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Regio Hospital Pinneberg

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Pinneberg

Department for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The Department for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease offers all the options of modern medicine for the elimination of this disease. The department's specialists give preference to an individualized treatment approach, and therefore they comprehensively assess each clinical case and select the necessary complex of therapeutic m

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of abdominal organs: esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, thyroid gland. Here are used only pro

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Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery offers the full range of diagnostics and surgical treatment in these fields. The department's surgeons perform about 2,000 surgical procedures annually. The therapeutic options cover not only operations on the digestive tract and abdominal organs, but also surgical treatment fo

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery ranks among the best departments in Germany specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department covers the full range of services in these medical fields and holds the leading position at the national and international level in terms

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of bowel and lung cancer! The department offers all the modern surgical options for the treatment of diseases of the abdominal cavity and blood vessels. The depart

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the esophagus and abdominal organs, thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as the interventions in bariatric surgery. The surgeons of the department have a deep knowledge in all open and minimally invasive surgical techniq

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal and Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The Department of Abdominal and Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It provides surgical treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and parathyroid glands, thorac

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department performs surgical treatment of general surgical diseases, abdominal pathologies, and also specializes in organ transplantat

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery offers all modern surgical interventions in these fields. Specialization covers the treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, endocrine glands, pathologies of the lungs and chest wall, pathological vascular lesions of all parts of the body. In addition, kidney trans

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of classical and minimally invasive methods for the treatment of common surgical diseases, cancer pathologies, diseases of the endocr

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of bowel cancer! The department offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs and blood vessels, including the transplantation of

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery offers the full range of medical services in these fields. The department specializes in the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers (surgical treatment of pancreatic, liver, stomach, esophageal and colon malignancies), hernia repair, treatment of gastro

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of services in these medical fields and guarantees the first-class medical care at the university level. The department s

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in bowel cancer treatment! The department offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the thorax and abdomen, endocrine glands, blood vessels and morbid obesity. If possibl

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery covers the whole range of services in these fields. The department specializes in the treatment of diseases of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, thyroid and parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, as well as overw

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of bowel cancer! The department specializes in the treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver, and retroperitoneal space (perit

The necessity to undergo surgery is a common cause of traveling abroad. Thousands of patients annually look for an unavailable or unapproved surgery overseas. Surgeons abroad offer minimally invasive, endoscopic and robotic interventions. They use intraoperative histologic assessment of removed tissues in patients with oncology, intraoperative navigation systems in patients with pathologies of the brain and spinal cord, and other measures that make surgeries safe and efficient. You can visit any surgical hospital in the world as a medical tourist.

Content

  1. Thoracic surgeries
  2. Abdominal surgeries
  3. Neurological surgeries
  4. Leading hospitals and prices for treatment

The treatment cost is always calculated individually, based on a patient’s age, type of surgery, presence of comorbidities, etc. If you need to know the approximate expenses in advance, contact Booking Health.

You can contact Regio Hospital Pinneberg, HELIOS Clinic Krefeld, Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich. The full list of hospitals is available on the Booking Health website.

Undergoing surgery abroad with Booking Health is easy. The international medical tourism provider Booking Health will recommend a hospital and a surgeon, make an appointment, facilitate visa issuing, arrange your travel to hospital and backwards, translate your medical reports, provide you with an interpreter, and do much more.

Thoracic surgeries

 

Thoracic surgeries are most often carried out in people with pathologies of lungs, bronchi, heart, large blood vessels, and chest wall itself. Thoracotomy (chest opening) is a traumatic intervention that requires long recovery. That is why surgeons prefer carrying out thoracoscopic interventions, including the robotic ones.

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has a number of indications, including:

  • Lung and chest biopsy
  • Lung surgeries (in lung cancer, emphysema)
  • Removing an abnormal accumulation of fluid or air around lungs (pneumothorax, hydrothorax)
  • Hiatal hernia repair
  • Interventions on esophagus, up to esophagectomy
  • Thymus gland removal
  • Relieving hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Certain interventions on ribs and spine, pericardium, and diaphragm

After giving a patient a general anesthetic, a surgeon makes small incisions between the ribs and inserts a thoracoscope – a small tube with camera. Then a healthcare specialist carries out all the necessary manipulations with the help of tiny surgical instruments that are inserted through additional small incisions. Most patients are discharged from the surgery clinics abroad a few days after VATS.

Abdominal surgeries

 

The most common abdominal surgeries are appendectomy, cholecystectomy, small and large bowel resections, anorectal surgery, treatment of reflux disease, hernia surgery, and Cesarean section. In the last decades, laparoscopy has become the most successful surgical innovation in general surgery abroad. Laparoscopic interventions are minimally invasive surgeries that are performed through 2-3 small incisions in the abdomen. They demonstrate shorter recovery, much better cosmetic results, and an earlier return to usual activity.

People often travel abroad to undergo HIPEC – the hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. This is a special treatment for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis – a malignant condition that is resistant to other therapeutic options. First, surgeons remove all the visible tumors in the abdominal cavity. Next, they rinse the abdominal cavity with a heated solution of chemotherapeutic agents. HIPEC is effective even in patients with advanced cancer.

One more demanded surgery, in search of which people go abroad, is placement of LINX – the reflux management system. LINX allows patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) to forget about worrying symptoms and constant intake of medications. During the intervention, a ring made of titanium beads with a magnetic core is implanted around the esophagus in order to strengthen its sphincter. Efficacy of the procedure after 5-year follow-up is 99%.

Neurological surgeries

 

Neurological surgeries include interventions on the brain and spinal cord. When treating such pathologies, neurosurgeons try to spare every millimeter of the central nervous system tissue. This prevents the development of neurological deficit after the intervention.

Neurological surgeries are carried out in patients with malignancies and benign neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, vascular brain tumors and aneurysms, cranial bone defects, spinal disc herniation and spinal stenosis, etc.

In the specialized medical centers targeted manipulations on the brain are carried out with the help of Visualase MRI-guided laser ablation system. It allows destroying soft tissues inside the skull (e.g. brain metastases or epileptogenic foci) via a 3.2 mm hole, without craniotomy. Another option for precise and sparing brain interventions is stereotactic radiosurgery with the help of Gamma Knife and CyberKnife systems.

Leading hospitals and prices for treatment

 

Field of surgery includes many subspecialties, like thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, etc. Although there is no one the best healthcare facility for all types of surgeries, here are some of the leading surgery clinics abroad:

  • Regio Hospital Pinneberg, Germany
  • HELIOS Clinic Krefeld, Germany
  • Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich, Germany
  • University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • Charite University Hospital Berlin, Germany

Treatment prices depend on the age of a patient, type of surgery, duration of hospital stay, and the hospital itself. For instance, the cost of GERD treatment with the help of the LINX system in Regio Hospital Pinneberg is 23,250 EUR, and in Charite University Hospital Berlin it is 50,900 EUR. You can find more prices for diagnostics and treatment on the Booking Health website.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. 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:

MedicineNet

Healthline

Johns Hopkins Medicine




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