University Hospital Wurzburg

Würzburg, Germany

Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive) (program ID: 258603)

Rainer G. Leyh

Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer G. Leyh

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: thoracic surgery, cardiosurgery, vascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 1981-1988 Studium der Medizin, Universität Kiel (Deutschland) und Universitäten Auckland/Dunedin, Neuseeland 
  • 1988-1989 Wehrdienst (Sanitätsdienst) 
  • 1990 Promotion Dr. med., Christian Albrecht Universität Kiel;  
  • 1989–1993 Klinisches Training in der Abteilung Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Christian Albrecht Universität Kiel 
  • 1993–1998 Fortsetzung Klinisches Training in der Abteilung Herzchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Lübeck 
  • 2003 Habilitation, Klinik für Herz, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover  


  • 1996–1999 Oberarzt, Abteilung Herzchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Lübeck  
  • 1999–2004 Oberarzt, Klinik für Thorax, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Leitung der Dependance der Klinik für Thorax-, Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der MHH, Ortstadtkrankenhaus Hannover 
  • 2004–2007 Stellvertretender Direktor, Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie, Westdeutsches Herzzentrum, Universitätsklinikum Essen
  • Seit 2007 Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Thorax-, Herz- und Thorakale Gefäßchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg  


  • Chirurgie der Herzinsuffizienz
  • Rekonstruktive Klappenchirurgie
  • Aortenchirurgie 
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery offers surgical treatment of all congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and lungs in adulthood, including the heart transplantation. Performing more than 1,500 surgeries a year, the clinic uses the latest ventricular assistive devices, and works closely with all other departments, and is ready to accept the high-risk patients and patients after emergencies.

It also has a vast experience in the field of thoracic surgery of the aorta, for which it becomes increasingly important to use the modern procedures, such as stent implantation. In cooperation with the Clinic of Cardiology, in some cases, it offers the minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. When compared to the other national clinics, this clinic takes a leading position with very low perioperative mortality. The Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery is included in the list of recommended specialized clinics of Cardiac Surgery according to the list of the best medical institutions compiled by FOCUS for 2016.

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
  • repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
Type of program :
Duration of program:

{"only_for_children":"0","is_ambulant":"0","clinic_icon":"57ac3570c31d7.jpg","city":"W\u00fcrzburg","clinic_site":"","department_recommend":"0","program_full_story":"<ul>\n\t<li>Initial presentation in the clinic<\/li>\n\t<li>clinical history taking<\/li>\n\t<li>physical examination<\/li>\n\t<li>cardiological examination<\/li>\n\t<li>laboratory tests:\n\t<ul>\n\t\t<li>complete blood count<\/li>\n\t\t<li>general urine analysis<\/li>\n\t\t<li>biochemical analysis of blood<\/li>\n\t\t<li>TSH-basal, fT3, fT4<\/li>\n\t\t<li>indicators of inflammation<\/li>\n\t\t<li>indicators blood coagulation<\/li>\n\t<\/ul>\n\t<\/li>\n\t<li>measurement of arterial blood pressure<\/li>\n\t<li>electrocardiogram<\/li>\n\t<li>holter monitoring (24h)<\/li>\n\t<li>transesophageal echocardiography<\/li>\n\t<li>cardiac catheterization<\/li>\n\t<li>preoperative care<\/li>\n\t<li>repair of mitral valve&nbsp;(minimally invasive)<\/li>\n\t<li>symptomatic treatment<\/li>\n\t<li>control examinations<\/li>\n\t<li>cost of essential medicines and materials<\/li>\n\t<li>nursing services<\/li>\n\t<li>full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room<\/li>\n\t<li>explanation of future recommendations<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n","country":"Germany","clinic_name":"University Hospital Wurzburg","department_id":"1301","type":"treatment","duration":"13","direction":"Cardiosurgery","min_duration":0,"clinic_id":"831","title":"Surgical treatment of mitral valve insufficiency with repair of mitral valve (minimally invasive)","price":{"val":"29188.00","type":"val"},"extra_service_clinic":[{"id":"need_to_use_head_doctor","title":"Treatment by head Physician <i class=\"material-icons info-icon-2\" title=\"The basic program cost includes treatment by department physicians without an option of choosing the expert. This service ensures the services of all leading experts, including the adjacent departments, namely radiology, laboratory, anesthesia and consulting physicians\" data-toggle=\"tooltip\">info_outline<\/i>","type":"val","val":"6702.00","req":0},{"id":"vip_person_room","title":"VIP room (whole period)","parent":"duration","type":"count_val","val":"130.00"},{"id":"1_person_room","title":" Single room (whole period) <i class=\"material-icons info-icon-2\" title=\"The basic price includes accommodation in a 2-bed room with another patient and three meals daily. Booking this service, the patient will stay in the room alone.\" data-toggle=\"tooltip\">info_outline<\/i>","parent":"duration","type":"count_val","val":"115.00"},{"id":"attendant_place","title":"Accommodation for the accompanying person <i class=\"material-icons info-icon-2\" title=\"Accompanying person will be accommodated in the same ward as the patient. The cost includes three meals daily. This service is subject to booking of a 1-bed room\" data-toggle=\"tooltip\">info_outline<\/i>","parent":"duration","type":"count_val","val":"85.00"}],"extra_service":[],"translation_hours":"0","translation_price":"40","translation_doc_price":"40","transfer_price":"3.00","transfer_price_vip":"5.00","roads":[{"id":"6","distance":"124","airport_title":"Frankfurt a.M."},{"id":"19","distance":"167","airport_title":"Stuttgart"},{"id":"2","distance":"267","airport_title":"Munich"}]}

You may also book

Booking Health services:




About hospital

University Hospital Wurzburg includes 19 departments with outpatient clinics, three independent clinics and four clinical institutions. It also comprises four experimentally-oriented institutes, or departments. The hospital is ranked 8th in the top list of the best medical institutions recommended by FOCUS in 2016.

Each year, approximately 57,000 patients receive qualified treatment in the hospital, and approximately 235,000 patients undergo outpatient treatment. The number of beds is 1430. Almost 40 clinical centers and numerous special consultation offices focus on the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging cooperation in the region.

Along with the University of Wurzburg, the University Hospital is considered one of the largest employers in the region, with more than 6,100 employees.

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.