Vascular medicine

 

Vascular medicine comprises diseases and treatment of vessels such as veins, arteries and the lymphatic system. Vascular disease can occur all over the body, from the head to the feet. The procedures performed in vascular surgery include implantation of vascular supports in constricted neck arteries, renal arteries, arm, pelvic and leg arteries, and the treatment of aneurysms.

 

The centres of expertise at Klinik Im Park offer the entire range of vascular medicine services. Specialists with many years of experience treat diseases of the major and minor vessels, if necessary in collaboration with other specialists.

Centres and Institutes

Cardiology and Vascular Centre Zurich

Seestrasse 220
8027 Zurich
T +41 44 209 21 11
F +41 44 209 20 11
E-Mail

Vascular Centre Im Park

Kappelistrasse 7

8002 Zurich

T +41 44 483 08 80

F +41 44 483 08 82

 

Vein Centre Bellevue-Zurich

Theaterstrasse 16
Eingang
St. Urbangasse 2
8001 Zürich-Bellevue
T +41 44 251 43 00
F +41 44 251 43 01
E-Mail

Specialities

angiology

Angiology is concerned with the body's complex system of blood vessels, particularly the arteries and veins.

 

The angiologist knows about the structure and characteristics of the various blood vessels in the body. He is a specialist in all the changes that can occur in these vessels. His area of expertise includes, therefore, disorders such as the narrowing or closure, dilation and inflammation of the vessels. In order to be able to determine exactly how a vessel has changed, he is able to carry out a variety of examinations, e.g. a Doppler ultrasound test, oscillography (measuring the fluctuations in volume of the extremities) or even a test run on a jogging machine.

 

The angiologist knows about the various ways of treating vessels that have undergone change. For example, he will remove varicose veins using a method known as 'stripping', deal with spider veins or remove blockages in blood vessels by means of a surgical intervention. In such cases he works with a vascular surgeon, a specialist in blood vessel surgery.

Vascular surgery

Alle typischen Eingriffe bei Erkrankungen der grossen und kleinen Gefässe werden in unserer Gefässchirurgie routiniert und kompetent durchgeführt, gegebenenfalls in Zusammenarbeit mit Herz- und Viszeralchirurgen. Bezüglich Abklärung und Indikationsstellung besteht eine enge Koordination zwischen der Gefässchirurgie und Neurologen, Kardiologen, Angiologen und interventionellen Radiologen.

 

Die Leistungen umfassen insbesondere:

  • Endarteriektomie der Arteria carotis
  • Chirurgie von Aneurysmen der Aorta (inklusive Stenting)
  • Chirurgie von peripheren Aneurysmen
  • Periphere Bypasschirurgie (inklusive pedale Bypassoperationen)
  • Varizenoperationen

phlebology

Phlebology is a comprehensive specialty for general practitioners, internists, surgeons and dermatologists. Phlebology involves detecting and treating venous disorders and diseases of the lymphatic vessels. This includes blood clotting, coagulation disorders, anticoagulation and fibrinolysis (dissolving blood clots). It also involves counselling patients and carrying out preventive, diagnostic and treatment measures in the field of phlebology for the following diseases:

  • thrombosis, disorders of and pathological changes to the veins and the lymph vessels of the lower limbs
  • vascular diseases and skin diseases affecting the feet and lower limbs
  • vascular examinations, with or without contrast agents (venography, MRI scans, sonography, etc.)
  • varicose veins (sclerotherapy and outpatient vein removal)
  • thromboses: prophylaxis by applying compression, bandages and socks treatment of ulcers and chronic wounds
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