Hospital of Nuremberg

Nürnberg, Germany

Treatment of lower limbs atherosclerosis (stage 4) by thromboendarterectomy (program ID: 238469)

Eric Verhoeven

Prof. Dr. med.

Eric Verhoeven

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Specialized in: vascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1994 Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1995 Facharzt für Gefäßchirurgie
  • 1995-2009 Leitender Arzt Endovaskuläre Chirurgie, Universitäts Krankenhaus Groningen (NL)
  • Seit 2009 Chefarzt der Klinik für Gefäßchirurgie, Klinikum Nürnberg
  • Habilitation 7. September 2005 Wissenschaftliche Thesis (PhD) Titel: "Endovascular aneurysm repair: Results and exploration of new frontiers", Universität Groningen
  • 13. Januar 2011 Part-time (APL) Professür Chirurgie, Medizinische Facultät, Universität Lissabon: Behandlung von Komplexen Aortenaneurysmen mit Fenestrierten und Branched Prothesen. (Antrittsvorlesung)
  • 1. Oktober 2011 Part-time (APL) Professür Gefäßchirurgie, Medizinische Facultät, Katholische Universität Leuven: Behandlung von Komplexen Aortenaneurysmen mit Fenestrierten und Branched Prothesen.
  • 30. Januar 2012 Antrittsvorlesung Universtät Leuven: State of The Art Fenestrated and Branched (T)EVAR


  • Belgische Vereniging voor Vaatchirurgie
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vaatchirurgie
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Heelkunde
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)
  • International Society of Endovascular Surgery (ISES)
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Vascular Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg has been successfully treating the patients with vascular diseases for almost 30 years. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. Eric Verhoeven. The Department is the European leader in the endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (large aortic aneurysm) by means of the special advanced prostheses.

In addition to the full range of vascular surgery, the Department deals with the other priority area - surgical treatment of carotid arteries for the stroke prevention. This area has an international reputation.  The treatment of the patients with nephrological disorders and bypass surgery (in order to have an access for dialysis) are carried out in a close collaboration with the Department of Nephrology.

A new Cardiovascular Centre of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg offers the up-to-date examination methods along with the highly professional doctors. These methods include: color-coded ultrasound duplex scanning, tomographic methods (the latest techniques of MRI an CT). Furthermore, the Department has a hybrid operating room, which enables the performance of high quality sparing operations.

The Department of Vascular Surgery at the Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof. Dr. Eric Verhoeven, offers the following range of services:

  • Aortic aneurysm surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases and complications
  • Conservative treatment of the arterial vessels
  • Open surgical and endovascular treatment of vascular diseases

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
  • thromboendarterectomy (surgical excision of the thrombus,
    followed of artery plastic)
  • blood transfusions (if needed)
  • 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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About hospital

The Klinikum Nürnberg is a modern hospital and an academic educational hospital in Germany. The hospital is located at two sites, namely the Klinikum North in the distract St. Johannis and the Klinikum South in the distract Langwasser. The Klinikum Nürnberg has 35 clinics and institutes of all medical specialties. In the latest clinic list of the news magazine FOCUS, it lands on the 35th place. Among the 70 top hospitals in Bavaria, the Klinikum Nürnberg occupies the 6th place.

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.