Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Treatment of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) with surgical correction (program ID: 106783)

Volkmar Falk

Prof. Dr. med.

Volkmar Falk

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery, vascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1978 Promotion mit dem Thema: "Das Bluttrauma bei extrakorporaler Zirkulation im licht- und rasterelektronenmikroskopischen Bild"
  • 1985 - 1988 OA an der Abt. Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie der Universitätsklinik Kiel
  • 1988 Erteilung der venia legendi für Chirurgie und Ernennung zum Privatdozent
  • 1988 - 1989 OA und ständiger Vertreter des Direktors der neu gegründeten Abteilung für Herzchirurgie der Kerkhoff-Klinik der Max-PlanckGesellschaft Bad Nauheim
  • 1989 - 1993 leitender Oberarzt und stellvertretender Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Thorax,- Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Seit Okt. 1993 Direktor der Klinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie der Charité.


  • Herzklappenersatz
  • Korrektur angeborener Herzfehler
  • Chirurgische Therapie bei fortgeschrittener Herzinsuffizienz
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin is located at the Charité Mitte Campus. It is a state-of-the-art clinic with a long history. The director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Volkmar Falk.

All congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and surrounding vessels are treated in this Department. Following the motto "To give, to teach and to research", the clinic is striving to combine patient care and leading expertise. A highly motivated team of doctors and specialist nurses work hand in hand to ensure each patient receives individual care and treatment.

Varioгs forms of surgery – such as bypass surgery, heart valve surgery (including mechanical valves, biological valves and Ross operation) as well as ablation of atrial fibrillation – are performed in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. Highly complex congenital heart diseases, which had been considered inoperable few years ago, can be treated surgically in the Department headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Volkmar Falk.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • cardiological examination
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography 
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of total anomalous pulmonary
    venous connection (TAPVC) 
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • 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

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

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.