Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Walther is an expert in cardiac surgery with an excellent national and international reputation. He has personally performed thousands of open heart surgical procedures including all different therapeutic approaches for adult cardiac disease and many congenital cardiac surgical procedures during his training. Prof. Walther is performing all different types of cardiac surgical procedures including coronary artery bypass grafting using complete arterial revascularization, aortic valve repair and replacement, aortic surgery, mitral and tricuspid valve repair and replacement and combinations thereof.
A special focus of his work is on using minimally invasive techniques for all different approaches, especially in the field of minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery. For more than ten years Prof. Walther has been actively involved in the development and clinical performance of transcatheter techniques to treat structural heart defects. As such he is routinely performing transcatheter aortic valve implantations using a transfemoral or a transapical approach. Thus, an optimal minimally invasive therapeutic option can be used in elderly and higher risk patients.
Prof. Walther is Medical Director at an internationally acknowledged Heartcenter close to Frankfurt/Main. Moreover, he and his team are having a close cooperation with numerous highly specialized cardiologists to decide upon the optimal therapeutic strategies for each individual patient. In parallel to his clinical activities, Prof. Walther is actively participating in many research projects bringing new technical developments to clinical use for the sake of our patients. Prof. Walther is honored member of Intermed-Consult’s Medical Scientific Advisory Board and covers the field of Cardiac Surgery.
University of Leipzig