Vascular Practice Team

Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Ockert

Prof. Dr. med. Ste­fan Ockert is a high­ly expe­ri­en­ced spe­cia­list in vascu­lar sur­ge­ry with a focus on the tre­at­ment of the main arte­ry (aor­ta), the caro­tid arte­ry and hybrid inter­ven­ti­ons in the pel­vic leg area. His trai­ning as a sur­ge­on was car­ri­ed out at the Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal Mann­heim. In 2003 he began fur­ther trai­ning to beco­me a vascu­lar sur­ge­on at the renow­ned Cli­nic for Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hei­del­berg under Prof. J. R. Allen­berg.

Sub­se­quent­ly, Prof. Ockert worked as a seni­or phy­si­ci­an at Kli­ni­kum rechts der Isar under Prof. H. H. Eck­stein, final­ly beco­m­ing his depu­ty as well as depu­ty medi­cal direc­tor. Prof. Ockert is a foun­ding mem­ber of the Munich Cent­re for Aor­tic Disea­ses (in coope­ra­ti­on with the depart­ment of vascu­lar sur­ge­ry at Kli­ni­kum rechts der Isar, the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich and the Ger­man Heart Cent­re Munich).

In 2012, Prof. Ockert moved to Switz­er­land to begin work as depu­ty head phy­si­ci­an and co-head phy­si­ci­an at the Lucer­ne Can­to­nal Hos­pi­tal. The­re, he expan­ded the endo­vascu­lar aor­tic sur­ge­ry and intro­du­ced new endo­vascu­lar tre­at­ments. For many years, Prof. Ockert has regu­lar­ly par­ti­ci­pa­ted in natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal con­gres­ses as a speaker at sci­en­ti­fic lec­tures and as a tutor at Vascu­lar Inter­na­tio­nal trai­ning cour­ses. He is also the aut­hor of many inter­na­tio­nal sci­en­ti­fic arti­cles. Prof. Ockert is regu­lar­ly invol­ved in stu­dent rese­arch and tea­ching and has been Pro­fes­sor of Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich sin­ce 2018. In addi­ti­on, Prof. Ockert is a sci­en­ti­fic advi­so­ry board mem­ber and asso­cia­te edi­tor of the jour­nal “Gefäss­chir­ur­gie” (“Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry”).

Publi­ca­ti­ons: PubMed

  • Spe­cia­list for Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry FMH
  • Endo­vascu­lar Spe­cia­list DGG
  • Spe­cia­list for Sur­ge­ry FMH
  • Endo­vascu­lar Sur­ge­on DGG
  • Sur­ge­ry of the exten­ded main arte­ry (aor­ta): endo­vascu­lar (stent prosthe­ses: EVAR/TEVAR/FEVAR) and con­ven­tio­nal (open sur­gi­cal)
  • Tre­at­ment and pre­ven­ti­on of stro­ke through throm­bo­end­ar­terec­to­my of the caro­tid arte­ry (caro­tid TEA)
  • Hybrid ope­ra­ti­ons (com­bi­na­ti­on inter­ven­ti­ons) in the pel­vic leg area (throm­bo­end­ar­terec­to­my of the femo­ral artery/femoral TEA + pel­vis stent implan­ta­ti­on)
  • Peri­pheral bypass sur­ge­ry (femo­ral-pop­li­te­al/­fe­mo­ral-crural) for the tre­at­ment of inter­mit­tent clau­di­ca­ti­on and the tre­at­ment of cri­ti­cal ischemia
  • Con­ven­tio­nal open and endo­vascu­lar eli­mi­na­ti­on of peri­pheral vasodi­la­ti­on (iliac and pop­li­te­al aneu­rysms)
  • Con­ven­tio­nal open and endo­vascu­lar tre­at­ment of occlu­si­on of the aor­ta (Leri­che syn­dro­me) and the inter­nal organ arte­ries (renal arteries/intestinal arte­ry)
  • Hybrid ope­ra­ti­ons (com­bi­na­ti­on inter­ven­ti­ons) of the aor­ta with the supra­a­or­tic or vis­ceral arte­ries

Dr. med. Jan Duwe

Dr. med. Jan Duwe is a spe­cia­list in vascu­lar sur­ge­ry with a focus on both the endo­vascu­lar and open sur­gi­cal tre­at­ment of pel­vic and leg arte­ries. His focus is on the tre­at­ment of disea­ses of the veins, espe­ci­al­ly vari­co­se veins and the rel­ap­se the­re­of. In addi­ti­on, Dr. med. Jan Duwe spe­cia­li­zes in the crea­ti­on of indi­vi­du­al access for dia­ly­sis pati­ents (arte­rio­venous fis­tu­la or shunt sys­tem, such as cathe­ter implan­ta­ti­on).

