HELIOS Hospital Munich-West

Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

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HELIOS Hospital Munich-West is part of the HELIOS Hospital Group, which has a network of 111 hospitals. The combined group treats around 4.5 million patients each year, with over 34,000 beds and 68,000 staff.

HELIOS Hospital Munich-West, which was formerly Munich Hospital Pasing, was founded in 2007. The hospital treats approximately 19,000 inpatients and 69,000 outpatients annually. The hospital specializes in oncology, cardiology, and gastroenterology, is equipped with a hybrid operating theatre and has a state-of-the-art radiology department.

The hospital has over 10 departments, which include cardiology, ear, nose and throat (ENT), endocrinology, gastroenterology, radiology, gynecology, general surgery, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, and oncology, in addition to an intestinal center. The hospital serves as a teaching hospital for the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.


HELIOS Hospital Munich-West is located 43 km from Munich International Airport, which can be reached via train. The nearest train station to the hospital is S-Bahn München-Pasing, which is 4 km away.

Located in the south of Germany, Munich offers a variety of sights and attractions to see, such as the Nymphenburg Palace, located 7 km from the hospital. The Nymphenburg Palace was built between 1664 and 1675 and was used as a summer home for the rulers of Bavaria. The palace has a park, where a number of sculptures and waterways can be found.

Marienplatz, Munich's central square and popular sight amongst tourists, can be reached within 11 km of the hospital. The Deutsches Museum, Germany's largest science and technology museum is located 16 km away from the hospital.


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Medical records transfer
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Mobility accessible rooms


206 procedures across 24 specialties


(11 procedures)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

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See 1 type of Cholecystectomy procedures:
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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>General Surgery

(9 procedures)


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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

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Breast Tumor Removal

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Hernia Repair

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  • Hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a hernia, which occurs when tissues or organs protrude through the wall in which they are contained. There are different types of hernias that can occur and these include inguinal hernia, hiatal hernia, and umbilical hernia.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    After abdominal surgery, patients should get approval from their surgeon before flying. Traveling too soon after abdominal surgery could result in tearing the sutures. Patients may also find it uncomfortable to carry luggage or sit for long periods.

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See 1 type of Hernia Repair procedures:
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
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(21 procedures)

Angina Pectoris Treatment

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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) Closure

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Cardiology Consultation

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>Colorectal Medicine

(9 procedures)

Anal Cyst Removal

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Anal Fissure Treatment

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Anal Fistula Surgery

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(3 procedures)

CT Scan (Computed Tomography)

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  • A computerized tomography (CT) scan, which may also be referred to as a CAT scan, is scan which uses a series of X-rays to create detailed images of the body. The scan is performed to create images of the inside of the body, including bones, internal organs, and blood vessels.

  • 3 - 7 weeks

    Patients will need to attend a follow up consultation once the results are processed.

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Head CT Scan

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MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

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  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is used to create detailed images of internal organs and tissue. The process involves the use of magnets and radio waves to create high resolution and detailed images of an organ or tissue, in order to help making a diagnosis or devising a treatment plan.

  • 1 - 5 days

    It may take a few days for the results of the scan to be processed and patients will usually attend a follow up consultation to discuss the results.

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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

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  • Myringoplasty, also referred to as tympanoplasty, is a surgical procedure to repair a perforated eardrum (the tympanic membrane) usually caused by infection or trauma.

  • 2 weeks

    The surgeon should ensure that eardrum has healed before the patient can fly, as changes in air pressure will affect the eardrum.

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(17 procedures)

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

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Cervical Cautery

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Cervical Cerclage

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(8 procedures)

Alzheimer's Disease Consultation

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Consultation

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Dementia Management

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(11 procedures)

Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

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    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

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Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

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(24 procedures)

Acute Leukemia Treatment

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  • Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood cells in the body. It usually begins in the bone marrow where an abnormality occurs in the white blood cells. Normal blood cells form, divide, and die to make room for new cells. Leukemia disrupts this process and prevents the blood cells from functioning properly.

  • weeks

    The length of stay abroad will depend on the treatment plan and the patient's response to treatment.

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Breast Cancer Treatment

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  • Breast cancer treatment varies depending on the stage of the cancer and whether or not the cancer has spread. Cancer occurs when there is an abnormality in cell growth, which causes the cells to divide and grow quickly when the cell should die to make room for new cells.

  • weeks

    The time spent abroad will depend on the treatment. If chemotherapy or radiotherapy are the methods of treatment, then multiple sessions are likely to be required which may mean a longer stay than with surgery.

