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Range of surgeries

A team of highly specialised medical professionals covers this broad range of surgical procedures at the Schüchtermann-Klinik.

Coronary surgery

  • bypass surgery
  • minimally invasive vein harvesting
  • arterial revascularisation (use of the chest-wall artery and/or other endogenous arteries)

Cardiac valve surgery

  • reconstruction of cardiac valves
  • cardiovalvular transplant with mechanical or biological valve prostheses
  • multiple-valve replacement
  • minimal invasive (transapical) aortic valve replacement

Combined coronary and cardiac valve surgery

  •  simultaneous bypass and cardiac valve surgery within one operative procedure

Surgery of cardiac abnormalities

  •  repair of cardiac septum defects

Aortic surgery

  • surgery of aortic aneurysms and dissections
  • bridging by means of a vascular support (stent)

Heart rhythm surgery

  • implantation of all kinds of pacemakers
  • implantation of uni- and biventricular defibrillators
  • revision surgery for pacemakers and defibrillators
  • implantation and explantation of event recorders
  • atrial ablation for chronic atrial fibrillation as an adjunctive intervention
  • minimally invasive atrial ablation in isolated atrial fibrillation
  • atrial sleeve resection for cases with an enlarged left atrium

Heart failure surgery

  • implantation of artificial hearts (left ventricular assist devices) in terminal left heart failure
  • bridging of acute emergency situations by means of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), minimally invasive left ventricular pump (Impella®) or intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)

Heart tumour surgery

  •  Removal of tumour tissue in the heart

Weiterführende Informationen zu den wichtigsten herzchirurgischen Verfahren erhalten Sie in unserem Blog.