At the Division of Visceral Surgery, inpatients and outpatients receive diagnostic and therapeutic services related to visceral surgery. The range of services includes elective treatment of diseases affecting the arteries and veins as well as the insertion of arteriovenous shunts for patients with chronic kidney failure for the purpose of hemodialysis. Vascular surgical emergencies throughout the province of Styria are treated around the clock and as necessary on the site where they have occurred. One emphasis of vascular surgery therapy is interdisciplinary treatment of endoluminal aneurysms. Minimally invasive treatment can clear aneurysms from the large arteries.
A second emphasis is operative treatment of carotid artery stenosis. The division performs surgery on the A. carotis under locoregional anesthesia, which results in significantly shorter inpatient treatment times. Furthermore, some patients who are unable to undergo vascular surgery can be treated with so-called spinal stimulation in which electrical impulses stimulate the spinal cord to improve circulation and inhibit pain.
The uniqueness and the added value of our division are the result of the symbiosis between patient care, research and education. The division is jointly operated by the Medical University of Graz and the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes). This interdisciplinary cooperation between both providers at the University Hospital Graz site is also reflected on our website. More information on patient care can be found at the University Hospital Graz website.