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Diagnostic tests for thoracic aortic aneurysm (program ID: 290196)

University Hospital Essen

location_on Essen, Germany
9.6/10 from 23 Votes
Specialized hospital
Martin Lainka

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Martin Lainka

Specialized in: adult and pediatric vascular, endovascular surgery

Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical blood analysis
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • metabolic analysis of blood
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral and peripheral vessels
  • CT angiography (on indication 1300 €)
  • MRI angiography  (on indication 1900 €)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • consultation of the chief physician and all leading experts
  • development of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Vascular, Endovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Essen offers the full range of surgical treatment of arterial and venous diseases, including vascular anomalies. The specialization includes the treatment of diseases of the aorta, carotid artery, circulatory disorders in the lower extremities, as well as venous surgery, the formation of dialysis access in adults and children, specialized treatment of chronic wounds. The department's doctors have in their arsenal the modern and effective treatment methods, which allow to achieve positive results even in particularly difficult clinical cases. The department is headed by Dr. med. Martin Lainka.

The department cooperates closely with all related disciplines of the hospital, which allows the doctor to provide each patient with a comprehensive, differentiated treatment based on individual clinical indications. The department's doctors carry out all standard diagnostic procedures, for example, CT, MRI, digital subtraction angiography, CO2-angiography, non-contrast and contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the vessels. The range is also complemented by all modern surgical and minimally invasive methods, such as shunting, stent implantation, balloon dilatation, and catheter techniques.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of carotid stenosis and other brain supplying arteries
    • Surgical and interventional techniques as part of the interdisciplinary therapy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic circulatory disorders
    • Circulatory disorders of the extremities
      • Surgical techniques (shunting, flap plastic surgery, hybrid interventions) and interventional techniques (stent implantation, balloon dilatation, rotational thrombectomy)
    • Intestinal circulatory disorders
      • Surgical techniques
      • Interventional techniques
  • Endovascular (TEVAR, EVAR) and open treatment methods of aneurysms, ruptures of the thoracic and abdominal aorta (in close cooperation with the Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  • Special endovascular procedures (chimney-graft technique), as well as the implantation of fenestrated and special prostheses (fEVAR, bEVAR)
  • Reconstruction of the iliac artery (surgical, minimally invasive and hybrid techniques)
  • Surgical and minimally invasive treatment of limb artery aneurysms
  • Comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment of diabetic foot syndrome, including surgical and minimally invasive vascular therapy
  • Shunting in adults and children, as well as dialysis catheterization (for example, using Demers catheter) and hybrid prosthesis implantation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of vascular malformations, vascular tumors
  • Diagnostics and treatment of varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency, especially in recurrent types of diseases
  • Surgical and interventional therapy for pelvic and lower extremity vein thrombosis
  • Specialized treatment of wounds in arterial, venous and diabetic ulcers (within the certified center)
  • Other medical services

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