University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Department of Cardiac Surgery


Matthias Karck

Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias Karck

Specialized in: general surgery, cardio surgery

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers an excellent university medicine. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Karck. The Department provides treatment and aftercare to more than 2,500 patients every year. The main focuses of the Department include aortic surgery, heart transplants, minimally invasive techniques for bypass and heart valve surgery. For specific clinical cases all medical consultants of the Heidelberg University Hospital are available.

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital distinguishes itself due to the cutting-edge techniques and expert knowledge. The provided surgical services of the Department vary from minimally invasive bypass operations and heart valve surgery and up to vascular prosthesis and miniature artificial heart transplant.

The range of services includes the following focuses:

  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Thoracis vessel surgery
  • Arythmia surgery
  • Cardiac failure
  • Pediatric cardiosurgery

The higly qualified team of doctors under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Karck performs all operations using proven and reliable techniques. If necessary, the cardiopulmonary bypass is used. Since the end of 2009 the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital has had a hybrid operating room. There can be carried out a simultaneous two-stage treatment –angiography and operations – in the optimal hygienic conditions. Previously these procedures were performed in separate facilities. Therefore, every patient receives the best and the most effective treatment plan. 




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