Kerstin Neumann, Mandy Müller, Daniela Peters, Su-Young Cho
Tel +49 30 4593-3400
Fax +49 30 4593-3500
Optimal Consultations and Treatment
Our Department offers the entire spectrum of pediatric cardiac surgery and surgical treatment of congenital heart defects for patients from the newborn child to those in advanced adulthood. Our constant striving for optimal quality in diagnosing and treating each individual patient has been confirmed each year by independent external quality control.
Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Photiadis
Director, Department of Congenital Heart Surgery and Pediatric Heart Surgery
Our Department has specialists for complex operations in newborn children and experts in the repair of heart valves and other procedures in adults with congenital heart disease. We practise interdisciplinary cooperation in the interests of the best possible treatment for each patient.
Since 2012 the diagnoses and procedures of all patients of the Department of Congenital Heart Surgery have been recorded in anonymized form and passed on to the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) for evaluation by an independent assessor. By 2015, 188 hospitals from 50 countries worldwide had submitted their surgical data. However, not all heart centers allow the assessment of their data by the ECHSA. In Germany our Department is one of only very few centers for the treatment of congenital heart disease that are awarded a certificate of excellence by the ECHSA. This certified documentation in combination with international data collection enables us to provide validated and transparent evaluation of our services.