Krankenhaus Nordwest

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery


Max Zegelman

Prof. Dr. med.

Max Zegelman

Specialized in: vascular surgery, thoracic surgery

A modern and individually patient-oriented medicine can only be provided by a competent teamwork. This interdisciplinarity is implemented at the Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery on a daily basis.

In the Vascular Center the treatment of acute and chronic disorders of blood circulation (peripheral arterial occlusive disease) in legs, hands, brain arteries and mesenteric arteries is conducted. In addition to surgical procedures such as bypassing or enucleation of vasoconstriction (thromboendarterectomy), the Center for Treatment of Vascular Diseases offers a full range of interventional therapies such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stents.

The focus of treatment at the Vascular Center is:

  • Circulatory disturbance in legs
  • Circulatory disturbance in hands
  • Blood supply disturbance in brain vessels
  • Circulatory disturbance in mesenteric arteries
  • Reconstruction of the renal arteries
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Peripheral vascular aneurysm
  • Surgical treatment of varicose veins
  • Venous aneurysm
  • Venous thrombectomy in case of pelvic vein thrombosis
  • Implantation of pacemaker and defibrillator
  • Vascular lesions, cancer vascular surgery and vascular malformations
  • Bypass surgery for dialysis access
  • Neurostimulation
  • Treatment of patients with vascular prosthesis infections
  • Chronic wounds

The Department of Thoracic Surgery makes all the extracardiac surgery on lungs, bones of the chest, bronchial tree, trachea and diaphragm are performed. Surgical procedures at the Department of Thoracic Surgery include:

  • Lobectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Pleural mesothelioma
  • Metastasis surgery
  • Reconstruction of the chest wall
  • Surgery for reducing lung volume/ emphysema surgery
  • Thoracoscopy and thoracoscopic operations with video support
  • Mediastinoscopy and surgery of the mediastinum
  • Treatment of pneumothorax
  • Thoracic sympathectomy



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