University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm (program ID: 101141)

Dittmar Böcker

Prof. Dr. med.

Dittmar Böcker

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Specialized in: vascular surgery, endovascular surgery

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The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital provides treatment to the patients with acute and chronic vascular diseases (of arteries and veins) at the highest academic level. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Dittmar Böckler. Under interdisciplinary cooperation with anesthesiologists, neurologists, nephrologists and diabetologists, the Department offers patients the best possible diagnosis and therapy.

The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital specializes in surgical and interventional treatment of patients with various clinical pictures of diseases of aorta, carotid artery, arterial occlusive diseases, rare diseases of arteries (supplying blood) and venous (efferent) vessels. The Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital established itself as a high-class center of innovative vascular surgery, which uses modern implant technology for vascular prosthesis.

The range of the provided clinical services in the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dittmar Böckler includes the following diseases of:

  • Aorta (aortic aneurysm, aortic sclerosis, aortic dissection)
  • Carotid artery (carotid stenosis, carotid enlargement, tumor)
  • Arteries of the lower extremities (e.g., extension (aneurysma) of the iliac arteries and arteries of the knee joint)
  • Veins of the lower extremities (varicose veins, deep venous thromboses of the lower extremities)
  • Arteries of the upper extretimities (atherosclerotic stenoses, arterial thoracic outlet syndrome)
  • Veins of the upper extremities (venous thromboses)
  • Vessels of internal organs and kidneys (renal artery stenosis, expansion of visceral blood vessels, impaired bowel circulation
  • Vascular shunt in case of terminal renal insufficiency
  • Vascular pathology 

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
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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