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Department of interventional radiology

Dr. med. Arun Kumarasamy, MBA
radiology, interventional radiology

About the department

The department of interventional radiology at Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main offers the treatment for various conditions where interventional radiological options can be applied and vascular diseases using modern, minimally invasive procedures. Interventional radiology is one of the innovations of modern high-performance medicine, which has made fantastic progress in recent years. Interventional radiologists use x-rays, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, so image-guided procedures affect all body areas. The department staff is trained to provide patients with the best possible support in both outpatient and inpatient care. Versatile methods of interventional radiology with innovative treatment methods can be widely applied in various treatment procedures. Therefore doctors use an interdisciplinary approach. 

The main direction of the department is interventional angiology. The department specialises in diagnosing peripheral arterial occlusive diseases and treating acute and chronic arterial occlusions using percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The department has an international reputation for highly specialised vascular therapies.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Critical limb ischemia (CLI)
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Arterial insufficiency
  • Central venous occlusions
  • Popliteal aneurysm
  • Occlusion of the mesenteric artery 

Diagnostic options: 

  • Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) ( image of the blood vessels in the brain to detect a problem with blood flow)
  • Duplex sonography (using high-frequency sound waves to look at the speed of blood flow)
  • Computed tomography 
  • MR angiography (looks specifically at the body's blood vessels)
  • Whole-body MRI 
  • X-ray

Treatment options:

  • Balloon dilatation
  • Stent implantation
  • Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
  • Local intra-arterial fibrinolysis (enzymatic dissolution of blood clots)
  • Mechanically accelerated fibrinolysis
  • Embolization (blocks one or more blood vessels or abnormal vascular channels)
  • Atherectomy (removing atherosclerosis from blood vessels)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Studying medicine in Giessen
  • International Hospital and Health Management program at the Frankfurt School of Finance

Experience

  • 2011 - 2016 Senior consultant at the Sana Klinikum Offenbach and in Prof. Dr. Starck’s interventional angiology practice in Offenbach
  • Since 2017 Chief Consultant for Interventional Radiology at the Sachsenhausen Hospital
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