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Department of Cardiac Surgery - University Hospital Bonn

University Hospital Bonn

Bonn, Germany
Department id # 26293
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Prof. Dr. med. Hendrik Treede
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Specialized in: cardiac surgery

About the Department of Cardiac Surgery at University Hospital Bonn

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top German departments specializing in the surgical treatment of heart diseases!

The department offers the full range of modern surgical interventions for the treatment of diseases of the heart, coronary vessels and thoracic aorta (with the exception of transplantation of the thoracic organs). An excellently trained team of specialists and state-of-the-art technologies guarantee the best medical care adapted to the individual needs and wishes of patients. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Hendrik Treede.

The main clinical activities of the department include heart valve surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical interventions on the thoracic aorta, electrophysiological therapy in arrhythmias (implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators), as well as the implantation of special systems for mechanical support of the heart.

It is natural that heart surgery is quite complex in its nature, so after the intervention the patient is necessarily observed in the conditions of an ultra-modern intensive care unit equipped with heart-lung machines, devices for monitoring vital functions, such as blood circulation, respiration, kidney function, etc. In addition, the unit is staffed by the specially trained doctors and nursing staff, who have a clear and effective action plan aimed at the improvement of the patient’s condition in destabilization.

The department performs more than 1,700 surgeries annually, 1,000 of which are performed using the heart-lung machine or on the open heart. In cooperation with the Department of Cardiology, there are performed about 150 heart valve implantations using catheter techniques.

The department specializes in the following surgical interventions:

  • Heart valve surgery
    • Implantation of mechanical prosthetic heart valves
    • Implantation of biological prosthetic heart valves
    • Aortic valve reconstruction
    • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting in severe coronary artery disease
  • Surgical treatment of acute and chronic aortic diseases (as a rule, operations are performed using the heart-lung machine)
    • Supracoronary ascending aortic replacement
    • Bentall procedure
    • Wheat operation
    • David procedure
    • Aortic arch surgery
    • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)
  • Surgical treatment of heart arrhythmias (electrophysiological therapy), also using modern sparing techniques
    • Pacemaker implantation
    • Cardioverter defibrillator implantation
    • Revision interventions for the functional correction of pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Implantation of mechanical heart support systems
  • Other surgical services and types of operations

Curriculum vitae


  • 1990 - 1997 Study of Human Medicine, University of Hamburg.
  • 09.1995 - 10.1995 Clerkship in Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Prof. May), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 07.1995 - 08.1995 Clerkship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Thoracic Surgery (Prof. Sugarbaker), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • 2005 Doctoral thesis defense with honors. Subject: "The effect of continuous veno-venous hemofiltration on the development and progress of experimentally induced hemorrhagic necrotic pancreatitis in the animal model of a pig", Department of General Surgery, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.
  • 2012 Habilitation and Venia Legendi in Cardiac Surgery. Subject: "Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): assessment of a new therapy for minimally invasive catheter implantation of the aortic valve in patients with a high risk of surgery or contraindications to the surgical treatment", University of Hamburg.
  • 2014 W2 Professor in Minimally Invasive and Interventional Heart Surgery, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg.

Professional Practice

  • Since 04.2007 Leading Senior Physician at the University Heart Center Hamburg (Director: Prof. Dr. med. H. Reichenspurner).
    • Program Manager in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery.
    • Responsible for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
    • Surgical Director of the Program for Implantation of Event Recorders and Defibrillators.
    • Probe Laser Extraction.
    • Personal Senior Consultant.
    • Head of the Lung Transplantation Program (2005 - 2010).
  • 01.2007 Medical Specialist in Heart Surgery.
  • 07.2001 - 02.2007 Assistant Physician in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg.
  • 1997 - 2001 Intern and Assistant Physician in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Grosshadern, Munich.
  • 06.1999 Full admission to medical practice.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • German Society for Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG).
  • European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS).
  • German Society of Cardiology (DGK).
  • European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS).
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Bonn