Special Clinical Focus

  • Heart vale surgery – minimized conventional
  • Heart vale surgery - minimally invasive video-assisted
  • Surgery of the aortic root with replacement or reconstruction of the aortic valve and aorta
  • Minimally invasive aortocoronary bypass surgery, with or without a heart-lung machine (off-pump)
  • Minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Pacemaker and ICD therapies

About us

The Department of Cardiac Surgery is an integral part of the Zurich Cardiology Centre at the "Clinic in the Park". The Zurich Cardiology Centre merges all the specialised disciplines for comprehensive treatment of all cardiovascular diseases, supported by ultra-modern medical equipment and facilities.

The clinical spectrum of the heart surgery services offered covers all the treatment options for congenital or acquired cardiac and vascular diseases in adolescents and adults. The Centre's main focuses are a) mitral and tricuspid valve reconstruction surgery, including both minimal conventional, minimally invasive and video-assisted access techniques. Also, in combination with treatments for cardiac arrhythmias, b) surgery on the aortic root involving replacement or reconstruction of the aortic valve and aorta c) surgical treatment of coronary artery disease (aortocoronary bypass surgery), minimally invasive and using only arteries for excellent long-term results; d) prostheses for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), minimally invasive through the femoral vessels or directly via the aorta e) pacemaker and ICD therapies, especially laser-guided removal of old electrodes and complex revisions of equipment systems due to infection, dysfunction, and system upgrades (upgrade to CRT) f) surgical treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). In addition, hybrid methods/combination treatments with surgical and catheter-guided techniques (coronary interventions (PCI/stenting), interventional rhythm treatments, interventional cardiac valve treatments (TAVI, Mitraclip), interventional cardiac defect closure, atrial appendage closure, septal alcohol ablation) are also performed in close cooperation with our cardiologists.

The many years' experience of all our specialists and their regular collaboration with top international experts (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, NY; Yale University; St. Luc University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium; University Hospital Amsterdam, Holland, and others) guarantee excellent outcomes. With our humanitarian Foundation EurAsiaHeart Foundation, we have moreover been operating a high-intensity knowledge exchange worldwide. This has been promoting a consistently high level of professional competency for years as a guarantor of the best possible quality of care for our patients. For more information, visit www.eurasiaheart.ch
A thorough assessment and interdisciplinary consultation within the Heart Team (consisting of cardiac vascular specialists from all disciplines) is always the prerequisite for designing complex therapeutic strategies. Thus, high-quality and cutting-edge treatments from a single source are guaranteed.

Ours is the only cardiac surgery clinic in Switzerland that has maintained external quality controls for years to monitor our results.
Thanks to the introduction of highly effective methods for treating wound and catheter-related infections, our postoperative wound infection rate has been the lowest in Switzerland for years (0%). These methods were developed in collaboration with Yale University, USA and the University Hospital of Grenoble, France.

We have many years of experience in international consultant activity (in and out of court), and provide a second opinion service for patients and insurance companies.

Specifically because heart surgery is regarded as a technically highly sophisticated discipline in modern medicine, you, as a patient and human being, are at the center of our# treatment. Every treatment is therefore tailored to the patient with a careful selection of the most suitable method while weighing the benefits and risks.
To lay the foundation for mutual trust and provide successful treatment, it is essential that we reach a good level of understanding through informational sessions without time pressure and with the involvement of your "significant other". I treat you personally every day of your hospital stay, not only during the surgery, and thereby ensure complete service from one source. The certified excellent outcomes of recent years are testimony to this.
You will also receive my personal high-level of commitment at a very fair price – I only charge medical fees in accordance with the methods contracted with the health insurance companies, so that you will not be left with uncovered medical expenses.

My philosophy can be described with the following keywords:

Culture of Cure - discretion and empathy - quality is an obligation - live professionalism - pass on knowledge - humanitarian aid worldwide

Diagnostic Services

  • Echocardiography - transthoracic and transesophageal
  • Cardiovascular stress tests
  • Cardiac MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and vascular MRI with ultra-modern equipment of the latest generation
  • Cardiac CT (computed tomography) and vascular CT with the ultra-modern equipment of the latest generation
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Special blood tests
  • Genetic analyses for cardiovascular diseases

Therapeutic Services

  • Mitral and tricuspid valve surgery (minimal conventional access, minimally invasive video-assisted); reconstruction, replacement
  • Surgical therapy of cardiac arrhythmias
  • Surgical aortic valve replacement
  • Surgery of the aortic root with replacement or reconstruction of the aortic valve and aorta;
  • Surgical treatment of coronary heart disease (aortocoronary bypass surgery), with or without a heart-lung machine (off-pump), minimally invasive, predominantly using arteries
  • Combination surgical interventions
  • Prostheses for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), minimally invasive through the femoral vessels or directly via the aorta;
  • Pacemaker and ICD therapies, laser-guided removal of old electrodes and complex revisions of equipment systems due to infection, dysfunction and system upgrades (upgrade to CRT);
  • Surgical treatment of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
  • Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease in adolescents and adults
  • Revisions: Second and third heart surgery
  • Surgical treatment of the carotid
  • Open and endovascular stenting of the aorta
  • Hybrid methods

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The K"Clinic in the Park" is very well connected to the national road network (nearest motorway junction "Brunau" and "Zurich City" 5 min away); reachable from the city center in 5 minutes by car, by tram (ZVV) in 10 min (name of station: "Billoweg"). There are parking spaces available.

Service: Transportation to and from Zurich-Kloten Airport or Zurich main station, luggage service, international patient support services, interpreting services, a VIP room, guest relation services together with luxurious hotel services and individually selected meals of choice are all a matter of course. We speak German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Spanish and Portuguese.
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Other services

  • Mitral insufficiency
  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart defects

Directions

Airports near

  • Airport Zurichca. 15 km

Additional staff

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. hc
Paul Vogt

Chief of staff heart surgery