Medical transfers

Your partner for heart surgery and ablation in atrial fibrillation

We offer your pati­ents inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry advice and com­pre­hen­si­ve infor­ma­ti­on on the fin­dings and recom­men­ded the­ra­py for heart sur­ge­ry and, in par­ti­cu­lar, for sur­gi­cal atri­al lim­mer abla­ti­on. It is important to us to inform pati­ents about the inno­va­ti­ve pos­si­bi­li­ties of mini­mal­ly inva­si­ve heart sur­ge­ry, which are often unknown. We are hap­py to exp­lain the various opti­ons in a con­ver­sa­ti­on with the pati­ents. A coope­ra­ti­ve and trus­ting coope­ra­ti­on with our assign­ments is very important to us. We appre­cia­te the exchan­ge with our part­ners on a pro­fes­sio­nal and per­so­nal level and are avail­ab­le for inqui­ries and explana­ti­ons at any time.

Our feature

Efficient and uncomplicated communication

The time­ly take­over of your pati­ent and the accep­tan­ce of the con­cerns are clo­se to our hearts. After each con­sul­ta­ti­on, you will recei­ve an elec­tro­nic respon­se. After a sur­gi­cal pro­ce­du­re, they recei­ve a detail­ed report that allows them to offer opti­mal after­ca­re for their pati­ent. We are always avail­ab­le to ans­wer any addi­tio­nal ques­ti­ons you may have.

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Swiss Heart & Rhythm Center

Bel­la­ria­stras­se 38, CH-8038 Zurich


  • Car­diac arrhyth­mi­as (cla­ri­fied)
  • Sur­gi­cal abla­ti­on in atri­al fibril­la­ti­on
  • Con­ven­tio­nal Car­diac Sur­ge­ry
  • Stern­umb pro­blems after heart sur­ge­ry
  • Second Opi­ni­on
  • Phone/Skype con­sul­ta­ti­ons

Opening hours

  • Con­sul­ta­ti­ons on request
  • Mon­day – Fri­day, 9h – 17h
  • Indi­vi­du­al con­sul­ta­ti­on times on request

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Prof. Dr. med. Sacha P. Salzberg

Spe­cia­list in Car­diac and Tho­r­a­cic Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry (FMH)

The Swiss Sacha Salz­berg is the cent­re foun­der. He trai­ned as a car­diac sur­ge­on in Switz­er­land and the USA. In addi­ti­on to the clas­si­cal heart sur­ge­ries, he has deepe­ned his expe­ri­ence in the field of mini­mal­ly inva­si­ve pro­ce­du­res at the heart and intro­du­ced tho­r­a­co­scopic abla­ti­on in atri­al fibril­la­ti­on after a stay in the Nether­lands in Switz­er­land.

Pro­fi­le Prof. Salz­berg

Dr. med. Wim-Jan van Boven (PhD)

Spe­cia­list in Tho­r­a­cic Sur­ge­ry and Heart Sur­ge­ry (NL)

Wim-Jan van Boven is a car­diac and lung sur­ge­on in the Nether­lands. He inven­ted tho­r­a­co­scopic abla­ti­on in 2006 and pionee­red car­diac and lung the­ra­py. Tog­e­ther with Prof. Salz­berg, he intro­du­ced tho­r­a­co­scopic abla­ti­on in Switz­er­land in 2008. Tog­e­ther, they have several years of expe­ri­ence in sur­gi­cal abla­ti­on of atri­al fibril­la­ti­on.

Pro­fi­le Dr. van Boven

Dr. med. Thomas Zerm

Spe­cia­list in Car­dio­lo­gy and Gene­ral Inter­nal Medi­ci­ne (GE)

The car­dio­lo­gist Tho­mas Zerm is a spe­cia­list in car­diac elec­tro­phy­sio­lo­gy. He heads the depart­ment of the Alber­ti­ne Heart Cen­ter in Ham­burg. He has also been working in Switz­er­land for several years. At the Heart & Rhythm Cen­ter, he direc­ts car­dio­lo­gi­cal eva­lua­ti­ons, elec­tro­phy­sio­lo­gi­cal exami­na­ti­ons and cathe­ter abla­ti­ons in atri­al fibril­la­ti­on.

Pro­fi­le Dr. Zerm