Digital Respiratory Medicine (Pulmonology)

Logo Digitale Pneumologie After 20 years as chief physician at the Clinic for Pulmonology of the Ruhrlandklinik, Westdeutsches Lungenzentrum, Universitätsmedizin Essen, I focus my further medical work on the diagnosis and treatment of lung and respiratory diseases, utilizing digital methods and telemedicine in my private medical consultation at the Ambulantes Lungenzentrum Essen.

Diagnosis and treatment of symptoms and diseases:

  • Aerial distress
  • Aerial distress attacks
  • Acute and chronic cough
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Allergies and hay fever
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency emphysema
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Lung skeletal disorders (fibrosis, sarcoidosis)
  • Training condition / deconditioning
  • Snoring and daytime fatigue / drowsiness

Diagnostic Services

Our diagnostic services cover a broad spectrum including pulmonary function testing and sleep medical diagnostics and therapy, airway hypersensitivity testing and respiratory regulation testing.

Service overview:

  • Registration / characterization of snoring
  • Registration of chronic cough
  • Quantification of respiratory distress
  • Contactless detection of snoring & sleep quality
  • Pulmonary function test (spirometry and whole body plethysmography)
  • Determination of blood gas analysis and oxygen saturation
  • Quantification of pulmonary gas exchange by means of diffusion capacity
  • Hypersensitivity of the respiratory tract by means of methacholine provocation
  • Examination of airway inflammation using sputum analysis
  • Inflammation measurement by measurement of nitric oxide in the exhaled air (FeNO)
  • Testing the respiratory regulation
  • Spiro-ergometry with determination of respiratory mechanics and pulmonary hyperinflation
  • Allergy testing including nasal provocation
  • Sleep medical diagnostics and therapy by home-based polygraphy and polysomnography

Longterm Management - Follow-Up Treatment

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