Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main
Department of Interventional Radiology (333962)
Specialized in: interventional radiology
The Department of Interventional Radiology at the Hospital Sachsenhausen - Academic Hospital of the University of Frankfurt am Main is a highly specialized medical institution for diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases with the help of minimally invasive methods. Of particular interest is the diagnosis of obliterating atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries and the treatment of acute and chronic arterial occlusions by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The head of the department is Dr. Arun Kumarasamy.
A variety of effective methods are offered for the treatment of vascular diseases: balloon dilatation, stenting, local intra-arterial fibrinolysis (enzymatic dissolution of blood clots), mechanically accelerated fibrinolysis with combined balloon dilatation and / or suction. The correct combination of treatment methods and the precise discovery of the causes of pathology significantly increase the chances of successful treatment. All of the above mentioned therapeutic options are modern and gentle methods for expanding or re-opening the narrowed or closed blood vessels by catheter interventions. Treatment is conducted in the catheter laboratory of the department. Naturally, the department also treats urgent clinical condition (eg, "cold leg" and bleeding). Specialists from other departments of the hospital may be involved in the course of treatment.
The medical team of the department gives preference to minimally invasive surgery. When performing such interventions, instead of large incisions that leave scars, the surgeon makes only a small puncture, which helps reduce risks and post-operative pain.
The main treatment areas of the department are:
- Ischemia of lower extremities and mesenteric ischemia
- Dialysis shunting
- Stenosis of renal artery
- Carotid artery stenosis
- Stenosis of the iliac artery in cases of potency disorders
- Occlusion of central veins
- Combined interventions before, after, or during vascular surgery (after consultation)
- Frankfurt am Main, Germany