The Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Ihor Huk is a specialist in vascular surgery at the Vienna Private Hospital and heads the surgical department here. His particular treatment foci include vascular dilatations with implantation of stents, embolectomy (blood clot removal) and carotid artery surgery. He additionally specialises in varicose vein surgery, placement of dialysis shunts, aneurysm surgery of the aorta and periphery. Prof. Huk performs these procedures using both endovascular and invasive techniques. The Viennese specialist in vascular surgery Prof. Huk co-operates closely on an interdisciplinary basis with angiologists and radiologists in order to be able to achieve this high quality and provide patients with optimum therapy: inpatient, outpatient, surgical and conservative. Thus Prof. Huk can manage his patients' diseases efficiently after comprehensive diagnostics. Holding a chair, Prof. Huk is also very involved in research and science and, for example, participates in key clinical and experimental study projects in the specialist field of vascular surgery. In addition, Professor Huk has also been responsible for further advancing development of the field of study of vascular surgery at the Medical University since 2013 and for orientation to new challenges and progress in medicine. Accordingly, he actively shapes the future of the field of study and therefore up-coming generations of vascular medicine specialists. An extensive publication list of over 320 journal contributions in key German, Anglophone and Ukrainian journals gives an overview of the research work of Prof. Huk. At the same time, the vascular surgery expert also holds many international lectures at the foremost vascular surgery and medical conferences. Prof. Huk’s extensive expertise is so appreciated internationally among vascular physicians that his science lectures are always a highlight at gatherings of physicians working on the global stage. The Vienna Private Hospital links top-level medical care with the atmosphere of a luxury hotel. All patient rooms have very comfortable furnishings and along with the usual facilities such as TV and telephone also have a minibar and an air conditioning system. The modern facilities throughout the building add to every patient’s well-being. It is the declared aim of the Vienna Private Hospital not to convey the sense of a conventional hospital to its patients. People who seek a typical sterile hospital atmosphere here and physicians who do not have any time for their patients will be looking in vain. Patients are our guests at the Vienna Private Hospital and their full welfare is our prime concern. This can also be noted in the very high customer satisfaction of patients, averaging 95%. Several certificates and professional hospital ratings attest to the Vienna Private Hospital’s excellence in treatment quality. For example, the whole care area received an ISO certification back in 2003, which was made possible by great employee commitment; underlining that patients always receive competent and friendly care. In a survey by the Austrian Insurance Federation the Vienna Private Hospital also performs excellently, achieving the highest score.