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Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

location_on Aarau, Switzerland
8.6/10 from 15 Votes

Department of Vascular Surgery (26311)

Thomas Eugster

PD Dr. med.

Thomas Eugster

Specialized in: vascular surgery

About the department

The Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the arteries, veins and lymph vessels. Also, the tasks of the department’s doctors include the treatment of chronic wounds of varying severity. An emergency care unit, progressive operating rooms and an intensive care unit for critically ill patients are available for first-class treatment. With appropriate indications, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. The patients receive medical care from the highly qualified specialists with rich and successful clinical experience. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Thomas Eugster.

The department’s spectrum of medical services includes:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of arterial diseases
    • Arterial stenosis and obstructions
    • Aneurysms
    • Embolism
    • Inflammatory vascular diseases (vasculitides)
      • Balloon dilatation
      • Stenting
      • Bypass surgery
      • Carotid and femoral artery plastic surgery
      • Stenting using open and endovascular techniques, including hybrid interventions
  • Diagnostics and treatment of venous diseases
    • Thrombosis
      • Thrombectomy
      • Lysis
    • Phlebitis
    • Varicose veins
      • Laser endovenous treatment
      • Open surgery
      • Hybrid interventions (combination of open and endovenous techniques)
    • Spider veins
      • Microfoam sclerotherapy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of chronic wounds
    • Treatment using innovative dressings
    • Special wound cleansing procedures
  • Diagnostics and treatment of lymphedema
    • Decongestant therapy (in collaboration with physiotherapists)
  • Vascular access formation
    • Dialysis shunt formation
    • Catheter placement
    • Port à Cath placement
  • Complications after kidney transplant
  • Circulatory disorders in the fingers of the lower and upper extremities (including Raynaud's syndrome, Buerger's disease)
  • Vascular malformations
  • Compression syndromes
  • Coagulation disorders (thrombophilia)
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Clinical Interests

  • Arterial surgery
    • Open and endovascular treatment of pathological lesions of the abdominal aorta and carotid arteries.
    • Open and endovascular treatment of pathological lesions of the abdominal aorta and carotid arteries.
  • Venous surgery
    • Open and endovenous treatment of varicose veins.
    • Dialysis access formation.

Professional Career

  • June 2011 Chief Physician of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau.
  • April 2002 - 2011 Senior Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Center for Vascular Surgery Aarau-Basel, Cantonal Hospital Basel.
  • 2000 Specialization in vascular Surgery.
  • October 1997 - March 2002 Senior Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Center for Vascular Surgery Aarau-Basel, Cantonal Hospital Basel.
  • 1997 Board certification in Surgery, Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • 1996 Post of Senior Physician.
  • 1993 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Aarau.
  • 1992 Assistant Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1991 Doctoral thesis defense.
  • October 1989 - September 1991 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery, District Hospital Samedan.
  • 1987 - April 1989 Assistant Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Baden, Dättwil.

Higher Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 2009 Certification in Endovascular Surgery, Academy of the German Society for Vascular Surgery (DGG).
  • 2005 Habilitation in Special Vascular Surgery, University of Basel.
  • January 1987 American State Exam ECFMG.
  • November 1986 Swiss State Exam.
  • 1982 - 1986 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Bern.
  • 1982 - 1986 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Fribourg.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Society of Surgery.
  • Swiss Society of Vascular Surgery.
  • Union of the Swiss Society of Vascular Diseases.
  • Swiss Working Group on Cerebrovascular Diseases.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG

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