Vascular Surgery Specialist Munich

Dr Reza Ghotbi
Chief Physician
Specialist in Vascular Surgery
Munich, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Surgery of the carotid artery (carotid surgery and carotid stent-angioplasty)
  • Aneurysm surgery (especially aneurysms of the abdominal aorta (aortic aneurysm)), endoprosthesis implantation (implantation of artificial blood vessels)
  • Peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD, Charcot’s syndrome), circulatory disorders (atherosclerosis) in the legs and arms (e.g. diabetic foot)
  • PTA (percutaneous trans-luminal angioplasty, vascular cleaning of deposits), stent (stabilising wire mesh) or stent graft (artificial vessel combined with stabilising wire framework), implantation
  • Vascular injuries
  • Shunt surgery

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  •  Vascular ultrasound, Doppler studies
  • Surgery of the carotid artery: Vascular ultrasound, Doppler examination (testing of flow characteristics inside the vessels)
  • Aneurysm surgery: Diagnosis and monitoring of aneurysms (especially aortic aneurysms = occlusions of the abdominal aorta)
  • Arterial occlusive disease: Pulse check, Ratschow tests, Doppler closure pressure measurement, Doppler frequency measurement, oscillography, Doppler ultrasound, angiography (vascular imaging in CT or MRI (magnetic resonance))
  • Certified wound centre (e.g. diabetic foot)


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Surgery of the carotid artery: Desobliteration (enucleation of the narrowed carotid artery), patch plastic (sewing a plastic strip in the opened vessel), if possible minimally invasive, endovascular intervention, carotid stent angioplasty
  • Aneurysm surgery: minimally invasive stenting (inserting a vascular prosthesis via femoral artery, 80% of aneurysm surgeries), open surgery
  • Arterial occlusive disease: Bypass surgery, endovascular stents, conservative medical therapy, physiotherapy (walking exercise)
  • Varicose veins: operative rehabilitation of varicose veins (varices)
  • Shunt surgery
  • PTA (percutaneous trans-luminal angioplasty, vascular cleaning of deposits), stent (stabilising wire mesh) or stent graft (artificial vessel combined with stabilising wire framework), implantation

About Dr Reza Ghotbi

Dr Reza Ghotbi MD is a specialist for vascular surgery and chief physician at the Vascular Surgery Clinic of the Helios Clinic in Munich West.

Under Dr Ghotbi's direction, the Vascular Surgery Clinic diagnoses and treats diseases of the entire arterial and venous system.

Head of the Helios Aortic Centre South

Since spring 2017, Dr Ghotbi has been managing the newly founded Aortic Centre at the Helios Clinic Munich West. It is the second of its kind in Munich and makes a significant contribution to improving the care during vascular surgery of aortic patients in and around Munich. Vascular specialists from several South German clinics in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg work together to diagnose and treat diseases of the aorta. The establishments are inter-networked using state-of-the-art IT technology in order to obtain expert advice from colleagues at all times.

One step ahead of stroke

With advanced age, calcification of the arteries leads to constriction and thus to the diminished perfusion of the peripheral tissues. In the case of constriction (stenosis) of the carotid artery, a reduced supply of the brain can lead to a stroke. In one half of all cases, this occurs without prior symptoms.  However, stenosis of the carotid artery can be readily treated by vascular surgeons using various techniques.

Aneurysms are diseased occlusions of the vascular wall. Within these occlusions, the normal flow direction of the blood is disrupted. This can lead to turbulence and stagnation of the blood. This can form clots within the vessels, which, in turn, can prevent the supply of blood to tissues. This can result in a stroke or pulmonary embolism (vascular occlusion in the lungs) with potentially fatal consequences. In order to prevent these sequelae and tearing of the vascular occlusion (aneurysm), these can be surgically treated by Dr Ghotbi and his colleagues.

Dr Ghotbi will help you back on your feet

Arterial occlusive disease (peripheral arterial occlusive disease, PAOD, Charcot’s syndrome) is characterised by constrictions or occlusions of the femoral and pelvic arteries. Diabetes mellitus, smoking, or hypertension often lead to this disease. Patients complain of pain in the legs – initially only under strain and later also at rest. The chronic insufficient supply of the leg tissue increases the risk of necrosis and possibly the loss of the affected limb. In the vascular surgery clinic, an individual therapeutic plan will be created.

Varicose veins are extensions of the superficial veins, which do not initially invoke symptoms. As the disease progresses, it can lead to pain, swelling of the leg, and ulceration. Dr Ghotbi can surgically repair these painful varicose veins surgically using a minimally invasive technique (VNUS closure).

Personal care with superior quality

The Vascular Surgery Clinic of the Helios Clinic in Munich West also shows its first-class quality in public quality indicators. For example, the mortality rate in vascular operations performed by Dr Ghotbi and his team is far below the average. This indicates an above-average treatment quality. Dr Reza Ghotbi places great value on operating on as many patients as possible himself, regardless of whether they are publicly or privately insured. This is why the Chief Physician performs almost 90 percent of all surgeries himself, or is present in person.

The website of Dr Ghotbi can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae


University studies:

  • LMU München

Further training

  • Specialist for Surgery
  • Specialist for vascular surgery
  • Specialist for visceral surgery
  • Endovascular specialist


Professional career

  • Grosshadern Clinic
  • University Hospital of Bonn
  • Mutterhaus der Borromaerrinnen Hospital in Trier, Oncological Centre of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • University Hospital of Göttingen
  • 1998–2004: Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery, Munich-Pasing Clinic
  • Since 2005: Head physician of the Department of Vascular Surgery, Munich-Pasing Clinic
  • Since 2010: Head physician of the Department of Vascular Surgery, Dachau Clinic as well as the Munich-Pasing Clinic

Medical Team

  • Dr Sylvia Schönhofer MD
  • Dr Carsten Schön MD
    Chief Consultant
  • Dr Dimitrios Zikos MD
  • Katrin Weinrich
  • Dr Cornelia Haedecke MD


As a certified vascular centre, the vascular surgical department of Dr Ghotbi participates in a nationwide quality control of the German Society for Vascular Surgery.


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Dr Reza Ghotbi
Chief Physician

Helios Clinic Munich West
Vascular Surgery Clinic
Steinerweg 5, D-81241 Munich

T: +49 89 217 687 60
F: +49 89 8892 2958


Wound centre:
Monday–Friday; 9:30–11:30 am
Telephone appointment through the secretary

Arterial and venous diseases:
Monday–Friday; 9:30–11:30 am and by appointment
Telephone appointment through the secretary or under +49 89 8892-2339

Wound clinic, diabetic foot:
Monday–Friday mornings and by appointment
Telephone appointment through the secretary or under +49 89 8892-2339

Private consultations:
after prior arrangement through the secretary

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