Dr. med. Matthias Waldmann

Specialist for surgery, Specialist for visceral surgery

LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since September 2019
Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema

Proctology Centre Hamburg · 2014 - 2019
Surgeon and coloproctologist

Asklepios Clinic St. Georg · 2011 - 2014
Section head of proctology and functional senior physician in general, visceral and vascular surgery under CA PD Dr. M. Kapischke

Asklepios Clinic North - Heidberg · 2010 - 2011
Section head proctology and specialist in general, visceral and vascular surgery
under CA Prof. Dr. K.

Asklepios Clinic St. Georg · 2007 - 2010
Resident and specialist at the Surgical Traumatology Centre under CA Prof. Dr. Ch. Eggers & CA Prof. Dr. T. Schildhauer

Pinneberg Hospital · 2004 - 2007
Resident at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Head Physician Dr. U. Nahrstedt

University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen · 2001 - 2003
Internship, Medical Clinic I (Cardiology), CA Prof. Dr. med. P. Hanrath

Study of human medicine · 1994 - 2001

Professional qualifications:
Specialist in surgery
Additional qualification in proctology
Specialist in visceral surgery
Additional qualification in special visceral surgery
Specialist in emergency medical services
Specialist in radiation protection

Association of North German Surgeons (NDC)
German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
Treasurer of the German Society for Lipedema Surgery (DGfLC)

Stochastic behavior of atrial and ventricular intrinsic cardiac neurons.
Waldmann M, Thompson GW, Kember GC, Ardell JL, Armour JA.
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2006 Aug;101(2):413-9. Epub 2006 Apr 27.

Selective increase of cardiac neuronal sympathetic tone: a catheter-based access to modulate left ventricular contractility.
Zarse M, Plisiene J, Mischke K, Schimpf T, Knackstedt C, Gramley F, Mühlenbruch G, Waldmann M, Schmid M, Hatam N, Graf J, Schuster D, Hanrath P, Pauza D, Schauerte P.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2005 Oct 4;46(7):1354-9.

Postfibrillatory enhancement of left atrial contractility after short paroxysms of atrial fibrillation.
Zarse M, Schauerte P, Mülenbruch G, Waldmann M, Plisiene J, Schimpf T, Mischke K, Sinha AM, Knackstedt C, Schödube FA, Hanrath P, Stellbrink C.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2004 May;27(5):579-85.

Surgery modifies cardiac sensory transduction.
Waldmann M, Chen RP, Armour JA.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Dec;126(6):1792-7.

Dilatation of the pulmonary veins in atrial fibrillation: a transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation.
Knackstedt C, Visser L, Plisiene J, Zarse M, Waldmann M, Mischke K, Koch KC, Hoffmann R, Franke A, Hanrath P, Schauerte P.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2003 Jun;26(6):1371-8.

Porcine intrinsic cardiac ganglia.
Arora RC, Waldmann M, Hopkins DA, Armour JA.
Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2003 Mar;271(1):249-58.

Catheter stimulation of cardiac parasympathetic nerves in humans: a novel approach to the cardiac autonomic nervous system.
Schauerte P, Mischke K, Plisiene J, Waldmann M, Zarse M, Stellbrink C, Schimpf T, Knackstedt C, Sinha A, Hanrath P.
Circulation. 2001 Nov 13;104(20):2430-5.

Effect of biphasic shock duration on defibrillation threshold with different electrode configurations and phase 2 capacitances: prediction by upper-limit-of-vulnerability determination.
Schauerte PN, Ziegert K, Waldmann M, Schöndube FA, Birkenhauer F, Mischke K, Grossmann M, Hanrath P, Stellbrink C.
Circulation. 1999 Mar 23;99(11):1516-22.

    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.