Klinik Stephanshorn

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Extremity amputation in foot phlegmon (program ID: 120385)

Wolfgang Nagel

Dr. med.

Wolfgang Nagel

Department of Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

2001 – 2014   Leitender Arzt, Gefäss, Thorax- Transplantationschirurgie, Klinik für Chirurgie, Kantonsspital St.Gallen

2001 – 2001   Gastarzt, Klinik für Gefässchirurgie, Universitätsklinik Heidelberg

2001 – 2001   Gastarzt, Klinik für Gefässchirurgie und Nierentransplantation, Universitätsklinik Düsseldorf

2000 – 2000   Oberarzt / Chefarztstellvertreter, Abteilung für Thoraxchirurgie am Universitätsspital Zürich

1996 – 2000   Chefarzt Abteilung für Chirurgie, Schwerpunkt Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie, Kreiskrankenhaus Erding (Bayern/DE)

1993   Leitender Oberarzt, Klinik für Chirurgie am Kantonsspital St.Gallen

1989   Oberarzt, Klinik für Chirurgie am Kantonsspital St.Gallen

1987   Stellvertretender Oberarzt, Klinik für Chirurgie am Kantonsspital St.Gallen

1986 – 1987   Klinik für Allgemein-, Thorax- und Gefässchirurgie in Konstanz

1985 – 1986   Klinik für Unfallchirurgie in Konstanz

1983 – 1984   Klinik für Allgemein-, Thorax- und Gefässchirurgie in Konstanz

1982 – 1983   Medizinische Klinik C (Onkologie) am Kantonsspital St.Gallen

1980 – 1982   Klinik für Allgemein-, Thorax- und Gefässchirurgie in Konstanz

1979 – 1980   Klinik für Nuklearmedizin und Radiotherapie im Stadtspital Triemli / Zürich

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Vascular Surgery Stephan Horn offers interdisciplinary medical services in areas of vascular surgery, interventional radiology and thoracic surgery. All typical operations for diseases of the large and small vessels are performed routinely and competently in the vascular surgery. In thoracic surgery modern techniques like minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung sparing surgery and laser surgery are available. In the Microtherapy pathological changes are examined and treated by using tiny instruments.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • Lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol,
      triglycerides Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
    • TSH
  • doppler/ duplex receptacles of lower extremities
  • angio-MRI from aorta and of lower extremities
  • duplex peripheral arteries
  • preoperative care
  • extremity amputation with subsequent
    plastic repair of skin cover
    daily bandaging and wound care
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance 
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Today, many people prefer healthcare in Europe, for example, in Switzerland. Medical infrastructure and a wide range of medical services in Swiss clinics, including Klinik Stephanshorn, provide optimal medical services. Our clinic offers exactly the treatment that meets all the parameters and the individual needs of the patient. Healthcare in Europe is known for its high quality, therefore, in order to ensure the best medical care for our patients, the clinic cooperates exclusively with experienced professionals and practitioners who rent beds in the hospital. The advantage of free medical practitioners system is that the patient may choose his/her personal doctor.

Free medical practitioners perform surgeries in the clinic, as well as all the necessary procedures for the treatment of inpatients and outpatients. In addition, these doctors work in their own consultation rooms. Close cooperation with our accredited free medical practitioners in the competent centers gives an opportunity to provide even more comprehensive medical care for the benefits of our patients. Thus, you can take advantage of a whole range of high-quality health services that can meet a wide variety of needs. At your request, we will be happy to advise you on matters of choice of a qualified physician or other specified specialist.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.