UKGM Gießen

Giessen, Germany

Surgery treatment of tennis elbow (lateral Epicondylitis) (program ID: 221723)

Christian Heiß

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Heiß

Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialized in: hand surgery, reconstructive surgery

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Juli 1999: Howard-Award der University of Mississippi, Medical Center, Orthopaedic Department, Jackson (USA)

Oktober 1999: Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Traumatologie (DGOT) in Wiesbaden

2000: Verleihung des Harvard-Fellowships mit Aufenthalt am Massachusetts Gerneral Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Department, Boston, USA (J. Jupiter, M. D.)

November 2001: Posterpreis der DGU auf dem Deutschen Unfallchirurgen-Kongress in Berlin

Juli 2001: Ernennung zum Mitglied der AOAA (AO Alumni Association) in Davos, Schweiz

Februar 2003: 1. Posterpreis der ÖGU und GOTS auf dem Vienna Future Symposium in Wien, Austria

November 2003: 1. Posterpreis der DGU auf dem Deutschen Unfallchirurgen-Kongress in Berlin

Februar 2007: Preis der ÖGU und GOTS auf dem Vienna Future Symposium in Wien, Austria

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The department is one of the largest centers among German university clinics of accidental surgery. As a center of supra-regional importance, the department helps 2300 patients in stationary mode and 22000 outpatients every year. The department is focused on optimal trauma treatment and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.

The team consists 9 senior physicians, 12 assistants and 40 nurses. Patients can stay in two standard inpatient department or in one intensive care unit.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • X-ray/ MRT
  • neurological examination
  • electromyogrphy
  • electrophysiology
  • general blood analysis
  • preparation of pre-operational standard
  • chirurgical treatment
  • symptomatic therapy
  • full board clinic stay for up to 4 days
  • cost of required medications
  • nursing staff services
  • elaboration of further recommendations
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About hospital

Gießen is an old university town 30 km far from Marburg, where in 1607 the Ludwig University was situated, and where can be found the oldest German botanic garden. This is also the city where stands a monument to x-rays.

Gießen is situated 30 km away from Marburg. Today, Giessen and Marburg are not only historical culture centers, but also cities with effective, modern hospital system based on medical University, which is well known both in Germany and abroad.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.