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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery (279218)

Christian Witzel

PD Dr. med.

Christian Witzel

Specialized in: adult and pediatric plastic, reconstructive surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery at the Charite University Hospital Berlin offers all modern surgical interventions, which help to repair skin and soft tissue injuries after burns, traumas or cancers. The special focus is on microsurgical reconstructive techniques. The department's surgeons have a perfect command of all the classic and innovative surgical techniques. The primary goal in the treatment of each patient is the complete elimination of particular defect with the preservation of functionality and the provision of the best aesthetic result. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Christian Witzel.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Breast reconstruction surgery
    • Microsurgical reconstruction using the patient's own tissues
      • DIEP flap surgery (blood supply to the transplanted skin through vessels from the basin of the inferior epigastric arteries)
      • I-GAP/S-GAP flap surgery (blood supply to the transplanted skin through vessels from the basin of the inferior/superior gluteal artery)
      • TMG flap surgery
    • Breast reconstruction using implants
    • Reconstruction after prophylactic removal of the mammary gland
  • Breast surgery
    • Tuberous breast surgery
    • Breast reduction
    • Breast augmentation
    • Breast asymmetry correction
    • Breast lift
    • Gynecomastia correction
  • Skin tightening operations (all body parts)
  • Plastic interventions for the correction of defects after accidents, cancers and chronic wounds
    • Local flap surgery
    • Pedicle graft surgery
    • Microvascular free flap surgery
    • Perforator flap surgery
    • Functional flap surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery in chronic sternal wound and bedsores
  • Interventions for primary (congenital) and secondary (acquired) lymphedema
  • Reconstructive surgery after the removal of soft tissue sarcomas
  • Plastic reconstructive hand surgery, including in congenital hand defects in childrens
  • Reconstructive surgery of the lower limbs (for example, in circulatory disorders)
  • Other surgical options

Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery.
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