Dr. med. Marc Fogliata

Specialist in visceral surgery

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

Helios Mariahilf-Clinic, Hamburg · 2013 - 2021
Focus on colon surgery, proctology,
Hernia surgery, septic surgery
Emergency care for the areas
Accidents at work, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery,
Orthopedics, general / visceral surgery, Inner
Medicine, local trauma centre
Specialist / senior physician for visceral surgery

DRK-Hospital Altenkirchen · 2007 - 2013
General and Visceral Surgery Department
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
Assistant pysiscian

Neurological rehabilitation centre Greifswald · 2005 - 2006
Paraplegic Department

Promotion (PhD thesis):
Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, EMA University Greifswald
Subject: Effects of the anesthetics ketamine and propofol on
the intestinal microcirculation in experimental endotoxinemia

Professional Qualifications:
Expertise in radiation protection
Rescue service specialist knowledge

German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)

    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.