Aortic surgery

The term aortic aneurysm refers to an often life-threatening enlargement (ballooning out) of the aorta. Stenting or vascular prostheses can be used to stabilize the aorta, preventing it from rupturing.

What is aortic surgery?

An aneurysm (enlargement of the aorta) places the patient at considerable risk of aortic dissection, i.e. a tear in the inner wall of the aorta. As a result, measures to support the aorta become crucial once the aneurysm has grown beyond a certain size.


Such measures may involve aortic repair, using either a stent to support the wall of the aorta or a prosthesis. Both types of interventions can be performed using open surgery techniques or catheter-based procedures.

Aortic prosthetic reconstruction

Prosthetic reconstruction of the aorta can be performed using open surgery techniques (for aneurysms affecting a section the aorta close to the heart) or catheter-based procedures (for aneurysms located in the chest or the abdominal area). More

 
 
 
 
Relevant information

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Contact person

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Johannes Albes
    Head of Department of Cardiac Surgery at Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to the Head of Department Gudrun Gaal
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +40 3338 694-510
    F +49 3338 694-544
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  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Christian Butter
    Head of the Department of Cardiology, Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to Head of Department Christine Meinecke
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +49 3338 694-610
    F +49 3338 694-644
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