Department of Thoracic Surgery

On highest scientific standards we offer in our center the complete surgical range of treatments for diseases in the thorax - from basic medical care to highly specialized treatments - and assure our patients a high-quality therapy according to latest international standards.

Department of Thoracic Surgery

University Hospital Zurich
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 255 88 02

We are specialized in the following subject areas

  • Lung cancer (Bronchial carcinoma)
  • Lung transplantations
  • Lung emphysema (smoker’s lung)
  • Thymomas and mediastinal tumors
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma
  • Minimally invasive/robotic-assisted surgery
  • Pneumothorax
  • Thorax trauma
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Infectious diseases
  • Hyperhidrosis and erythrophobia
  • Interventional bronchology
  • Pulmonary endarterectomy
  • Smoking prevention and smoking cessation
  • Rare diseases of the thoracic cavity
  • Port implantation (informed consent form)
  • Patient register form for referring physicians (family doctor or hospitals)

Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, Prof. Dr. med.

Director of, Department of Thoracic Surgery
Chair of the Lung Cancer Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich
Professor/Ordinaria for Thoracic Surgery, University of Zurich

Specialties: Robot Surgery, Advanced Oncological Resections, Pulmonary Endarterectomy

For patients

Tel. +41 44 255 88 02
Contact form

For international patients

International Office
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54
Contact form

For referrals

Tel. +41 44 255 88 02
Patient registration form