Special Clinical Focus

  • Esthetic facial surgery
  • Reconstructive breast surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Pediatric hand surgery
  • Genital surgery
  • Gender adaptation surgery

About us

Dr. Uwe von Fritschen has been the Chief Physician of the Department of Plastic and Esthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery at the Helios Emil von Behring Hospital since 2007 and is a specialist in plastic and esthetic surgery and a specialist in surgery and trauma surgery. Previously, he was the Principal Consultant and Deputy Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery at the Markus Hospital in Frankfurt. Thanks to a highly qualified team under Chief Physician Dr. von Fritschen and the most advanced techniques, esthetic procedures and complex microsurgical reconstructions are performed reliably and with the best results in the Department of Plastic and Esthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery at the Helios Emil von Behring Hospital. As a Reconstructive Breast Center, certified by the German Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgeons’ Association (DGPRAeC), the Department can provide the entire range of breast surgery. Together with the health aspects, their focus is on esthetics, particularly where, for example, the reconstruction of breast tissue following cancer-related amputation is concerned. Dr. von Fritschen and his team treat their cancer patients with particular care. Here, microsurgical breast reconstruction using autologous tissue takes center stage. Together with the very natural surgery results, thanks to the low-risk techniques, potential rejection reactions to the foreign material are minimized. Targeted liposuction, skin tightening of the abdomen, the thighs or the upper arms are likewise performed under the guidance of Dr. von Fritschen. Patients diagnosed with lipedema or genetic fat distribution disorders can be helped by means of WAL liposuction. This water jet-assisted liposuction dissolves fat cells from the tissues with an intense, extremely narrow water jet. The result is evident immediately after the procedure and no larger collections of fluid remain in the body. In humans, tumor conditions, injuries due to accidents or simple aging processes can lead to the visible breakdown of facial nerves, unsightly slackening or deformation. Thanks to his high-quality work in plastic surgery, Dr. von Fritschen brings self-confidence back to his patients. Whether facelift, endoscopic forehead lift, temple lift or brow lift, the therapeutic spectrum is vast and is always individually fine tuned with the patient. Dr. Fritschen is the Vice Chairman of the Berlin State Association of the German Plastic, Reconstructive and Esthetic Surgeons’ Association (DGPRAeC), a member of the Advanced Training Committee of the Berlin Medical Association, head of German national quality assurance for reconstructive breast surgery of the DGPRAeC and the scientific advisor of the BRCA Network (BReast Cancer Network).

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Sonography examination
  • Detailed discussion of findings
  • Detailed discussion of previous findings
  • Detailed discussion for second opinion

Therapeutic Services

Esthetic facial surgery

  • Rhytidectomy, facelift
  • Neck and cheek lift
  • Forehead lift (endoscopic)
  • Eyelid lift, eyelid correction following prior surgery
  • Lachrymal sac correction
  • Nose correction, also functional
  • Chin correction
  • Ear correction
  • Wrinkle treatment using established techniques
  • Medical needling

Breast surgery

  • Breast enlargement using silicone and autologous fat
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Correction of asymmetry and constitutional malformation
  • Corrective surgery following prior surgery
  • Restoration following breast cancer (silicone and microsurgery)
  • Silicone implants
  • Microsurgery with autologous tissue (DIEP, I-GAP, TMG)
  • Prophylactic mammary gland removal due to risk of breast cancer
  • Treatment of arm lymphedema, lymph node transplantation
  • Gynecomastia
  • Sunken chest, minimal invasive / silicone / autologous fat

Lift surgery / body contouring

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Upper arm lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Buttock lift
  • Fat apron removal
  • Whole-body lift (body lift) following weight reduction
  • Liposuction to improve the body contour
  • Lipedema / WAL suction
  • Labial correction

Hand surgery

  • Arthroscopy (wrist, carpometacarpal joint of the thumb)
  • Minimal invasive techniques for Dupuytren’s contracture (PNF)
  • Treatment of associated injury with distal radial fracture (TFCC, scapholunate ligament)
  • All nerve compression syndromes (endoscopic / open techniques)
  • Movement maintaining techniques for joint wear in the fingers, thumbs and wrist
  • Plastic reconstruction of old injuries (ligament instability, pseudarthrosis)
  • Excision of tumors with maximal maintenance of function, interdisciplinary treatment
  • State-of-the-art, movement-maintaining treatment of fresh fractures of the hand and wrist

Pediatric hand surgery

  • Congenital malformations of the hands and feet
  • Osteomata and chondromata
  • Burns and injuries
  • Treatment of linear scarring

Soft tissue surgery

  • Removal of skin tumors, melanomata and lymph node metastases
  • Facial reanimation for facial nerve paralysis with (partial) facial paralysis
  • Correction of eyelid problems (ectropion) following surgery or tumor
  • Ear, nose reconstruction

Facial adaptation surgery following transgender surgery

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Comfortable, high-quality furnished single or two-bed rooms
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels and a body care pack
  • Patients can use the telephone and television with no base fee
  • Internet access and DVD/CD player in every room
  • Daily newspaper and TV magazine
  • Gourmet menus, a variety of culinary extras
  • Minibar with alcohol-free beverages and snacks
  • Patient newsletter, HELIOS aktuell
  • Cafeteria
  • Pastoral counseling and Social Service
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Aesthetic Surgery

Other treatments

  • Sunken chest
  • Age-related, accident-related and pathological changes in the nose, ear and face
  • Lymphedema and lipedema
  • Female genital mutilation
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Connective tissue weakness
  • Excess skin on the abdomen, the thighs the upper arms
  • Partial or total loss of one or both breasts following tumors of the breast
  • Breast asymmetry

Breast malformations such as:

  • Tubular (tuberous) breast
  • Poland syndrome or Amazon syndrome
  • Inverted nipples
  • Polythelia (additional nipples)
  • Gynecomastia


Airports near

  • Berlin Tegel airportapproximately 22 km
  • Berlin Schoenefeld airportapproximately 28 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Berlin main rail stationapproximately 17.2 km