University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Surgical removal of skin lipomas (program ID: 102523)

Alexander Enk

Prof. Dr. med.

Alexander Enk

Department of Dermatology

Specialized in: dermatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1982-1988 Studies in Medicine at the Westf. Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • 1984-1988 Doctoral Thesis (MD), Dept. of Dermatol. of the University of Münster
  • 1990- 1992 Post Doc, Dermatol. Branch of the National Institutes of Health 
  • 1994-1997 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Dermatol. of the University of Mainz
  • 1995 Habilitation, Dept. of Dermatol. of the University of Mainz
  • 1997 Associate Professor and Vice Chairman, Dept. of Dermatol. of the University of Mainz
  • 2004 Full Professor and Chairman Dermatology and Venerol. Ruprecht-Karls-Univ. Heidelberg

Awards and Appointments 

  • 2002 Appointment as Full Professor and Chairman Dermatology und Venerol., Philipps-Univ. Marbur 
  • 2003 Appointment as Full Professor and Chairman Dept.of Dermatology and Venerol. Univ. Essen 
  • 2004 Appointment as Full Professor and Chairman Dermatology and Venerol. Ruprecht-Karls-Univ. Heidelberg – acceptance
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The Department of Dermatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital is a national recognized Center for Oncological Dermatology. It is the first Department of Dermatology in Germany, which was awarded an official high-quality mark of the certified Skin Cancer Center. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Enk. The Department includes numerous specialized units, such as general outpatient unit, the outpatient unit for allergy treatment, andrological, immunological, oncological and phlebological outpatient units as well as the Laser Medicine and Aesthetics Center. The Department covers a wide range of dermatology.

The Skin Cancer Center Heidelberg has a variety of specialized departments: department of surgery, department of phototherapy, training center, and specialized histological laboratory. They are all located in the same building. Furthermore, the patients with skin cancer receive a necessary care on consultations. The Center is integrated into the National Cancer Center (NCT) and develops individual treatment plans for every patient together with other partners of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The experts from various fields are involved into the development of these treatment plans. The main objective of the Center is to provide multidisciplinary, individual medical care.

The range of clinical services of the Department of Dermatology at the Heidelberg University Hospital under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Enk includes:

  • Malignant melanomas (black skin cancer)
  • Squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell skin carcinoma (white skin cancer)
  • Mycosis fungicides and other skin lymphomas
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma
  • Angiosarcomas and other rare skin tumors
  • Consultations for the patients after organ transplants and chronic suppressed immunity 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • preoperative care
  • surgical removal of skin lipomas 
  • histologically examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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