Bariatric Surgery Recklinghausen Near Dortmund

Prof. Dr Martin Büsing
Chief Physician
Specialist in Abdominal Surgery
Recklinghausen, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Lifting operations
  • Oncological surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Centre
  • Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Thyroid surgery

Medical Range

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Bariatric surgery: Sleeve gastrectomy (stomach reduction), gastric band implantation, gastric bypass system (RNY), gastric balloon, biliopancreatic diversion
  • Procedures following severe weight loss: Lifting operations, body lift using the Lockwood technique, abdominoplasty, lifting of upper arm/thigh, breast lift, revision surgeries
  • Oncological surgery: Colorectal Cancer Centre, oesophageal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer
  • Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Minimally invasive abdominal surgery, NOTES operations, e.g. no-scar biliary surgery.
  • Thyroid surgery


Prof. Dr Martin Büsing is a specialist in bariatric surgery and Chief Physician at the Clinic for General and Abdominal Surgery at the Miners' Hospital Recklinghausen.

As a centre of excellence for bariatric and metabolic surgery, the Obesity Centre under the direction of Prof. Büsing is one of the leading institutions in Germany and Europe. Thanks to special facilities, severely overweight people with a body weight of up to 400 kg can be treated here.

Sleeve Gastrectomy: The Vest Clinic – the Nation's Leading Hospital

Sleeve gastrectomy has become a standard procedure at the Vest Clinic and promises a considerable weight reduction. With this procedure, excess weight can be successfully reduced by up to 70%. For the more than 3,000 patients who have received this surgery in Recklinghausen, the effects set in immediately after surgery. The operation is performed using minimally invasive techniques and is a very low-risk measure.

The stomach is reduced along the greater curvature, and the excess portion is removed in a bag through the abdominal wall by means of a small abdominal incision. As a result, capacity can be reduced, and thus also food intake.

Gastric Balloon: Weight Loss of up to 70 kg in 6 Months

For this outpatient intervention, a gastroscopy and, subsequently, the insertion of the gastric balloon take place while under "twilight sedation". The balloon, filled with fluid, must be removed by means of an endoscopy after a maximum of 6 months. The balloon that is introduced leads to a faster feeling of satiety and thus to a reduced food intake.

Of course, a balloon implantation involves nutritional counselling and targeted movement training, to give the patient individual care and support to supplement the procedure.

Body Lifts: Abdominoplasty and Breast Lift

After major weight loss, where the skin then overhangs as an "apron" of fat at particularly stressed areas of skin, due to the high level of stretching, this “apron” can be removed in modern surgical procedures by Prof. Büsing and his team. This standard abdominoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic and takes about 90 minutes.

But it is not only tummy tucks that can be performed in the Vest Clinic. Breast lifts too are more and more a subject of focus. Here, the team advises each patient individually in detailed counselling sessions on the topics of breast reduction or breast lifting.

Certified Reference Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery DGAV

The Vest Clinic is a reference centre for minimally invasive surgery of the DGAV. The German Society for General and Abdominal Surgery (DGAV) is an active society that aims to promote the surgical focus of general and abdominal surgery through systemic training, quality assurance measures, and coordination of research.

Organ diseases are surgically treated under the direction of Prof. Büsing in adherence with the latest guidelines. Minimally invasive and gentle surgical techniques for the abdominal area are a prime focus here. Particularly noteworthy, in this regard, are so-called NOTES operations. NOTES describes an endoscopic surgical procedure through natural openings and is a further development of laparoscopic surgery. This enables scar-free removal of the gallbladder and makes the Vest Clinic one of Europe's leading institutions in this field.

Focus on Oncological Surgery & Certified Colorectal Cancer Centre

Colorectal cancers are treated using an interdisciplinary approach in the certified Colorectal Cancer Centre according to the guidelines of the German Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in Germany, but early treatment can lead to a 90 percent chance of recovery.

The crucial factor here is treatment by qualified specialists at an early stage, which is consistent with the interdisciplinary concept of the Vest Clinic's Colorectal Cancer Centre, administered through the collaboration of internists, surgeons and radiotherapists.

In addition to optimal diagnostics, for example, through individual consultations or tumour conferences, therapy and care, the centre offers all treatments in line with state-of-the-art science and technology, to ensure the best possible therapeutic success for patients and their relatives.

For more information, you can visit Prof. Büsing's website.

Curriculum Vitae

1979-1985 Studies in human medicine at the University of Bochum
1986 Doctorate (magna cum laude)
1992 Specialist in surgery
1993 Foundation of a Transplant Centre at the Bochum-Langendreer Miners' Hospital
1994 Habilitation
1995 Focus on abdominal surgery
1996 Additional qualification for speciality intensive care surgery
1998 Focus on trauma surgery
1999 Early appointment as Extraordinary Professor of Surgery at Ruhr University Bochum
1999 Focus on physical therapy
1999-2000 Acting Director of the Surgical University Clinic at Bochum-Langendreer Miners' Hospital
2006 Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, special trauma surgery
2007 Focus on proctology

Medical Team

  • Dr Franz Josef Hillejan
    Executive Senior Physician
    Specialist in surgery, vascular surgery and phlebology
  • Dr Panagiotis Bemponi
    Senior Physician
    Specialist in general and abdominal surgery, emergency medicine, nutritional medicine
  • Dr Christian-Jörn Halter
    Senior Physician
     Specialist in general and abdominal surgery, special abdominal surgery, nutritional medicine, emergency medicine
  • Christine Junker
    Senior Physician
     Specialist in anaesthesiology
  • Dr Annette Knapp
    Senior Physician
     Specialist in surgery, trauma surgery, abdominal surgery
  • Dr Raute Riege
    Senior Physician
    Specialist in surgery, abdominal surgery


Recklinghausen Railway Station 3 km
Bochum Central Station 23 km
Dortmund Central Station 32 km
Düsseldorf Airport 60 km

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Prof. Dr Martin Büsing
Chief Physician

Vest Clinic / Miners' Hospital Recklinghausen
Clinic for General, Abdominal and Bariatric Surgery
Dorstener Str. 151, D-45657 Recklinghausen

T: +49 2361 56 3101
F: +49 2361 56 3197


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