Dr. med. Thomas Biesgen

Dr. med. Thomas Biesgen

Doctor's profile

  • Core Competencies

    • Hand
    • Foot & ankle

  • 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 14 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

    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

  • Foreign Languages
    • German
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish

Contact address

alphaclinic Zürich
Kraftstrasse 29
8044 Zürich
T +41 44 388 84 11
F +41 44 388 84 21

Affiliated Doctor

Klinik Hirslanden
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