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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm — Endovascular Prosthesis Bifurcation of the Abdominal Aorta: treatment in the Best Hospitals of Germany

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in the areas of ​its ​specialization. The medical facility provides imaging diagnostics and low-traumatic image-guided interventional treatment of nervous system diseases. The department's specialists have rich experience and exceptional professional skills in the field of interventional procedures for acute and chronic vascular diseases, such as ischemic strokes, brain hemorrhages, cerebral artery stenosis, brain aneurysms, and vascular malformations. The department's neuroradiologists cooperate closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons so that each patient receives an optimal treatment regimen based on the expert opinions of the specialists. The department's medical team has state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and MR angiography systems that are actively used for diagnosing patients and therapeutic procedures. Medical care is provided in compliance with current clinical protocols. The department also offers many outpatient medical services, which is an advantage for many patients.

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Hospital Kassel

9.9/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the areas of its specialization. The department has high-tech equipment for all types of modern imaging tests, image-guided therapeutic procedures, as well as radioisotope examinations and treatment of thyroid diseases using radioiodine therapy. The patients are provided with both inpatient and outpatient medical care. However, hospitalization is usually required only in the case of complex therapeutic interventions. The patients' health is in the good hands of the highly qualified doctors. The specialists regularly undergo advanced training courses, attend medical congresses and symposia, where they find out about innovations in the area of their specialization and share their experience with colleagues. To provide maximum safety for patients, the department strictly adheres to radiation protection standards.

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Interventional Radiology

The Department of Interventional Radiology offers the full range of imaging examinations, as well as innovative image-guided minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of tumors, vascular diseases and internal pathologies (for example, CT, MRI, PET-CT, SPECT). The department's doctors have deep knowledge and colossal experience in the field of interventional radiological methods of treatment, which represent an excellent alternative to open surgical interventions. Despite the high level of technical equipment and the presence of advanced computerized systems, the focus is always on the person with his individual needs. Compliance with current clinical protocols and high professionalism of the department's specialists contribute to the successful clinical practice, as well as the reputability of the department among the best medical facilities of this kind in Germany.

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the full range of modern radiological diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. It has advanced equipment for conducting radiological studies in adults and children, as well as minimally invasive procedures under the guidance of imaging systems. There is maintained close cooperation with many departments of the hospital, which provides an interdisciplinary approach to treatment and comprehensive medical care.

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology is one of the best institutions of its kind in Germany and offers patients the full range of radiological studies and imaging-guided minimally invasive therapy. The department’s scope of tasks also includes imaging diagnostics in children of all age groups, detection and invasive treatment of cerebral vascular pathology (neuroradiology). Patient care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Neuroradiology

The Department of Neuroradiology provides the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the areas of ​​its specialization. The team of the department's doctors deals with the diagnostics and treatment of brain and spinal cord pathologies. The department has at its disposal state-of-the-art medical equipment, including systems for CT, MRI and myelography, thanks to which specialists can comprehensively assess the state of the nervous system, detect pathological processes at the initial stages and provide effective treatment. Among the department's therapeutic options, a special focus is on the interventional treatment of acute stroke – thrombectomy. Another important focus of the specialists' work is the treatment of cerebral vascular malformations, stenosis of the arteries of the brain and spinal cord, and cerebral aneurysms. In addition, the department provides CT-guided interventional pain management to relieve chronic back pain. The department's neuroradiologists cooperate closely with doctors from the related medical specialties: neurologists, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists and radiation therapists. The specialists strive to provide each patient with high quality medical care meeting his needs and wishes.

University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10
location_onGermany, Oldenburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. To ensure the accurate diagnostics and effective treatment, the department has state-of-the-art medical equipment, particularly 64-slice CT scanner, two 1.5 Tesla high-performance MRI devices, modern equipment for digital subtraction angiography (DSA), pulsed fluoroscopy and many other devices. All medical services are carried out in strict accordance with the protocols of professional societies.

