The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is part of the Heart and Vascular Center . Annually more than 1,300 surgeries are performed by a team of six staff members, a fellow and eleven assistant doctors and PAs / NPs. They are involved in clinical care, research and education. This is partly reflected in a robot, TAVI, TAAA and Hybrid OK program. The thoracic surgical component is embedded in the Oncology Center.