University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Endovascular bifurcational operation of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (program ID: 273696)

Utz Settmacher

Prof. Dr. med.

Utz Settmacher

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, vascular surgery, abdominal surgery

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The Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, led by Prof. Dr. med. Utz Settmacher, as a university institution represents the general surgery, abdominal surgery, vascular surgery and care after transplantation, as well as research and teaching. Due to its great achievements in treatment of bowel cancer, the department is highly recommended in the latest FOCUS list of top German clinics.

A particular focus of the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Utz Settmacher, is on the treatment of tumors. In order to ensure modern, complex treatment, there is a close cooperation with other departments of the hospital (gastroenterology, oncology, radiation therapy, radiology, pathology etc.). On the interdisciplinary tumor boards, treatment options for individual patients are discussed in detail. The treatment of patients is integrated into clinical studies so that all patients can benefit immediately from the latest scientific findings. Innovative surgical techniques all the way to organ transplantation are incorporated into the complex treatment plans. In order to facilitate a rapid recovery, the team of physicians and medical assistants, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Utz Settmacher, implement less traumatic surgical techniques (e.g. minimally invasive surgery).

The Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Jena, led by Prof. Dr. med. Utz Settmacher, performs organ transplantations of abdominal organs as single procedures or as combined procedures, i.e. multi-visceral transplantations (pancreas and kidney, liver and heart or kidney etc.). Another focus is on the transplantation of organs from living donors in order to limit the scarcity of donor organs. In order to improve the quality of life new strategies in immunosuppressive therapy and for the treatment of osteoporosis are implemented.

The treatment of vascular diseases is another focus of the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Jena. Here, modern techniques of open and endo-vascular surgery are utilized. The department is working in cooperation with colleagues from the areas of angiology, radiology, nephrology and neurology within the framework of a vascular center.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • 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)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral and peripheral vessels
  • duplex of abdominal aortic
  • CT/ MRI-angiography of abdominal aortic
  • preoperative care
  • endovascular bifurcation prosthetics of the abdominal aorta
  • blood transfusions (if needed)
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • 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 University Hospital Jena, looking back on a history of more than 200 years, is the only university hospital in the state of Thuringia. The tradition of medical education at the University Hospital Jena is even older – being one of the founding faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University, the Medical Faculty looks back on an experience of more than 450 years.

Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 employees is the biggest employer in the region. Every year, its 26 clinical centers provide care for more than 300,000 in- and outpatients. 2,400 students of medicine and dentistry study medicine here, and scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations contribute to the further development of medicine. In the latest FOCUS clinic list, the University Hospital Jena occupies the 16th place.

The University Hospital Jena also enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond Germany and has a long-lasting experience in treatment and care for international patients. The hospital invites patients from all over the world, who want to receive treatment in Germany and to benefit from the latest scientific findings and high-standard medical treatment and patient care.

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.