University Hospital Munster (UKM)

Muenster, Germany

Diagnosis of atherosclerosis of vessels of lower extremities (program ID: 138105)

Giovanni Torsello

Prof. Dr. med.

Giovanni Torsello

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Specialized in: vascular surgery, endovascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1971 Abitur mit der Note 1

1971-1977 Studium der Medizin in Perugia (Italien)

1977 Medizinisches Staatsexamen

1977 Promotion mit der Note „summa cum laude“

1984 Facharztanerkennung als Chirurg

1986 Erwerb der Teilgebietsbezeichnung„Arzt für Unfallchirurgie“

1988 Erwerb der Teilgebietsbezeichnung„Gefäßchirurgie“

1989 Erteilung der Venia legendi für die Fächer Chirurgie undGefäßchirurgie

1995 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor der Universität Düsseldorf

1996 Erwerb der Zusatzbezeichnung „Phlebologie“

1997 Mitglied der International Society of Endovascular Specialists

1998 Erwerb der Fachkunde „Laboruntersuchungen in der Chirurgie“

1999 Erwerb der Weiterbildung „Chirurgische Intensivmedizin“

2000 Honorary diploma from the Court of Assessors of the European Board  of Vascular Surgery

2001 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor der Universität Münster

Ärztliche Tätigkeit

  • 1978 Chirurgischer Assistenzarzt Marienkrankenhaus in Ratingen
  • 1979-1986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Klinik für Allgemeine und Unfallchirurgie (Direktor: Prof. K. Kremer),
    für Thorax- und Kardiovaskularchirurgie (Direktor: Prof. W. Bircks),
    für Gefäßchirurgie und Nierenstransplantation (Direktor: Prof. W.Sandmann) der Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1985 Ernennung zum Hochschulassistenten
  • 1988-1996 Oberarzt an der Abteilung für Gefäßchirurgie und Nierentransplantation (Leiter: Prof. W. Sandmann
  • )Seit 1996 Chefarzt der Klinik für Gefäßchirurgie des St. Franziskus-Hospitals in Münster
  • Seit 2008 Direktor des Centrums für Vaskuläre und Endovaskuläre Chirurgie der Universität Münster

Wissenschaftliche Preise

  • 1977 Preis der „Italo-american medical education foundation“ und Absolvierung des „Clinical Medicine Curriculum“ an der Loyola University
  • 1987 Alexis-Carrel-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgi für die wissenschaftliche Arbeit: „Die Anwendung von resorbierbarem und nichtresorbierbarem Nahtmaterial im Tiermodell. Vergleichende Untersuchungen an infizierten und an wachsenden Gefäßanastomosen“
  • 1988 Preis der European Society for Vascular Surgery für die wissenschaftliche Arbeit: „Experimental studies on postischemic renal failure. Effects of preischemic infusion of Prostaglandin E1“
  • 1991 Edens-Preis der Johann Wülfing Stiftung für die Arbeit: „Das post-ischämische akute Nierenversagen: Tierexperimentelle Untersuchung zur Ischämieprotektion
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases of varying degrees of complexity, such as aneurysm, carotid stenosis, tumor vascular disease, and injuries of the venous system.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • 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)
    • TSH
  • doppler/ duplex receptacles of lower extremities
  • angio-MRI from aorta and of lower extremities
  • duplex peripheral arteries
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The Universitätsklinikum Münster is the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 clinics and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year there are treated over 58,000 inpatients and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on an outpatient basis. Highly professional medical clinic staff ensures a high level of medical care and excellent care. Basically the clinic specializes in trasplantology, obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive medicine, oncology, neuromedicine and cardiovascular medicine, in the treatment of rare and serious diseases.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.