ETHIANUM. The time for this clinic has arrived:

Cutting edge medicine, state-of-the-art facilities, exclusive treatment


ETHIANUM LobbyA medical competence centre of unique quality can be found in the idyllic city of Heidelberg: the ETHIANUM, clinic for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery and preventive medicine.


For people who would like to maintain, regain and improve their body and its functions — at the highest international level.


Here you will experience how cutting edge medical services are perfectly complemented by first class treatment and the atmosphere of a top class hotel:


The ETHIANUM, which opened in October 2010, is one of the most state-of-the-art clinics in Europe. With a visionary claim
towards holistic service quality, a truly humane clinic philosophy
and scientific research that is as ambitious as it is sound.


These are the medical disciplines that are united under the roof

International office

We provide a central point of contact for all arrangements to set up appointments, treatments, and stays at the ETHIANUM.


Please contact Ms. Sabine Kahlefeld at
+49 6221 8723 403 or
by email to international@ethianum.de.


of the ETHIANUM and dedicatedly provided by internationally recognised specialists:



  • Plastic reconstructive surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Prevention and regeneration
  • Aesthetic medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Innovative diagnostics and research



The founder of the clinic and Medical Director, Professor Dr. Germann.


Prof. Dr. med. Günter Germann, CEO And Medical DirectorThe ETHIANUM was founded by Professor Dr. Günter Germann.
Until recently, he was the President of the internationally renowned and largest German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

As Head of Department, Professor Dr Germann managed the Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik in Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen BG Casualty Clinic), Germany, for 17 years, giving it an international reputation.

He is considered an excellent microsurgeon within the international arena and has been practising plastic surgery for more than 30 years, with over 25 years of experience in hand surgery.

As early as 2001, Professor Germann was awarded the McCormack prize of the University of Rochester (New York) for his scientific work. He is a distinguished member of numerous scientific committees worldwide and has held the Professorship of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery at Heidelberg University since 1999. Above and beyond that, Professor German maintains a research laboratory that is primarily dedicated to the development of gentle diagnostic and surgical procedures — also in the area of stem cell research.


With the foundation of the ETHIANUM, Professor Dr. Germann, specialist for plastic-reconstructive surgery, hand surgery and aesthetic surgery, has realised his dream of a perfect clinic.




Professor Germann has attracted a team of renowned specialists to his clinic.

We would like to introduce you to a few of them:


PD Dr. Matthias Arthur ReichenbergerPD Dr. Matthias Reichenberger is Board-Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. He was awarded a doctorate from renowned universities in Germany and Switzerland.

The Surgeon was also most recently employed as Senior Registrar at BG-Unfallklinik Ludwigshafen until he followed Professor Germann to Heidelberg. His specialist areas are reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, facial surgery as well as skin firming surgery after weight reduction.

In research, PD Dr. Reichenberger is actively seeking new wound healing and nerve regeneration methods and looking into the prevention of capsular fibrosis after breast implant surgery.


Would you like to drop a note to PD Dr. Reichenberger?





Dr. Manuel Hrabowski

Dr. Manuel Hrabowski's specialties include reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery as well as facial surgery, reconstructive microsurgery and wrinkle therapy, and lip modelling and enhancement.


As a Board-Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Dr. Hrabowski strives for perfection in the smallest detail. Having studied at the University of Heidelberg, he has also been working on a research project on wound healing since 2009.


He is studying the effects of growth factors on chronic wound healing.



Your inquiry to Dr. Hrabowski





Professor Dr. Jürgen HarmsOne of the most experienced specialists for spine surgery worldwide — Professor Dr. Jürgen Harms, specialist in orthopaedics and accident surgery — now operates at ETHIANUM.

Thanks to his research and new developments, he is considered a trailblazer with regard to progress in the treatment of spinal disease. Alongside other innovations, the ‘Harms titanium mesh cage’ and ‘polyaxial screw’, which were developed by him, are now regarded state-of-the-art in spine surgery.

Previously, Professor Harms was Head Physician for Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery at the Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Karlsbad for more than 30 years.


He is an honorary member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), the most renowned spinal association.


Click here to contact Professor Dr. Harms ...



Prof. Dr. Gerd GruberMedical specialist for orthopaedic medicine and trauma surgery Prof Dr. med. Gerd Gruber is a specialist in hip and knee joint endoprosthestics.


He has a Europe-wide reputation as an expert in hip reconstruction and sonography for the locomotor apparatus and ultrasound diagnostics of hip joints in infants.


As an orthopaedic surgeon Prof. Gruber specialises in hip and knee joint replacement surgery involving cemented and uncemented surgical techniques.


He performs operations with minimum invasion and minimum impact on the surrounding tissue. For the endoprosthetic devices he uses products exclusively from Swiss manufacturer Symbios.


Please submit your enquiry to Prof. Gruber here ...



Dr. Michael Lehmann

Dr. Lehmann is a specialist for orthopaedics and sports medicine. He has an outstanding international reputation as a specialist for shoulder and hip conditions, especially for arthroscopic and minimally invasive therapies.


