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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects (program ID: 302829)


Hermann Reichenspurner

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. Dr. med.

Hermann Reichenspurner

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialized in: cardiology, cardiosurgery
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The chief physician of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Prof. Dr. med. Hermann Reichenspurner. As the specialist in the field of cardiac surgery, Professor Reichenspurner specializes in minimally invasive surgery, aortic surgery, use of the cardiopulmonary bypass system as well as heart and lung transplant.

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery covers the full range of heart diseases requiring surgery – from children with congenital defects up to older patients. The Department specializes in minimally invasive surgery of heart valves, especially heart valve repair.

Another priority of the Department is modern treatment of coronary artery diseases. This field involves an extensive experience in artery bypass surgery and therefore doctors achieve successful long-term treatment results. Whenever possible, there are applied sparing minimally invasive techniques that do not require a cardiopulmonary bypass system.

Overall, the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually performs over 2,000 operations with the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass system. Performing over 400 TAVI operations, the University Heart Center Hamburg ranks among the largest programs dealing with the interventional treatment for heart valves.

The range of clinical services of the Department includes:

  • Coronary surgery (OPCAB, ACB)
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, surgical treatment of valves (TAVI/MitraClip)
  • Aortic valve reconstruction and treatment of the bicuspid aortic valve
  • Heart transplant and surgical treatment of heart failure (HTx, VAD, ECMO)
  • Lung transplant (LuTx)
  • Aortic surgery
  • Surgical ablation
  • Electrophysiological surgery (pacemakers, defibrillators, removal of probes)
  • Theoretical cardiac surgery 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • EKG/ ECHO/ x-ray of th chesе
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • heart catheterization
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of heart defects
  • 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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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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