Special Clinical Focus

  • Vascular dilatation with stent implantation
  • Embolectomy (blood clot removal)
  • Carotid artery surgeries
  • Varicose vein surgeries
  • Insertion of dialysis shunts
  • Aneurysm surgeries of the aorta and periphery, endovascular and open


About us

University Professor Ihor Huk, M.D., D.Sc., Dr. hon. is an expert in vascular surgery at the General Hospital of the City of Vienna. There, he is head of the Clinical Vascular Surgery Department. The areas of special clinical focus of this vascular surgery expert in Vienna include, among others, vasodilation (dilation) with stent implantation, embolectomy (removal of blood clots) and carotid artery surgeries. He additionally specialises in varicose vein surgeries, placement of dialysis shunts, aneurysm surgeries of the aorta and periphery. Prof. Huk performs these procedures using both endovascular and invasive techniques.

The Clinical Vascular Surgery Department at the Vienna University medical centre that Prof. Huk heads was founded in 1993. At the same time, a chair for vascular surgery, also referred to as an ordinariate, was established. After the position was advertised internationally and innumerable applications were received, the first clinical department for vascular surgery at a university in German-speaking countries was headed by University Professor Peter Polterauer, M.D. After Professor Polterauer, management of the Vascular Surgery Department was taken over by University Professor Ihor Huk, M.D., D.Sc., Dr. hon. as acting head.

The main responsibilities and mission of the Prof. Huk, expert in vascular surgery, is to provide patient care according to the highest possible standard of medical ethics, whilst at the same time applying safe and low-risk treatment strategies according to the state-of-the-art medical science.

In order to be able to achieve this high level of quality, the expert in vascular surgery in Vienna Prof. Huk works in close interdisciplinary collaboration with angiologists and radiologists. His aim is always to offer patients optimal treatment, whether it be: inpatient, outpatient, surgical and conservative. Thusly, Prof. Huk can manage his patients' diseases efficiently after comprehensive diagnostics.

Given a chair's responsibilities, Prof. Huk is also has special assignments in scientific research and academia. These duties are subdivided into various groups of emphasis, where one further distinguishes between in basic-research related, translational and clinically aligned.

A comprehensive list of publications of journal articles provides an overview of Prof. Huk's research activities. Concurrently, the expert in vascular surgery also gives many international lectures at the most distinguished vascular surgery and medical conferences.

In student surveys, Prof. Huk and his vascular surgery teaching at the Vienna University Medical School rank under the Top 10 in teacher ratings.

The Vienna University Medical School has a decade-long tradition of incorporating both its proprietary and internationally obtained scientific findings and research results into teaching content and patient management at an early stage.

The main areas of responsibility in the areas of scientific findings, research and patient care include the treatment of aortic aneurysms by common carotid artery grafting, carotid artery surgeries of neck and brain to prevent strokes  as well as what are called iliac-popliteal-crural bypass reconstructions and operative laser treatment of varicose veins. In contrast to this, the expert in vascular surgery, Prof. Huk in Vienna, pursues his antioxidant research and scientific reperfusion studies in basic research, then transferring his translational findings to the patient care.

The special clinical focus of Prof. Huk's Vascular Surgery Department at the Vienna University Medical School is carotid surgery, i.e. operations on the common carotid artery, cerebrovascular insufficiency and, hence, surgical procedures for preventing strokes. In addition, Prof. Huk treats abdominal aortic aneurysms by means of open surgery or endoluminal stenting to dilate the abdominal aortic. Moreover, Prof. Huk, vascular surgery expert in Vienna, performs bypass surgeries and varicose vein surgeries. In this context, Prof. Huk treats thousands of inpatients, with up to 3000 candidates for outpatient care.
In patient care, Prof. Huk is supported by twelve additional experts in vascular surgery.


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Other services

  • Ischemia (circulatory disorders)
  • Diseases of the aorta (aneurysms and AOD)
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Acute vascular occlusion and vascular injury
  • Varicosities (varicose veins)
  • Varicosis, venous thrombosis, crural ulcers


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Airports near

  • Flughafen Wienca. 21 km
  • Flughafen Linzca. 186 km