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Cervical Cancer Treatment

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(3 procedures)

Cataract Surgery

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  • Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that are common as a result of aging. Cataract removal surgery is recommended for patients who experience impairment to vision and are sensitive to light as a result of the cataract. The surgery involves the removal of the natural lens and it is most commonly replaced with a synthetic lens.

  • 2 - 3 days

    Patients can usually fly soon after cataract surgery, but should take precautions to avoid dryness in the eye.

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Glaucoma Treatment

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  • Glaucoma treatment aims to relieve symptoms of glaucoma and prevent further damage, deterioration, and loss of vision. Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage to the optic nerve, which creates problems with vision and if left untreated, can lead to loss of vision.

  • 2 - 7 days
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Ophthalmology Consultation

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  • Before undergoing any eye surgery or treatment, the patient attends an ophthalmology consultation. The ophthalmologist will discuss any of the patients concerns and will examine the eyes.

  • 1 - 2 days
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(31 procedures)

Abscess Debridement

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Ankle Fracture Treatment

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Bone Fracture Treatment

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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(10 procedures)

Breast Reconstruction

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  • Breast reconstruction is a procedure to rebuild a breast which has been completely or partly removed. The most common reason for undergoing breast reconstruction surgery is for patients who have had breast cancer surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy). In the US, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women.

    The surgery is often performed at the same time as a mastectomy, however some patients may choose to wait a while before undergoing a breast reconstruction. Patients who are undergoing radiation therapy are advised to undergo breast reconstruction in stages, as they cannot undergo reconstruction whilst receiving radiation therapy, as this could damage the new breast.

    There breast can be reconstructed either with breast implants or with flaps. Implants are made of silicon or saline and are an inserted under the chest muscle. Flaps are made up of tissue which is taken from another area of the body such as the buttocks or thighs, and are connected to the blood vessels on the chest. With a flap procedure, the shape and size of the breast will change in the first few months and once it has formed it's shape, nipple reconstruction may then be performed. Nipple reconstruction involves taking part of the nipple from the other breast and filling in the color by tattooing it to the nipple.

    As there are a number of different surgical options for patients undergoing breast reconstruction, the time needed for the treatments vary considerably. As a guideline:

    • Mastectomy with placement of a tissue expander - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap - 2 to 3 weeks
    • Mastectomy with pedicle TRAM flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Mastectomy with abdominal free flap (free TRAM, DIEP or SIEA flap) - 4 to 6 weeks
    • Mastectomy with GAP flap - 6 to 8 weeks
    • Exchange tissue expander to implant - 1 week or less
    • Exchange unilateral tissue expander and augment/reduce/lift opposite breast - 1 to 2 weeks
    • Nipple areola reconstruction - 1 week or less
  • 1 weeks
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Breast Reduction

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  • A breast reduction procedure, also referred to as a mammoplasty, involves surgically removing fat and glandular tissue from the breast, to reduce the size and reshape the breast.

  • 1 weeks

    The plastic surgeon will usually recommend waiting at least 7 days for healing to begin, but it can vary for each case.

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Cleft Lip or Palate Repair

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>Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

(5 procedures)


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Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

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Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

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>Spinal Surgery

(9 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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(8 procedures)

Bladder Stone Removal

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Kidney Stones Treatment

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  • Kidney stones are deposits of salts and minerals, such as calcium, which form inside the kidney. They are quite common, often more in men than women, and there are many factors that can increase the risk of developing kidney stones.

  • 5 - 7 days

    The time needed will depend on the type of treatment.

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Penis Frenuloplasty

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>Vascular Medicine

(4 procedures)

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Treatment

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Pulmonary Embolism Treatment

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(2 procedures)

Diabetes Consultation

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Endocrinology Consultation

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>Infectious Diseases

(2 procedures)

Hepatitis Consultation

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HIV Consultation

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(2 procedures)

Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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  • Rheumatoid arthritis treatment aims to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis through medication, therapy, or surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder that is characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints in the body. It mainly affects the joints in the hands and feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. Areas of the body may become deformed as a result of the condition, and this is commonly seen in the hands and feet.

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    The amount of time spent abroad depends on the type of treatment the patient undergoes.

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>General Medicine

(1 procedure)

Abdominal Examination

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(1 procedure)

Kidney Dialysis

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  • Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(1 procedure)

Stroke Rehabilitation

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>Reproductive Medicine

(1 procedure)

Tubal Cannulation

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More about available treatments at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West

Procedures performed at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West include coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, heart valve replacement, colectomy, sinus surgery, salivary gland tumor removal, cholecystectomy, hernia repair, nephrectomy, hysterectomy, brain aneurysm repair, brain tumor surgery, chronic leukemia treatment, prostate cancer treatment, radiotherapy, carpal tunnel surgery, and spinal fusion surgery.

