PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Diagnostics of chordoma of the sacrum (program ID: 221513)

Paul J. Altmann

Paul J. Altmann

Department of Hand and Foot Surgery

Specialized in: traumatology, Hand Surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1969 Studium Biologie später Humanmedizin Universität zu Köln
  • 1976 Staatsexamen; wissenschaftl. HK: Institut für Anatomie der Universität zu Köln
  • 1977-1978 Medizinalassistent in Gynäkologie, Innere Medizin im St.Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Köln-Hohenlind sowie Urologie, Unfall- und Handchirurgie im Städt. Klinikum Leverkusen
  • 16.07.1978 Approbation als Arzt
    • wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit chirurgische Universitätsklinik Köln-Lindenthal
  • Seit 1.12.1978 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Chirurgie im Städt. Krankenhaus Leverkusen,Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie, Prof. Dr. K .H. Grözinger sowie Abteilung für Unfall-, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie Dr. Rahmel.
  • 1979/1980 Truppenarzt im Sanitätszentrum Bundeswehr/Luftwaffe LeKG41/JaBoG41 Husum
  • 1986 Anerkennung als Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1987 Anerkennung im Teilgebiet Unfallchirurgie; Weitere Tätigkeit bei Dr. Rahmel
  • 1991 Fachkunde Rettungsdienst nach langjähriger Tätigkeit als Notarzt in Leverkusen
  • 1992 Fachkunde Strahlenschutz
  • 1981-1988 Dozent und Prüfer an der Schwesternschule des Städt. Krankenhauses Leverkusen
  • 1989-1999 Oberarzt der chirurgischen- und Unfallabteilung Evangelisches Krankenhaus Köln, Weyertal
    • Umfangreiche chirurgische, insbesondere unfallchirurgische orthopädisch/arthroskopische Tätigkeit
  • Aufbau und Leitung des Bereiches Handchirurgie
  • Ab 1993 eigenes Liquidationsrecht für Handchirurgie stationär/ambulant
  • 1996 Anerkennung der Zusatzbezeichnung Handchirurgie vor der Ärztekammer Nordrhein
    • Ermächtigung zur kassenärztliche Versorgung für Handchirurgie am Krankenhaus
  • 1990-1998 Dozent und Prüfer der Schwesternschule EVK Köln, Weyertal
  • 1999 Gründung der Praxis für Hand- und Fußchirurgie im Zentrum von Köln
  • seit 1999 Leitender Arzt für Hand- und Fußchirurgie der PAN-Klinik Köln
  • 2004 Zertifizierung durch die Gesellschaft für Fußchirurgie
  • Durchgangsarzt der Berufsgenossenschaften
  • Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit zu
    • Kardiophono-Simulation (programmierte Lehrmethoden)
    • Pseudo-Lupus-Erythemathodes
    • Chronische Pankreatitis (s. Veröffentlichungen)
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

At our practice, we take care of patients with finger, toe, hand and foot diseases and injuries. Based on more than 30 years of expertise, we focus on the diagnosis, surgical treatment and therapeutic care of accident and occupational injury patients. In collaboration with our qualified staff we use the PAN Clinic’s well-equipped operating theatres. Your hands and feet are in good hands with us – whether in emergency or long-term treatment.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT / MRI of the sacrum
  • repeat biopsy if indicated
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

PAN clinic offers excellent consultations, treatment and diagnostic in one medical facility. The specialists are ready to provide each patient with top-level medical services and make everything to help patient’s recovery. PAN clinic is practicing integrated healthcare: a treatment concept, according to which physicians work in close cooperation during the whole patient’s stay at the clinic. It helps to provide more optimized and effective treatment at reduced costs.

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.