Emrah Çimen

Specialist for General Surgery

LipoClinic Dr. Heck · since October 2021
Specialist clinic for liposuction, consultation and surgical treatment of lipedema 

Hospital Wermelskirchen · 2016 - 2021
Functional senior physician, later senior physician in general and visceral surgery, Dr. Yaksan

Marienhospital Brühl · 2012 - 2016
Functional senior physician, later senior physician in general and visceral surgery, Dr. Scherwitz

Evangelic Hospital Köln-Weyertal · 2007 - 2012
Resident, later specialist in general and visceral surgery,
Prof. Nutz, later PD Dr. Rink  

Sana Hospital Hürth · 2005 - 2006
Resident in surgery, Dr. Dingels and Dr. Lingering
with emergency doctor activity in Rhein-Erft-Kreis

St. Elisabeth Hospital Köln-Hohenlind · 2003 - 2004
First year resident in surgery, Prof. Siedek

Study of human medicine with license to practice medicine 2002
Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH)
Practical year in Hanover and Istanbul

Professional qualifications:
2002 Permission to practice the medical profession for work as a doctor during an internship
2004 Approbation as Doctor
2009 Specialist in surgery
2013 Additional qualification in proctology
Rescue service specialist knowledge
Expertise in radiation protection
Hygiene officer doctor
ABS-authorized doctor

German Society for Surgery (DGCH)
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.