After stu­dy­ing medi­ci­ne at the Cha­rité of Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty in Ber­lin, Dr. med. Jan Duwe attai­ned a doc­to­ra­te with expe­ri­men­tal cli­ni­cal work on the in vitro coa­ting of vascu­lar prosthe­ses with human endo­the­li­al cells. For this dis­ser­ta­ti­on, he recei­ved the Robert Koch Pri­ze from the Cha­rité in 1999.

Dr. med. Jan Duwe began his trai­ning in car­diac sur­ge­ry at the Cha­rité of Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty in Ber­lin. He has lived and worked in Switz­er­land sin­ce 1999 and holds Swiss citi­zenship. He com­ple­ted his trai­ning as an FMH spe­cia­list in sur­ge­ry and vascu­lar sur­ge­ry (incl. a cer­ti­fi­ca­te of achie­ve­ment in phle­bo­lo­gy and endo­venous ther­mal abla­ti­on of saphe­nous veins) at the Cli­nic for Car­diac and Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry with Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. T. Car­rel and Prof. Dr. med. J. Schmid­li at the Insel­spi­tal hos­pi­tal in Bern and as a seni­or phy­si­ci­an at the sur­gi­cal cli­nics of the can­to­nal hos­pi­tals in Lies­tal and Schaff­hau­sen. From 2008 to 2019 he worked as a vascu­lar sur­ge­on at the Lucer­ne Can­to­nal Hos­pi­tal and from 2016 to 2019 he was a seni­or phy­si­ci­an. He beca­me a Fel­low of the European Board of Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry (FEBVS) in 2013.

  • Spe­cia­list for Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry FMH
  • Fel­low of the European Board of Vascu­lar Sur­ge­ry (FEBVS)
  • Spe­cia­list for Sur­ge­ry FMH
  • Phle­bo­lo­gy Cer­ti­fi­ca­te of Achie­ve­ment (USGG)
  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­te of Achie­ve­ment in Endo­venous Ther­mal Abla­ti­on of Saphe­nous Veins (USGG)
  • Peri­pheral bypass sur­ge­ry (femo­ral-pop­li­te­al/­fe­mo­ral-crural) for the tre­at­ment of inter­mit­tent clau­di­ca­ti­on and the tre­at­ment of cri­ti­cal ischemia
  • Con­ven­tio­nal open and endo­vascu­lar eli­mi­na­ti­on of peri­pheral vasodi­la­ti­on (iliac and pop­li­te­al aneu­rysms)
  • Con­ven­tio­nal open and endo­vascu­lar tre­at­ment of disea­ses of the aor­ta (main arte­ry) in vasodi­la­ti­on (aneu­rysms) or occlu­si­ons
  • Hybrid ope­ra­ti­ons in the pel­vic leg area (throm­bo­end­ar­terec­to­my of the femo­ral arte­ry + stent implan­ta­ti­on)
  • The ent­i­re spec­trum of tre­at­ment of vari­co­se veins: from clas­si­cal sur­ge­ry to endo­lu­mi­nal, mini­mal­ly inva­si­ve sclero­the­ra­py pro­ce­du­res (laser or radio­fre­quen­cy abla­ti­on), espe­ci­al­ly for rel­ap­se situa­ti­ons (after initi­al tre­at­ment) and tre­at­ment of chro­nic con­ges­ti­on wounds (open leg, ulcers)
  • Sclero­the­ra­py of vari­co­se veins (in com­bi­na­ti­on with vari­co­se tre­at­ment or as an indi­vi­du­al tre­at­ment)
  • Implan­ta­ti­on, care and revi­si­on of dia­ly­sis access (arte­rio­venous fis­tu­la and arte­rio­venous shunt), as well as implan­ta­ti­on of vascu­lar cathe­ters

Franziska Herzig

Ms. Fran­zis­ka Her­zig has been working as a chief medi­cal secreta­ry for vascu­lar sur­ge­ry in Lucer­ne for more than 20 years. She has been working inten­si­ve­ly with the owners of the prac­tice for many years and can opti­mal­ly assess the spe­ci­fic needs of our vascu­lar pati­ents and sup­port them in making appoint­ments and in the orga­ni­za­ti­on of out­pa­ti­ent and inpa­ti­ent tre­at­ments. Ms. Her­zig has com­ple­ted an appren­ti­ce­ship as a busi­ness­wo­man with fur­ther trai­ning as a medi­cal secreta­ry H+. She also regu­lar­ly par­ti­ci­pa­tes in medi­cal trai­ning cour­ses to increa­se her orga­ni­za­tio­nal exper­ti­se.