University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery


Raymund E. Horch

Prof. Dr. med., Dr. h. c.

Raymund E. Horch

Specialized in: plastic surgery, hand surgery

Since 1 July 2007 the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery has been an independent department at the University Hospital Erlangen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Raymund E. Horch. It was formed on the basis of the previous recognized Section of Plastic and Hand Surgery. When Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Raymund E. Horch became the director, the range of services was completed by plastic surgery.  

The Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the full range of modern plastic surgery that covers esthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, burn surgery, craniofacial surgery and hand surgery. All the fields involve the use of microsurgical methods, laser surgery and endoscopy.

The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Raymund E. Horch deals with the restoration and improvement of forms and functions of the body surface, as well as functional defects of organs and functional systems. The medical team of the Department has a variety of new techniques and methods, such as microsurgery and endoscopic methods that have recently been greatly improved. Due to these methods, the University Hospital Erlangen ensures the most sparing and accurate plastic surgery.   

Such methods allow, for example, to stretch, move, or transplant tissues (including skin, muscles, tendons and blood vessels) with the help of microsurgery. Modern surgery ensures plastic reconstruction of the lost tissues, reconstruction of nerve and tissue structures. Thus, patients with cancer / injuries after accidents can get back to their “normal” life. 

The rage of medical services of the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen

  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Esthetic plastic surgery
  • Burn surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Body plastic reconstruction
  • Lymphedema / lipedema
  • Laser treatment
  • Hyperhidrosis



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