University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

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Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery ( 301974)

Riccardo Giunta

Prof. Dr. med.

Riccardo Giunta

Specialized in: hand surgery, plastic and aesthetic surgery

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Beruflicher Werdegang

  • derzeitige Position: Chefarzt der Handchirurgie, Plastischen Chirurgie und Ästhetischen Chirurgie der Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München am Campus Innenstadt und Großhadern (seit 1/2011)
  • seit 2015 Vizepräsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Plastische, Rekonstruktion und Ästhetische Chirurgie (DGPRÄC)
  • 2010 Ernennung durch Prof. Wolfgang A. Hermann zum Professor der Technischen Universität München, Klinikum rechts der Isar 
  • 2010 Ruf auf die Professur für Handchirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie und Ästhetische Chirurgie der Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (LMU) Standort Innenstadt und Großhadern
  • 12/2008 Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medaille der TU München als Mitglied des Transplantationsteams bei der weltweit ersten Transplantation von zwei Armen am Klinikum rechts der Isar
  • Oberarzt der Klinik für Plastische Chirurgie und Handchirurgie, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München (Direktor seit 12/2007: Prof. H.-G. MACHENS)
  • 2001 bis 2010: Abteilung für Plastische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie, (Vorstand bis 11/2007: Prof. E. BIEMER), Chirurgische  Klinik der TU München)
  • 2000 bis 2001: Oberarzt der Abteilung für Plastische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie der Universität Wien (Ordinarius: Prof. M. FREY), Allgemeines Krankenhaus AKH Wien, Österreich
  • 1996 bis 2000: Abteilung für Plastische Chirurgie (Chefarzt: Prof. A.-M. FELLER), Behandlungszentrum Vogtareuth, Vogtareuth
  • 1995 bis 1996: Klinik für Handchirurgie (Chefarzt: Prof. U. LANZ), in Bad Neustadt an der Saale
  • 1994 bis 1995: Anatomische Anstalt der Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (Univ.-Prof. R. PUTZ) 
  • 1992 bis 1993: Chirurgische Universitätsklinik der LMU München (Prof. K. WILHELM, Prof. L. SCHWEIBERER), Klinikum Innenstadt


  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Gesellschaft der Deutschen Plastischen, Rekonstruktiven und Ästhetischen Chirurgen DGPRÄC
  • Vorstandsmitglied der Vereinigung der Deutschen Plastischen Chirurgen (VDPC) von 2003 bis 2005
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Handchirurgie (DGH)
  • Ordentliches Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGC) 
  • Ordentliches Mitglied  der World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM)
  • Mitglied der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Handchirurgie (DAH)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, FACS (ACS)
  • Active Member der American Society forReconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Senologie
  • Active Member der American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)
  • Gründungsmitglied des Ulrich Lanz Hand Clubs
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The Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the University Hospital of Munich covers the entire spectrum of plastic and hand surgery. The Department is headed by Univ-Prof. Dr. med. Riccardo Giunta, specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The patients receive medical care from a team of 12 physicians, which has a daily access to two fully equipped operating rooms. The service range is completed by outpatient surgery.

Plastic reconstructive surgery aims to restore both forms and functions of the damaged body areas in order to improve patients’ quality of life after accidents or cancers. The University Hospital of Munich uses different techniques, such as hair transplantation, local flap surgery and free microsurgical techniques. The advantage of the Department under the direction of   Univ-Prof. Dr. med. Riccardo Giunta is in its interdisciplinary cooperation. 

The treatment focuses of plastic reconstructive surgery at the University Hospital of Munich:

  • Reconstructive microsurgery (tissue transplantation by means of free flap surgery, reconstructive surgery for facial nerve paralysis etc.)
  • Interdisciplinary plastic surgery after injuries
  • Interdisciplinary reconstruction after oncological diseases in cooperation with the Bone and Soft Tissue Cancer Center ( SarKUM) and Orthopedic Oncology 
  • Reconstructive breast surgery in collaboration with the Breast Center of LMU ( DIEP, ms TRAM, TMG,  adipose tissue transplantation, surgery to eliminate breast asymmentry)
  • Facial plastic surgery (tumors etc.)
  • Surgery to tighten skin after dramatic weight loss
  • Plastic surgery in children and adolescents (plastics of auricles, gynecomastia, chest malformations, hemangiomas etc.)
  • Microsurgical treatment for lymphedema
  • Extremity reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Chronic wounds and bedsores

The Department under the direction of Univ-Prof. Dr. med. Riccardo Giunta offers the whole range of surgical treatment in the field of hand surgery. There are used different advanced surgical techniques, starting from various stabilization methods for bone fractures up to the use of a surgical microscope. The advantage of medical care at the University Hospital of Munich lies in a high medical security ensured by a constant availability of specialists from various fields. 

The service range in the field of hand surgery at the University Hospital of Munich includes:

  • Treatment of severe hand injuries and traumatic amputations within the Center for Traumatology and Hand Surgery at LMU
  • Wrist surgery (scaphoid injury, ligament injury, arthrosis, etc.)
  • Arthroscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy, etc.)
  • Treatment of nerve compression syndromes (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital canal syndrome, etc.)
  • Various treatments for Dupuytren's contracture
  • Treatment of degenerative changes in the hand (inflammation of tendons and joints, joint replacement, etc.)
  • Peripheral nerve surgery, including brachial plexus 
  • Treatment of congenital hand malformations

The aim of aesthetic surgery is to improve the appearance of patients using various plastic surgical techniques. Thus, with the best possible natural correction of problematic zones, patients can achieve a higher quality of life. The University Hospital of Munich uses the latest 3D imaging technologies, which allow simulating aesthetic interventions before the surgery, as well as their discussing with the patient.  

The service range in the field of aesthetic surgery includes the following treatments:

  • Aesthetic breast surgery (breast lift, breast augmentation, reduction, breast asymmetry correction etc.)
  • Aesthetic facial surgery (eyelid surgery, forehead, face / cheek / neck lift, endoscopic plastic surgery etc.)
  • Body shaping procedures (liposuction, abdominal wall lift, hip skin lift etc.)
  • Aesthetic hand surgery (hand lift, rejuvenation of the back of the hand etc.)
  • Transplantation of adipose tissues (lipofilling) to recontour all body areas (face, chest, etc.)
  • Dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid, lipofilling, platelet plasma, etc.) and Botox
  • Second opinion in planning aesthetic surgical procedures

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