University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht

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University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht is a major healthcare provider in the Netherlands. With its newly renovated state of the art operating rooms and intensive care, the UMC Utrecht is a referral center for patients from all over the Netherlands. Of wich about 800 open heart surgery procedures require the use of Cardio Pulmonary Bypass (CPB).

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In addition to bypass operations and/or valve repairs/replacements, our cardiothoracic team in the UMC Utrecht has extended experience with heart and lung transplantation, ex-vivo lung perfusion, congenital adult cardiac surgery and complex aortic surgery.

Our center is a referral center for Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD, Heartware and Heartmate) and Extra Corporeal Life Support (ECLS) for heart and/or lung failure (in pre and postoperative periode) and in acute setting Extracorporeal CardioPulmonary Resuscitation  (ECPR).

UMC Utrecht is currently expending its experience with robotic minimal invasive surgery.

Our team of 9 perfusionists takes an active role in patient care and in research and training for (para)medical staff and perfusion students.

We specialize in

  • ExtraCorporeal Life Support (ECLS)
  • Heart and lung transplantation
  • Ex-vivo lung perfusion
  • Congenital adult surgery
  • Research
  • Perfusion/ ECLS training