Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck’s extraordinary career as a surgeon started in 1989, when entering new territory in the field of Hernia Surgery at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar in Munich / Germany. Under the project “Day Surgery” she visited the Shouldice Clinic in Toronto / Canada where she took over the method of suture repair under local anaesthesia from Dr. Earle Byrnes Shouldice enabling the patients to come to the clinic in the morning and return home in the evening after surgery.
In 1993 she then opened up her own private practice in Munich and developed two new surgical methods over the next 10 years, one: the “Munich Repair” treating umbilical hernias and two: the “Minimal Repair” especially developed for sportsman’s groin of athletes. Optimising her skills she meanwhile calls an endless number of top athletes from all over the world her patients, all successfully treated within short time and permitting them to take up their training again within a few days.
In total, more than 27.000 patients were successfully operated from 1993 until today at a yearly rate of more than 1.000 surgeries.
Recent and current appointments
- Founder and Owner of UM Hernia Centre, Munich, Germany (since 1993)
- Consultant Hernia Surgeon, Wellington Hospital / Platinum Medical Centre PMC, St. John’s Wood, London (since 2012)
- Consultant Hernia Surgeon, Spire Little Aston Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (since 2014)
Publications, lectures and teaching
- Regular invited lectures at European Hernia Society, European and American Orthopedic, Sports Medicine Societies
- Published articles on the "Minimal Repair" or "Muschaweck Repair" procedure, etiology, differential diagnosis and surgical therapy of Sportsmen's Groin, locating neuroma in chronic groin pain patients by INR (intra-operative nerve response), benefit and risk of mesh implantation in open and endoscopic surgery
- Book chapters on the etiology of Groin Pain, "Minimal Repair" technique for Sportsmen's Groin, recurrent inguinal hernia, mesh prostheses and socio-economic aspects in hernia surgery
- Reviewer of “Hernia” Journal
- Founding Member of the German Hernia Society DHG
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie e.V. DGVC
- International Advisory Board of the European Hernia Society GREPA
- American Hernia Society AHS
- Appointed Fellow (F.A.C.S.) of the American College of Surgeon