Associate Professor Dr. med. Claus Berndhard Ablassmaier
The supreme goal of any surgical intervention is to avoid any unnecessary bodily stress and harm, and to initiate a quick convalescence. Since the early 90s 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“ (German) 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.
In the meantime, I have gained Prof. Dr. med. Samir Said, a long-time friend and colleague from the Charite' in Berlin, who has decisively contributed to the development of minimally invasive surgery worldwide.
My son Dr. med. Sven Ablassmaier has been working and operating according to the BICORN procedure for many years and is an integral part of our team.
Main surgical focus
- Minimally invasive therapy for
- Gall bladder surgery (cholecystectomy)
- Inguinal hernia surgery (hernia surgery)
- Adhesive solutions (adhesiolysis)
- Removal of parts of the colon in case of diverticular disease
- Removal of parts of the colon in malignant diseases Colon cancer
- Minimally invasive therapy for diaphragmatic hernia with heartburn (BICORN procedure)
- Minimally invasive overweight therapy
- Stomach balloon
- Gastric band
- Gastric bypass
- Minimally invasive therapy for extreme sweating on hands and armpits
- Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy in Hyperhidrosis
- Minimally invasive therapy for extreme sweating on the feet
- Retroperitoneoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy in Hyperhidrosis
- Minimally invasive therapy in lung surgery
- Removal of lung parts in case of lung cancer
- Lung bladder ablation (bullaresection) for example after "lung tear".
- Minimally invasive therapy for
Pioneering in the surgical 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.
Abitur in Eichstätt / Bayern (equal to A-Levels / university-entrance diploma)
Study of French at the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée in Besançon, France
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
General Practitioner’s Substitute in the Département du Jura, France
Postgraduate House Officer in the Traumatology Unit at the Hôpital du Moenchsberg in Mulhouse, France
Postgraduate House Officer in the Gynecology Unit at the Université de Franche Comté in Besançon, France
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
Resident in the Internal Medicine Unit at the District Hospital in Eichstätt, Germany
Formation of the Eichstätt coronary athletic group
General Practitioner’s Substitute in the Département de l´Herault, France
General Practitioner’s Substitute in the Bavarian Eichstätt district
Resident Surgeon at the District Hospital in Eichstätt, Germany
ECFMG, US State Certificate
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
Resident at the District Hospital Munich/Pasing
Setup of the „Minimally invasive Surgical Unit”
Chief resident at the District Hospital Munich/Pasing
Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery of the Charité at the Berlin Humboldt University
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
Focus on visceral surgery
Focus on thoracic surgery
Focus on vascular surgery
6/2002 – 5/2004
Head of the Department of Visceral Surgery at the St. Marien Hospital in Berlin
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
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
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
Sports: Windsurfing, Running, Yoga
Music Instruments: Trumpet, Violin