Vascular Specialist in Vienna: Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer

Univ.-Prof. Dr Christoph Neumayer
Specialist in General and Vascular Surgery
Specialist in Vascular Surgery
Vienna, Austria

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Treatment Focus

  • Carotid surgery (stroke prevention)
  • Surgery of the aorta
  • Surgery of the femoral artery
  • Interventions on the lower leg and foot arteries
  • Interventional therapy
  • Venous surgery
  • Treatment and removal of varicose veins
  • Special therapies for rare vascular diseases

About Univ.-Prof. Dr Christoph Neumayer

Univ.-Prof. Dr Christoph Neumayer is a specialist in vascular surgery and works in his practice at the MedOstWest Zentrum in Vienna.

Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer's expertise combines the three treatment options of conventional surgery, endovascular surgery, and medical surgery to provide optimal patient care. The treatment is always individually tailored to the clinical picture and personal requirements.

State-of-the-Art Vascular Surgery in Vienna: Precise Adaptation of the Treatment to the Patient's Needs

Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer attaches great importance to individual patient care. A comprehensive discussion before and after the treatment is a high priority in his practice. It helps the physician to identify personal risk factors and develop a precise treatment concept for the patients concerned.

The medical history is taken in a calm atmosphere, so there is always room for questions, concerns, and requests. The experienced surgeon undergoes continuous advanced training to incorporate the latest scientific findings into his treatment model. Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer helps his patients achieve a better quality of life through intense care.

Specialist in Arteriosclerosis: Individualized Therapy Concepts

Calcified and narrowed vessels due to slowly progressive vascular deposits are an essential risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. If a vessel suddenly becomes blocked, a heart attack or stroke can result.

Arteriosclerosis is an age-related disease and is significantly influenced by an unhealthy lifestyle. Smokers and overweight people, in particular, are at increased risk, but hereditary factors also play a role.

Pathological deposits on the vessel walls and decreased elasticity over time lead to reduced blood flow. If such a plaque ruptures, a thrombus can form that completely blocks the blood vessel, so rapid action is required.

Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer attaches great importance to a detailed diagnosis and working out the patient's risk profile. It is not possible to cure the disease, but further progression can and should be prevented through individual therapy concepts and lifestyle changes.

A catheter or stent can widen vessels that are already severely narrowed in an interventional procedure. The experienced physician has excellent skills and expertise in this area.

Many Years of Experience in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Carotid Stenosis

Narrowing of the carotid artery is associated with a significant risk of stroke. The narrowing, usually caused by arteriosclerosis, can lead to short-term reduced blood flow to the brain, which can be accompanied by visual impairment or speech disorders, for example.

If a blood clot is washed out into the brain, a stroke occurs when a vessel is blocked. The narrowing can be diagnosed using an ultrasound examination of the carotid artery.

Subsequently, contrast agent examinations of the vessels can also be carried out using CT or MRI to image the narrowings more precisely. Early treatment of the stenosis should prevent a possible stroke at an early stage.

Various treatment options can be considered for this purpose. If the symptoms are severe, surgery is the first choice. The calcification can be surgically removed by opening the artery, or a balloon catheter procedure can be chosen. In this case, Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer expands the artery interventional and then stabilizes it using stents, a small tube.

In the case of asymptomatic narrowing, drug therapy or a wait-and-see approach with regular check-ups can be attempted first. In addition, a lifestyle change should consistently be implemented to slow the progression of arteriosclerosis. This includes, above all, abstinence from nicotine, sufficient exercise, and a healthy diet.

In addition, high blood pressure, elevated blood lipid levels, or any underlying diabetic disease should be treated and adjusted. The Viennese physician discusses the options with his patients and emphasizes the importance of the preventive approach and the patient's involvement.

High Level of Expertise in Surgery of the Aorta

A pathological change of the aorta can be life-threatening and requires detailed diagnostics. An aortic aneurysm widens the aorta and is most commonly found in the abdominal area. The larger the aneurysm, the higher the risk of the vessel rupturing. The rupture of an aortic aneurysm is an emergency and requires rapid action, as those affected bleed to death internally within a very short time.

In some cases, widening the aorta can be an incidental finding, but symptoms such as abdominal and back pain can also occur. The first diagnostic step is an ultrasound examination, followed by a CT or MRI to image and measure the aneurysm more precisely.

Small aneurysms can be treated conservatively; adjusting the blood values and blood pressure with medication is extremely important here. The decision to proceed surgically depends primarily on the size of the aneurysm. A diameter of more than five centimeters should be treated surgically.

There is a choice between minimally invasive surgery with implantation of a stent prosthesis via the inguinal artery or open surgery with opening of the vessel and suturing of a vascular prosthesis. The surgeon discusses the advantages and disadvantages and the choice of procedure in detail with the patient.

Surgery of the Femoral Artery: Intermittent Claudication

Constrictions within the leg arteries can lead to cramp-like pain when walking and, in advanced stages, at rest, significantly reducing the quality of life. Even short walking distances can cause patients pain and force them to stop.

This is also caused by calcified vessels and plaques, which constrict the vessel and thus reduce peripheral blood flow. Long-term smokers, in particular, have an increased risk of the disease. The stages are classified according to Fontane and refer to the length of the walking distance and whether the pain already occurs at rest.

In very advanced stages, in addition to severe pain, there are also chronic wounds on the skin, which heal very poorly due to restricted blood circulation. In this case, patients are also encouraged to follow a healthier lifestyle and are given blood thinners.

In the case of severe findings, surgical treatment can be carried out to prevent further blockage of the vessels using vascular dilatation and stents.

Interventional Therapy of Arterial Vascular Diseases

Interventional surgery for vascular diseases has many advantages. Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer treats patients with many years of experience and expertise in this field. The minimally invasive procedures are carried out via the groin as an access route so that no large incision needs to be made. The vascular structures can be reached and treated using probes, stents, and catheters. The surgical stress for patients is significantly lower, and the procedure can usually be carried out using local anesthesia.

Vein Surgery in Austria: Gentle Treatment of Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are abnormally enlarged and curved veins that can cause discomfort. Apart from the esthetic and cosmetic aspects, patients may experience heavy legs, cramps, swelling, itching, and skin problems.

In addition, the valve mechanism of the venous valves is often impaired, which further increases the backflow of blood. If a varicose vein is injured externally, this can result in significant bleeding. Severe skin changes can also occur. Conservative and surgical options are available for treating varicose and spider veins, which Univ.-Prof. Dr Neumayer discusses in detail with patients in his practice. The doctor attaches great importance to joint decision-making.

Please visit Univ.-Prof. Dr Christoph Neumayer's website for more information.



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Univ.-Prof. Dr Christoph Neumayer
Specialist in General and Vascular Surgery

MedOstWest Zentrum
Leo-Slezak-Gasse 14/4, A-1180 Vienna

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