Special Clinical Focus

  • Dilatation of the aorta
  • Lacerations of the aorta
  • Constriction, occlusion of the aorta
  • Vascular tumors
  • Interdepartmental competence in disorders of the aorta

About us

The Aorta Center South is a coalition of vascular surgeons from Helios hospitals in Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. The Aorta Center is headed by Dr. Reza Ghotbi, who is also the Chief Physician of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Helios Hospital in Munich West. As a certified endovascular specialist, the specialist in surgery, intestinal surgery and vascular surgery is an exceptional specialist in his field. Dr. Ghotbi’s long-standing experience in vascular surgery and his over ten years of activity as Chief Physician is of direct benefit to patients with arterial and venous system disorders. The Aorta Center focuses on the reliable diagnosis and rapid treatment of disorders of the aorta. The aorta can form aneurysms in the abdomen or in the thorax. These dilatations or expansions can remain undetected over a long period and may only lead to vague symptoms. Timely diagnosis and treatment is all the more important in order to minimize the risk of a tear (rupture) of the aortic aneurysm. Ultrasound screening of the abdominal aorta is a part of a vital preventive medical checkup for patients over 65 years of age which Dr. Ghotbi endorses unequivocally.

If abnormalities are detected in the blood vessel, a regular examination or a scheduled surgical procedure may be life-saving. The surgery is performed as open, via an abdominal incision, or, more frequently, as in endovascular procedure, via a femoral artery approach. Advanced stent prostheses enable the reliable and gentle treatment of a majority of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Lacerations, occlusions (stenoses) and constrictions of the aorta and of the vessels of the leg and the mesenteric arteries are also treated at the Helios Aorta Center. Cutting edge equipment is available for the diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment of vascular tumors. The Aorta Center provides the combined specialist knowledge of vascular specialists under their technical leader, Dr. Ghotbi, for individually suitable treatment concepts. Together with the patient, highly qualified specialists will decide the further treatment procedure in accordance with the detailed discussion of the patient’s individual disease situation. Here, the personal welfare and the safety of the patient take center stage. The Department’s good quality figures corroborate the high quality standards of the Aorta Center’s medical care, which are in compliance with the current scientific level in vascular surgery.

Diagnostic Services

The complete diagnosis is made in close cooperation and exchange with our colleagues in the Department of Vascular Surgery:
  • Clinical examination
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Doppler examination
  • Pulse examination
  • Ratschow tests
  • Oscillography
  • Angiography

Therapeutic Services

  • Open and catheter-guided (stent) treatment of all disorders of the aorta
  • Surgical treatment of aneurysms
  • Surgical treatment for lacerations of the aorta
  • Individualized and interdisciplinary treatment of vascular tumors
  • Individualized treatment of the aortic and pelvic blood vessels and the blood vessels of the leg and the mesenteric arteries

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Optional benefits rooms Accommodation in high-quality furnished single and twin bed rooms and a wide range of service and additional benefits. Comfort components in detail:
  • Single bed room with comfortable furniture, foldout armchair for relatives
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels
  • Selection of care products
  • Minibar and safe
  • Telephone with no standing charge
  • Flat screen television
  • Daily newspaper
  • W-LAN at no charge
Culinary extras
  • Selection of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Selection of fresh fruit daily
  • Menu rich in variety with individual menu selection
  • Cafeteria
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Vascular Surgery

Other services

  • Disorders of the aorta
  • Aortic dissection
  • Disorders of the aortic and pelvic blood vessels and the blood vessels of the leg and the mesenteric arteries

Directions

Airports near

  • Munich airportapproximately 43.4 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Munich main rail stationapproximately 8.6 km