Dr. med. Marion Heck

Specialist for Gynaecology and Obstetrics

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Marion heck

Practicing Lipedema Surgeon · since 2013
Regular surgical activity and training in the practice for lipedema surgery at Lipoclinic, by Dr. med. Falk-Christian Heck

Gynaecologist at ‘Praxis am Dom’ · 2007 - 2018
Establishment and foundation of the gynaecological group practice "Praxis am Dom" in Essen

Medical Specialist at the Essen-Süd Clinics · 2004 - 2006
Focus on alternative birth assistance, Senology, reconstructive Breast Surgery under the supervison of Dr. med. Rotthaus

Medical Specialist at St. Elisabeth Hospital (Prof. Dr. med. Jensen) · 2003
Foundation and certification of the University Breast Center Essen (UBZE)

PhD (Doctoral Thesis) · 2002
University Women's Hospital Essen (Universitäts-Frauenklinik Essen): Therapy of endometriosis with the GnRh agonist nafarelin acetate with special consideration of the clinical long-term course

Medical Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics · 1997 - 2002
St. Elisabeth-Hospital Bochum under the supervision of Dr. med. Strunz Focus: Perinatal medicine, Senology, Breast Surgery

Assistant Physician · 1995 - 1997
General and Trauma Surgery in Essen under the supervision of Professor Dr. med. Peitsch and Oberhausen (Dr. med. Schlösser)

Studies · 1988 - 1995
Studies in Medicine in Essen, Germany

Member of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

    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!


    What does pain feel like with lipedema

    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.