Centre for Surgical Medicine Department of Hand, Plastic and Microsurgery

We cover the full range of hand surgery and plastic reconstructive surgery as well as aesthetic surgery in Stuttgart and supraregionally. Treatment of patients with severe hand injuries and infections is also one of the services like the treatment of all chronic and degenerative diseases of the hand and the upper extremities. In reconstructive surgery, we focus on modern free flap plasty. Hand surgery increasingly benefits from minimally-invasive techniques of osteosynthesis as well as arthroscopic surgery. In the context of aesthetic surgery, we focus on breast correction and reconstructive breast surgery in cooperation with the Women’s Clinic of Stuttgart Clinical Centre.

Our clinic is the leader and organiser of the Centre for Aesthetic Surgery at Stuttgart Clinical Centre/Klinikum Stuttgart. Under the motto “beautiful and safe”, the Centre for Aesthetic Surgery offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary range of aesthetic operations. They range from face-forehead lifts, eyelid surgery and other facial operations to liposuction, sweat gland suction and breast corrections.

Medical Director 

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Wachter

Ärztlicher Direktor

Prof. Dr. med. Nikolaus Wachter

Telefon: 0711 278-33410

Telefax: 0711 278-33518

E-Mail: h.tuecks@klinikum-stuttgart.de

About us

Hand surgery

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Arthroscopic surgery of wrist and carpometacarpal joint
  • Degenerative diseases of the hand
  • Acute care and revision surgery for hand injuries
  • Congenital malformations and deformities

Plastic surgery and microsurgery

  • Reconstruction of soft tissue damage
  • Pediculated and free flap operations-
  • Reconstruction after infections, tumour surgery and burns

Aesthetic surgery

  • Breast enlargement
  • Breast lifting
  • Breast reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Hypogastric lipomatosis surgery
  • Scar corrections
  • Special consultation for plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Management and organisation of the Centre for Aesthetic Surgery of Stuttgart Clinical Centre
  • Two-week-stay as voluntary commitment of the chief physician for the aid organisation “Ärzte der Welt” (Doctors of the World) in Kambodscha, mainly treatment of burns, scald and congenital malformations in the area of hands and face
  • Modern microvascular flap plasty in patients with soft tissue defects after traumas, tumours or infections
  • Arthroscopic techniques for treatment of diseases of the wrist and the small joints of the hand
  • Evaluation of long-term results after scapholunar ligament plastic of the carpus
  • Quality assurance stroke (GeQiK) und pneumonia (BQS)
  • South-West German Centre for Neuroendocrine Tumours
  • Stuttgart Centre for Infectiology
  • Certified Bowel Centre
  • Certified Pancreas Centre
2015 2016 2017
8 8 8 Available Beds, inpatient
456 424 389 Inpatient Cases
3.4 3.2 3.1 Length of stay in days
2015 2016 2017
53 56 54 Palmar aponeurotomy in Dupuytren's disease
32 41 53 Arthroscopic wrist surgery
39 37 45 Breast lifting surgery / mamma reduction plasty
39 41 49 Body contouring surgery


Department of Hand, Plastic and Microsurgery
Klinikum Stuttgart – Katharinenhospital
Kriegsbergstrasse 60
70174 Stuttgart

Telephone +49 (0)711 278-33410
Telefax +49 (0)711 278-33516
E-Mail n.wachter@klinikum-stuttgart.de