Department for
Plastic Surgery
and Hand Surgery
Department for Plastic Surgery
and Hand Surgery
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. H.-G. Machens
Tel: +49 89 414 021 71

Plastic Surgery for professional wound care and cancer treatment

Chronic wounds are defined as wounds which do not heal in the expected time frame for that type of wound. Treating complex and chronic wounds require knowledge and years of experience. Our surgeons specialize in the treatment of soft tissue defects. There are many reasons why a wound doesn’t heal: the causes may include infection, insufficient blood supply, or systemic illnesses such as diabetes or a combination. Successful treatment of difficult wounds requires assessment of the entire patient and not just the wound. After conducting a thorough, accurate evaluation of both the patient and the wound, we develop an appropriate therapy plan to restart the healing process. Many treatment options are available – from simple débridements to microvascular free flap transplantations.
Modern innovative therapies such as EmaCure® and Momentum-Bionics® have also proven very promising in wound healing. Cancer can be defined as cells or tissue, which grow and divide without control and spread into surrounding tissues. Most non-cancer tumors are benign, meaning they do not spread into or invade nearby tissues and do not infiltrate into lymphatic or blood vessels. Malign cancerous tumors, however, can spread into or invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body via blood or lymphatic vessels. Before initiating surgical intervention there must be a thoroughly diagnostic process to rule out any malign cancers, which may have already spread to other parts of the body. Such an assessment will be coordinated with our in-house clinical tumor board.
Tumors can be distinguished into soft tissue tumors, which affect fat, muscles, vessels, nerves or connecting tissue, and tumors of the skin. Examples of malign skin tumors are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and the malign melanoma. Therapy always depends on the size of the tumor, its stage and whether it is benign or malign.
We will gladly inform you personally of all therapy options available during our consultation hours.

Contact and consultation hours

Office of Plastic Surgery Consultation
Melanie Paur
+49 89 4140 2176


Monday till Thursday: 08:00 a.m. –  04:00 p.m.

Friday: 08:00 a.m. –  02:00 p.m.

Please call in advance during office hours to schedule an appointment.