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Luisenhospital

Aachen, Germany


Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (program ID: 30707)


Ulrich Radtke

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Ulrich Radtke

Department of Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: vascular surgery
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The Department of Vascular Surgery at the Luisenhospital in Aachen provides treatment of all vascular diseases. The medical team of the department under the direction of Dr. med. Ulrich Radtke consists of eight doctors and qualified nursing staff. 

There is the Outpatient Surgery Center for minor surgery. However, the treatment of arteries requires an inpatient stay. 

Among the main focuses of the Department of Vascular Surgery are operations on the carotid artery. The department performs surgery on the narrowed arteries (and arteries that are at risk of blockage) in the neck and spine. This prevents strokes and in some cases doctors place a mesh through the groin (stent implantation). 

Another focus of the department is placed on the abdominal aortic surgery. The surgical procedures on dilated arteries and arteries with calciferous deposits (aortic aneurysm) suggest the placement of tubular prostheses or Y-prostheses. These operations can be performed either “classically” (through an incision in the abdominal area) or endovascularly (the surgeon makes a small incision in the groin and places a mesh into the aneurysm by means of a catheter; this mesh will be later expanded and stretched by a balloon (aortic stent)). 

The spectrum of medical services of the department covers the entire range of coronary artery bypass grafting (initial stent implantation, revision, catheter implantation, extension of narrowings with a balloon catheter (shunt angioplasty) and surgical emergency. The department provides specialized consultations on coronary artery bypass grafting, which involve pre- and post-operative examinations, as well as a 24-hour emergency service. All examinations and interventions are carried out in close cooperation with the cooperating Dialysis Practices, Anesthesiology, Radiology and the Department of Medicine at the Luisenhospital in Aachen. 

An important focus is placed on the treatment of varicose veins and vein thrombosis on the legs (mostly on an outpatient basis), as well as sclerotherapy for varicose veins. For the treatment of vein thrombosis on the legs specialists use all available treatment options ranging from the reduction of blood clotting with heparin, the dissolution of thrombi with medicines (lysis) up to the surgical removal of blood clots. Trophic ulcers of the lower leg (Ulcera cruris) require partial hospitalization, during which doctors can provide both differential diagnosis and intensive treatment.  

The range of medical services of the department includes:

  • Carotid artery (Arteria carotis)
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Bypass surgery
  • Occlusive arterial disease (peripheral arterial occlusive disease)
  • Thoracic and abdominal aorta
  • Varicose veins
  • Implantation of pacemakers and ports

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • Lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol,
      triglycerides Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral and peripheral vessels
  • duplex of abdominal aortic
  • CT/ MRI-angiography of abdominal aortic
  • preoperative care
  • endovascular bifurcation prosthetics of the abdominal aorta
  • blood transfusions (if needed)
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 

 

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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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