Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Shoulder Surgery (333741)

Bernd Dreithaler

Dr. med.

Bernd Dreithaler

Specialized in: shoulder surgery

About the Department of Shoulder Surgery at Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

The Department of Shoulder Surgery at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital treats  shoulder injuries and diseases. The offered treatment services correspond to the requirements of specialized and highly developed joint surgery. Proven operating methods combined with the extensive experience of specialists ensure successful treatment of the entire range of shoulder pathologies with a short time of inpatient treatment. Annually, more than 600 shoulder operations are performed here and more than 2500 patients receive medical care.

High satisfaction of the patients of the Department of Shoulder Surgery is based on many years of hospital experience, innovative, interdisciplinary, comprehensive approaches to treatment and international cooperation, especially with English and Australian colleagues. In the field of conservative treatment, a special role is given to cooperation with specialized physiotherapists, thanks to which coordinated methods and treatment success are provided.

The main directions of the department:

  • Operative therapy
    • Arthroscopic and open interventions on the rotator cuff
    • Arthroscopic and open treatment of acromioclavicular articulation
    • Arthroscopic removal and expansion of the synovial bag
    • Removing deposits of calcium
    • Arthrolysis with humeroscapular periarthritis
    • Early treatment of cartilage damage
    • Prosthetics of the shoulder joint, as well as revision procedures for complex operations to replace the shoulder endoprosthesis
    • Modern methods of osteosynthesis
  • Conservative methods of treatment in cooperation with the outpatient center of MVZ shoulder diseases Vivantes Pankov
    • Physiotherapy
    • Hyaluronic acid therapy
    • Autohemotherapy and treatment with autologous conditioned plasma
    • Manual therapy
    • Conventional teips / kinesio teips
    • Acupuncture

Curriculum vitae of Dr. med. Bernd Dreithaler

  • 1975 – 1982 Medical Studies, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Free University Berlin
  • 1982 Surgical Education at the Free University Berlin: Heart Surgery (Prof. E. Bücherl), General Surgery (Prof. Neuhaus, Transplantation Unit), Trauma-Surgery, microscopic Hand Surgery (PD Dr. Schauwecker)
  • 2007 Consultant for Upper extremity pathologies – MVZ Pankow, Berlin
  • 2007 Senior Physician (Hand-Surgery, Sports-Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery), Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics, German Red Cross Clinic Westend Berlin
  • 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics / Hand Surgery, Free University Berlin
  • Since 2015, Head, Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Sports Medicine, Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Berlin


  • Federation of German Surgeons (BDC)
  • German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE)
  • German Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (DGOU), German Society of Trauma Surgery (DGU)
  • Berlin Society of Trauma Surgery
  • Berlin Society of Sports Medicine
  • Society of Joint Surgery and Arthroscopy (AGA), AGA Instructor

Other Activities

  • Member of the Specialist-Board for Shoulder Surgery, Focus Magazin und Ärzteliste Berliner Kurier (2010 – 2107)
  • Center of Excellence – Arthroscopic and open Shoulder Surgery – Fa. Smith&Nephew / Fa. Zimmer-Biomet
  • Research: AC-Joint-Hookplate Implementation and Development presented at Expo 2000 in Hannover
  • Lecturer and Instructor for international Shoulder Surgeries (Spain, Turkey, Cyprus)

Photo of the doctor: (c) Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH 

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