Dr. med. Thomas Biesgen

Specialist in
Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
German, English, French, Spanish

Core competencies

  • Hand
  • Foot & ankle

Professional career

Specialist certification in the field of Plastic Surgery, Bayern Medical Council, Munich
Doctorate (Dr. med.), Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg
License to practice medicine, Regional Council, Stuttgart
1996 - 2000
Clinical Studies, Human Medicine, Ruprecht-Karls, University Heidelberg

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

2015 - to date
Member of Alphaclinic Zurich
2015 - to date
Chief Physician of the Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery department, Mutterhaus der Barromäerinnen Trier Academic Teaching Hospital of Mainz University
Associate of Alphaclinic Zurich
Senior physician, department of Hand, Plastic, Reconstructive and burn Surgery, Professional Emergency Clinic of Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen
Apr 2012 - Jan 2013
Senior Physician, Center of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University, UK / Great Britain
Feb 2011 - May 2012
Various foreign assignments in Uganda, Kashmir, Pakistan

Further information

Dr. Thomas Biesgen received his MD at Heidelberg University 2000 and after his training in world-known departments (e.g. UCLA, Los Angeles, University Bordeaux, Paris, Munich, Toronto), he passed the board exams 2007 in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in Munich.
During the last years he has gained extraordinary experiences in different countries and he sub-specialized in hand surgery, reconstruction of the upper limb/reconstructive microsurgery, including breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery, finally as Consultant at the University Hospitals in Leeds and Cambridge in the UK.
Personal Statement
“I have been a plastic surgeon for more than 16 years. During this time I was lucky to experience a wide range of operations in many different countries. Only this way I was able to observe different consultants’ approaches to similar operations and could amalgamate their skills into my practice.
Reconstructive Microsurgery is of my specific interest and I have tried to tailor my development also towards this field. One of my career aims is to broaden my exposure to different surgical techniques in order to give my patients the feeling that they are always treated with the adequate and best method.
Moreover, I am happy to teach others so that they can share my knowledge. Also my voluntary work as a doctor in third world countries is valuable for me. My main aim as consultant as part of the medical group is to be involved in research development specifically in reconstructive surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery."
Publications, lectures and teaching
  • He has authored many national and international lectures as invited speaker, lectured for example at the top-ranked Cambridge University Hospital in the UK.
  • Teaching of several charity organisations (Interplast Germany and Interplast UK) during Interplast missions to different countries in the world (Uganda, Pakistan, Kashmir, etc.), including organizing of operation courses in third world countries.
Awards and Grants
  • European Fellowship Winner 2013 from the EURAPS (European Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery):visit centers AKH/Vienna/Austria and ZU Gent/Belgium.
  • European Fellowship Winner 2010 in Foot and Ankle Surgery (visit departments in the UK: London, Bristol, Brighton) sponsored by German Association of Foot and Ankle Surgery (D.A.F.).
    Since 2010 Honorary Guest Speaker, teacher and instructor for courses for the ASF (Acid Survivors Foundation).

Memberships and partnerships

German Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (DGRAEC)
Interplast UK
Interplast Germany
German Society of Surgery ( DGC)
French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery ( SOFCPRE)
German Association Surgery of the Hand (DGH)
International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)
Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
Hirslanden Medical Group Zürich

Publications & videos

Events & lectures