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Department of vascular and endovascular surgery

Dr. med. Jens Hahner
general surgery, vascular surgery

About the department

The department of vascular and endovascular surgery at Academic Hospital Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main provides state-of-the-art treatment for diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatics. The department has various diagnostic tests to detect vascular pathologies, including doppler sonography, angiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The advantage for patients is that low-traumatic endovascular interventions are widely used in the department. Vascular surgeons are highly experienced in performing thromboendarterectomy, balloon dilatation and stent implantation. Open surgery is used as a last resort in treating particularly complex vascular diseases.

The department's medical services range from proven open surgeries to interventional catheter techniques and purely conservative procedures. The choice of therapy depends on medical requirements and the type of disease and is individually and closely agreed with the patient. The primary attention in the treatment is paid to occlusive processes in the vessels of the pelvis and legs, narrowing of the carotid arteries, expansion of thoracic aortic and installation of atrioventricular shunts in dialysis patients.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Arterial occlusive disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Varicose veins
  • Diabetic foot
  • Polyneuropathic foot
  • Lymphedema
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical exam 
  • Ankle-brachial index (compares the blood pressure in the upper and lower limbs)
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Diagnostic angiography (uses X-rays to take pictures of blood vessels)
  • Blood tests (cholesterol, sugar)
  • Doppler and duplex sonography 
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Computed tomography
  • Light reflection rheography (examines insufficiencies of the venous valves)
  • Venous occlusion plethysmography (non-invasive measurement of blood flow)

Treatment: 

  • Thrombendarterectomy
  • Balloon dilatation
  • Stent implantation
  • Shunting by transplantation of own vein or implantation of an artificial vascular prosthesis 
  • Eversion carotid endarterectomy
  • Abdominal aortic prosthesis
  • Crossectomy procedure
  • Venefit procedure
  • Foam sclerotherapy
  • Surgical treatment of non-healing wounds
  • Other operations
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1989 - 1990 Study of Chemistry, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • 1990 - 1998 Study of Human Medicine, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • 2000 - 2001 Research Fellow at the Center for Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  • 2001 - 2005 Doctor (advanced training), Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • 2005 - 2008 Doctor (advanced training), Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
  • 2008 - 2009 Doctor (advanced training), Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main

Experience

  • 1999 - 2000 Work in the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, City Hospital Fulda
  • 2009 - 2011 Senior Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main
  • 2011 - 2019 Managing Senior Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main
  • 2019 Acting Head Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main
  • 2020 Medical Advisor and Honorary Physician, Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main
  • Since 2020 Work in the Private Practice for Vascular Surgery at Kaiserplatz, Frankfurt am Main
  • Since 2021 Head Physician, Department of Vascular Surgery at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society of Surgery
  • German Society for Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Foot Surgery Association
  • German Society of Lymphology
  • German Diabetes Society
  • German Society of Phlebology
  • Working Group on Diabetic Foot Syndrome of the German Diabetes Society
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