Why come to MUMC+ for TAAA treatment?

Operation with less chance of complications or death.

Repairing the entire aorta is a complex operation that is only performed in a limited number of European hospitals. Crucial aspects of the procedure include connecting the blood supply to the spinal cord and other organs to the repaired aorta. Professor Jacobs (vascular surgeon) has worked with Professor Mess to create a unique collaborative concept that keeps the risk of paraplegia, organ failure and brain damage to a minimum. Due to the reduced likelihood of complications and death, the Jacobs and Mess aortic surgery team is internationally regarded as the world’s leading experts in this complex procedure. Professor  Schurink is the leading aortic surgeon performing the endovascular procedures. The other team members who apply this procedure can be found here.

paraplegia, organ failure and brain damage

The International Patient Office is there to help you

This office can support and assist you when applying for treatment abroad with your health insurer. To support your application, within 24 hours of your official diagnosis you will receive a quote for treatment and a medical file containing the diagnosis and proposed treatment plan. The International Patient Office works with case managers. These are academically trained healthcare professionals who serve as a single point of contact for all of your questions and requests. Your case manager will guide you through the treatment application process and be there to answer all of your questions before, during and after your treatment. The International Patient Office also has a hospitality service. If desired, your case manager can organise travel, accommodation, visa application and interpreting services tailored to your specific needs.  

 Explaining the assessment and treatment procedure

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