Vascular Surgery Specialist in Hamburg: Dr Lars Kock
- Chronic circulatory disorders of the legs (balloon dilatation, stent implantation, removal grafting, bypass systems)
- Acute occlusions of the arteries of the extremities (local lysis therapy, surgical thrombectomy/embolectomy)
- Bulging (aneurysms) and tears (dissections) of thoracic, abdominal and pelvic arteries (tube or Y-prosthesis, stent prostheses)
- Constrictions and occlusions of the carotid arteries (stent implantation, eversion endarterectomy, removal grafting)
Range of diagnostic services
- Doppler and duplex sonography
- Measurement of occlusive pressure
- CT scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Digital subtraction angiography
Range of therapeutic services
- Intermittent claudication: balloon dilatation, stent implantation, removal grafting, bypass systems
- Circumventing occlusions using bypasses, preferably using the body's own vein or by means of plastic prostheses, CT-guided sympathetic blocks
- Treatment of acute arterial occlusions: local lysis therapy, surgical thrombectomy/embolectomy, balloon enlargement, stent implantation
- Aneurysm surgery on the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic arteries
- Endovascular therapy for aortic dissection using a specially developed method (distal extended branched petticoat)
- Carotid artery surgery: stent implantations, eversion endarterectomy, removal grafting
- Port implantations
- Dialysis access procedures (AV shunts, dialysis catheters)
Dr Lars Kock is a specialist in vascular surgery and Chief Physician at the Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Albertinen-Hospital in Hamburg.
In case it proves to make medical sense, Dr Kock and his team use minimally invasive endovascular techniques. In addition, so-called hybrid procedures are applied when open surgeries on the vascular system are combined with endovascular procedures.
Specialist in Endovascular Surgical Procedures for Aneurysms of the Thoracic, Abdominal, and Thoracoabdominal Aorta
Dr Kock is a specialist in endovascular surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysms. As a precaution, aneurysms of the abdominal artery should be operated as soon as they reach a diameter of 5 cm. The risk of an aneurysm bursting rises with increasing diameter. Standard treatment involves open surgery by accessing the aneurysm from outside via an abdominal incision. For many patients with severe concomitant diseases, this surgical method is associated with a high surgical risk. This is why so-called endovascular procedures are available in vascular surgery nowadays. In this connection, the cardiovascular surgeon opts to access the aneurysm via small incisions in the groin region and the aneurysm of the abdominal artery is treated by inserting stent prostheses.
Custom-Made Stent Prostheses Enable Minimally Invasive Abdominal Aneurysm Surgery Even in Complicated Cases
For a long time, depending on the location of the abdominal aortic aneurysm, it was not possible to perform minimally invasive surgery by using conventional stent prostheses. The stent prosthesis would have concealed outflows of other important arteries and thus hindered blood flow to gut, kidneys, and liver. However, at the Albertinen Hamburg Vascular Centre it is possible to perform minimally invasive surgery using custom-made stent prostheses on patients with complicated abdominal aortic aneurysms. To do this, the position of the aneurysm is exactly measured by means of a CT scan and a stent prosthesis is individually assembled with windows or apertures keeping the arteries open and accessible. Then, this tailor-made device is inserted via an entry point through the inguinal artery.
Complete Coverage of the Full Spectrum of Vascular Surgery
It is not only aneurysms that Dr Kock and his team treat with the highest professional expertise. State-of-the-art therapeutic and surgical methods are also available for all other important vascular diseases such as peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD) and vascular occlusions of the extremities or carotid arteries. Depending on the patient, vascular doctors implement these approaches by either using minimally invasive techniques or open surgery.
More information can be found at Dr Lars Kock's website.
|1990–1995||Medical studies at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel|
|02/1996–01/1997||Practical year at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil|
|04/1997–09/1997||Intern at the Park Clinic, Gynaecology, Kiel|
|06/1997||Doctorate (magna cum laude)|
|09/1997–01/1999||Intern/Assistant Physician at Behring Hospital, Berlin-Zehlendorf|
|10/1998||Licence to practise medicine|
|02/1999–01/2007||Assistant Physician at the Surgical University Hospital, Rostock|
|7/2006||Sub-specialisation in vascular surgery|
|02/2007–10/2009||Senior Physician for Surgery at the KMG Clinic, Güstrow|
|10/2009–11/2009||Senior Physician and Head of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Clinic, Neubrandenburg|
|12/2009–12/2011||Executive Senior Physician for Vascular, Thoracic and Endovascular Surgery at the Asklepios Clinic Altona, Hamburg|
|01/2012–present||Chief Physician of the Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Albertinen-Hospital, Hamburg|
- Dr Homam Osman
Head Senior Physician
- Even Jöntvedt
- Wiebke Braasch
- Johannes Winterhoff
Vascular Surgery Specialis
- Julia Will
Abdominal Surgery Specialist
- Dr Oliver Ahlbrecht
- Torsten Kleber
Specialist in vascular surgery
|Hamburg Central Station||9 km|
|Hamburg Airport||14 km|
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Dr Lars Kock
Clinic for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Süntelstraße 11a, D-22457 Hamburg
Daily 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Private consultation hours
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm