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University Hospital Tuebingen

Tuebingen, Germany


Surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects (program ID: 302818)


Christian Schlensak

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Schlensak

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
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Lebenslauf

  • Studium: 1988–1995 Humanmedizin an der Universität Essen
  • Ausbildung: 1.7.1995–30.5.2000 sowie 1.7.2001–15.4.2002, Abt. Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg, 1.6.2000– 30.6.2001, Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto  
  • Facharzt Herzchirurgie: 15. April 2002
  • Oberarzt: April 2002, Abt. Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg
  • Leiter Kinderherzchirurgie: April 2002, Abt. Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg
  • Habilitation: Februar 2004, Leitender Oberarzt: Februar 2006, Abt. Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie, Uniklinikum Freiburg
  • Facharzt Gefäßchirurgie: Februar 2010
  • Chefarzt: September 2009, Leitung der Herz-/ Gefäßchirurgie am Herz-Zentrum Bad Krozingen, Ärztlicher Direktor der Universitätsklinik für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie am  Universitätsklinikum Tübingen ab 1.6.2011
  • Ehrendoktorwürde: November 2011, Universidad Autonoma de Santa Ana, El Salvador
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The range of surgical services of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen covers all surgical and interventional operations in the corresponding fields up to the transplant surgery. The medical director of the Department is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Schlensak.

Due to a close interaction of three fields, patients benefit greatly from a complex and intensive medical care. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! With the latest methods for purification of patient's own blood during surgery, the use of donated blood is minimized.

The Section of Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen offers all artery and vein operations, with a particular emphasis in the creation of artificial vascular access for blood purification (dialysis) or permanent drug therapy.

The Section of Thoracic Surgery offers (if necessary) all video-assissted minimally invasive methods varying from a simple thoracoscopy, mediastinoscopy and up to lung resection.

Treatment focuses of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Schlensak include:

  • Cardiac surgery for adults (minimally invasive surgery on heart valves, artificial heart, modern bypass surgery)
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery, including complex heart defects of newborns
  • Adults with congenital heart defects (CHD)
  • Vascular surgery (surgery on the carotid artery with local anaesthesia, minimally invasive treatment of cardiac arrhythmia) 

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
  • explanation of future recommendations
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