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Amputation of foot during lower limb atherosclerosis (program ID: 52219)

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

location_on Essen, Germany
7.4/10 from 42 Votes
Specialized hospital
Thomas Nowak

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Thomas Nowak

Specialized in: vascular surgery

Department of Vascular Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • doppler/ duplex vessels of lower extremities
  • angiography/ Angio-MRI
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • preoperative care
  • holding amputation
  • wound care
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board 
  • full hospital accommodation
  • elaboration further recommendations
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About the department

The Department of Vascular Medicine at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Dr. med. Thomas Nowak, was designed so patients with all kinds of vascular diseases can be examined and treated by a team of specialists from different areas. Bundling diverse competencies in vascular medicine at one site allows the physicians of the departments to give patients a diagnosis very quickly and determine the optimal individual therapy as well as carrying it out according to the current state of medical progress.

The advantages for the patient are very fast diagnosis, gentle therapy and quick recovery without having to arrange for a transfer of patients between clinics and hospitals. Rather, the specialists collaborate in one clinic, which enables them to determine all forms of therapy promising the best benefit for the patient.

The range of treatment for the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Dr. med. Thomas Nowak, comprises all surgical and endovascular interventions as well as medications. Depending on the type of vascular disease, the risk and disease profile of the individual patient, a team of specialists can choose between strictly drug-based treatment, catheter-based intervention and open surgery with and without keyhole technology. The main goal of the department is to ensure the gentlest therapy possible and their lasting success. In this manner the Department of Vascular Medicine can treat the entire range of arterial, venous and lymphatic vascular diseases.

As a network of many other disciplines, vascular medicine is closely connected with radiology, nephrology, diabetology, neurology and pain therapy. Using all modern diagnostic methods in close cooperation with the other medical disciplines, a team of vascular physicians is also available as support in the treatment of patients in the fellow clinics at the Alfried Krupp Hospital. They can, furthermore, be accessed to provide special types of expertise to optimize therapeutic methods. The strength of this concept is in the physicians being connected to one another.

The Department of Vascular Medicine at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Dr. med. Thomas Nowak, offers the following range of services:

  • Vascular surgery
    • Surgery of the arteries
    • Surgery of the brain-supplying arteries
    • Surgery of the peripheral extremity arteries
    • Surgery of the aorta and its branches
    • Varicose vein and vein surgery
    • Dialysis shunt surgery
    • Wound management/ulcer surgery
    • Specific pacemaker surgery
    • Port and catheter implantations
  • Angiology and hemostaseology
    • Internal vascular diagnostics
    • Treatment of chronic wounds
    • Deep vein thrombosis/embolism
    • Circulatory problems in the legs (in case of peripheral arterial disease)
    • Raynaud’s phenomenon (acral perfusion disorder)
    • Lymphedema, varicosis
  • Endovascular therapy
    • Implantations of endovascular stent prostheses (e.g. abdominal aortic aneurysm)
    • Hybrid surgery
    • Catheter-based vascular intervention
    • Endovascular blood pressure treatment
    • Endovascular blood pressure treatment
  • Vascular Center
  • Center for the treatment of vascular diseases with connected vascular laboratory
(Doppler and color-coded duplex sonography examinations)

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