, you will choose the best of the proposed hospitals.

To book a consultation date, please send us your medical records. The coordinating doctor will send them to the selected clinic and request a diagnostic and treatment program.

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