Special Clinical Focus

  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Surgery of congenital deformities
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Burn and scar treatment

About us

Plastic surgery with its subspecialties reconstructive, aesthetic, hand and burn surgery is one of the most complex disciplines within the area of surgery. We treat the whole human body in order to restore the natural body form and function in cases of congenital deformities or after accidents and tumor formation. The basic concept of plastic surgery is patient treatment not only with life preservation in mind, but also the patient’s well-being in the sense of look, aesthetic, function and form. For each patient, the best possible individual solution has to be found in order to live up to the motto “plastic surgery – surgery for a new quality of life”.

Our work not only requires skillfulness and the utmost precision, but also a high level of sensitivity and artistic talent. In aesthetic surgery, it is also our primary goal to improve or restore the quality of life of our patients. However, this can only be made possible in a cooperation which is based on trust. Therefore, each intervention requires intensive counseling beforehand in order to achieve the best possible result. The specialists at our department can make use of modern medical technical equipment and all can look back on longtime experience and know-how according to the newest medical findings. All surgical steps are planned and carried out according to current knowledge. Whenever possible, we use gentle, minimally invasive techniques with scar formation as less as possible. We can guarantee you treatment on the highest level possible.

As a hospital of maximum care, experience and competence of a large team of experts as well as the possibility of an interdisciplinary treatment for all complex medical questions are of top priority to us. For that reason, we cooperate closely with all surgical and non-surgical disciplines in order to guarantee optimal treatment. Complex reconstructions are therefore discussed by an interdisciplinary team and an individual treatment concept is worked out.

We are one of the few hospitals in Germany to offer the complete spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Our emphasis is craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery for congenital deformities of the extremities. The surgical treatment of congenital and acquired deformities of the skull and face in children and adults completes the spectrum of plastic surgery.

For our patients of all ages, modern microsurgical techniques (among others, toe to hand transfer for thumb and finger reconstruction, functional muscle transfer, perforator flaps, etc.) as well as modern craniofacial and finger distraction methods are available. Especially in the area of microsurgery, some techniques have been redeveloped and reentered into the daily clinical routine by us. Furthermore, we also offer complex functional reconstructions in the facial area after motoric or substantial defects. For facial paralysis, we have a variety of different treatment methods for the reconstruction of facial expression, symmetry and function of the lips or eyelids available. Furthermore, the reconstruction of the female breast with own body skin (e.g. from the abdomen, buttocks or thigh) after breast cancer surgery is another focus area. The optimal treatment of patients with breast diseases is completed by an interdisciplinary cooperation with the certified breast center. An excellently furnished intensive care unit for severely burnt patients allows for a competent treatment, even of widespread and severe burns.

Due to our longtime experience, competence and clinical and scientific results, our department has established a good reputation nationally and internationally. This is reinforced by the number of our international patients which contributes to about 20% of all our treated patients.

Diagnostic Services

Complete spectrum of modern medical diagnostics, among others:

  • CT
  • MRI (two closed, one open)
  • PET-CT
  • Sonography

Therapeutic Services

As one of a few departments in Germany we offer the complete spectrum of plastic surgery.

Plastic reconstructive surgery / microsurgery
Plastic surgical treatment of tumors

  • Excision of benign and malignant skin tumors or deeper soft tissue tumors


Microsurgery
Functional and aesthetic reconstruction of affected body regions with modern microsurgical techniques after accidents, tumor excisions and congenital deformations

  • Reconstruction of extremities after serious injuries or tumor resections
  • Complex microsurgical reconstruction with tissue transfer from the own body (e.g. reconstruction of the breast or extremities)
  • Complete spectrum of peripheral nerve surgery
  • Restoration of the paralyzed face


Treatment of chronic wounds

  • Treatment of pressure ulcers (decubitus ulcers)
  • Treatment of diabetes wounds
  • Treatment of bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Treatment of radiation damage


Breast surgery
The optimal treatment of patients with breast diseases is complemented by the interdisciplinary cooperation with the certified Brustzentrum Sued (Breast Center South) at the Harlaching Hospital, Women’s Hospital (Prof. Dr. D. Grab).

  • All established techniques in breast reconstruction after cancer surgeries
  • Emphasis: microsurgical breast reconstruction with own body tissue, e.g. from the abdomen, buttocks or thigh after breast cancer surgeries
  • Surgery of the male breast


Aesthetic surgery and treatments

  • Aesthetic breast surgery
    • Breast reduction, augmentation and mastopexy
    • Correction of the contour with own body tissue
  • Correction of facial and neck wrinkles (face lift)
  • Upper and lower eyelid correction (blepharoplasty)
  • Ear corrections
  • Correction of form and profile of the nose (rhinoplasty)
  • Liposuction
  • Tightening in cases of excess skin (tummy tuck, arms, legs)
  • Body sculpture after weight loss
  • Wrinkle treatment and lip injections


Hand surgery

  • Correction of congenital deformities (e.g. syndactyly, deformities of the thumb)
  • Treatment of entrapped nerves, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Acute injuries, replantations
  • Chronic joint diseases
  • Microsurgical reconstruction of a severely injured hand by toe transplantation


Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery

  • Correction of congenital skull and facial deformities (e.g. premature ossification, cranial suture)
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Excision of large bathing trunk nevi, hemangioma
  • Correction of accident sequelae

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • We only offer single and double rooms with shower and toilet as well as phone and TV for a fee
  • Traditional cuisine with minimum one Mediterranean meal per deal
  • Patient library with loan of books, magazines, videos, DVDs, tapes and CDs. For immobilized patients, a mobile library is available
  • Cafeteria
  • Minimart
  • Hairdresser
  • Ecumenical pastoral care, room of silence
  • Psychological counseling and support
  • International patient service (interpreters)
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Aesthetic Surgery

Other treatments

  • Reconstruktive microsurgery of big skin and soft tissue defects
  • Reconstruktive microsurgery of functional restrictions
  • Reconstruktive microsurgery of burn wounds
  • Scar revision

Directions

Airports near

  • Airport Munich36 km
  • Airport Nuremberg176 km
  • Airport Stuttgart219 km

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Frank Herter

Acting Senior Consultant

Dr. med.
Steven von Gernet

Senior Consultant

Dr. med.
Johannes Rubenbauer

Senior Consultant

Dr. med.
Felix von Spiegel

Senior Consultant

Dr. med.
Ulf Dornseifer

Senior Consultant