Special Clinical Focus

  • Conditions affecting the arteries of the neck
  • Arterial protrusions
  • Decreased blood flow in the intestinal and renal vessels
  • Charcot’s syndrome
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Varicosis
  • Treatment of vascular tumours

About us

Prof. Carsten Buenger is a vascular surgery specialist and an endovascular surgeon, and thus a specialist in vascular conditions, in Berlin and the Berlin region. His emphases are the endovascular (catheter treatment) and open surgical treatment of conditions affecting the aorta, the surgical treatment of constrictions of the carotid artery, combination procedures (open surgical and endovascular) for Charcot’s syndrome (PAD) and the creation of vascular access for dialysis.

As the Senior Consultant of the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital in Reinickendorf and the Vivantes Hospital in Spandau, he is at the head of the vascular medical treatment of out-patients and in-patients in the north of Berlin and in the surrounding area.

At the interdisciplinary Berlin Nord Vascular Centre, which has been certified by the German Vascular Surgery Association and the Radiology Association, you will find suitable specialists for every vascular problem (vascular surgery, radiology, angiology, neurology, diabetology, cardiology) in the Humboldt Hospital. The vascular treatment here is in conformity with the current guidelines.

Vascular surgery is a specialised medical field which has developed from the field of surgery and which has been subject to revolutionary change since the 1990s. Together with the classic vascular surgery treatment techniques, conservative therapy (e.g. medication) and catheter treatments (PTA, stent) are increasingly utilised. 

So today, for example, protrusions of the abdominal aorta (abdominal aortic aneurysm = AAA) are mainly treated with stents. Currently, 80 – 90% of all AAAs are treated using this technique.

Diagnostic Services

  • CT (computed tomography) including angio CT
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) including angio MRI
  • DSA (digital subtraction angiography)
  • Duplex sonography (colour and contrast medium-guided)
  • Doppler sonography
  • Oscillography
  • Ankle-brachial pressure measurement
  • Peripheral oxygen monitoring
  • Treadmill examination

Therapeutic Services

Conditions affecting the aorta
  • Aortic aneurysm (widening of the aorta)
  • Aortic dissection (acute laceration of the inner layers of the wall of the aorta)
  • Rupture of the aorta (bursting of the aorta)
  • Catheter treatment = endovascular TEVAR, EVAR, chimney EVAR, fenestrated EVAR, hybrid EVAR)
  • Open vascular surgical, laparoscopic

Conditions affecting the arteries supplying the brain and the arm
  • Stenosis of the carotid artery
  • Stenosis and occlusion of the subclavian artery
  • Vascular surgical reconstruction (thrombendarterectomy and patch plasty, eversion endarterectomy, supra-aortic by-pass)
  • Stent insertion

Conditions affecting the pelvic / leg arteries
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Diabetic foot syndrome
  • Thrombangiitis obliterans
  • Catheter treatment
  • Vascular surgical procedure
  • Combination of catheter treatment and vascular surgical procedure (hybrid procedure) (bypass, PTA / stent, thrombosis)
  • Prostavasin therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Arterial conditions due to external constriction (compression syndrome)
  • Dunbar syndrome
  • Renal entrapment
  • Popliteal entrapment
  • Laparoscopic decompression
  • Vascular surgical bypass techniques
  • Catheter treatment following decompression

Vascular tumours
  • Glomus tumour
  • Vascular malformation
  • Surgical removal
  • Catheter treatment
Renal insufficiency:

• Prosthetic A-V shunt
• Axillary loop
• Atrial catheter
• HeRO graft

Catheter treatment
  • Stage-adjusted stripping (Babcock procedure)
  • Radiofrequency treatment
Acute and chronic vascular injuries

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The Humboldt Hospital is the effective health centre for northern Berlin. It is located in a modern, well-lit, two-storey building, surrounded by gardens designed to suit its surroundings. Its reputation reaches far beyond Berlin’s boundaries.

With its first-class range of medical services, it enjoys much more than a lively interest abroad: patients from across the world are aware of the good reputation of Vivantes and rely on the specialists of the Berlin hospital corporation here in its pleasant surroundings.

And not least because, with its attractive Comfort Clinic, the Humboldt Hospital shows that a hospital can be just as comfortable and service-orientated as a hotel.

New ABCD Comfort Construction at the Humboldt Hospital

As a matter of priority, all privately insured patients, patients eligible for benefit, international and self-paying patients can avail themselves of our service and comfort package in our Comfort Clinic on the first floor of the new building. Your ward stay in the hospital includes accommodation in comfort rooms with extensive services, optional treatment by the Senior Consultant, care by specially trained nursing and service personnel and the entire medical spectrum of the Humboldt Hospital.

The room are modern and stylish in design, with high-quality furnishings. The electrically adjustable comfort beds provide, among other things, the best lying comfort. Your valuables can be stored in the safe. Service personnel will take care of your well-being and are happy to cater to your personal wishes. The comfort areas form and organisational unit with its own lounge and its own restaurant, in which you can dine in a pleasant atmosphere. In summer, you are also welcome to use our restaurant terrace. We are also happy to serve your meals, on request, in your room. Each of our single and two-bed rooms has its own bathroom, with high-quality furnishings, shower and WC. Towels and a dressing gown are laid out ready for you. There is also the option, after prior arrangement, of accommodation for a relative in your room, at the applicable charge. Please come and talk to us.
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Other services

  • Stent treatment for aortic aneurysms
  • Vascular surgical procedures for aortic aneurysms
  • Stent treatment for aortic dissection
  • Vascular surgical procedures for stenosis of the carotid artery
  • Hybrid procedures for PAD
  • Radiofrequency treatment for varicosis

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Airports near

  • Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeldca. 30 km
  • Flughafen Berlin-Tegelca. 30 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Berlin Hauptbahnhofca. 30 km

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