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Department of vascular and endovascular surgery

Dr. med. Wojciech Derwich
vascular and endovascular surgery

About the department

The department of vascular and endovascular surgery at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University is a supra-regional centre in which all vascular system diseases are treated. As a certified vascular centre and aortic centre (RAL Quality Mark), the department offers highly qualified, holistic treatment of all vascular conditions. The department team consists of three senior physicians with a head physician, three specialists, two secretaries, assistants, the nursing staff of the university outpatient clinic, vascular surgery ward, and the operating wing. 2,000 operations are performed at the department, and 4,000 outpatients receive medical care annually. There are three spacious treatment rooms, two intervention rooms, two operating theatres for outpatient operations, and a separate recovery room. 

The spectrum of interventions ranges from open surgeries to the latest interventional catheter techniques (singular or in combination with open surgery) and conservative procedures (non-surgical or medications). In addition, the department works with all diseases regarding arteries, veins, and lymph vessels and implantations of catheters/shunt grafts for different medical purposes.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Vascular disorders treated at the department:

  • Aortic aneurism (thoracic and abdominal)
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease, PAD(claudication)
  • Diabetic foot
  • Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Pelvic vein and cava thrombosis
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Vascular malformations
  • Haemangiomas and more

Offered treatment of vascular diseases:

  • Consulting on conservative treatment (secondary drug prophylaxis, lifestyle)
  • Open vascular surgery  
  • Minimally invasive procedures using balloon dilatation, stent implantation
  • Open and endovascular surgery of all aneurysm locations
  • Complex supplies with multiple fenestrated stent-grafts/ bypass surgery
  • Combined open and endovascular procedures (hybrid surgery)
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Shunt graft surgery: open creation of dialysis fistulas at all locations using the body's vessels and prosthetic material
  • Current study on the minimally invasive endovascular creation of dialysis fistulas
  • Installation of dialysis catheters for temporary dialysis
  • Port implantation (catheters for chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition) and more
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Doctor profile


  • Human Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • 2006-2007, Human Medicine, Universität Ulm


  • 2012, Acting Head of the Department of vascular and endovascular surgery at University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the RCPAD - Research Collaborative in Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Member of the German Society for Vascular Surgery And Vascular Medicine
  • Member of the European Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Author of more than 20 publications
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