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Department of vascular and endovascular surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Henning Eckstein
vascular and endovascular surgery

About the department

The department of vascular and endovascular surgery at University Hospital rechts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich treats more than 1,400 inpatient cases every year. In addition, there are more than 7,000 outpatients. Since 2012, a hybrid operating room has been available for image-guided open or endovascular therapy using a high-resolution angiography system. Since 2019 Europe's newest hybrid operating room system from PHILIPS is also at the disposal of highly qualified surgeons. The new system offers doctors the opportunity to perform complicated vascular surgery procedures using the catheter method with live X-ray imaging. All the necessary data and images are immediately available in high-resolution quality. This is particularly important in the endovascular therapy of aortic diseases in the context of bypass operations or primary endovascular treatments. Open procedures can also be combined very well with various catheter techniques.

The department deals with circulatory disorders in the extremities, enlargement of the aorta, narrowing of the carotid artery, shunting and vein surgery, and all acute and chronic diseases of the arteries and veins at a state-of-the-art medical level. Treatment offered includes conservative, endovascular, and open surgery.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Laboratory tests (blood, urinalysis, and more)
  • Sonography/ultrasound (visualization, including Doppler and Duplex methods of vascular imaging)
  • X-ray (visualization)
  • Angiography (visualization of blood vessels with X-ray)

Conditions treated at the department:

  • Bulging of the aorta (aortic aneurysm)
  • Narrowing of the carotid artery (carotid stenosis)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
  • Arterial embolism and thrombosis
  • Shunts in patients requiring dialysis
  • Varicose veins
  • Deep pelvic and leg vein thrombosis
  • Circulatory disorders of the renal and intestinal arteries
  • Vascular malformations and childhood vascular diseases
  • Vascular Compression Syndromes

Treatment options:

  • Conservative ( without surgery), 
  • Endovascular surgery (using catheters to perform manipulations inside vessels)
  • Open surgical treatment methods
  • Image-guided open or endovascular therapy
  • Foam sclerotherapy (blocking of varicose veins)
  • Thermal endovenous procedures
  • Phlebectomy (cutting off a clot)
  • Stripping surgery (resection of a vein)
  • Balloon angioplasty and stenting  
  • Bypass surgery
  • Carotid endarterectomy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1980-1985 Study of human medicine, Ruprecht-Karls-University
  • 1986 Heidelberg, license to practice medicine
  • 1986 Ph.D.: "Clinic and Prognosis of Cardiac Brain Embolism" with Prof. Dr. H. Ganshirt and Prof. Dr. P. Berlit, Neurological University Clinic Heidelberg
  • 1986-1987 Scientific assistant in the medical university clinic, department of cardiology, pulmonology, and angiology (Prof. Dr. W. Kubler)
  • 1992-1993 Scientific assistant in the accident and vascular surgery unit, University Clinic Heidelberg
  • 1993 Specialist in Surgery
  • 1994-1995 Scientific assistant in the surgical university clinic (Prof. Dr. C. Herfarth), Vascular Surgery Section (Prof. Dr. J.-R. Allenberg)
  • 1997 European Board of Surgery Qualifications in Vascular Surgery
  • 1998 Habilitation in Surgery at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and issuance of the Venia Legendi
  • 1999 Specialist in Phlebology

Experience

  • 1987-1991 Resident surgeon, Salem Hospital (Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. S. Wysocki)
  • 1995-1996 Acquisition of the main focus on vascular surgery and Senior Physician of the Section Vascular Surgery/Surgical University Clinic Heidelberg
  • 1997 Senior Surgeon Physician, University Clinic Heidelberg (Prof. Dr. C. Herfarth)
  • 1999-2003 Medical Director of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery at the Ludwigsburg Clinic
  • Since 2004 Speaker at the Interdisciplinary Center for Vascular Diseases MRI
  • 2004-2008 Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery / Surgeon at University Hospital rehts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich
  • Since 2009 Director of the Department of adult and pediatric vascular and endovascular surgery at University Hospital rehts der Isar of the Technical University (TUM) Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1997 Research grant from the German Society for Vascular Surgery
  • 1999 Alexis Carell Prize of the German Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Since 2006 Member of the scientific committee of the SPACE 1 study
  • Since 2009 Co-investigator of the SPACE-2 study
  • 2009-2010 President of the German Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Since 2011 President of the Vascular International Foundation
  • Since 2012 Member of the Review Board of the German Research Foundation
  • Since 2013 Editor of the journal "Vascular Surgery", the official organ of the German Austrian and Swiss Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Since 2013 President of the Section and Board of Vascular Surgery at the UEMS
  • Member of the German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine
  • Member of the German Society for Surgery
  • Member of the German Society for Angiology
  • Member of the German Society for Phlebology
  • Member of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Member of the Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery
  • Member of the European Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Member of the Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Honorary Member of the Austrian Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Honorary Member of the Swiss Society for Vascular Surgery
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