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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

location_on Essen, Germany
7.4/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology (169)

René Chapot

Prof. Dr. med.

René Chapot

Specialized in: interventional radiology and neuroradiology

About the Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

The Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid offers the very latest technical resources for imaging diagnostics of the whole human body and effective image-guided interventional therapies. The department's medical team effectively cooperates with doctors of all medical fields of the hospital, since such important diagnostic tests as classical x-ray, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, myelography, ultrasound- and CT-guided biopsy and others are performed here. The department's medical team is proud of its rich and successful experience in interventional treatment of arteriovenous malformations, cerebral aneurysms, vascular stenosis, chronic back pain, pulmonary vascular diseases, congenital vascular malformations (for example, Osler's disease). The department's doctors are among the best in the field of their ​​expertise throughout Germany, so patients receive top-class medical care corresponding to European standards. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. René Chapot.

In the field of interventional radiology, the focus is on bronchial artery embolization, embolization of large branches of the aorta and pelvic arteries, endovascular procedures for atrioventricular malformations, and interventional procedures for endoleaks after aortic stent implantation. The specialists in the field of interventional radiology also perform hepatic artery chemoembolization – an innovative therapeutic method for the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancer, as well as some malignant tumors of other localization. The therapeutic effect is achieved through the introduction of embolizing substances and chemotherapy drugs through a catheter directly into the artery that supplies the tumor. Thus, doctors can inject a large dose of chemotherapy drug into the tumor focus, which is impossible with classical systemic chemotherapy, while the embolizing agent blocks the blood supply to the tumor. The technique is applied locally and excludes harmful effects of chemotherapy drugs on healthy tissue. Chemoembolization is performed through a small puncture of the radial or femoral artery. The procedure is often prescribed to patients with absolute contraindications to surgical treatment and takes about 1,5-2 hours. Hepatic artery chemoembolization demonstrates high efficiency, practically does not cause complications and is well tolerated by patients.

The department's interventional neuroradiologists perform image-guided therapeutic interventions on the vessels of the brain and spinal cord. The therapeutic offer includes endovascular treatment of arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spinal cord, cerebral aneurysms, endovascular procedures for the correction of congenital vascular malformations and other procedures. Doctors in this medical field help patients to get rid of chronic back pain once and for all if painkillers do not give the desired result. The medical facility also performs vertebroplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic and compression vertebral fractures with the introduction of special bone cement. Vertebroplasty is a modern alternative to surgery.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Interventional radiology
    • Bronchial artery embolization
    • Embolization of large branches of the aorta and pelvic arteries
    • Endovascular procedures for atrioventricular malformations
    • Interventional procedures for endoleaks after aortic stent implantation
    • Endovascular treatment for traumatic vascular injuries
    • Endovascular treatment for other vascular lesions
  • Interventional neuroradiology
    • Endovascular treatment of vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
    • Endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms
    • Endovascular treatment of stenosis of blood vessels supplying the brain (stenting and angioplasty)
    • Endovascular treatment of vascular malformations of the brain and spinal cord
    • Thrombectomy for stroke therapy
    • Vertebroplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic and compression vertebral fractures
    • Image-guided interventional procedures for chronic back pain (for example, periradicular therapy)
  • Other therapeutic services

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. René Chapot

Higher Education and Professional Career

  • Since 2015 Chief Physician of the Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid.
  • 2014 Invited Professor, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland.
  • 2007 - 2014 Head of the Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid.
  • 2003 - 2006 Professor for Neuroradiology and Head of the Department of Neuroradiology, University of Limoges, France.
  • 1995 - 2003 Clinical training and board certification in Neuroradiology, Lariboisière Hospital, Paris, France.
  • 1991 - 1994 Board certification in Radiology, Paris, France.
  • 1985 - 1991 Study of Human Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Paris.

Clinical Interests

  • Thrombolysis for stroke treatment.
  • Angioplasty.
  • Vascular stenting for stenoses and occlusions.
  • Endovascular treatment of aneurysms.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus

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