Special Clinical Focus

  • Complete range of non-invasive angiology diagnostic techniques
  • Endovascular treatment for aneurysms, including aortic aneurysms
  • Catheter-guided treatment of all arteries and veins outside the heart
  • Catheter-guided treatment for occlusion of large veins
  • Catheter-guided treatment for congenital vascular deformities
  • Conservative vascular medicine and angiogenesis stem cell therapy

About us

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).

Diagnostic Services

  • Doppler blood pressure measurement of the arteries of the arms, legs, fingers and toes
  • Functional diagnostics of arterial and acral (arteries of the finger and toe) conditions
  • Ultrasound examination (Duplex sonography) of the aorta and all arteries and veins
  • Treadmill ergometry with and without blood pressure measurement
  • Transcutaneous oxygen pressure measurement
  • Oscillography, posture-dependent and with cold / heat
  • Capillary microscopy
  • Functional diagnostics of venous conditions
  • Arterial and venous angiography

Therapeutic Services

  • Aortic valve prostheses
  • Vascular occlusion techniques to eliminate arterial aneurysms and vascular malformations in all locations
  • Balloon dilatation and stent implantation for occluded arterial and venous sections
  • Reopening of acutely or chronically occluded arteries and veins by means of special catheter techniques such as selective thrombolysis and rotational thrombectomy
  • Angiogenesis stem cell therapy
  • Wound treatment

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Foreign languages within the Department:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Patient accommodation:

Rooms with a maximum of two beds in recently extensively renovated or newly built wards, private wards S4 and C8

Accommodation for relatives:

The George Hotel is located in Barcastrasse, immediately opposite private ward S4.


Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Angiology

Other services

  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD, intermittent claudicatio)
  • Acute and chronic circulation disorders of the arteries of the arm, leg, neck, brain, kidneys, intestines
  • Acute and chronic venous occlusion
  • Chronic wounds in circulation disorders


Airports near

  • Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel airportca. 10 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Hamburg Hauptbahnhofca. 1 km

Additional staff

Prof. - Mathias Klaus - Angiology - Hamburg

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.
Mathias Klaus

Konsultant, Sektionsleiter Neuroradiologie