The Department of Vascular Surgery headed by Dr. Jan Kemke is the vascular center's "operational pillar". The department specializes in the treatment of all arterial and venous diseases. The department's efforts center on the treatment of circulatory disorders affecting the various regions of the human body. Commonly treated conditions include "window shopper's syndrome" or intermittent claudication brought on by arterial occlusive disease of the legs, or narrowing of the carotid arteries (which increases the risk of stroke). For all procedures, we use state-of-the-art surgical techniques proved to be particularly low-risk and non-traumatic for the patient. Minimally invasive procedures predominate.
The Department of Vascular Surgery is one of the leaders in the treatment of aortic aneurysms using so-called prosthetic stent grafts: With this method, aneurysms are conveniently "splinted" from the inside via a small access point in the femoral artery. The department also offers the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome to prevent amputations as well as the surgical placement of vascular access ports for hemodialysis.
For the treatment of veins, we offer the entire range of standard surgical procedures from classic surgery all the way to minimally invasive sclerotherapy.
Phlebology is a core discipline of our vascular center under the direct responsibility of Head of Department Dr. Jan Kemke. Phlebology covers the diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases (e. g., varicose veins, venous thrombosis, phlebitis, and pulmonary artery embolism).
Our interdisciplinary Heart and Vascular Center combines the disciplines of cardiology, vascular surgery, angiology and phlebology, and neurology. The center offers its patients a comprehensive range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to the highest scientific standards.