Special Clinical Focus

  • Minimally invasive treatment of cerebral vascular dilatations (aneurysms) by means of COIL embolisation and microstents,
  • Treatment of strictures (stenoses) of the carotid arteries and the arteries supplying the brain by means of balloon dilatation and stent implantation
  • Tumour embolisation
  • Obturation and reduction of intracranial and spinal vascular malformations
  • Minimally invasive treatment of vascular malformations in the facial area 

About us

Asst Lect. Dr Volker Hesselmann is the head of the Neuroradiology section of the Asklepios Nord Hospital in Heidberg in Hamburg. As a specialist in neuroradiology, Asst Lect. Dr Hesselmann, together with his colleagues, supports other departments at the hospital in the diagnosis of changes in the head, face and the central nervous system and in the monitoring of therapeutic outcomes over the course of treatment. In addition, Asst Lect. Dr Hesselmann’s section, either independently or in collaboration with specialists of other disciplines, performs treatments in which the application of imaging technology is required. For this purpose, the Heidberg Neuroradiology Department works with the most advanced techniques such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biplanar subtraction angiography. The focus is on the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and angiomata using minimally invasive endovascular techniques. These procedures are principally performed under a general anaesthetic.

Complex oncological disorders, conditions of the musculoskeletal system and pain syndromes are treated in collaboration with the other specialist departments with the aid of CT-guided interventional techniques. So, for example, diagnostic taps, vertebroplasty for the treatment of spinal fractures, autologous blood injection for the treatment of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak syndrome and procedures for pain therapy are performed. The Heidberg Neuroradiology Department provides periradicular therapy, that is, the administration of medication at a nerve root, in the course of pain therapy as an outpatient service. 

Asst Lect. Dr Hesselmann performs functional magnetic resonance tomography and fibre tracking examinations in interdisciplinary collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery for the diagnosis of neuro-oncological disorders.

Diagnostic Services

  • High-field magnetic resonance imaging
  • Intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Digital biplanar subtraction angiography
  • Multi-slice and perfusion CT
  • Myelography and CT myelography

Therapeutic Services

  • Reopening of cerebral vessels for acute cerebrovascular accident (thrombectomy, lysis therapy)
  • Minimally invasive, endovascular treatment of vascular malformation
  • CT-guided treatment of spinal pain due to wear
  • CT-guided biopsy


Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Foreign languages:

  • English
  • Russian
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Neuroradiology

Other services

  • Cerebrovascular dilatations (aneurysms) and strictures (stenoses)
  • Vascular malformations in the brain and in the facial area
  • Inflammatory conditions of the central nervous system (e.g. multiple sclerosis)
  • Neurodegenerative conditions (e.g. dementia, Parkinson's disease)
  • Spinal conditions
  • Spinal and cranial tumour conditions
  • Benign and malignant vascular tumours
  • Acute neurological conditions (stroke, cerebral haemorrhage) 


Airports near

  • Airport Hamburgca. 6 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Hauptbahnhof Hamburgca. 30 km

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Ann-Kathrin Mager


Dr. med.
Konstantin Karajanev