Experienced surgeons for your treatment

Over 2,500 surgeries per year in the LipoClinic Dr. Heck

Our experienced surgeons have a diverse knowledge and training background. With a wide range of medical disciplines and many years of clinical practice, they bring significant added value to the treatment of lipedema. The intensive professional exchange ensures that we are constantly developing our surgical practice and that you benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience of our team of doctors. Our surgeons also hold specialist titles in traumatic surgery, orthopaedics, sports medicine, plastic and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery, gynaecology and obstetrics, vascular surgery, phlebology, visceral surgery, proctology and lymphology.

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Falk-Christian heck

Dr. med. Falk-Christian Heck

Medical Specialist in General Surgery, Medical Specialist in Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics, Medical Specialist in Sports Medicine

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Marion heck

Dr. med. Marion Heck

Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Thomas Witte

Dr. med. Thomas Witte

Medical Director, Medical Specialist for General Surgery, Medical Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Brigitte Habermalz

Dr. med. Brigitte Habermalz

Medical Specialist for General Surgery, Lymphology

Dr. med. Matthias Waldmann

Specialist for surgery, Specialist for visceral surgery

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Dr. med. Kathrin Meier

Specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery

Dr. med. Christina Kunkel

Specialist for General Surgery, Specialist for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, additional qualification Hand Surgery

Dr. med. Marc Fogliata

Specialist in visceral surgery

Emrah Çimen

Specialist for General Surgery

Dr. medic (Ro) George Augustin Udrescu

Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, and lymphology

Dr. med. Yvonne Krug

Specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery

At the beginning of the 2000s, Dr. Falk-Christian Heck first came into contact with a previously unknown disease – lipedema. The clinical picture of the affected women was met with neither acceptance nor understanding by the doctors. Even today, in many cases lipedema is still misdiagnosed as overweight or obesity (adiposity). The disease often remains undetected for a long time. Those affected suffer from shame, self-reproach and frustration.

As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Heck developed a completely new and sustainably effective surgical method, the lipedema surgery (lipo-decompression), which

  • stops the lipedema
  • is a pain-free surgery
  • eliminates the need for compression garments
  • improves the quality of life

These are still our goals today at the LipoClinic!


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Which doctor can diagnose lipedema?

Why is MLD so important for lipedema?

Flat-knitted compression garment for lipedema? Part 1

Flat-knitted compression garment for lipedema? Part 2

Flat-knitted or circular-knitted compression garments for lipedema?

Lipedema & Pregnancy

Lipedema & Sport

Costs of a lipedema lipo-decompression

Since September 2019, health insurance companies have been covering the costs of medical lipo-decompression for very severe stage III cases. However, patients must meet certain requirements to obtain a coverage by the health insurance. Each patient is different and the treatment at the LipoClinic is individually tailored. The costs for a lipedema surgery therefore depends on the complexity of the surgery and the aftercare required.