Specialist for Cardiac Surgery, Vascular surgery in Homburg/Saar
Prof. Schäfers is a heart valve specialist of international standing - and an excellent vascular surgeon as well. With his immense experience, he is one of the outstanding experts for patients with heart defects of all kinds, not only in the German state of Saarland.
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is internationally renowned. As a highly qualified and highly motivated team, we offer all established surgical treatment techniques for conditions of the heart, lungs and aorta at a high quality level. We also endeavor to find solutions for uncommon problems. Our dedicated team has the most up-to-date technology at its disposal in order to realize our solutions. We are internationally renowned for many of our areas of expertise. Our patients can expect not only excellent holistic medical care, however, but also kindly care with a human touch. All heart valve replacement procedures are performed regularly, and include ROSS procedures to the aortic valve or the use of stent prostheses. A particular focus of the Department is the reconstruction of the patient’s own heart valves, particularly the aortic and the mitral valve. In treating heart failure, we reconstruct the leaky mitral valve where there is a weak heart muscle. The resection of left-ventricular aneurysms where there is an impaired heart function is an established part of the routine. We provide the entire range of corrective surgery for congenital defects. We also regularly treat complex heart defects in collaboration with the Department of Pediatric Cardiology. An additional focus is aortic surgery. In conditions that affect the ascending aorta, the aortic valve is almost always preserved. We regularly replace the thoracic or thoracoabdominal section of the aortic arch or the descending aorta. In thoracic surgery, we regularly perform all types of surgery on the lung and the mediastinum. A particular focus is the preservation of lung tissue in the resection of bronchial carcinoma. We are one of the few European Centers of Excellence in pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for chronic pulmonary embolism and lung transplantation for irreversible respiratory failure is a long-established procedure.
Cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography (cardiology)
Pacemaker Outpatient Clinic (cardiology)
Pulmonary function (pneumonology)
Diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (pneumonology)
MRI of the heart (radiology)
CT of the heart (radiology)
Coronary bypass surgery
Reconstruction of the aortic and mitral valve
Replacement of the thoracic and thoracoabdominal aorta
Surgical interventions to the lungs and the mediastinum