What does vascular medicine actually mean?
Angiology (vascular medicine) is a branch of internal medicine. It is concerned with the detection and treatment of vascular diseases – both those of the vascular system (arteries) leading away from the heart and those of the vascular system leading to the heart (veins, lymphatic vessels).
We prefer non-invasive examination methods and minimal-invasive treatment methods (catheterisation) which can typically be performed on an out-patient basis.
Our Vascular Centre is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015. The Bayerische Landesärztekammer has granted us permission to offer training in the fields of angiology (vascular medicine) and phlebology (vein medicine).
All of the members in our team of doctors enjoy a great reputation. You have at your disposal doctors of various specifications, including the founders of the Vascular Centre, Dr. med. Ulrike Mager and Prof. Dr. med. Günter Rauh, and former leading clinic doctors and senior consultants. A common approach of the team is the preference for non-invasive therapy, for a maximally gentle, effective treatment and a speedy recovery.
These internists specialised in the field of angiology (vascular medicine) work at our Vascular Centre:
Vascular diseases can have any one of an array of causes. They can be innate, for example. Or be associated with the patient’s lifestyle. Here, we list a few of the most frequent vascular diseases. Basically, the same applies to any illness symptoms you experience – have them investigated by a vascular specialist.
Three steps lead to the best possible treatment outcome:
Step 1: Diagnostics
The clinical examination starts with a conversation about your symptoms.
The doctor then assesses visible changes to the vessels and the skin, they feel your pulse on your arms and legs, and auscultate the vessels using a stethoscope. They then perform an ultrasound examination of the vessel, including ascertaining the flow of blood by means of a so-called colour-coded duplex sonography. Depending on the clinical picture, further examinations are performed until a diagnosis can be made. more
Step 2: Therapy
Naturally, the optimal therapy depends on the gravity of the vascular disease and the question whether it is a venous or an arterial disease.
Venous diseases don’t usually occur in an acute form – instead, they gradually appear over a matter of years. They are usually subject to ambulatory treatment, such as by the administration of medication for thinning the blood, by means of leg compresses or by applying compression stockings. Superficial venous diseases are generally treated with medication and/or by means of a catheter procedure and/or a vein operation. Arterial circulatory problems are usually caused by such things as high blood pressure, diabetes, increased blood fat values or smoking. Only the consistent treatment of these types of risk can prevent the vascular disease from progressing. Existing vascular constrictions or occlusions can be treated by means of medication and/or catheter procedures. more
Step 3: After care
Optimal after care is imperative to ensure the long-term success of the therapy.
Your advantage: the doctors that have treated you to date perform after-care measures. This guarantees that you receive the best possible care, without any gaps in information, in accordance with our principle “Everything under one roof – everything from one source”. more
Cardiovascular diseases continue to be the number one cause of death. Preventive check-ups for vascular diseases are also available, and we are happy to perform them for you. The earlier you take preventive measures, the longer they can be avoided. We are happy to advise you:
Outside of surgery hours,
please call the emergency
medical assistance service on:
Telephone number 116 117.