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Department of vascular surgery

PD. Dr. med. Gabor Gabel
vascular surgery

About the department

The vascular surgery department at Helios Hospital Krefeld offers a full range of services to diagnose and treat vascular diseases. The department has advanced diagnostic methods for accurate diagnoses, including 3D ultrasound, Doppler, oscillography, CT angiography and MR angiography. The department is proud of its outstanding treatment results, especially abdominal aortic aneurysms. The department performs all modern operations to treat aneurysms: stenting and open surgery. In addition, doctors specialise in complex endovascular surgeries served in a specially equipped hybrid operating room.

A separate direction of the department is the treatment of obliterating atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries and stenosis. All modern therapeutic methods for treating this disease are available in the department. However, primarily preference is given to conservative forms of treatment, including drug treatment with aspirin and the use of drugs to reduce lipid levels. In more severe cases, surgical treatment is performed, such as an endarterectomy or stenting.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Vascular insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Deep vein thrombosis 
  • Varicose veins 
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Vasculitis


  • Anamnesis (disease’s history) 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Electrocardiography (ECG) 
  • Doppler sonography 
  • Duplex sonography
  • Oscillography (allows to measure the micro and macrocirculation in fingers)
  • Computed tomographic angiography
  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Subtraction angiography (catheter study)


  • Conservative/drug therapy
  • Catheter interventions with vessel dilatation and stent implantation
  • Open surgeries
  • Carotid endarterectomy 
  • Stenting 
  • Peripheral artery bypass 
  • Coronary angioplasty 
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
  • Dialysis access 
  • Endovascular stent-graft 
  • Other treatment procedures 
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Doctor profile


  • 1997 - 2004 Study of Medicine at the Semmelweis University in Budapest and at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 2004 Medical license
  • 2004 - 2005 Assistant Physician and Research Fellow at the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, University Hospital Leipzig
  • 2005 Defense of doctoral thesis, Medical Faculty of Leipzig University
  • 2010 Medical Specialist in Surgery
  • 2013 Main specialization: vascular surgery


  • 2012 - 2017 Senior Physician of the Section for Vascular Surgery of the Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital Munich 
  • Since 2017 Chief Physician of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the Helios Clinic Krefeld
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