University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Surgical treatment of tricuspid valve disease with tricuspid valve replacement (program ID: 273252)

Torsten Doenst

Prof. Dr. med.

Torsten Doenst

Department of Cardiosurgery and Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery, cardiosurgery

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The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Doenst, covers the full area of cardiac surgery in adults at the international level. A particular emphasis is placed on the minimally invasive cardiac surgery, primarily on the minimally invasive valve surgery. Due to outstanding achievements in the field of cardiac surgery, the department is strongly recommended by the latest FOCUS-list of top German clinics.

At the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Doenst, the focus in the field of cardiac surgery lies on the following options:

  • Minimally invasive surgery of heart valves (so-called “key-hole surgery”)
  • Coronary surgery without the "heart-lung" unit
  • Treatment of heart failure
  • Surgery of thoracic aorta
  • Combined interventions
  • Complete coronary arterial surgery
  • Heart and lung transplantation and combined transplantations (e.g., with liver or kidney)
  • Surgery for arrhythmia
  • Surgery for heart tumors
  • Surgery for heart disease in adults

Regarding thoracic surgery, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, led by Prof. Dr. med. Torsten Doenst, places particular emphasis on:

  • Treatment of lung cancer
  • Removal of pulmonary metastases
  • Surgery of mediastinum
  • Surgery of the chest wall tumors
  • Treatment of pleural diseases
  • Handling of the chest wall deformities
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Lung transplantation

Special operation techniques, such as laser surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung-preserving surgery, reconstructive surgery of the aortic and mitral valves, artificial heart implantations, are in common use at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Jena.

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
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • cardiac catheterization
  • preoperative care
  • surgial tricuspid valve replacement 
  • 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

The University Hospital Jena, looking back on a history of more than 200 years, is the only university hospital in the state of Thuringia. The tradition of medical education at the University Hospital Jena is even older – being one of the founding faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University, the Medical Faculty looks back on an experience of more than 450 years.

Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 employees is the biggest employer in the region. Every year, its 26 clinical centers provide care for more than 300,000 in- and outpatients. 2,400 students of medicine and dentistry study medicine here, and scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations contribute to the further development of medicine. In the latest FOCUS clinic list, the University Hospital Jena occupies the 16th place.

The University Hospital Jena also enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond Germany and has a long-lasting experience in treatment and care for international patients. The hospital invites patients from all over the world, who want to receive treatment in Germany and to benefit from the latest scientific findings and high-standard medical treatment and patient care.

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.

Further details

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.