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LipoClinic Dr. Heck GmbH
Heinz Sommer
Zeppelinstr. 321
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

Phone number: +49  208 / 444 759 81
Fax: +49 208 / 444 759 83

Website: www.lipo-clinic.en

Entry in the register:

Entry in the commercial register.
Register court: Duisburg Local Court
Register number: HRB 30726

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General Medical Council for the Northern Rhine Area Public body
Tersteegenstr. 9
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany


General Medical Council for the  Hamburg Area Public body
Weidestraße 122 b
22083 Hamburg

Supervisory authority

In North Rhine-Westphalia:
Hospital supervision according to § 11 KHGG NRW.
Lower supervisory authority is the city of Mülheim an der Ruhr, Health Department, Heinrich-Melzer-Str. 3, 45468 Mülheim, Germany
At the same time trade supervision according to § 30 GewO
The higher supervisory authority is the Düsseldorf District Government, Cecilienallee 2, 40474 Düsseldorf, telephone: 0211 475-0, fax: 0211 475-2671, e-mail: 
The highest supervisory authority is the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Fürstenwall 25, 40219 Düsseldorf, telephone: (02 11) 855 - 5 

In Hamburg:
Regarding the supervision of infection hygiene as well as hospital supervision according to § 5 para. 1 HmbKHG
Altona District Office; Health Department; Infection Protection, Municipal Hygiene and Medical Affairs; Bahrenfelder Straße 254-260; 22765 Hamburg
Specialist supervision
Department of Labor, Health, Social Affairs, Family and Integration, Billstraße 80 20539 Hamburg, phone: (040) 42837-2184
At the same time trade supervision according to § 30 GewO


Licence to practise medicine awarded in the Federal Republic of Germany Professional Code of Conduct and Healthcare Professions Act NRW
Professional code of conduct for doctors in North Rhine-Westphalia Heilberufsgesetz NRW (HeilBerg)


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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.