In 2004, he was one of the first orthopaedists in Germany to introduce minimally invasive treatment for hip joint disorders by arthroscopy.


Dr. Lehmann also treats performance athletes and combines his patients' treatments with efficient physiotherapeutic exercise concepts.



Would you like to write to Dr. Lehmann?




Dr. Ludger CiréThe Head of Department Prevention and specialist in internal medicine, Dr. Ludger Ciré. For more than 20 years he has very successfully been maintaining the performance of executives and top managers for as long as possible.

Dr. Ciré is the person you can confidently turn to with regard to all health issues you are worried about. The health check he performs using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, provides reliable information on your current health status.

Dr. Ciré himself will provide you with advice on how you can protect the health of your heart, lungs, organs and maintain your mental power long term. He is the expert of choice if you want a medical check-up performed in order to know how healthy you are. His excellent connections to the University Clinic will open up paths to any further diagnostics and therapy you may require.


Click here to send a message to Dr. Ciré...



Dr. Sylvia ProskeDr. Sylvia Proske is the contact person for women. She received excellent training at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Toronto, Canada and the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, amongst others.


Dr. Proske is a specialist in dermatology, venous diseases and qualified for the additional designations allergology, phlebology, proctology and andrology.


As a specialist for laser treatment, e.g. of tumours, she cooperates very closely with the surgical specialists of the ETHIANUM.


Dr. Proske is happy to hear from you...




CEO Dr. Peter GörlichDr. Peter Görlich, Managing Director of the ETHIANUM, has held executive positions in healthcare since 1995. With his dedicated team, he realises a quality of clinic management at the ETHIANUM that is unique in Europe.

»We model clinic operations process-oriented — in the interest of our patients.

Thanks to measures such as the development of digital patient files and an innovative IT structure, waiting times are brief and procedures streamlined.

As a result, physicians or specialists can focus fully on their patients, instead of being stifled by bureaucracy and administrative functions.«






A further distinguished expert at ETHIANUM Heidelberg.

Physiotherapist of top athletesThis is where the physiotherapist of top athletes practices, the sports physiotherapist Stefan Korn. He is an approved golf physiotherapist and golf fitness instructor.


With the video-assisted analysis of individual swings at the golf simulator, he can help you play golf free of complaints.


Thanks to the comparison with the biomechanically optimised swing, errors in the sequence of movement are detected that can subsequently be improved by fine tuning your technique.



Would you like to drop a note to Stefan Korn?












Exclusive treatment and surgery (excerpt).

  • Arthroscopy
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Better ageing
  • Body lift, body contouring
  • Botox treatment
  • Breast lift, augmentation, reduction, reconstruction
  • Mammary gland modulation for men
  • Cellulite treatment
  • Anti-wrinkle injections
  • Facelift
  • Health management
  • Golf swing analysis
  • Hair removal
  • Hair transplantation
  • Neck lift
  • Wrist surgery
  • Skin diseases
  • Skin cancer check-ups
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Chin correction
  • Correction of malformations
  • Correction of the results of accidents
  • Laboratory tests
  • Laser treatment
  • Performance diagnostics
  • Eyelid lift
  • Lip augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Gastroscopy
  • Manager health checks
  • Correction of scars
  • Upper arm lift, thigh lift
  • Prostate cancer check-ups
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Tendon surgery
  • Brow lift
  • Tumour removal
  • Venous diseases

ETHIANUM offers a very unusual variety
of the best services that make a clinic what it is.


Medical-technical Equipment



As a patient, you will be able to enjoy first-class medical treatment. The hospital is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment: the magnetic resonance imaging machine alone, manufactured by the leading technology supplier Siemens, is the most cutting edge machine currently on the market.


At the same time, the ETHIANUM is a model with regard to sustainability. One of the most progressive energy and efficiency systems was created in close cooperation with Siemens. This renders ETHIANUM one of the most sophisticated clinics in Europe, in terms of environmental protection.

The clinic's surgical centre was specifically designed in accordance with Professor Dr. Germann's requirements and is unique.



Modern rooms, modern equipment



As our patient, we will do everything to make you feel comfortable:


  • A translator will be arranged to accompany you, on request
  • The service of the clinic is oriented towards first class hotels
  • Rooms and spacious suites leave nothing to be desired. Via state-of-the-art multimedia terminals you can control all functions — from TV stations to video-on-demand and through to your Smartphone — from the comfort of your bed
  • The clinic's catering is excellent. You can eat á la carte every day and we are happy to meet individual requirements
  • Your escort can stay in your room/suite or in a room immediately adjacent to you
  • Ladies can be cared for exclusively by female doctors and nurses — on request
  • A shuttle service will take you or your escort to the romantic historic quarter of Heidelberg or to the metropolises of Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden
  • The clinic is located near the river Neckar with its beautiful riverscape and near Heidelberg Castle



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