Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (667969)
Specialized in: vascular and endovascular surgery
About the department
The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Hospital Kassel offers the comprehensive diagnostics and highly effective treatment of diseases of the arteries and veins according to the standards of modern European medicine. The main focus is on the treatment of diseases of the aorta, carotid arteries, occlusive diseases of the arteries and veins, as well as on the treatment of varicose veins. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Achim Neufang.
The department's medical team prefers sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques, which eliminate the need for large incisions, as well as severe trauma to healthy tissue. However, in some cases, the specialists have to resort to open surgery, for example, in the case of aortic aneurysm or aortic dissection. Since vascular diseases often occur due to other pathologies, the specialists from other medical disciplines, including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, diabetologists, nephrologists and neurologists, are involved in the development of treatment tactics. Surgical interventions are performed in high-tech operating rooms equipped with all the necessary surgical instruments, imaging and computer systems. The department's surgeons strictly adhere to clinical protocols, which almost eliminates the risk of complications during or after surgery.
The department's doctors have successful experience in aortic surgery. The most common abnormalities in this spectrum include aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, aortic stenosis and obstruction. Depending on the degree of aortic lesion and the patient's condition, the surgical procedure can be either endovascular with stent implantation or open with a total replacement of the aorta using an artificial prosthesis. Endovascular interventions are performed under local anesthesia and using imaging guidance. Open surgical interventions are performed under general anesthesia, since the surgeon needs to open the chest wall or the anterior abdominal wall to form surgical access.
Of particular interest to the department's medical team is also the restoration of normal blood flow in the vessels in the case of acute and chronic occlusions of arteries and veins in the upper and lower limbs. To eliminate circulatory disorders, the department uses such effective techniques as bypass surgery, plastic reconstruction after the removal of an obstructed area of an artery or vein, balloon dilatation and stent implantation to normalize blood circulation. Stent implantation is performed only with high-quality prostheses with a long service life.
The department's surgical service range includes:
- Classic open and endovascular surgery to treat aortic diseases
- Aortic aneurysm
- Aortic dissection
- Aortic stenosis
- Aortic obstruction
- Endovascular surgery to treat carotid artery stenosis in order to prevent stroke
- Endovascular surgery to eliminate acute and chronic occlusions of arteries and veins in the upper and lower limbs
- Bypass surgery
- Plastic reconstruction after the removal of an obstructed area of an artery or vein
- Balloon dilation
- Stent implantation
- Endovascular surgery to treat varicose veins
- Endovascular surgery to treat thrombosis
- Endovascular surgery to treat leg ulcers
- Other therapeutic options
Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum Kassel
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