Patient Information

Dear patients:

Office hours notice

In principle, any patient can visit the private medical practice as long as they are willing to carry all costs incurred in the provision of medical services in line with the German Scale of Medical Fees (GOÄ). The patient’s information is used to draw up a treatment contract upon arrival at the clinic.

Our aim is to have a suitable amount of time to individually attend to each patient. This is only possible when we are able to plan treatment times and are aware of the reason for your visit in advance.

For this reason, we kindly ask you to contact us beforehand via telephone, in person, or by email. 

Monday and Thursday

from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
and 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Please bring the following documents to your appointment (if available):

  • Your health insurance card (alternatively we will enter your data manually into our system)
  • Previous medical examination findings, operation reports, etc.
  • X-ray images (no more than 3 months old)
  • MRI or CT images (no more than 3 months old)
  • If applicable, medication plan, diabetic, implant, or allergy pass, or pacemaker/cardiac passport, etc.

Operative Therapy

Should you decide to undergo an operation at our practice, there are several things to be observed during the preparation phase. After receiving a consultation explaining the procedure and scheduling and date for the procedure, your overall health status must be assessed by your family doctor. Our practice will provide you with an information leaflet listing all relevant preoperative examinations. These examinations should take place between 1 and 2 weeks before your scheduled procedure. Please inform us if you have any pre-existing conditions.

On the day before your scheduled procedure, you will be contacted we or the staff at the facility where Prof. Sauerbier will operate will call you to inform you of the exact time of your operation. On the day of the operation, please arrive at the clinic at the agreed time. You will be met at the reception and all necessary preparative measures will be carried out.

If your operation includes the use of general or plexus anaesthesia, after the operation you will be taken to a recovery room to allow you to recover from the anaesthesia. If you are undergoing an inpatient procedure, you will be transferred from the recovery room to your designated ward, or if it is an outpatient procedure, you can be picked up here. Please note that after an outpatient operation you must be picked up by someone. You are not permitted to take a taxi or public transport alone after an outpatient procedure.

On the first or second day following the operation, the first dressing change takes place in the morning. If you are an inpatient this will take place at the clinic. For outpatients this can be carried out by the attending physician or at Prof. Sauerbier’s private practice. You will be provided with detailed information on your operation and the planned aftercare. You will be given a discharge report, a certificate of incapacity to work, and a prescription for physiotherapy, ergotherapy, and all necessary medication, if they have not already been provided.

This is followed by the rehabilitation phase, which Prof. Sauerbier will individually coordinate with you. In general, we provide all patients with a referral for postoperative rehabilitation. The duration depends on the type of operation and the healing progress. Following operations on the lower extremities, therapy to prevent the development of blood clots (thrombosis) is necessary. This usually consists of regular subcutaneous abdominal injections, which you may also be able to do by yourself. You family doctor can instruct you further.

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