The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Zurich specializes in the surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart defects in adult patients and in the treatment of diseases of the aorta in the chest area.
Today, modern heart surgery means that the treating surgeon tailors the therapy to the individual patient. As a rule, general practitioners and specialists in cardiology and cardiac surgery work together, weigh up all the options with the patient and plan the optimal surgical strategy. After the procedure, we will work with you to choose the best possible rehabilitation option, either as an outpatient or in a specialized clinic.
Thanks to increasing life expectancy and better therapeutic options, we are seeing more older patients today than in the past. They often have a whole range of secondary diseases that unfortunately prevented heart surgery just a few years ago. Today, we can often help these seriously ill heart patients. We are happy to support you with information about heart surgery on our website. Individual solutions require individual advice. We would therefore like to encourage you to contact us directly if you have any questions.
We want to offer and provide excellent medical care and sustainably support the University Hospital’s leading position in this area. As a maximum care provider, we offer all treatment options at all times and are on call for you around the clock all year round.