Medical Departments

Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Matthias Heinrich Tenholt MD

Head of Department

  • Specialist in surgery, vascular surgery, phlebology 
  • Endovascular specialist of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie [German Society for Vascular Surgery] 
  • Additional title: Emergency Medicine 
  • Specialist knowledge: Radiation protection for emergency diagnostics and vascular system
  • Full training authorisation for vascular and endovascular surgery, 48 months
  • Full training authorisation for basic surgery, 24 months Memberships


Clinical key activities

  • Carotid artery surgery and stroke prevention 
  • Endovascular and open treatment of the aortic aneurysms 
  • Bypass surgery and hybrid interventions for the treatment of arterial occlusive disease and diabetic foot
  • Minimally invasive shunt surgery and bypass surgery 
  • Combined open and endovascular procedures for the limb preservation and treatment of smoker's leg disease (peripheral arterial occlusive disease) 
  • Treatment of varicose veins by radio-frequency obliteration and minimally invasive (cryoprobe, endoscopically-assisted exeresis) 
  • Vascular access: Port systems for chemotherapy, Demers catheters for dialysis

Scientific focus 

  • Participation in the international GALA study comparing regional anaesthesia and general anaesthesia in the surgery of the carotid artery 
  • Indocyanine green fluorescence video angiography for the intraoperative presentation of plantar microcirculation and assessment of microcirculation in diabetics and patients with arterial occlusive disease 
  • Arterial reconstruction with femoral vein in the therapy of vascular infection.
  • Crural multi-segment bypass reconstructions 
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques in vascular surgery 
  • Contrast medium-based duplex sonography

Dr. Stefan Kennel MD

Leading Senior Consultant

  • Specialist in surgery, vascular surgery, phlebology 
  • Full training authorisation for phlebology, 18 months 
  • Additional title: Emergency medicine, endovascular specialist of DGG

Clinical key activities

  • Carotid artery surgery, surgery of aortic aneurysm 
  • Peripheral bypass reconstruction 
  • Shunt surgery 
  • Surgery of varicose veins 
  • Quality management, DRG officer

Scientific focus 

  • Vein conditioning by flap dissection 
  • Arterial reconstruction with femoral vein in the therapy of vascular infection

Maher Fattoum

Senior Consultant

  • Specialist in Vascular Surgery

Clinical key activities 

  • Interventional and open therapy of thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Open and endovascular therapy of peripheral arterial occlusive disease 
  • Open and endovascular therapy of carotid stenosis
  • Autologous reconstruction with vascular occlusion and infection 
  • Crural reconstructions for limb preservation
  • Shunt surgery

Dr. Axel Schmidt MD

Senior Consultant

  • Specialist in surgery

Clinical key activities 

  • Bypass surgery, autologous popliteal and crural reconstruction 
  • Vascular access surgery: Shunts, dialysis catheters, port systems 
  • Surgery of varicose veins 
  • Wound healing 
  • Transfusion representative 
  • Hygiene officer

Edeltraud Ramminger

Ward doctor

Clinical key activities 

  • Open and endovascular therapy of arterial occlusive disease 
  • Colour-coded duplex sonography of the peripheral vessels
  • Quality management


Chief secretariat
Mrs. Wiener
Bassermannstraße 1
68165 Mannheim
1st floor, room 103
Phone (0621) 424-4303
Fax (0621) 424-4676
E-Mail: info.gc

Vascular Surgical Outpatient Clinic

Phone (0621) 424-4303

Vascular Surgical Wards

Ward 2B
Phone (0621) 424-4214

Ward 2D
Phone (0621) 424-4302


The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Department is since 2011 certified by the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie und Gefäßmedizin as a centre. Recertification: 2014