Minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

In interventional examinations and treatment procedures, millimeter-thin instruments are guided through the skin to the site of the disease via a tiny access. The micro-invasive, gentle procedures are monitored by ultrasound, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or X-ray fluoroscopy (imaging of movement sequences using X-rays).

Angiography is one of the best-known vascular imaging procedures. It is based on the injection of a radiopaque contrast medium into the bloodstream. The X-rays that hit the blood vessels are attenuated under fluoroscopy and make the vessels visible. The flowing blood and the inside of the vessel under examination (constrictions, occlusions and dilations) can be precisely assessed and treated. Constricted vessel sections are dilated, for example, using a tiny balloon.

  • sonographically, CT- and MR-guided punctures, drainage and other minimally invasive techniques
  • Local tumor treatments (RFA: radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation, etc.) on the lungs, liver, bones and soft tissue
  • minimally invasive pain therapies on the entire spine (periradicular and facet joint infiltrations) and other joints
  • Stabilization and reconstruction of vertebral bodies using vertebroplasty
  • Treatment of bile congestion by percutaneous drainage and, if necessary, stenting of the obstruction to drainage
  • Stabilization of pelvic fractures using minimally invasive screw fixation in cooperation with the traumatology department
  • Insertion and management of feeding tubes Insertion of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC lines: Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter)

  • Diagnostic catheter angiography of the entire body
  • catheter-based treatment of arterial occlusive disease using all modern procedures (including drug-coated balloon treatment, mechanical atherectomy, thrombectomy and lysis)
  • Catheter-based treatment of dilatations of the aorta and other arteries
  • Catheter-based recanalization of venous thromboses with thrombectomy (AngioJet), lysis and stenting (e.g. for May-Thurner syndrome or tumour compression)
  • Embolization and chemoembolization of tumours including radioembolization (SIRT) of the liver
  • Embolization of active bleeding, e.g. after trauma, and perioperative bleeding control by temporary balloon occlusion of the aorta, e.g. in cases of placenta percreta
  • Myoma embolization of the uterus
  • Occlusion of the ovarian vein in pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Prostate embolization
  • Treatment of vascular malformations (AV malformations, venous malformations, hemangiomas and lymphatic malformations)
  • Selective venous blood sampling for endocrinological function diagnostics (e.g. from adrenal veins, thyroid veins or petrosal sinus)

on the brain, spinal cord, orbit, cranial nerves, base of the skull, head and neck area:

  • Thrombectomy, thrombolysis (for ischemic stroke)
  • Coil, particle and liquid embolization (for cerebral haemorrhages, aneurysms, malformations)
  • Stent or balloon-assisted embolization, flow diverter (for aneurysms, other vascular malformations)
  • Stenting or balloon angioplasty (for intracranial or extracranial vascular stenoses)
  • Treatment of vascular occlusions (primary therapeutic or preoperative)