Special Clinical Focus


  • Vascular medicine (angiology)
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  • Conditions of the cardiovascular system (cardiology)
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  • Treatment of metabolic conditions
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  • Conditions of the digestive tract (gastroenterology)

 

About us

Dr Clemens Fahrig is the Medical Director of the Hubertus Lutheran Hospital in Berlin, the Senior Consultant at the Internal Medical and Angiology Clinic and the head of the Berlin-Brandenburg Vascular Centre (Angiology Berlin). One focus of Dr Fahrig at the Hubertus Lutheran Hospital in Berlin is angiology, that is, the examination and treatment of vascular conditions, which are among the most frequent medical conditions in Germany. The particularly frequent vascular conditions include peripheral arterial occlusive disease (also known as Charcot’s syndrome), aortic aneurysm and carotid stenosis.

Dr Clemens Fahrig’s clinic at the Hubertus Lutheran Hospital in Berlin is part of the triple-certified, interdisciplinary Berlin-Brandenburg Vascular Centre. Triple certification means that the vascular centres have been inspected and certified by three different specialist associations, namely, the Angiology, Radiology and Vascular Surgery associations. Thanks to the amalgamation of several sites, Angiology Berlin is able to combine the extensive expertise of a variety of disciplines (angiology, vascular surgery, radiology). Thereby, vascular conditions can be identified optimally and the treatment of patients with vascular conditions can be improved. The certification underlines the fact that, under the leadership of Dr Clemens Fahrig, the diagnosis and treatment at Angiology Berlin take place in accordance with the guidelines, that is, in accordance with the current recommendations of the specialist associations.

Within the framework of the interdisciplinary vascular conference, the specialists in the various disciplines discuss the best treatment for each individual patient. Hence, double examinations are avoided and the optimal treatment strategy is employed right from the beginning. The Department of Vascular Medicine at Angiology Berlin provides the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options. Whenever possible, minimally invasive techniques are used by the specialists at the Hubertus Lutheran Hospital in Berlin in the treatment of vascular conditions. The diagnostic range of Dr Fahrig at Angiology Berlin includes ultrasound examination (sonography) of the arteries supplying the brain (carotid artery Doppler), the vessels of the arms and legs, the vessels supplying the brain, the abdominal aorta and the intestinal arteries, the arteries of the fingers and the temporal arteries. Angiology Berlin and its angiology laboratory also provide other examinations, such as capillaroscopy (examination of the capillaries), the measurement of oxygen in the tissues, the determination of the walking distance, thermography (the measurement of the skin temperature), oscillography (pulse wave examination), venous occlusion plethysmography (flow rate examination) and phlebodynamomanometry (flow pressure examination).

Important treatment emphases at Angiology Berlin at the Hubertus Lutheran Hospital in Berlin are acute (such as thromboses and emboli) and chronic circulatory disorders (such as Charcot’s syndrome), treatment of aneurysms (arterial dilatation), Raynaud’s syndrome (white finger disease) and diabetic foot syndrome. Dr Clemens Fahrig also treats varicose veins, chronic leg ulcers, vascular deformities and lymphoedema.

Diagnostic Services

Endoscopy

Gastrointestinal inspection (upper gastroduodenoscopy, rectoscopy, colonoscopy)
pH metry (measurement of the acidity of the oesophagus) and manometry (pressure measurement)
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP (inspection of the biliary tract, gallbladder and pancreas)
Bronchoscopy (inspection of the bronchi)

Vascular sonography (ultrasound examination)

Doppler and colour-coded duplex sonography of the arteries supplying the brain (?carotid Doppler?)
Doppler and colour-coded duplex sonography of the peripheral arteries and veins (veins of the arms and legs)
Doppler and colour-coded duplex sonography of the transcranial vessels (vessels supplying the brain)
Doppler and colour-coded duplex sonography of the abdominal aorta and unpaired abdominal vessels (abdominal aorta, intestinal arteries)
Colour-coded duplex sonography of the arteries of the fingers
Colour-coded duplex sonography of the temporal arteries

Sonography (ultrasound examination)

Abdominal sonography (ultrasound examination of the abdominal cavity)
Sonography of the thyroid gland
Sonography of the soft tissues (e.g. musculature)

Cardiological diagnostics

Echocardiography (ultrasound examination of the heart)
Transoesophageal echocardiography (ultrasound examination of the heart via the oesophagus)
Stress echocardiography (ultrasound examination of the heart under load)
Stress ECG

Angiology laboratory

Capillaroscopy (examination of the finest blood vessels, the so-called capillaries)
Transcutaneous oxygen measurement (measurement of oxygen in the tissues)
Treadmill ergometry (determination of walking distance)
Thermography (measurement of the skin temperature)
Oscillography (pulse wave examination)
Venous occlusion plethysmography (flow rate examination)
Phlebodynamomanometry (flow pressure examination)

Therapeutic Services

Vascular surgery

Arterial surgery

Treatment of constriction of the carotid artery (carotid surgery)
Treatment of dilatation of the aorta (aortic aneurysm)
Dilatation of arterial constriction using a biological patch (patch plasty)
Combined vascular procedures: for changes in several vascular regions e.g. vascular constriction in the pelvic region and in the upper leg (hybrid procedures: interventional treatment by means of vascular dilatation and stent implantation in the pelvic region and implantation of a bypass or patch plasty in the upper leg in one session)
Bypass insertion to the leg: The entire range of upper leg, lower leg and foot bypasses is provided for arterial occlusion in the region of the lower extremity.
Surgical treatment for diabetic foot syndrome

Venous surgery

Surgical treatment of thrombosis: Removal of the thrombus from the vein
Varicose vein treatment

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Options such as treatment by the Senior Consultant, a single room or accommodation for a companion
Cafeteria in the hospital and an in-house restaurant and café
Residential care home
Spacious outdoor facilities
Free WLAN and telephone on the German fixed-line network, free TV use
Versatile service provision (hairdresser, chiropody and manicure)
Regular religious services for those interested and pastoral care
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Angiology

Other services


  • Acute circulatory disorders such as thromboses and emboli and chronic circulatory disorders such as arterial occlusive disease (Charcot’s syndrome)
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  • Aneurysms (arterial dilatation), for example in the region of the aorta (main artery) and, in particular, carotid stenosis (constriction of the carotid artery)
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  • Raynaud’s syndrome (white finger disease)
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  • Diabetic foot syndrome
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  • Venous thromboses, varicose veins, chronic leg ulcers, vascular deformities and lymphoedema

 

Directions

Airports near

  • Flughafen Berlin-Tegel (TXL)16,8 km
  • Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF)25,0 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • S-Bahnhof Schlachtensee1,0 km
  • S-Bahnhof Nikolassee2,1 km

Additional staff

Dr. - Lorenz Braun-Elwert - Angiology - Berlin

Dr. med.
Lorenz Braun-Elwert

Leitender Oberarzt

Dr. - Cornelia Beckenbach-Menzel - Angiology - Berlin

Dr. med.
Cornelia Beckenbach-Menzel

Oberärztin

Priv.-Doz. - Peter Bobbert - Angiology - Berlin

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.
Peter Bobbert

Oberarzt

Jens-Ole Graf - Angiology - Berlin


Jens-Ole Graf

Oberarzt

Dr. - Nicolai Paul - Angiology - Berlin

Dr. med.
Nicolai Paul

Oberarzt

Dr. - Christine Penninger - Angiology - Berlin

Dr. med.
Christine Penninger

Oberärztin