Prof. Sigrid Nikol is the Senior Consultant of the Department of Clinical and Interventional Angiology at the St. Georg Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg.
As a specialist in angiology (vascular medicine), Prof. Nikol treats patients with vascular conditions. Together with neuroradiologists and vascular surgeons, the Department of Angiology in Hamburg at the St. Georg Asklepios Hospital operates the Vascular Centre within the Cardiac, Vascular and Diabetes Centre. Angiology is a key specialist field, which overlaps with practically all other fields since blood vessels are found everywhere in the body.
The Department of Vascular Medicine in Hamburg searches for the causes of vascular conditions, analyses the clinical picture and uses the most up to date techniques for the diagnosis of vascular conditions. Above all, the treatment at the Department of Vascular Medicine in Hamburg is conservative and interventional, as well as, if necessary, surgically, in collaboration with experienced vascular surgeons. In addition, the patients are given rehabilitation, if required, and are counselled in lifestyle changes by the Department of Angiology in Hamburg in order to prevent future problems.
The Department of Angiology in Hamburg has distinguished itself thanks to its certified quality management, i.e., diagnosis and treatment of the highest medical standards are provided by following the recommendations of internationally recognised medical guidelines. The Department of Angiology in Hamburg is not only clinically active but also scientifically and its research results are presented and discussed at specialist conventions. So, the patients of the Department of Vascular Medicine in Hamburg are guaranteed that they will always be treated in accordance with the latest medical insights.
Discomfort, colour and temperature of the skin, together with the pulse, give the first indications of a potential vascular condition. Together with the clinical examination, the most advanced technical methods are utilised in diagnosis in the Department of Angiology in Hamburg. These include, for example, functional diagnostics with the aid of the Doppler ultrasound technique, treadmill ergometry, oscillography for measuring the pulse-related changes in volume or capillary microscopy for suspected inflammatory or spastic vascular conditions. Whenever the ultrasound examination reaches its limit, the sectional imaging technique or angiography are also called into action in the Department of Vascular Medicine in Hamburg.
Specialists in many different vascular conditions work at the Department of Vascular Medicine in Hamburg. Hence, acute and chronic conditions of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels are treated in accordance with the current recommended guidelines. If the clinically established measures such as conservative treatment (e.g. in the form of medication and compression) or the minimally invasive vascular interventions (catheter techniques) or surgery do not ptoduce the desired success, the Department of Angiology in Hamburg has regenerative vascular treatment within the framework of clinical studies available as an additional treatment option for patients with intermittent claudicatio or critical foot circulation disorders. The objective of this advanced stem cell therapy is to stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and thus circumvent vascular occlusions (biological bypasses).