Special Clinical Focus

  • Surgical and endovascular treatment of aortic aneurysms (enlargement of the great aorta)
  • Surgery for carotid stenosis (constriction of the carotid artery)
  • Surgical and endovascular treatment for PAOD (Charcot’s syndrome)
  • Surgical and endovascular treatment for varicosis (varicose veins)

About us

Prof. Carsten Buenger is a specialist vascular surgeon and endovascular surgeon and therefore a specialist in vascular conditions in Berlin and the region. His emphases are on endovascular (catheter treatment) and open surgical treatment of conditions of the aorta, the surgical treatment of constrictions of the carotid arteries, combination procedures (open surgical and endovascular) for Charcot’s syndrome (PAOD) and the insertion of vascular access for dialyse.

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

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

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

Thus, today, for example, protrusions of the abdominal aorta (abdominal aortic aneurysm) are predominantly treated using stents. At the Berlin Nord Vascular Centre, currently over 80 – 90% of all abdominal aortic aneurysms are treated using this technique. Read our fascinating expert interviews on our blog, too: → Abdominal aortic aneurysm – what you need to know → “How do they treat varicose veins?” Prof. Buenger explains → What should I do for a stroke? Prof. Buenger explains it all.

Diagnostic Services

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

Therapeutic Services

Conditions of the great aorta
  • Aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the aorta)
  • Aortic dissection (acute tear of the inner wall layers of the aorta)
  • Aortic rupture (burst aorta)
Treatment by means of:
  • Catheter treatment = endovascular TEVAR, EVAR, chimney EVAR, fenestrated EVAR, hybrid EVAR)
  • Open vascular surgery, laparoscopic

Conditions of the arteries supplying the brain and arm
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Subclavian stenosis and occlusion
Treatment by means of:
  • Vascular surgical reconstruction (thrombo-endarterectomy and patch plasty, eversion endarterectomy, supra-aortic bypass)
  • Stent treatment
Conditions of the peripheral arteries
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD)
  • Diabetic foot syndrome
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans
Treatment by means of:
  • Catheter treatment
  • Vascular surgery procedure
  • Combination of catheter treatment and vascular surgery procedure (hybrid procedure) (bypass, PTA / stent, thrombosis)
  • Prostavasin therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Conditions of the arteries due to external narrowing (compression syndrome)
  • Dunbar syndrome
  • Renal entrapment
  • Popliteal entrapment
Treatment by means of:
  • Laparoscopic decompression
  • Vascular surgery bypass technique
  • Catheter treatment following decompression
Vascular tumours
  • Glomus tumour
  • Vascular malformation
Treatment by means of:
  • Surgical removal
  • Catheter treatment
Renal insufficiency:
  • AV prosthesis shunt
  • Axillary artery loop
  • Atrial catheter
  • HERO graft
Catheter treatment for
  • Stage-appropriate stripping, Babcock technique
  • Radiofrequency therapy
Acute and chronic vascular damage

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The Humboldt Hospital is the effective health centre for the north of Berlin. It is situated in a modern, well-lit two-storey building, surrounded by gardens set in the grounds. It attracts patients from well beyond the bounds of Berlins itself.

With its first-class medical provision, it also enjoys great popularity over and above this abroad – patients from across the world follow the good reputation of Vivantes and place their confidence in the specialists here, in the Berlin hospital enterprise in pleasant surroundings, not least because the Humboldt Hospital, with its attractive comfort clinic, shows that a hospital can be as comfortable and as service-orientated as a hotel.

New ABCD Comfort construction at the Humboldt Hospital

In our Comfort Clinic on the second floor of the new construction, primarily all privately insured patients, patients eligible for benefit, international and self-paying patients can utilise the service and comfort package. Your in-patient stay here includes accommodation in a Comfort Room with extensive service, optional treatment by the Senior Consultant, care by specially trained care and service personnel and the entire medical range of the Humboldt Hospital.

The rooms are modern and stylish and have high-quality facilities; as well, an electrically adjustable comfort bed, offers the best in-bed comfort. Your valuables can be stored in the safe. Service personnel will look after your well-being and are happy to cater for your personal requests. The comfort areas form one organisational unit, with its own lounge and its own restaurant, where you can take your meals in a pleasant atmosphere. In summer, you can also use our restaurant terrace. We are also happy to serve your meals in your room on request. Each of our one- and two-bed rooms has its own bathroom with shower and WC, with high-quality furnishing. Hand-towels and a bath-robe are supplied. A relative can also be accommodated in your room at the applicable rate, following arrangement beforehand. Please ask us
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Other services

  • Stent treatment for aortic aneurysm
  • Vascular surgical procedure for aortic aneurysm
  • Stent treatment for aortic dissection
  • Vascular surgical procedure for carotid artery stenosis
  • Hybrid procedure for PAOD
  • Radiofrequency treatment for varicosis

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Airports near

  • Berlin-Schoenefeld airport22.2 miles (approximately 35.7 km)
  • Berlin-Tegel airport4 miles (approximately 6.5 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Berlin central railway station6.1 miles (approximately 9.8 km)

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