Krankenhaus Nordwest

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Open endarterectomy or angeoplasty of lower extremity arterial disease, diabetes foot syndrome (program ID: 33955)

Max Zegelman

Prof. Dr. med.

Max Zegelman

Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: vascular surgery, thoracic surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 2009 Endovaskulärer Chirurg
  • 1998 APL-Professur an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
  • 1996 Zusatzbezeichnung Phlebologie
  • 1993 Chefarzt der Klinik für Gefäß- und Thoraxchirurgie am Krankenhaus Nordwest
  • 1995 Facharzt für Thoraxchirurgie
  • 1990 Habilation
  • 1988 Facharzt für Gefäßchirurgie
  • 1986 Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1979 Promotion
  • 1978 Approbation
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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

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
  • open endarterectomy or angeoplasty
  • daily wound care
  • 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 clinic is an academic hospital in the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Clinic includes ten departments and four specialized centers, and successfully implements the concept of patient-oriented medicine.

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.