Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Phlebology
The entire human body is seamed with a network of vessels, extending from the toes to the brain – supplying it with blood. Not only oxygen and carbon dioxide but also proteins, fat and sugars for energy metabolism, hormones for bodily processes and cells for immune defence are transported through the cardiovascular system. The arteries distribute oxygen-rich blood from the lungs throughout the body and transport it under remarkably high pressure and at a high flow rate. By contrast, the processes in the veins are considerably slower, which is why their vascular walls are much thinner.
Since blood vessels can be found from head to toe, vascular diseases are associated with a wide array of potential complications – e.g. stroke, myocardial infarction, intermittent claudication or loss of a leg as a result of peripheral occlusive arteriosclerosis or diabetes. This makes comprehensive, local medical care all the more important.
The Vascular Surgery Department of Klinikum Landkreis Erding was therefore established as early as 1992. More than 20 years of vascular surgery means more than 20 years of continuous development and expansion of an extensive range of therapeutic services in this field, which had previously not existed at Klinikum Landkreis Erding. Even today it is still exceedingly rare for hospitals of this size and care level to offer a vascular surgical department. Since 2006, this department has additionally been certified as a Vascular Center by the German Society for Vascular Surgery. Moreover, the Erding Department of Vascular Surgery is a training hospital for junior vascular surgeons and one of the reference hospitals for settlement costing nationwide (INEK – Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System).
Erding's Department of Vascular Surgery boasts an impressive range of services. Our specialists provide medical care to all patients suffering from acute and chronic diseases of arteries, veins and the lymphatic system. The range of services not only covers the treatment of vascular diseases in arms and legs but also diseases of the abdominal aorta and the blood vessels directly supplying the brain.
The department employs state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques for all examinations – including Doppler, Duplex, 64-slice CT, MR angiography, digital angiography and many more. For several years, an advanced new device equipped with a special feature (CO2 angiography) has additionally been used in surgeries to replace the mobile X-ray device, making it possible to also apply minimally invasive techniques in patients who are allergic to contrast media or suffer from severe renal insufficiency. Positive experiences with such techniques during the last few years have prompted us to combine these methods with conventional open surgical techniques to what is referred to as hybrid surgery. This permits us to reduce the stress associated with open surgery and moderate treatments, enabling patients to recover faster.