The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of the Heart Center of Cologne at the University Hospital Cologne under the direction of Univ. -Prof. Dr. Thorsten Wahlers performs over 2,800 operations every year. 1,700 of them are performed with the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass.
Department of Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiosurgery
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Department of Cardiosurgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
The Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine. The Department specializes in coronary artery bypass syrgery, heart valve surgery, aortic surgery, lung surgery and transplant surgery.
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin is located at the Charite Mitte Campus. It is a state-of-the-art clinic with a long history. All congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and surrounding vessels are operated on here.
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here.
The range of surgical services of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen covers all surgical and interventional operations in the corresponding fields up to the transplant surgery.
The department of cardiosurgery treats patients with congenital or acquired heart defects and with heart tumors or diseases of the aorta, such as aortic aneurysm or laceration of the aortic wall. Specialization of the clinic is coronary bypass operations using both internal thoracic arteries.
The Department of Сardiosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels.
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena covers the full area of cardiac surgery in adults at the international level. A particular emphasis is placed on the minimally invasive cardiac surgery, primarily on the minimally invasive valve surgery.
Department of Congenital (CHD) and Acquired Heart Defects
The Department of Congenital (CHD) and Acquired Heart Defects at the University Hospital Münster is the first Center of Excellence specializing in the treatment of adults with congenital and acquired heart defects on both outpatient and inpatient basis. The second focus is the treatment of acquired defects (e.