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology offers the full range of medical services in these fields. In order to ensure the most accurate and reliable diagnostics, the department has state-of-the-art systems for CT, MRI, PET, ultrasound and X-ray examinations, as well as PET-CT and SPECT-CT hybrid examinations. The department specializes in interventional radiology, namely, imaging-guided therapy. It performs all vascular (for example, vascular recanalization) and non-vascular imaging-guided interventions (for example, tumor ablation). The department is one of the largest and leading medical facilities of this kind in Europe.

Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Clinical and Interventional Neuroradiology

The Department of Clinical and Interventional Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in the relevant medical fields. It provides high-precision diagnosis and effective treatment of diseases of the central nervous system, that is, the brain and spinal cord, meninges and vessels that supply these organs.

Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Interventional Radiology

The Department of Interventional Radiology conducts high-precision imaging diagnostics of all the organs and anatomical structures of the body, and also offers many interventional image-guided therapeutic procedures. Particular attention is paid to angiography to assess the state of the vascular system and patency of the blood vessels, skeletal X-ray scanning and comprehensive diagnostics of oncological diseases. The department cooperates with the specialists from all medical fields of the hospital, providing them with its technical resources for examining their patients. The department's doctors also specialize in image-guided interventional minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of certain diseases, such as vascular pathologies. The doctors of the medical facility work on state-of-the-art equipment, which guarantees a high safety of manipulations and a compliance with radiation protection standards. The department's patients most often undergo their diagnostic examinations and treatment on an outpatient basis, which is an indisputable advantage.

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the  full range of modern radiological studies and imaging-guided minimally invasive therapy for the treatment of various diseases. Of particular interest to the experienced medical team of the department is individual minimally invasive therapy of oncological diseases, treatment of pain syndromes and vascular pathology. The department works in close cooperation with all other departments of the hospital, thereby providing interdisciplinary, comprehensive medical care at the highest level of university medicine.

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology offers the full range of services in the areas of its specialization. The department has state-of-the-art equipment, thanks to which doctors successfully carry out imaging diagnostics allowing them to determine the diagnosis as accurately as possible and develop the most effective treatment regimen. The department performs X-ray studies, ultrasound scanning, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), angiography, mammography and a combined method of computed tomography with positron emission tomography (PET-CT). Cardiac CT and MRI are also carried out in cooperation with the Department of Cardiology. The department is one of the few medical facilities of this kind in Germany specializing in the imaging diagnostics in children. The range of the department's services is complemented by minimally invasive image-guided therapeutic procedures. In the field of interventional radiology, the focus is on the treatment of pain syndromes, vascular diseases, benign and malignant tumors, as well as metastases. The department's radiologists strictly adhere to the radiation protection standards, so all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are absolutely safe for patients.

Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology offers the full range of image-guided diagnostic and interventional therapeutic procedures at the highest level of modern medicine. Medical care can be provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department's specialists annually perform more than 70,000 diagnostic tests, and therefore they have tremendous experience and guarantee an accurate diagnosis, which determines the success of follow-up treatment. Radiologists have state-of-the-art systems for digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, sonography, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography and other examinations. The doctors use in their work a modern picture archiving and communication system, thanks to which the specialists from various departments of the hospital have access to the results of patient's diagnostic examination at any time. The radiation protection standards are strictly observed in the department's clinical practice.

Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology offers the full range of imaging diagnostic tests and image-guided interventional therapeutic procedures. Medical care is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The team of the department's doctors provides its services to both adults and young patients. The department has at its disposal high-tech equipment, which allows the doctors to detect the slightest impairments in the anatomical structures of the human body. The diagnostic results are considered at regular boards with the participation of all necessary specialists in related fields. In addition, the department uses an innovative system for storing and managing diagnostic data, allowing doctors in all departments to have unhindered access to the patient's imaging results at any time. The department's radiologists strictly adhere to the current radiation protection standards, and therefore the radiation has a minimal effect on the human body.

Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology provides the full range of imaging diagnostics and image-guided minimally invasive treatment. The medical facility admits patients of all age groups, including children and adolescents. In the field of interventional radiology, special attention is paid to the treatment of vascular diseases and cancers, and pain management for chronic pain. An integral part of the department's clinical practice is the interventional treatment of neurological disorders, including stroke, carotid stenosis, and cerebral aneurysms. Medical care is provided both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department is one of the largest medical facilities of this kind in Germany and has been awarded a prestigious certificate from the German Society for Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy (DeGIR).

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology provides the full range of services in these fields and specializes in conducting radiologic examinations, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy, vascular, oncological, orthopedic and urologic interventions. The department includes specialized Sections for Gynecologic, Pediatric and Orthopedic Radiology.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement of the lumen of a blood vessel by 50% or more of its normal diameter. Basically, the disease develops in the elderly due to atherosclerosis and degenerative changes in the vascular wall. Most patients suffer from arterial hypertension. The treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Germany is carried out mainly with an endovascular technique, while open prosthetics of the abdominal aorta is not a very common treatment option.

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  1. Who may need treatment?
  2. Treatment options
  3. Where is it best to undergo treatment?

The standard method is endovascular treatment, in which doctors implant a stent graft through the blood vessels in the leg. Open surgery is quite rare.

You can seek medical attention from one of the following hospitals: Hospital Kassel, University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, or University Hospital Halle.

If you make your appointment at a hospital through the Booking Health service, we will take care of the arrangements for your trip. The specialists from the Booking Health company will tell you about modern treatment options, arrange a prompt appointment, help you to apply for a visa and come to the clinic, control the cost of medical services, and provide you with interpreting services.

Who may need treatment?

 

The presence of an aneurysm is not yet a basis for surgical treatment. Most patients have small and asymptomatic aneurysms, and the risk of their dissection or rupture is very low.

Indications for minimally invasive stenting or open surgery in adult patients are as follows:

  • the diameter of the aorta in men is more than 5.5 cm in the expansion area; 
  • the diameter of the aneurysm in women is more than 5 cm; 
  • an increase in the size of the aneurysm by 1 cm or more over the past 12 months.

The treatment is also required if such complications as aortic dissection develop. This is an acute complication that requires hospitalization and immediate medical attention.

Treatment options

 

Endovascular prosthetics is considered the first-line treatment method in the European guidelines. It has been established that this method is no less effective than open surgery but, at the same time, it is safer and has a three times lower mortality rate. It is even less than 1% at the best medical centers in Germany.

Endovascular treatment is performed from inside the blood vessels through an incision in the leg. Doctors deliver a stent graft into the aorta and fix it inside the expanded area. As a result, the weakened aortic wall is isolated from the blood flow. Now blood is flowing inside the stent and the aneurysm is no longer progressing. The risk of aortic dissection or rupture is reduced to almost zero.

Endovascular treatment is sparing, minimally traumatic, and safe. General rehabilitation and hospital stays are minimal. Doctors in Germany can perform endovascular treatment on almost all patients, and only a few patients require open surgery.

Doctors can implant endovascular prosthesis bifurcation of the abdominal aorta through the blood vessels whenever required. It may be necessary if the aneurysm extends into the iliac arteries. Such a prosthesis consists of three parts, which are placed inside the aorta, right, and left iliac arteries.

Open surgery is less common. It is performed through an abdominal incision. The advantage of the technique is that the likelihood of a second operation for the replacement of prosthetic abdominal aorta in the future is lower than when using an endovascular technique. Open surgery is, therefore, sometimes performed on young patients.

Where is it best to undergo treatment?

 

You can undergo your diagnostics and treatment in Germany to expect the best results. There are medical centers specializing in treating aortic aneurysms, which have vast experience in performing operations and minimally invasive procedures for this disease. In the vast majority of cases, doctors use an endovascular procedure instead of a traumatic operation, so postoperative recovery will be easy and short.

You are welcome to visit the Booking Health website to find prices and select the best medical care program at a favorable price. Our specialists will help you to select clinics in Germany that demonstrate the best results in treating abdominal aortic aneurysms and take care of the arrangements for your trip. The cost of medical services abroad will be lower for you due to the lack of additional fees for foreign patients.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Mayo Clinic

Johns Hopkins Medicine

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