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We keep your heart in good hands

Highest medical quality at the latest state of the art, a personal atmosphere, comprehensive care and the individual wishes and hopes of each patient are our top priority.

In a highly qualified team, we offer the entire spectrum of heart surgery with the exception of thoracic organ transplantation.

Cardiac Surgery

World-class cardiac surgeons


Mitral valve surgery

Mitral valve surgery is a method, which is used to treat a leaking or narrowed mitral valve leakage (regurgitation) or narrowing (stenosis).

Aortic Valve Surgery

Our surgeons can restore the function of narrowed or leaking aortic valves and thus treat aortic valve narrowing (stenosis) and leakage (regurgitation).

Bypass operation

Bypass surgery is used to treat narrowing of the coronary arteries when medication or stents and lifestyle changes are no longer sufficient.

Transcatheter valve surgery (TAVI/MitraClip)

A new minimally invasive cardiac surgery technique in which our specialists replace or restore the affected heart valves through a catheter.

“Second opinion” of a German heart surgeon on why patients choose Leipzig Heart Center

Prof. Dr. Sergey Leontyev, MD and operating surgeon at the Leipzig Heart Center, one of the most recognized cardiac surgery hospitals in Germany, talks about the nuts and bolts of minimally invasive heart surgery techniques that eliminate the need for open-heart surgery, clarifies crucial criteria for choosing a hospital for cardiovascular disease treatment, and explains what drives down the risks of recurrence in cardiac patients.

The Fontan principle is a long-term treatment solution for children with congenital heart disease

Today we are here together with Prof. Dr. Ingo Dähnert, Director of the University Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology at the Heart Center in Leipzig, talking about congenital heart defects and the most common types of surgical treatment in pediatric heart surgery including the Norwood, Glenn and Fontan procedures.

When problems occur in a small heart

For a quarter of a century, doctors, nurses and other medical staff at the Heart Center Leipzig have been caring for the well-being of cardiac patients. This place has long been one of the most popular addresses for medical professionals in Europe and is also known worldwide. It is not least due to the excellent staff working here. One of the staff members is Dr. Peter Kinzel, Senior Physician at the University Hospital of Paediatric Cardiology.

The Ozaki procedure is a good alternative to a biological valve replacement

Today we are talking to Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Jaroslav Benedik, senior consultant at the Clinic for Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac Vascular Surgery at Helios Hospital Krefeld, about heart valve diseases and the innovative Ozaki method

Leipzig Heart Center

A team of more than 1,400 employees works at the Heart Center Leipzig under the direction of internationally experienced doctors and renowned scientists. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for patients with heart disease and to establish innovative, minimally invasive treatment options.

The Center cooperates with the world' s most renowned clinics and employs internationally experienced specialists: since 2017, the clinic has been operated by professors Michael Borger (President of the American Heart Society, former Head of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia Medical University in New York), Holger Thiele (University Clinic of Luebeck) and Sergei Leontyev, , successor to the founder of the center Prof. Dr. Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr.

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