Susanne Rodenbach

Specialist for General Surgery, Specialist for Vascular Surgery

LipoClinic Dr. Med. Susanne Rodenbach

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

Senior Physician at the Clinic for Vascular Surgery and Phlebology · 2016 - 2019
Knappschaftskrankenhaus, Bottrop

Senior Physician at the Clinic for Vascular Surgery · 2014 - 2016
Elisabeth Hospital, Essen

Doctor in Further Training for Vascular Surgery · 2011 - 2014
Elisabeth Hospital, Essen

Medical Specialist in Surgery · 2009 - 2011
Elisabeth Hospital, Essen

Doctor in Further Training for Surgery · 2004 - 2009
Elisabeth Hospital, Essen

Licence to Practise Medicine  · 2004

Additional Qualifications:
Certificate Medical Wound Therapy
Radiation Protection and Endovascular Surgeon

GermanSociety of Vascular Surgery (DGG)
Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC)
German Society for Phlebology (DGP)
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 liposuction

    Since September 2019, health insurance companies have been covering the costs of medical liposuctions 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.