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Treatment of total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) with surgical correction (program ID: 227471)

University Hospital Würzburg

Specialized hospital
Rainer G. Leyh

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer G. Leyh

Specialized in: adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • cardiological examination
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography 
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of total anomalous pulmonary
    venous connection (TAPVC) 
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations

 

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About the department

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Würzburg is included in the ranking of the top departments in Germany specializing in the surgical treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system! 

The department offers the surgical treatment of all congenital and acquired heart diseases in adulthood, including heart transplantation, as well as the treatment of respiratory diseases in adults and children. It performs more than 2,000 interventions on the heart and about 600 operations on the lungs every year. Of particular interest is minimally invasive surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, as well as heart valve reconstruction and implantation, interventions on the lungs, thorax and mediastinum, diaphragm. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. 
Rainer G. Leyh.

Special attention should be paid to the technical equipment and infrastructure of the department. The Intensive Care Unit, the Intermediate Care Unit, as well as the state-of-art operating rooms for performing interventions of any severity, including robotic surgery and sparing minimally invasive procedures are available for the treatment of patients.

In daily professional activities, all the department's specialists adhere to the basic credo, which involves the provision of the most sparing, individualized treatment in accordance with the highest medical standards.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Cardiac surgery
    • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of heart valve diseases
      • Surgical correction of heart valves
      • Heart valve replacement (biological and artificial implants)
      • Heart valve replacement using the catheter techniques
      • Minimally invasive interventions on heart valves
      • Ross procedure in aortic valve replacement
      • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of coronary stenosis
      • Drug therapy
      • Stent implantation
      • Coronary artery bypass grafting (classic and innovative minimally invasive techniques)
    • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of aneurysms, aortic dissection
      • Open aortic replacement
      • Endovascular stent implantation
      • Hybrid interventions
    • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of heart rhythm disorders
      • Implantation of pacemakers
      • Implantation of defibrillators
    • Diagnostics and treatment of atrial fibrillation
      • Drug therapy
      • Catheter ablation
      • Surgical intervention
    • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of heart failure
      • Artificial heart implantation
      • Removal of ventricular aneurysm
    • Heart transplantation
    • Robotic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Thoracic surgical oncology
      • Removal of thoracic and mediastinal tumors
      • Removal of lung tumors
      • Removal of metastases in the thoracic organs
      • Treatment of pleural mesothelioma
    • Septic thoracic surgery
    • Surgical interventions on the pleura (in pleural effusion, pneumothorax)
    • Pediatric thoracic surgery
      • Cystic adenomatoid lung malformation
      • Congenital lobar emphysema
      • Pulmonary sequestration
    • Correction of congenital thoracic defects
      • Pectus excavatum
      • Pectus carinatum
    • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Diagnostics and surgical treatment of other diseases of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Training

  • 1981 - 1988 Study of Medicine, University of Kiel (Germany) and Auckland/Dunedin Universities, New Zealand.
  • 1988 - 1989 Army service (medical service).
  • 1990 Doctoral thesis defense, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel.
  • 1989 - 1993 Clinical training in the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel.
  • 1993 - 1998 Continued clinical training in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Lübeck.
  • 2003 Habilitation, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hannover Medical School.

Professional Experience

  • 1996 - 1999 Senior Physician of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Lübeck.
  • 1999 - 2004 Senior Physician of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Ortstadtkrankenhaus Hannover.
  • 2004 - 2007 Deputy Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, West German Heart Center, University Hospital Essen.
  • Since 2007, Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Würzburg.

Main Clinical Focuses

  • Surgical treatment of heart failure.
  • Heart valve reconstructive surgery.
  • Aortic surgery.

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