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Treatment of Lower Extremity Arterial Disease

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Best hospitals and doctors for lower extremity arterial disease treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
 from  527
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
 from  8600
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
 from  10892

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Vascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
2117
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
16172
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
32952

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
2578
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
21305
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
43566

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
902
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
18119
Removal of necrosis with transplantation of patients own skin
19541

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Vascular Surgery

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1737 help1527
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
34602 help30702
Removal of necrosis with transplantation of patients own skin
37136 help33236

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
2338
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
38433
Removal of necrosis with transplantation of patients own skin
41120

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Jena is a multidisciplinary medical faicility with a long history, 26 specialized departments and 25 research institutes. There are annually treated about 420,000 outpatients and 52,000 inpatients. The medical staff of the hospital is comprised of about 4,800 health workers. The hospital has high qua
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1732
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
25641
Removal of necrosis with transplantation of patients own skin
27419

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Vascular Surgery

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1840
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
29235
Removal of necrosis with transplantation of patients own skin
30940

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1924
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
14394
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
29387

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1904
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
14682
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
29221

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
0
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
0
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
0

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
2138
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
16142
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
33003

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
2004
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
14902
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
29022

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1957
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
14477
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
29425

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
2187
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
16600
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
32654

University Hospital Cologne

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Cologne

Department of Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements. Both doctors and researchers of the hospital are constantly searching for new techniques in the field of diagnosis and treatmen
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1940
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
14796
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
29104

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the modern international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital mainly focuses on s
Diagnostic tests for atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities
1828
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting of lower extremity arterial disease
13879
Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy
27575

About the disease

Lower extremity arterial disease, also known as peripheral artery disease, causes arteries that supply blood to the legs to become narrow and thickened. Having an insufficient supply of blood to the legs can cause damage to their nerves and tissue over time. Most commonly, lower extremity arterial disease develops when the arteries have become hardened and stiff due to plaques or clots that have started to accumulate in the arteries. This restricts the flow of blood, meaning that the legs are deprived of oxygen that is carried in the red blood cells. As the disease progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to walk and stand for long periods of time. The sufferer becomes fatigued after even slight exertion and feels pain in the legs while exercising.

Lower extremity arterial disease is most common in diabetics and people with increased levels of cholesterol in the blood (which can lead to clogged arteries). 90% of people with this disease suffer from high cholesterol. People with a long history of high blood pressure, smokers and men over 55 years of age are also at risk of developing lower extremity arterial disease. Since this disease develops very gradually, symptoms might only appear after several years.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the legs
  • Fatigue
  • Cramps
  • Tingling in the legs
  • Insomnia
  • Sores
  • Skin changes

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor may use a stethoscope to listen to the blood flowing through the leg arteries. Hearing a whooshing sound in them is the first indicator that there may be abnormalities in the blood flow.
  • Angiography is a special imaging technique that produces an image of the arteries so that the doctor can see where the leg is affected.
  • An X-ray of the leg can show if lower extremity arterial disease has affected the bones and limbs.

Treatment

  • Shunting and thromboendarterectomy is a surgical procedure whereby the arteries are opened up so that fatty deposits can be removed and special shunts that keep the artery open can be implanted.
  • Amputation is resorted to only in progressed cases of lower extremity arterial disease. For example, if it is impossible to restore blood flow to the leg, or if there is an increased risk of infection, the leg will be removed to save the patient’s life.  
  • If, following major surgery, there are areas of the leg where skin tissue has died, necrosis will be removed and skin will be grafted from healthy areas of the patient’s body.

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting is a surgical procedure that uses special balloons to inflate a damaged artery to its normal size and is then kept this size by one or two stents. 




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