University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany


Treatment of tracheal stenosis with resection with subsequent plastic repair with end-to-end anastomosis (program ID: 82787)


Artur Lichtenberg

Prof. Dr. med.

Artur Lichtenberg

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: vascular surgery, cardio surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1993 – 1995 Arzt im Praktikum in der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Universität Tübingen
  • 1995 Promotion in der Abteilung für Kardiologie an der Universität Tübingen
  • 1995 – 1997 Assistenzarzt in der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz-, und Gefäßchirurgie im Herzzentrum Lahr/Baden
  • 1997 – 2000 Assistenzarzt in der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2000 Facharzt für Herzchirurgie
  • 2000 – 2001 Funktionsoberarzt der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2001 – 2006 Ordentlicher Oberarzt der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2002 – 2003 Leitender Oberarzt der Abteilung für Thorax-, Herz-, Gefäß- und Allgemeinchirurgie am Oststadtkrankenhaus Hannover
  • 2004 – 2006 Leiter der Forschungsgruppe „Tissue Engineering der Herzklappen“ an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2007 Erlangung der Venia legendi für das Fach Herzchirurgie an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover
  • 2006 – 2009 Ständiger stellvertretender ärztlicher Direktor und leitender Oberarzt der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2009 Leiter des Kunstherzprogramms der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2009 Leiter des Bereiches „minimal-invasive Herzchirurgie“ in der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2009 Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe „kardiovaskuläre, regenerative Zellforschung und Tissue Engineering“ in der Klinik für Herzchirurgie an der Universität Heidelberg
  • Seit 2008 Vorsitzender der Arbeitsgruppe „Tissue Engineering der Herzklappen“ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie (DGTHG)
  • 2008 Umhabilitation an die Medizinische Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg
  • 02 – 07/2009 W3-Professor und Direktor der Klinik für Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Jena
  • 2009 Ernennung zum W3-Professor für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie an der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Seit 2009 Direktor der Klinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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 head of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Artur Lichtenberg. The achievements includes the first open heart surgery with surface hypothermia, the first replacement of a heart valve and the first implantation of a pacemaker and a cardioverter defibrillator system in Germany. 

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  also includes the Unit of Thoracic Surgery. Treatment focuses are on malignant diseases of the lungs, mediastinum (e.g. thymoma), pleura and chest wall as well as benign diseases such as pneumothorax and pleurisy. The range of surgical services covers diseases of the chest cavity organs and their adjacent areas. Lung surgery is an important part of thoracic surgery and covers all operations of lung tissues. 

The objectives of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  include operations on heart, adjacent vessels and lungs. All operations are available for both adults and children. 

The range of surgical services of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  includes: 

  • Modern coronary surgery on the beating heart (off-pump coronary artery bypass) with a total arterial revascularization involving “no touch” technique
  • Innovative minimally invasive surgery of the heart valves (e.g. lateral minithoracotomy, Z-shaped sternotomy, transapical aortic valve replacement). When possible, the priority is to maintain patient’s own valve.
  • Thoracic aortic surgery. Various cannulation techniques as well as selective cerebral perfusion are individually adapted
  • Differentiated surgery for heart failure with the use of ventricular assist device and / or heart transplant at the terminal stage
  • Surgery of lungs and mediastinum
  • Surgical treatment of patients with the indications for cardiac stimulation (pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators). Along with the installation and replacement of the stimulating devices, a special focus is on the revision

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • bronchography
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • preoperative care
  • surgery aimed at repairing narrowed trachea section
    with stenosis resection and anastomosis
  • examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations

 

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