University Hospital Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Surgical treatment of coarctation of the aorta with resection and end-to-end anastomosis (program ID: 88311)

Armin Welz

Prof. Dr. med.

Armin Welz

Department of Cardiosurgery

Specialized in: general surgery, cardio surgery

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The Department of Cardiosurgery offers the complete spectrum of cardiac surgery services except heart transplantation. This includes valve replacement procedures, which are based on cardiac catheter, the various valve conserving surgery techniques (also minimally invasive), the various methods of coronary artery bypass surgery and the endovascular aortic surgery including its solutions.

The clinic has 30 normal care beds, 6 beds in the intermediate unit and a special intensive care unit with 12 places intensive care and mechanical ventilation. The intensive care unit enables also the full range of renal replacement therapy except being used for mechanical cardiac support and ECMO. Over 1700 operations are carried out annually at the clinic, including approximately 1000 operations, which have used a heart-lung machine or are coronary artery surgeries on the beating hearts. About 150 are catheter-based valve implantation, which are carried out with the partner of the clinic. Patients with congenital heart disease are treated in cooperation with the department of pediatric cardiology.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography or transesophageal echocardiography
  • preoperative care
  • cardiac catheterization
  • resection and end-to-end anastomosis of aortic coartation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

Bonn University Clinic is a multidisciplinary health care institution which is one of the largest in Germany. The clinic provides treatment both for patients from Germany, and for foreign ones. Diagnosis and treatment of patients here is at the highest level, and their combination with the latest scientific research allows quickly implement all the innovations to the clinical practice. All areas of ​​modern medicine are presented at Bonn University Clinic. Its structure includes 31 specialized clinics and 21 diagnostic and research institutions. University Hospital employs more than 4500 employees, more than 750 of which are doctors and professors. In the clinic, there are 10 intensive care units and 30 operating theaters for all surgery directions. The capacity of the clinic – 1,250 beds. More than 40,000 patients undergo inpatient treatment annually; about 1,500 people visit the outpatient departments every day.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.