Welcome to the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery is one of the large specialised centres in Germany, facilitating 2000 on-pump operations, i.e. with heart-lung machine and approx. 550 operations for congenital heart defects annually. We regard ourselves as specialists in a competence centre that guarantees optimal medical care for patients.

The image of the university hospital department is reflected in three pillars:

All three emphases will be discussed in the following.

These pages are intended to familiarise you with the standards of heart surgery for which we are responsible and with the people who put them into practice everyday.

You will learn about how we proceed for various clinical pictures, which staff members are involved and how, and about what matters, whether in the repair of heart valves or in the surgery of congenital heart defects.

These pages cannot and are not intended to give you more than a first impression of the challenges represented by cardiac surgery today. They cannot replace the personal dialogue with our physicians, nurses, perfusionists or any other staff members. On the contrary, we wish to encourage you to contact us directly. You can find the proper contact person for dealing with your queries regarding heart surgery on the pages "Contact us" and "Team". Talk to us.

Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Lange

Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Lange
Director of Department
Medical director of DHM