Prof. - Hardy Schumacher - Vascular surgery -

Prof. Dr. med. Hardy Schumacher

Specialist for vascular surgery in Zurich

Prof. - Hardy Schumacher - Vascular surgery -
Prof. Schumacher is an experienced vascular surgeon who treats all diseases of the veins and arteries at university level - using state-of-the-art methods. He specializes mainly in aneurysms, carotid artery stenosis, peripheral artery occlusive disease and chronic wounds.

Special Clinical Focus

Use of all conservative catheter and surgical methods (including minimally invasive endovascular and hybrid procedures) for individualised treatment in the following cases:

  • aneurysms of the aorta and peripheral arteries
  • narrowing of the carotid artery (carotid stenosis) to prevent strokes
  • advanced circulatory disorders (shop window disease)
  • diabetic foot syndrome, chronic wounds and "open legs
  • venous diseases (varicose veins, pelvic/leg vein thrombosis)
  • creation and correction of dialysis accesses (shunt surgery)
  • congenital vascular malformations and angiodysplasias

About us Prof. Dr. med. Hardy Schumacher

Patients will receive the most comprehensive care possible, due to a very close cooperation between the department of vascular surgery and specialists in different areas of expertise, e.g. angiology, neurology, phlebology and radiology. Our team greatly emphasizes an individual therapy that is best suited for each patient. This can be guaranteed because of an open exchange of information between the different departments and the resulting cooperation.

A shortened stay in hospital is made possible due to the modern surgical techniques we use and the maximum of surgical experience we possess. Specially coordinated methods and procedures, excellent service and personal medical care.

Our examination and treatment methods are oriented on the most current scientific findings and thus enable diagnostics as well as surgical and reconstructive therapy of all diseases on a level that only universities are able to offer. Since we are closely working together with different specialists, we are also able to optimally treat complex vascular diseases and comorbid conditions.

Diagnostic Services

  • Non-invasive high-performance imaging: Doppler-/Duplex sonography, CT- and MR-angiography, digital subtraction angiography
  • Hybrid OR with intraoperative imaging
  • Individualized, precise 3D planning of surgery
  • Intraoperative quality management: angiography, flow measurement, neuromonitoring

Therapeutic Services

Application of all conservative methods of catheterization and surgical methods (e.g. minimally invasive endovascular and hybrid methods) in order to individually treat the following cases:

  • Aortic aneurysms and aneurysms of the peripheral arteries
  • Constriction of the carotid artery (carotid artery stenosis) in case of apoplexy prevention
  • Advanced circulatory disturbance (peripheral artery occlusive disease / PAOD)
  • Diabetic foot syndrome, chronic wounds and leg ulcers
  • Venous diseases (varicose veins, pelvis-leg venous thrombosis)
  • Selection and correction of entrance sites for dialysis catheters (shunt surgery)
  • Congenital vascular deformity and angiodysplasia

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Intensive care unit and intermediate care ward
  • Leading private clinic in Switzerland
  • VIP rooms with view of the lake
  • Designated personnel in charge of guest relations

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. med. Hardy Schumacher


1983 – 1989
Distinguished Fellow German National Academic Foundation;
Studies in Medicine and Biochemistry at the Universities in Saarbrucken GER, Cambridge UK, Munich GER and San Francisco USA

1990 – 1992
Dissertation with distinction (magna cum laude), Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry / Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany

Professional Appointments

1989 – 1990
Trauma Surgery, General Hospital, UCSF, San Francisco USA

1990 - 1991
Surgical Resident, University Hospital, Ludwigs-Maximilians University Munich

1991 – 1998
Surgical Resident, University Hospital, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

Surgeon Major, Federal German Armed Forces, Military Central Hospital

1998 / 1999
Board Certification in General Surgery / Vascular Surgery

1999 – 2001
Attending Surgeon, General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

Habilitation and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

Visiting Professorship, Vascular Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

since 2006
Extraordinary Professor of Vascular Surgery, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

2001 – 2006
Vice Chairman, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg

2006 – 2010
Chairman and Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Academic Teaching Hospital, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

since 2011
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Private Hospital Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland


  • Professor of Vascular Surgery,
  • Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
  • Board-Certified General Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon and Endovascular Specialist
  • Independent Consultant Vascular Surgeon,
  • Private Hospitals Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Assessor and Fellow European Board for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, FEBVS
  • Distinguished Fellow, Society for Vascular Surgery, USA
  • Board of Trustees Vascular International, Switzerland



Klinik Hirslanden Zurich

Witellikerstrasse 40
8032 Zurich

Call now: +41 44 5513867
Landline at local rates

Whatsapp Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube E-Mail Print