Special Clinical Focus
- Arterial occlusive disease
- Carotid stenosis
- Dialysis access
- Endovascular medicine
- Varicose veins (varices)
- Sonography (ultrasound)
- Management of wounds
- Port implantation
As Chief Physician of the Clinic for Vascular Surgery at the Herford Hospital, Dr. Kristian Nitschmann is very familiar with all areas of vascular surgery and endovascular surgery. Prior to that, he was Head of Vascular Surgery in Soest for twelve years, and is now establishing an interdisciplinary vascular surgery-radiology center in the city in eastern Westphalia.
As a recognized specialist in surgery and vascular surgery, Dr. Kristian Nitschmann has a great deal of experience in many areas. For example, he is considered a specialist in endovascular methods, in which larger skin incisions can be avoided. These methods involve, for example, the widening of vascular constrictions or the elimination of aneurysms from the inside with stent prostheses. The hospital is perfectly equipped for this: it has a hybrid operating room including high-resolution X-ray equipment.
Specialist in endovascular surgery
For Dr. Nitschmann, who has been recognized as a specialist by the German Society for Vascular Surgery (DGG), the treatment of aneurysms is a high priority. He is familiar with all forms and causes as well as with the correct choice of the individual form of therapy of aneurysms, which are possible causes of ruptures of the abdominal or thoracic aorta or also in the knee pit.
High expertise in occlusive diseases
Approximately one thousand inpatient surgeries are performed at the Herford Hospital every year. These are mostly surgical interventions made necessary because of constrictions or occlusions in the arteries. In most cases, these are caused by plaque deposits within the blood vessels. Typically, critical circulatory disorders occur in the pelvic-leg arteries and in carotid arteries, but also in arteries leading to the liver, intestine or kidney.
In the area of the arteries of the pelvis and legs, peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAVD) is particularly common. Here, Dr. Nitschmann has a lot of experience especially in hybrid surgeries - in combined procedures of open and endovascular methods.
Wide range of services
Dr. Nitschmann places great importance on including all relevant aspects in his assessment as early as the diagnosis stage. For particularly gentle examinations, the department in Herford is equipped with modern ultrasound equipment, so that many vascular diseases can be examined without radiation exposure. This allows Dr. Nitschmann's team to precisely visualize blood vessels and their walls and to assess blood flow, enabling them to detect aneurysms or circulatory disorders, for example, or to plan bypass surgery.
Dr. Nitschmann also has a high level of expertise in vein diseases such as varicose veins, spider veins or thromboses.
At the Herford Hospital, the focus is always on full care - involving all the wards and clinics involved. This philosophy benefits patients with kidney failure, for example, when dialysis becomes necessary. Here, Dr. Nitschmann provides patients with catheters or a dialysis shunt.
Thus, the Clinic for Vascular Surgery at the Herford Hospital is perfectly prepared for the future. This also includes regular training and further education courses that keep Dr. Kristian Nitschmann's team up to date - as well as international networking.