Dr. Beate Herbig
Severe excess weight, also called obesity, is a chronic illness. It has complex causes and can result in serious secondary diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. When treating your morbid obesity or diabetes, we take you by the hand at the certified obesity clinic at Schoen Clinic in Hamburg Eilbek and accompany you through the months-long treatment process before, during and after an operation.
Severe obesity is a major health risk connected to a multitude of limitations and accompanying illnesses. Therefore, the goal of the treatment at our obesity clinic is always a clear and long-term improvement of your quality of life. Our goal is not to reduce your bodyweight to a specific number. For instance, we consider the frequent elimination of diabetes mellitus and thus the related physical symptoms the greatest success of an obesity operation. Regardless of the number on the scale: The most important thing is that your quality of life improves and you have happy prospects.
A stomach reduction or gastric bypass operation significantly increases the change of permanent weight loss. Therefore, surgical gastric operations are a central component of our treatment concept. With more than 20 years of experience, our consultants operate on the highest medical level. All of the operations we perform are as non-invasive as possible, based on your individual health condition.
Surgical treatment alone does not result in permanent weight loss. To achieve the best long-term results, an operation should always be embedded in a treatment that consists of different modules (multi-modal). This is, incidentally, a prerequisite for this is that your health insurance company assume the costs of an operation.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV (German Association for General and Visceral Surgery)) awarded our obesity clinic the “Excellence Centre for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery” certificate. We are thus one of only four clinics in Germany that have received this highest seal of quality. As a patient, you benefit directly from this high level of specialisation. Our consultants exclusively deal with bariatric and metabolic disease patterns. Due to their vast operative experience, complications are rare and can be adequately and quickly dealt with if problems arise.
To optimally accompany you on your path, we cooperate with various cooperation partners: