22457 Hamburg, Germany
The aim of vascular surgery is to eliminate circulatory disorders caused by constrictions or occlusions of blood vessels, as well as precautionary treatment of bulging of the main arteries, known as aneurysms.
Minimally invasive endovascular procedures, which allow vessels to be "repaired from the inside", play an increasingly important role in vascular medicine. According to interdisciplinary approaches, these gentle methods are increasingly applied if they prove to be medically useful, even in advanced diseases. For this purpose, the AngioSuite is available in radiology as well as the operating room for more complex procedures and so-called hybrid procedures, in which open operations on the vascular system are combined with endovascular procedures. Around 1,000 operations are performed each year.
The Albertinen Hospital cooperates closely with the radiology department. We also work closely with the anesthesia and intensive care, cardiology, cardiac surgery, and neurology department to diagnose illnesses and – during the period around the operation – to achieve the best possible results for our patients.
Dr. Lars Kock has been Head Physician of the Clinic of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Albertine Cardiovascular Center since 2012. As an endovascular specialist (German Society of Vascular Surgery Society – DGG), he performs the entire spectrum of open and endovascular procedures.
One focus of his work is endovascular therapy of complex aortic diseases using stent prostheses with windows and/or side sleeves.