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Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Professor Dr. med. Peter M. Vogt, Director of the Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Professor Peter M. Vogt, M.D., Ph.D., is Acting President of the German Burn Society, Vice-President of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons and Executive Board Member of the European Burn Association.

He has received national and international awards for his work in wound healing and in tissue engineering in plastic surgery.

His clinical work emphasizes application of the latest research results in modern plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Clinical Profile

Our mission is to apply cutting-edge biological science to the surgical care of patients with acquired or congenital deformities. Through our surgical craft
we endeavor to achieve the patient's physical and emotional recovery complete.

The Department of Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery plays a leading role in local, national and international plastic surgery,  providing the highest standards of patient care,  offering optimal educational programs and  organizing clinical and basic science research programs.

Our faculty is expert in microsurgical soft tissue coverage after trauma or tumor excision, hand surgery, breast reconstruction for cancer patients (DIEP and perforator flaps), nerve repair, brachial plexus surgery, wound healing and cosmetic surgery (eyelids, breasts, facelifts, rhinoplasty, body contouring, BoTox).

We provide state-of-the-art clinical services to all patients with plastic surgery needs in an effective, unbiased and sympathetic manner.

Multidisciplinary conferences are offered for the evaluation and treatment of complex clinical problems such as soft tissue defects of open fractures, breast cancer, musculoskeletal tumors and complex peripheral nerve palsy (facial nerve palsy, brachial plexus palsy).

Fields of specialization:

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Burn injuries
  • Breast surgery:
    Reconstructive and Aesthetic
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Musculoskeletal tumor surgery
  • Congenital malformation

Professor Vogt's team is composed of 20 staff members. The Department features three new operating theatres, an outpatient clinic, a ward with modern single and double rooms and the most modern intensive care burn unit in Europe.

Scientific Profile

Our research programs range from the investigation of the fundamental mechanisms of disease at the cellular and molecular levels to clinical evaluations of operative strategies and techniques.

Professor P. M. Vogt, MD, was awarded the 2007 German Universities' Annual Award for Innovations in Medicine. The Award was given for the application of spider silk as a novel substitute for nerve tissue reconstruction.

Profound research is being conducted on stem cells in order to generate muscle, bone and fat tissues.
Other areas of research include basic science regarding burn shock and new strategies in the treatment of sepsis and myocardial dysfunction.
Various experimental models are being targeted to develop new methods of skin regeneration and substitution.


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