Department of Thoracic Surgery


The Department of Thoracic Surgery is a unique separate specialized department of this type in the Czech Republic, together with the Department of Respiratory Diseases, Charles University School of Medicine I, and other health care facilities, makes up a model Centre of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery. The department consists of an inpatient ward, an outpatient unit, operating theaters, outpatient department of thoracic surgery (B1 Building) and outpatient unit of breast diseases (A1 Building). The inpatient ward has seven monitored beds, seven beds of intermediary care, and 40 beds for thoracic surgery patients including 6 rehabilitation beds. Three operating theaters are equipped with custom-made air conditioning technology suitable for both super aseptic surgical procedures and procedures in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. All standard diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of thoracic surgery and mammology are performed, with preference given to mini-invasive surgery. Department of Thoracic Surgery cooperates in diagnostics, treatment and postoperative care of patients with respiratory diseases, tuberculosis, and multidrug-resistance tuberculosis with the Hospital´s Department of Respiratory Diseases and the Department of Pneumology of Charles University School of Medicine I.

Our staff is committed to ensuring every patient is treated with utmost dignity and sensitivity as well as with providing everyone with the highest quality of care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Specialized centers and units

  • Center of respiratory diseases and thoracic surgery

Outpatient services

  • Outpatient department of thoracic surgery
  • Outpatient department of breast diseases (mammology)

Diagnostic and therapeutic services/procedures

  • Diagnostic methods in thoracic surgery and pulmonology
  • Thoracic puncture, lymph node extirpation, parasternal mediastinotomy mediastinoscopy and video mediastinoscopy, thoracoscopy, videothoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracoscopy, open-biopsy method of lung biopsy
  • Surgical treatment without resection
  • Thoracic drainage, drainage with rib resection, debridement, fibrinolysis, pleurostomy, decortication of lung, pleurectomy, empyema thoracic management, thoracoplastic operations, sympathectomy, splanchnicectomy, diaphragm surgery, chest wall stabilization, plastic and reconstructive surgery including pictus excavatum treatment, mediastinal tumours extirpation, actute pyo-mediastinitis drainage, thyreoidal surgery
  • Surgical treatment with resection
  • Atypical resections, pulmonary segmentectomy, lobectomy, bilobectomy, pneumonectomy, trachea and large respiratory tract surgery, radical mediastinal lymphadenoctomy
  • Breast surgery
  • Radical breast resection (mastectomy), breast reduction, sentinel lymph-node extirpation, axilla exenteration, diagnostic excisions and extirpations
  • Other surgical procedures in of patients with respiratory disease [chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), asthma, tuberculosis].


The department is involved in the education of Charles University School of Medicine III students and in postgraduate education of physicians in the area of thoracic surgery.

Head of the Department
Vladislav Hytych, MD, PhD.
tel.: 261 083 312

Head Nurse
Mgr. Renáta Michalíčková
tel.: 261 083 323

Contact for English-speaking guests

Inpatient ward:
tel.: 261 083 313


building B1 and A1

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