The clinic uses modern technologies and is fitted with CT (computed tomography) scanner, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, cardiac MRI scanner, cardiac catheterization laboratory, endoscopy center, and a hybrid operating theatre.



The team at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West is comprised of 118 doctors and 229 nurses. Many of the doctors have received international training and are members of medical associations such as the German Society of Surgery and the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Languages spoken at the clinic include English and German.

Prof. Dr. med. Brigitte Mayinger

  • Graduated from Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich in 1986
  • In 1987, worked as a guest doctor in the endocrinology and gastroenterology department at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, one of Harvard's medical training schools in Boston, USA
  • In 1988, worked as a guest doctor in the cardiology department at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Between 1987 and 1992, worked as an assistant physician at the Central Clinic Augsburg
  • Doctor at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West since 2006
Internal Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Christopher Reithmann

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1986
  • Chief physician of intensive care at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West since 2009
  • Particular expertise in performing catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias, 3D mapping of arrhythmias, and implanting cardiac pacemakers
Intensive Care Medicine

PD Dr. med. Ulrich Linsenmaier

  • In 1992, completed an exchange program in biomedical science in the radiology department at UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, USA and Adams Cowly Shock and Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA
  • Completed a radiology residency in 1997
  • In 1999, completed the medical board examination in diagnostic radiology
  • In 2004, became an associate professor of radiology at Ludwig-Maximilan University of Munich
  • President of the European Society of Emergency Radiology (ESER) since 2011
  • Chair of the scientific subcommittee of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR)
  • Director Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Hospital Munich-West & HELIOS Hospital Munich-Perlach since 2012

Dr. med. Bernhard Arnold

  • Studied medicine in Regensburg and Munich
  • Between 1980 and 1982, worked in the pediatric department in Schwabing Hospital
  • Between 1982 and 1999, worked in the anesthesiology and internal medicine department at Neuperlach Hospital
  • In 1986, became a consultant anesthesiologist
  • Managed the daily pain therapy clinic at Neuperlach Hospital between 1993 and 1998
  • Began working at HELIOS Hospital Dachau in 1999
  • In 2014, became a consultant for pain therapy at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West
Pain Management

Dr. med. Michael Chucholowski

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1979
  • In 1984, became board certified as an ear, nose, and throat specialist
  • Chief physician of the ear, nose, and throat department at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West since 2004
  • Particular expertise in performing endoscopic sinus surgery, microsurgery, laser surgery for tumor removal, facial surgery, and general ENT therapy

Dr. med. Joachim Doeffinger

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1979
  • Worked as an assistant doctor at the Institute of Anesthesiology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich between 1981 and 1987
  • In 1987, became a board certified anesthesiologist
  • Chief physician of anesthesiology at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West since 1998

Dr. med. Reza Ghotbi

  • Between 1998 and 2004, was head of the vascular surgery department at Munich-Pasing Teaching Hospital
  • Head of the vascular and endovascular department at Munich-Pasing Teaching Hospital
  • Specializes in vascular surgery, visceral surgery, and endovascular surgery
  • Member of German Society of Vascular Surgery, the German Society of Surgery, the German Ultrasound Society, and the Bavarian Medical Committee for Advanced Training in Vascular Surgery
Vascular Medicine

Dr. med. Christian Lechner

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from the Free University of Berlin in 1988
  • Between 1996 and 1999, worked as a senior physician of neurology and neurophysiology at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
  • Chief physician of neurology and clinical neurophysiology at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West since 2008

Dr. med. Reinhard Wolf

  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Friedrich-Alexander University in 1981
  • Chief physician of gynecology at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West since 2009
  • Particular expertise in gynecological surgery and perinatal medicine
  • Member of the German Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (DGGG), the German Society of Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy (DGPM), and the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM)

Dr. med. Erich Bielesch

  • Chief physician of visceral surgery at HELIOS Hospital Munich-West
  • Graduated as a doctor of medicine from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1998
  • Completed specialized training in visceral surgery in 2004
  • Assistant doctor at the surgical department at Munich-Pasing Hospital in 2004
  • Senior physician at Munich-Pasing Hospital in 2007
  • Coordinator of the Colon Center at Munich-Pasing Hospital in 2008
Visceral Surgery


The clinic was visited by a Medigo team member

Close to highway so you do not need to go through traffic in the city center. There are parking facilities just a few meters from entrance. Very easy to find. Modern hospital. Everybody was smiling, friendly, and efficient.