Dr. med. Bernd Ablassmaier

The supreme goal of any surgical intervention is to avoid any unnecessary bodily stress and harm, and to initiate a quick convalescence.

For approximately 20 years the so-called keyhole surgery (minimally invasive surgery, MIS), has allowed surgical interventions in the body interior with a maximum protection of the surrounding tissue. Only small cuts in skin and soft tissue are necessary to insert the surgical instruments into the area of the surgery. The surgeon is directed via a high-performance camera which transmits the pictures of the operating area to a monitor.

Since minimally invasive surgery – also called keyhole-surgery – was introduced I was fascinated by the approach and I decided to adopt it as my main field of work. As a board-certified surgeon, visceral, thoracic and vascular surgeon I specialize in minimally invasive surgery, which means, that I perform endoscopic and laparoscopic chest and abdominal surgery. Please refer to the chapter ”Services“ on the personal website for in-depth descriptions of the respective surgeries. Said chapter also includes extensive information about focal points within my range of services.

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Pioneering In The Field

Like most of the fields of medicine, minimally invasive surgery, too, is constantly being advanced. For one thing endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery is applied to a growing number of indications. Also the techniques are being refined, in order to achieve the optimal minimum of injuries and scars. Whenever possible, natural body orifices are used to carry out surgery in the body interior. Today, for instance, it is possible to remove women’s gall bladders including gall stones, via the vagina. Cuts into skin or soft tissue are no longer necessary. I was among the pioneers of this surgery technique and I’m specialized in performing this gentle way of gall bladder removal.

Curriculum Vitae

Born 1957
Eichstätt, Bavaria

1976
Abitur in Eichstätt / Bayern (equal to A-Levels / university-entrance diploma)

1976/77
Study of French at the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée in Besançon, France

10/1977-3/1984
Medical School at the Université de Franche Comté in Besançon, France
Course-related two-year part-time orderly work at the Besançon University‘s Geriatric Center

4/1984 
General Practitioner’s Substitute in the Département du Jura, France

5/1984-10/1984
Postgraduate House Officer in the Traumatology Unit at the Hôpital du Moenchsberg in Mulhouse, France

11/1984-4/1985
Postgraduate House Officer in the Gynecology Unit at the Université de Franche Comté in Besançon, France

4/1985
Promotion at the Université de Franche Comté: Dr. med. – Besançon University Topic: Dystocia of the Pelvic Entrance in Normally-Configurated Pelvises
Note: Mention très bien avec félicitation du jury

7/1985–8/1987
Resident in the Internal Medicine Unit at the District Hospital in Eichstätt, Germany

1986
Formation of the Eichstätt coronary athletic group

8/1986
General Practitioner’s Substitute in the Département de l´Herault, France

8/1987
General Practitioner’s Substitute in the Bavarian Eichstätt district

8/1987-3/1990
Resident Surgeon at the District Hospital in Eichstätt, Germany

1989
ECFMG, US State Certificate

7/1990–12/1990
Resident with Prof. Götz in Linnich/Lower Rhine within the framework of the project: „Laser-based Laparoscopic Cholecystectomia“, subsidized by the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology

1/1991-5/1994
Resident at the District Hospital Munich/Pasing
Setup of the „Minimally invasive Surgical Unit”

1/1993
Board-certified Surgeon

5/1993
Chief resident at the District Hospital Munich/Pasing

6/1994-5/2002
Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery of the Charité at the Berlin Humboldt University

5/1997
Postdoctoral thesis on laparoscopic gastrectomy at the Berlin Humboldt University Research project of the DFG (German Research Association)
Head of the Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Charité

3/1999
Focus on visceral surgery

9/2000 
Focus on thoracic surgery

12/2002
Focus on vascular surgery

6/2002 – 5/2004
Head of the Department of Visceral Surgery at the St. Marien Hospital in Berlin

Seit 6/2004
Head of the department of Visceral and Thoracic Surgery in collegiate system with the trauma and vascular surgery at the surgical clinic Dr. Rinecker in Munich, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

12/2006
Appointment as Professor associat at the Victor Babes University in Timisoara, Romania, based on a cooperation, including lectures, training of students and surgeons at the university’s training unit, as well as surgery tutorials

4/2009
Head of the Department of Minimally Invasive Visceral and Thoracic Surgery at the Surgical Clinic Dr. Rinecker, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Since January 2011
Surgeon with own doctor's office and
consultant with international hospital network

Main Interests:

Sports: Windsurfing, Running, Yoga
Music Instruments: Trumpet, Violin
Languages:
Fluent German
Fluent French
Fluent English
Basic Italian
Basic Romanian
Basic Arabic