University Hospital Essen

location_on Essen, Germany
9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Vascular Surgery (289972)

Martin Lainka

Dr. med.

Martin Lainka

Specialized in: vascular surgery

A newly established Department of Vascular Surgery (since 01.03.2012) is part of the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery at the Essen University Hospital. The team of the Department under the direction of Dr. med. Martin Lainka deals with the treatment of all diseases of the arterial and venous vascular system, including vascular anomalies. The Department specializes in the treatment of diseases of the aorta, carotid artery and circulatory disorders. Another important focus is on surgical bypass for dialysis access. 

The main clinical focuses of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Essen University Hospital are:


In cooperation with the Department of Angiology at the Essen University Hospital, there are treated aortic diseases (aneurysms), aortoiliac occlusive disease (Leriche’s syndrome) and abnormalities upon diffuse diseases of the connective tissues (e.g. Marfan syndrome). 

Carotid artery diseases:

Epidemiology: There is a steady increase of strokes in Germany (about 230,000 cases per year in Germany). 25% of these cases are caused by carotid stenosis. In elderly stroke is mostly caused by arteriosclerosis. 

Surgical bypass for dialysis access: 

Placement and adjustment of dialysis access (shunts). Installation of arteriovenous fistulas and complex reconstructive surgery for patients after several operations. Surgery to repair circulatory disorders in hand after bypass placement. Femoral bypass surgery. 

Intraoperative ultrasonic flow measurement:

Intraoperative ultrasonic flow measurement by means of ultrasonic sensor (Transonic) reduces the postoperative shut occlusion percentage to 6%. 

Shunt placement and revision in children

Venous surgery:

The Department of Vascular Surgery under the direction of Dr. med. Martin Lainka offers all modern surgical techniques for varicose veins, including radiofrequency ablation (minimally invasive removal of varicose veins by catheter). There is offered the full range of sclerotherapy combined with varicose vein stripping, for example, varicose stars. The Department of Vascular Surgery at the Essen University Hospital also performs emergency surgery on the venous system (in case of ascending venous thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis in the lower limbs). 

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