Hospital Schwabing Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
8.5/10 from 7 Votes

Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics (113861)

Stephan Gass

Dr. med.

Stephan Gass

Specialized in: traumatology, orthopedics

About the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics at Hospital Schwabing Munich

The Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics at the Hospital Schwabing Munich provides the full range of conservative and surgical treatment for patients with injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system of any severity. The department enjoys a status of a supraregional Trauma Center, and therefore it has all the necessary resources for high-quality medical care for injuries of any severity, including sports ones. In addition, the department is certified by the German Trauma Society as a Geriatric Trauma Centre. Should surgical treatment be required, the doctors will use innovative computer-assisted navigation surgical techniques to ensure maximum safety for their patients. The department admits more than 1,700 patients annually. The patients' health is in the good hands of a competent medical team consisting of 21 doctors and 30 nursing staff members. All medical services correspond to the current clinical protocols. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Stephan Gass.

The traumatologists working in the department have many years of clinical experience in the treatment of all types of injuries of the musculoskeletal system, ranging from injuries caused by accidents at work, injuries caused by road traffic accidents, sports injuries to injuries sustained during leisure time. The department can boast of a special competence in the field of trauma treatment in elderly patients. Whenever possible, preference is given to conservative treatment methods, but if the consequences of trauma require an invasive intervention, the patient can undergo the required surgical procedure.

The priority area of ​​work of the department's medical team is hip, shoulder and elbow replacement surgery. The orthopedic surgeons specialize in partial and total joint replacement surgery, as well as successfully perform revision interventions to replace previously implanted endoprostheses. When performing such operations, the doctors use cutting-edge navigation systems to ensure the most accurate fixation of the endoprosthesis and, accordingly, effective restoration of mobility. The joint replacement surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques, which contributes to the fastest postoperative recovery of the patient. In addition, the specialists use in their clinical practice only high-quality endoprostheses with a long service life.

The department's doctors quite often admit patients with spinal injuries for treatment. In most cases, when performing surgical procedures on the spine, neurosurgeons are also involved. Of particular interest for the department's doctors are open and minimally invasive operations on the spine to treat fractures, replace vertebral bodies, as well as perform kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures. An integral part of spinal surgery is the use of computer-assisted navigation systems that allow the surgeon to avoid damage to vital anatomical structures of the spine and spinal cord.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Conservative and surgical treatment of injuries caused by accidents at work, injuries caused by road traffic accidents, sports injuries, injuries sustained during leisure time, injuries in lederly patients
  • Partial and total hip, shoulder and elbow replacement surgery, including revision surgery to replace previously implanted endoprostheses
  • Knee arthroscopy
    • Cruciate ligament replacement surgery
    • Meniscus repair
    • Osteosynthesis using arthroscopic techniques
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Surgery to treat rotator cuff injuries
    • Surgery to treat injuries of the upper part of the articular lip of the scapula
    • Bankart shoulder repair procedure
  • Ankle and elbow arthroscopy
    • Correction of the consequences of injuries
    • Treatment of ankle and elbow degenerative lesions 
  • Spinal surgery
    • Treatment of fractures of all segments of the spine using minimally invasive and open surgical techniques, including vertebral body replacement
    • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures, as well as for pain due to neoplasms
  • Pelvic surgery
    • Treatment of pelvic ring and acetabular fractures, including minimally invasive surgery for osteoporotic fractures
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae of Dr. med. Stephan Gass

Higher Education and Professional Career

  • 1990 - 1992 Study of Human Medicine at Saarland University.
  • 1992 - 1993 Study of Human Medicine at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg.
  • 1993 - 1997 Study of Human Medicine at Ludwig and Maximilian University of Munich.
  • 1997 - 1999 Work in the Department of Surgery, University Hospital Grosshadern.
  • 1999 - 2002 Work in the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics at the Hospital Schwabing Munich.
  • 2002 - 2003 Work in the Department of Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery, Hospital Neuperlach.
  • Since 2004 Physician in the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics at the Hospital Schwabing Munich, and since 2020 – Chief Physician of the same department.


  • Board certification in surgery.
  • Specialization in traumatology.
  • Additional qualifications in emergency medicine.
  • Additional qualifications in special traumatology.

Clinical Interests

  • Geriatric traumatology.
  • Hip replacement surgery.
  • Spinal surgery.
  • Surgical treatment of pelvic fractures.
  • Special traumatology.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Traumatology.
  • Professional Association of German Surgeons.

Photo of the doctor: с) München Klinik Schwabing

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