Hannover Medical School

Hannover, Germany

Department of Thoracic, Transplant, Vascular and Cardiosurgery

Axel Haverich

Prof. Dr. med.

Axel Haverich

Specialized in: cardiosurgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery

Department of Thoracic, Transplant, Vascular and Cardiosurgery is one of the excellent clinics of the Medical University of Hannover. Thanks to the joint work of many medical disciplines, the interdisciplinary treatment concepts offered in the clinic in every field of cardiac, thoracic, transplant and vascular surgery made possible. The clinic develops optimal and individual concept of therapy at weekly meetings of patients. The main activities of the clinic for cardiac, thoracic, transplant and vascular surgery is coronary surgery, valve surgery, aortic, vascular surgery, using a pacemaker or defibrillator, thoracic surgery, heart support systems, organ transplantation, department of transplantation and artificial heart, surgery of congenital heart diseases, intensive care, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and cardiotechnology.

The clinic is one of the leading clinics in the world in terms of surgical treatment of diseases of the thoracic and peritoneal aorta. The clinic is working continuously at further improvement of the known methods, in particular, on reduction of risks inherent in neurological surgery. Thus, a team of experts has reached an extremely low level of complications of aortic surgery. At the same time, the thoracic aortic intraluminal stents for dissections and aneurysms and used increasingly. An important milestone in the treatment of aortic dissection is a common development of the so-called technology of "elephant's trunk" in the clinic, which is now used worldwide.
The combination of surgical and interventional (catheter) measures, such as, for example, hybrid prosthesis developed in the clinic, opens up the sparing but still effective and long-lasting treatment opportunities.
With regard to the clinic of cardiac, thoracic, transplant and vascular surgery, it is recommended in the list of the top hospitals according to FOCUS.

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