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Department of vascular surgery

Dr. med. Stephan Schulte
surgery, vascular surgery

About the department

The department of vascular surgery at PAN Clinic Cologne specializes in diagnosing and treating vascular diseases. The department offers you the highest medical quality, many years of medical experience and a friendly practice team. Vascular diseases can represent a significant health risk and lead to complications. The consequences can be a stroke or heart attack, kidney failure and circulatory disorders in the legs, the so-called “intermittent claudication”. Therefore, special attention is paid to preventive measures in the department, which can prevent many dangerous pathological conditions. The doctors in the department use state of the art equipment, which is entirely painful and can be repeated as often as the patient needs. The department is certified according to high-quality standards and regularly carries out quality assurance measures and further training for medical staff and medical assistants.

The department presents all types of treatment for arterial and venous diseases, such as aneurysms, thrombosis or varicose veins. Special attention is given to lymphatic vessel treatment. After complex diagnostic procedures, doctors consult patients and individually select treatment methods depending on the clinical indications. Usually, doctors use modern minimally invasive techniques like laser or probe and endovascular surgeries.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Varicose veins 
  • Spider veins 
  • Thrombosis 
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Circulatory disorders 
  • Aneurism 
  • Carotid artery stenosis 
  • Vascular malformations 
  • Other vascular disorders 

Diagnostic:

  • Collection of the medical history and various risk parameters
  • Physical examination findings
  • Laboratory tests (blood, urine)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging or vascular X-rays
  • Light reflection rheography (simple, quick and non-invasive test of venous function)
  • Vein occlusion plethysmography
  • Microcirculation measurement 
  • Other diagnostic procedures 

Treatment options:

  • Conservative treatment of lymphedema & lipedema
  • Infusion therapy for circulatory disorders
  • Vascular sports
  • Minimally invasive varicose vein surgery, radio wave therapy
  • Stripping
  • Sclerosing treatment, micro sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy
  • Installation of catheter systems (e.g. port)
  • Carotid, abdominal and leg arteries
  • Open surgical procedures
  • Minimally invasive catheter procedures
  • Balloon dilatations, stents, stent prostheses
  • Treatment of vascular malformations
  • Neurostimulation in chronic circulatory disorders
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1987 - 1995 Study of Medicine at the University of Cologne
  • 1995 - 2002 Postgraduate training in Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Department of General and Vascular Surgery, Traumatology, Hospital Porz am Rhein
  • 1997 Admission to medical practice
  • 1998 Doctorate Degree
  • 2000 Board certification in Surgery
  • 2003 Specialization in Vascular Surgery

Experience

  • 2002 - 2007 Senior Physician in the Department of Surgery at the Hospital Porz am Rhein, then – Managing Senior Physician and Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery
  • Since 2006 Permission to carry out postgraduate training in Vascular Surgery
  • 2007 - 2011 Doctor at the Center for Angiology and Vascular Surgery, MediaPark Clinic
  • Since 2012 Chief Physician of the Department of Angiology and Vascular Surgery at the PAN Clinic Cologne

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society of Surgery (DGC) 
  • German Society of Vascular Surgery (DGG)
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
  • German Society of Phlebology (DGP)
  • International Society for Vascular Surgery (ISVS)
  • International Society of Endovascular Specialists (ISES)
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