Consultations

All patients with vascular problems may visit our Vascular Surgery Outpatient Department by appointment. These examinations clarify whether symptoms requiring treatment are present and whether the patient can be helped by surgery.

Consultations are held in the new building of the Urological Surgery Department, which can be accessed via the ground floor of the main building.

We provide emergency care 24 hours a day.
The initial point of contact is the Surgical Emergency Centre
(1st floor)
Fax: +49 (0)2403 76-15893

Vein consultations:

  • Doppler ultrasonography
  • Light reflection rheography
  • Venous occlusion plethysmography
  • Colour-coded Duplex sonography
  • Phlebodynamometry

Venous function can be determined using these tests, which allow detection of dangerous leg vein thromboses or varices that require surgery with little stress to the patient.

The tests also make it possible to determine whether surgery is appropriate for venous ulcers.

Carotid consultations:

The carotid arteries and vessels of the brain can be examined using:

  • Colour-coded Duplex sonography
  • CW Doppler sonography of the supra-aortic vessels
  • Transcranial Doppler and colour-coded Duplex sonography

With these procedures, patients can immediately find out whether they are at risk of strokes due to carotid artery calcification.

A further main focus is placed on tests for peripheral arterial occlusive disease. For ‘smoker's leg’ or circulatory disorders caused by diabetes mellitus, arterial blood flow can be studied in greater detail in the Outpatient Department.

  • Doppler sonography for measurement of blood flow
  • Colour-coded Duplex sonography for imaging of the narrowed or blocked artery
  • Treadmill ergometer for precise determination of pain-free walking distance

The vascular surgeon subsequently decides on the further diagnostic and therapeutic options.

Vascular consultations for abdominal aortic aneurysms:

  • Ultrasonic examination of the abdomen
  • Duplex sonography of the aorta

The examinations can provide information as to whether a dangerous bulge in the abdominal aorta - an abdominal aortic aneurysm - is present.

The reason why this disease is so dangerous is that once aneurysms reach a certain size, they may rupture and the patient may subsequently bleed to death internally. The vascular surgeon is the ideal person to consult in such cases as he will be able to decide if and when surgery should be performed.

Post-operative care is also provided in the Vascular Surgery Outpatient Department, for example in the form of regular follow-up examinations after vascular surgery.

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St.-Antonius-Hospital

Academic Teaching Hospital of the RWTH Technical University, Aachen

Clinic for Vascular Surgery

Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler

+49 2403 - 76-1814

 
St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler
Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler
tel.: 02403 76 - 0
fax: 02403 76 -1119