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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

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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

About the department

The Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the University Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich covers the whole range of services in these field. The medical care is provided by a team of 12 highly qualified doctors, who daily perform surgical interventions in two state-of-the-art operating rooms. In appropriate indications, it is possible to perform outpatient operations. To achieve excellent therapeutic and aesthetic results, during the surgical treatment there are used innovative techniques. In addition, the department offers the latest 3D imaging technologies, which allow the doctors to plan the aesthetic interventions and their results before the surgery, as well as discuss them with the patient.

The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Riccardo Giunta. The doctor has enormous clinical experience and regularly demonstrates high treatment success rates. Also, Prof. Riccardo Giunta is the President of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Hand surgery
    • Replantation of fingers, hands and arms
    • Reconstructive interventions in congenital malformations
    • Reconstructive interventions in severe hand injuries
    • Treatment of compression syndromes (for example, carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Surgical and conservative treatment of fractures
    • Nerve damage treatment
    • Conservative and surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture
    • Surgical interventions in wrist and hand ganglion
    • Arthrosis treatment 
    • Surgical treatment of wrist pain 
    • Treatment of tendon injuries
    • Treatment of spring fingers and inflammatory processes in the hand
    • Removal of hand tumors
  • Plastic surgery
    • Reconstructive surgery (focus on microsurgical tissue transplantation)
      • Closure of defects after injuries
      • Reconstructive interventions after the removal of breast tumors
      • Reconstructive interventions after the removal of soft tissue tumors in torso and limbs
      • Reconstructive interventions after the removal of skin and mucous membrane tumors
      • Reconstructive interventions after the removal of head and neck tumors
      • Reconstructive interventions after the removal of bone tumors
      • Surgical treatment of bedsores
      • Reconstructive interventions after burns in all body regions
    • Breast plastic surgery
      • Correction of malformations and asymmetry of the breast and nipple 
      • Breast reconstruction using patient’s own tissues
      • Breast augmentation
      • Breast reduction
      • Gynecomastia treatment 
    • Surgical treatment of nerves
      • Peripheral nerve surgery (for example, in carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
      • Surgical treatment of facial nerve paralysis (including reconstructive interventions and nerve fiber prosthetics)
      • Brachial plexus surgery
    • Lymphatic vessel transplantation
  • Aesthetic surgery
    • Facelift
    • Forehead lift (endoscopic techniques)
    • Eyelid lift
    • Neck lift
    • Nose reshaping
    • Ear reshaping 
    • Breast lift
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Liposuction
    • Body contouring
    • Body lift
    • Scar revision
    • Treatment of wrinkles (including the injections of fillers, autologous fat, botox) 
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

  • Since 01.2011, Chief Physician of the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • Since 2015, Vice President of the German Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC).
  • 2010 Appointment as a Professor (with the support of Prof. Wolfgang Hermann) at the Technical University of Munich, University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • 2010 Invitation to the position of Professor in Hand Surgery, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Innenstadt and Grosshadern Campuses.
  • 12.2008 Karl Max von Bauernfeind Medal of the Technical University of Munich as a part of the world's first team on the transplantation of two hands at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich.
  • Senior Physician, Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich (since 12.2007, Head: Prof. H.G. Machens).
  • 2001 - 2010 Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Technical University of Munich.
  • 2000 - 2001 Senior Physician, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Vienna, General Hospital, Vienna, Austria.
  • 1996 - 2000 Department of Plastic Surgery (Chief Physician: Prof. A-M. Feller), Medical Center Vogtareuth, Vogtareuth.
  • 1995 - 1996 Department of Hand Surgery (Head Physician: Prof. U. Lanz).
  • 1994 - 1995 Institute of Anatomy at the University Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Prof. R. Putz).
  • 1992 - 1993 Department of Surgery, University Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Prof. K. Wilhelm, Prof. L. Schweiberer), Campus Innenstadt.

Memberships

  • Full Member of the German Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC).
  • 2003 - 2005 Board Member of the Association of German Plastic Surgeons (VDPC).
  • Full Member of the German Society for Hand Surgery (DGH) .
  • Full Member of the German Society of Surgery (DGC).
  • Full Member of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (WSRM).
  • Member of the German-speaking Working Group on Hand Surgery (DAH).
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, FACS (ACS).
  • Full Member of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM).
  • Member of the German Society of Senology.
  • Full Member of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery (ASPN)
  • Full Member of the American Society of Peripheral Nerve Pathology (ASPN).
  • Founder of the Ulrich Lanz Hand Surgery Club.

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