UKGM Gießen

Giessen, Germany

Extremity amputation in foot phlegmon (program ID: 38339)

Winfried Padberg

Prof. Dr. med.

Winfried Padberg

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic, Transplant and Pediatric Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, visceral surgery and thoracic surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

25.04.1996 Anerkennung der Schwerpunktbezeichnung „Viszeralchirurgie“ Anerkennung der Schwerpunktbezeichnung „Thoraxchirurgie“

16.09.1996 apl.-Professur

01.05.1998 Leitender Oberarzt der Klinik für Allgemein- und Thoraxchirurgie

28.09.-10.10.1998 Hospitation AKH-Universitätsklinikum Wien, Abteilung für Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie (Prof. Dr. W. Klepetko)

01.10.1999 Ermächtigung zur Weiterbildung im Schwerpunkt „Thoraxchirurgie“

28.02.-03.03.2000 Hospitation Universitätsklinik Inselhospital Bern, Abteilung für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie (Prof. Dr. M. Büchler)

01.04.2000-28.02.2003 Geschäftsführender Direktor der Chirurgischen Klinik sowie Chefarzt der Abteilung für Allgemein-,Viszeral-, Thorax- und Kinderchirurgie des Klinikums am Steinenberg, Reutlingen, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Tübingen.

ab 01.03.2003 Direktor der Abteilung für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Thorax-, Transplantations- und Kinderchirurgie des Universitätsklinikums Gießen

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Holler JP, Schmitz J, Roehrig R, Wilker S, Hecker A, Padberg W, Grau V. Expression of peptide YY by human blood leukocytes. Peptides. 2014 Jun 23. pii: S0196-9781(14)00155-7

Skwirba M, Zakrzewicz A, Atanasova S, Wilker S, Fuchs-Moll G, Müller D, Padberg W, Grau V. Expression of nestin after renal transplantation in the rat. APMIS. 2014 Apr 4

Amati AL, Hecker A, Schwandner T, Ghanem H, Holler J, Reichert M, Padberg W. A hemangioma of the sigmoid colon mesentery presenting as a retroperitonealtumor: a case report and review. World J Surg Oncol. 2014 Mar 31;12:79. doi: 10.1186/1477-7819-12-79.

Atanasova S, Hirschburger M, Jonigk D, Obert M, Petri K, Evers A, Hecker A, Schmitz J, Kaufmann A, Wilhelm J, Chakraborty T, Warnecke G, Gottlieb J, Padberg W, Grau V. A relevant experimental model for human bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Nov;32(11):1131-9. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.07.016. Epub 2013 Sep 16.

Zakrzewicz A, Krasteva G, Wilhelm J, Dietrich H, Wilker S, Padberg W, Wygrecka M, Grau V (2011) Reduced expression of arrestin beta 2 by intravascular monocytes during acute rejection of rat renal allografts. Immunobiology [Epub ahead of print], doi: 0.1016/j.imbio.2010.11.005

Zakrzewicz A, Wilhelm J, Blöcher S, Wilczynska J, Wilker S, Dietrich H, Weimer R, Padberg W, Grau V (2011) Leukocyte accumulation in graft blood vessels during reversible acute rejection of rat kidneys. Immunobiology [Epub ahead of print], doi: 10.1016/j.imbio.2010.09.009

Ploetz C, Janßen H, Zakrzewicz A, Paddenberg R, Padberg W, Kummer W, Grau V (2011) Aggravation of chronic nephropathy by addition of fumarate to the University of Wisconsin preservation solution. J Surg Res [Epub ahead of print], doi">10.1016/j.jss.2009.05.044

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The clinic brings all areas of modern surgery and related medical directions together, including endocrine surgery, endoscopy, pediatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, thoracic surgery, transplantation, removal of tumors and vascular surgery.


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 


Type of program :
Duration of program:

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About hospital

Gießen is an old university town 30 km far from Marburg, where in 1607 the Ludwig University was situated, and where can be found the oldest German botanic garden. This is also the city where stands a monument to x-rays.

Gießen is situated 30 km away from Marburg. Today, Giessen and Marburg are not only historical culture centers, but also cities with effective, modern hospital system based on medical University, which is well known both in Germany and abroad.

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.