University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Treatment of diaphragm rupture with plastic operation (program ID: 170361)


Anton Moritz

Prof. Dr. med.

Anton Moritz

Department of Cardiosurgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery

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1974 Matura + Gewerbeabschluss in Schlosserei in Ebenau bei Salzburg
1974 –1975 Österreichisches Bundesheer
1975 –1981 Studium an der Universität Wien
1982 Promotion sub auspiciis presidentis („magna cum laude“)
1981 –1982 Turnusarzt am AKH Linz (Gegenfächer Interne Medizin und Pathologie)
ab 1982 Assistenzarzt in Ausbildung am II. Chirurgischen Universitäts-Klinikum Wien
1986 –1987 Einjähriger Forschungsaufenthalt an der Cleveland Clinic/USA, Department of Artificial Organs, Forschungsbereiche: Elektrische Darmstimulation, sowie Kunstherzentwicklung und Einsatz
1989 Anerkennung Facharzt für Chirurgie
1991 Anerkennung Facharzt für Gefäßchirurgie
1992 Habilitation „Der Patient nach prothetischem Herzklappenersatz“ Listenplätze im Rahmen der Berufungsverfahren auf den herzchirurgischen Lehrstuhl der Universität Leipzig und derMedizinischen Hochschule Hannover.
Seit 1. Oktober 1995 C4-Professur an der Klinik für Thorax-, Herz-und Thorakale Gefäß-chirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt

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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 head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. A. Moritz.

One of the focuses of the Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. A. Moritz is coronary artery bypass surgery. The coronary artery bypass surgery is a standard surgical method to treat patients with the diseases of one or few coronary arteries. The heart lung machine, which performs a heart pump function, is used during the coronary surgery. The goal is to provide optimal treatment to the patient. It also meams minimization of the operational trauma. Unfortunately, extracorporeal circulation created by the machine exerts load on the organism and not all patients endure its use rather good. Therefore, the Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt also performs operations on the beating heart. The main aim of this kind of surgery is to reduce possible complications after surgery, especially in the patients with severe and comorbid conditions. 

The Department is also engaged into an active research activity in order to analyse the problems occurring after clinical treatment and to develop operating strategies.

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
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • ultrasound examination of the chest
  • preoperative care
  • treatment of the diaphragm ruptur with plastic operation 
  • 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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