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Department of vascular surgery and angiology

Dr. med. Bratislava Milan Lisy
vascular surgery, angiology

About the department

The vascular surgery and angiology department at Nordwest Hospital Frankfurt am Main deals with vein and arterial surgery. The treatment of patients in the department is carried out on an interdisciplinary basis, involving vascular surgeons, cardiologists and radiologists for optimal diagnosis and therapy. According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the department is one of the best medical institutions in Germany in vascular surgery and angiology. The department has an outpatient wound care centre. For inpatients with chronic or problematic wounds, qualified medical staff are on duty in the wards. For an accurate diagnosis, the department is equipped with the most modern systems of dopplerography, duplex sonography, plethysmography, CT and MRI. Doctors always prefer conservative treatment, so several vascular diseases are treated with medication and compression therapy.

The department's primary focus is the treatment of vascular circulatory disorders, narrowing of the arteries, varicose veins and vascular malformations. In the department, surgeons treat not only acute and chronic circulatory diseases. In addition to bypass or narrow vessel excision, vascular surgeons also offer a wide range of interventional forms of therapy, such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting. A huge advantage for patients is that most surgical interventions are performed using minimally invasive, endovascular techniques.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Thrombosis of various localization 
  • Arterial and venous stenosis 
  • Varicose veins 
  • Vascular malformation 
  • Vascular tumours 
  • Traumatic vascular injuries 
  • Bleeding disorders 
  • Aneurysms 
  • Mesenteric artery stenosis and obstruction 
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Chronic venous insufficiency 
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease 
  • Atherosclerosis

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis (history of the disease)
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory tests 
  • Measures of the blood pressure 
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • Echocardiography and stress echocardiography
  • Ultrasound of the heart and blood vessels
  • Veloergometry (exercise tolerance test)
  • Lipid profile (to find abnormalities in lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Coagulation tests (measures the blood's ability to clot)
  • Digital computed angiography
  • Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
  • Coronary angiography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan)

Treatment: 

  • Pharmacotherapy 
  • Compression therapy 
  • Thrombendarterectomy 
  • Reconstructive interventions 
  • Aortobifemoral bypass surgery 
  • Embolectomy (removal of the embolus) 
  • Thrombectomy (blood clot removal) 
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty 
  • Stent implantation for vascular stenosis 
  • Sympathectomy 
  • Neurostimulation 
  • Other treatment services
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University in Bratislava
  • Research Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Institute of Pathology of the Technical University of Munich
  • Completed an internship in the Department of Cardiology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London

Experience

  • 2019 Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology at the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • 2017 Managing Senior Physician of the Department of Vascular Surgery and Angiology at the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • Senior Physician in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Tuebingen
  • Senior Physician in the Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Hospital Frankfurt Hoechst
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