Professor Dr. Henning Niebuhr FEBS AWS
This is the guiding principle of Professor Dr. Henning Niebuhr. He is highly skilled in surgery and – like his partner Dr. Wolfgang Reinpold – offers the entire spectrum of abdominal wall surgery (inguinal, femoral, abdominal wall, incisional and hiatal hernias) with the highest level of competence.
Thanks to his extensive practical and scientific involvement, he belongs to the group of international top specialists and key opinion leaders in his field. Since 2020, he is one of the first 5 European specialists in abdominal wall surgery. The scientific commitment results in far more than 300 high-ranking published works, lectures, book contributions as well as in the habilitation and professorship on the subject. His membership in various international guideline commissions demonstrates the more practical side of his scientific commitment.
Professor Niebuhr develops, optimizes and applies:
- Microinvasive endoscopic techniques (MILS) with skin incisions no larger than 2.8 mm outer diameter to optimize the functional and cosmetic outcome of a minimally invasive procedure -including E/MILOS techniques.
- Highly topical the Intraoperative Fascia Traction (IFT) during surgery of very large incisional hernias to achieve gentle abdominal wall closure without having to use more technically complex component separation procedures in every case.
- Special ultrasound examinations of the groin and abdominal wall (the DIUS procedure developed by him) to make diagnostics, which until now have not always been target-oriented, more reliable.
Professor Niebuhr has influenced the training of the next generation of surgeons from the very beginning as DEGUM Ultrasound Seminar Director as well as lecturer and instructor in all courses of the Hernia School. Currently, he has initiated the virtual format Hernia Contact. He has served in humanitarian and training missions in Tanzania and China.
He has hosted the annual congress of the German Hernia Society as president, as well as the world’s largest specialty congress for abdominal wall and hernia surgery in 2019 as congress secretary with his partner Dr. Reinpold as president.
As early as 1994, Professor Niebuhr developed and founded the first short-term therapy center at a large Hamburg hospital, thus triggering the rapid development of hospitals towards more patient orientation. Further successful foundations of the Hanse Surgery, the Hanse Hernia Center Hamburg certified as a reference center for hernia surgery and currently the Hamburg Hernia Center prove the organizational competence.
Personal experience from over 10,000 mostly minimally invasive surgeries of inguinal
and abdominal wall hernias (IFT, MILOS and MILS specialist)
Developer of the new Intraoperative Fascia Traction (IFT) for abdominal wall closure in very large incisional hernias.
Board member Studies of the German Hernia Society (since 2016), Congress President 2018