Dr. Sandhofer is a liposuction pioneer. He has been performing this procedure since 1986 (more than 5000 aesthetic and medically indicated procedures).
In addition, Dr. Sandhofer has decades of experience in outpatient vein surgery (total of 10,000 procedures). Since about 30% of lipedema patients additionally have varicosities that require surgery, Austrian, German, and Dutch dermatologists developed the surgical treatment of lipedema via liposuction on the basis of phlebology.
The first and only worldwide guidelines on this topic were written by these professionals. In the summer of 2017, the first lipedema congress worldwide was held under the leadership of Dr. Sandhofer.
In recent years, Dr. Sandhofer and his team successfully performed surgery on well over 500 patients with lipedema. Data were collected and analyzed, and patient safety studies were conducted and will soon be published. The surgical team currently consists of Dr. Matthias Sandhofer himself and, since 01 January 2018, his partner Dr. Martin Barsch MBA, who was previously acting Senior Physician at the Dermatology department of Düsseldorf University Medical Center, largely active in phlebology and dermatology.
Sedoanalgesia and monitoring in intensive care are conducted by an experienced anesthesiologist and intensive care physician. The assistant physician and practice organizer, who can be reached around the clock, is cand. Med. Victoria Hofer.
The front office and direct organization is led by Mag. Beate Nagl.
The qualified (Dipl.) nurse Marlene Stütz acts as OR assistant. Physical therapy and medical assistance is ensured by the qualified (Dipl.-Physikalist) Anita Fluch. In the medical area, Dr. Ruth Sandhofer (wife) and Dr. Martina Sandhofer (daughter) also play supportive roles as assistants and in on-call duty.