Special Clinical Focus

  • Reconstructions of the supraaortic branches 
  • Autologous reconstructions in septic vascular complications
  • Peripheral revascularizations especially in diabetics with paramalleolar or pedal connection 
  • Endovascular stent implantation in stenoses of the carotid, vertebral and subclavian arteries
  • Total replacement of the aorta 
  • Minimally invasive recanalization

About us

Since the inception of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Surgery at the University of Regensburg in 1992, the field of vascular surgery has been an important part of the clinic with regard to teaching, clinical research and patient care.
Vascular surgery cares for 1,100 patients annually of which 800 undergo surgery. In more than 200 patients interventional procedures are performed in close collaboration with the Institute for Radiology. Collaboration with other clinics and institutes is of great importance and in particular includes the Institute for Radiology, Institute for Anesthesiology, Clinic for Neurology and Clinic and Polyclinic for Internal Medicine II (Cardiology and Angiology).
Vascular surgery is an important focus in the surgical program of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Surgery. The volume and spectrum of the treated patients makes it possible to answer important clinical questions of current interest as well as to provide postgraduate training to medical specialists.

Diagnostic Services

  • Vascular ultrasound (Doppler, duplex, color-coded duplex ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound) according to DEGUM criteria (qualified ultrasound training)
  • Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Computed tomography angiography (CTA)
  • Plethysmography
  • Treadmill

Therapeutic Services

  • Operations on the supraaortic branches in cerebrovascular insufficiency (carotid artery stenosis, vertebral artery stenosis, subclavian artery occlusion)
  • Endovascular stent implantation in stenoses of the carotid, vertebral and subclavian arteries
  • Endovascular (stent prostheses) treatment of aortic aneurysms affecting the aortic arch, the thoracic aorta and the abdominal aorta (80% of procedures)
  • Surgical (open) treatment of aortic aneurysms (20% of procedures)
  • Specialty: thoracoabdominal aneurysms - endovascular therapy with stent prostheses with openings or branches to supply the renomesenterial arteries (60 procedures annually)
  • Specialty: total replacement of the aorta in collaboration with cardiac surgery
  • Stent prostheses in dissections, aortic syndrome, PAU
  • Treatment of stenoses and aneurysms in the intestinal and renal arteries (surgically and endovascular)
  • Operations and interventions in dialysis access (dialysis and shunt surgery, corrective procedures)
  • Minimally invasive recanalizations and operations in peripheral arterial occlusive disease, also in the stage of acute ischemia
  • Surgical treatment of compression syndromes (TOS, popliteal artery entrapment, etc.)
  • Operations in varicose veins and insufficiency of the perforating veins
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of deep vein thrombosis
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of inflammatory vascular diseases

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Single and double rooms with shower
  • Telephone, television and Internet optional
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel
  • Prayer room (for Muslims)
  • Mobile foot care, hairstylist, library
  • Interpreters
  • Direct highway connection
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Other services

  • Aortic aneurysm - thoracic and abdominal
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Peripheral artery occlusive disease
  • Cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • Leg vein thrombosis
  • Inflammatory vascular diseases, diabetic foot

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Additional staff

PD Dr. med.
Karin Pfister

Senior Consultant

Dr. med.
Panajotis Raptis

Senior Consultant

Prof. Dr. med.
Hans J. Schlitt

Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Surgery

Prof. Dr. med.
Thomas Bein

Head of the Surgical ICU