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Best hospitals and doctors for abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
 from  1339
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
 from  17929
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
 from  18146

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1747
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
22929 help17929
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
23146 help18146

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1917
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
26923
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
27213

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
2516
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
36496
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
36144

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1650
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
24120

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Vascular Surgery

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
2288 help2048
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
35214 help31314

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
2268
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
31507
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
31919

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1647
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
24078
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
23921

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1807
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
25642
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
25950

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1806
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
24190
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
24357

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1811
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
24071
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
24279

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
0
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
0
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
0

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
2040
Abdominal aorta open prosthetics of abdominal aortic aneurysm
31664

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
2018
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
27497
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
27388

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1912
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
27211
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
27238

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1828
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
24446
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
24237

University Hospital Cologne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as state-of-the-art maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,500 beds for inpatient medical care. It annually treats about 307,000 outpatients and 63,000 inpatients, including th
Diagnostic tests for abdominal aortic aneurysm
1816
Treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm with endovascular aortic prosthetics
24198
Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm
23925

About the disease

Aortic aneurysm is an abnormal expansion of aorta, main artery of the body, due to weakening of its walls. Abdominal aortic aneurysm is manifested by abdominal pain. Aortic aneurysm develops if there was irreversible expansion of blood stem lumen.

Doctors differentiate true and false aorta aneurysm. True aneurysm is mainly characterized by thinning and extreme bulging of all layers of aorta. False aneurysm has the same symptoms as true aneurysm with a difference that it is formed by connective tissue. False aneurysm usually develops because of pulsating hematoma, which could be a result of trauma or postoperative complications.

Other specific complications of aortic aneurysms are gaps of aneurysmal sac, which are in most cases accompanied by internal bleeding and extreme bruising. A person can also develop aneurysm thrombosis and thromboembolism of the arteries.

Although this disease can be asymptomatic, in general, aneurysms have unfavorable prognosis due to high risk of death from aortic rupture or thromboembolic dysfunctions. Probability of rupture of an aortic aneurysm with a diameter of 5 cm is 50%, with a smaller diameter is 25% per year. Early detection and surgical treatment of the aortic aneurysms can lower significantly mortality rate and bring good long-term results.

Symptoms

Aortic aneurysms can be completely asymptomatic or accompanied by painful symptoms. Aortic aneurysm symptoms are:

  • Transient or permanent heart pain
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Belching
  • Heaviness in epigastrium
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Dysfunction of bowel
  • Considerable weight loss

Symptoms may be accompanied by compression of stomach and duodenum. Often patients complain of increased pulsation in abdomen. Patients with aortic insufficiency can also have shortness of breath, tachycardia, and dizziness. If aneurysm is large, there can also be swelling of face and upper body. In some cases aneurysm of aorta leads to compression of esophagus, and then a person has such manifestations of disease as hoarseness (dysphonia), dry cough, bradycardia, and excessive salivation.

Diagnosis

Diagnostic methods for detection of the aortic aneurysm mainly include X-ray, general examination, ultrasound, and tomography. Auscultatory sign of aneurysm is the presence of systolic murmur in the place of aorta expansion. Such murmur can be heard through stethoscope. Abdominal aortic aneurysm can, in most cases, be detected by palpation of abdomen.

  • X-ray exam of patients with aneurysm includes fluoroscopy and radiography of the chest, abdominal plain radiography and X-ray of esophagus and stomach. Ascending aorta aneurysms can be diagnosed by echocardiography or, in other cases, by a Doppler ultrasound.
  • Computed tomography (CT) of chest / abdominal aorta can accurately visualize the aneurysmal expansion and reveal presence of bundles and thrombotic masses. Final stage of diagnosis includes aortography, which can show specified location, size and length of aortic aneurysm. It can also indicate if patient need to undergo surgery. Aneurysm of the thoracic aorta should be differentiated from lung tumor, as it has almost the same symptoms and it is more difficult to diagnose than other types of aneurysm.

Treatment

In case of asymptomatic non-progressive aortic aneurysm only limited dynamic observation and constant X-ray control are required. To reduce the risk of complications, a patient can also be advised to undergo hypotensive and anticoagulant therapy to eliminate the risk of clot forming and to lower cholesterol.

Surgical intervention is necessary in abdominal aortic aneurysms with a diameter greater than 3.5 cm. Also aneurysms of thoracic aorta need to be surgically repaired. Surgical treatment of aneurysms includes aneurysmal excision of the modified portion of the vessel. Some patients need replacement of vascular prosthesis. Usually surgery is done under local or general anesthesia. Most common types of surgery are: Replacement of prosthetic abdominal aorta is a sutureless resection of aorta and its replacement with plastic tube.

  • Endovascular prosthesis bifurcation of the abdominal aorta is an endovascular repair of aorta with graft insertion.
  • Abdominal aorta open prosthetics is type of open repair. According to Oxford Journal.com, this type of treatment can also be used as diagnostic measure. Overall, prosthetic grafts are one of the best available treatment options for both aorta aneurysms and vascular diseases.
  • Abdominal aorta endovascular prosthesis is also a type of stent graft treatment, when aneurysm is repaired.

If not treated on time, aortic aneurysms can be complicated by rupture with the development of massive bleeding, collapse and acute heart failure. Rupture of aneurysms can occur in pericardial and pleural cavity, esophagus and abdomen. At the same time a person can develop severe, sometimes fatal condition of hemopericardium.




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