Dr. Rudolf Weiner

Krankenhaus Sachsenhausen
Schulstraße 31
60598 Frankfurt Germany

Professor of Surgery

Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

Head of the Department of Surgery of the Frankfurt Sachsenhausen Hospital

Center for Bariatric Surgery

Center for Minimally Surgery


Date of birth: 8. September 1951

Pace of birth: Torgau/Elbe,Germany

1976 M.D.,UniversityofLeipzig

1977 PhD ,UniversityofBerlin(Charite`)

1977–1984 General surgery and urology training at the Hospital of “St.Georg”Leipzig

1981 Qualified Urologic surgeon

1984 Qualified General surgeon

1979–1984 Benefited from additional training in traumatology and vascular surgery at the University Hospital of Leipzig

1992–1993 Associate professor of surgery atLeipzigUniversity

1993–2000 Associate professor of surgery at Johan Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt amMain

2000 Professor of Surgery atJohanWolfgangGoetheUniversityFrankfurt amMain

2001 Head of Surgery at theFrankfurtSachsenhausenHospitaland Center for Minimally invasive Surgery

2005-2012 President of the German Society for Bariatric Surgery

2010-2012 EU-Chapter IFSO president

2011 President World Congress IFSOHamburg


Performed obesity (bariatric) surgery as early as 1978 (starting with intestinal bypass and Mason)

Recieved specific obesity surgery training
Performed advanced laparoscopic surgery as early as June 1993
Developed and standardized the surgical technique for the laparoscopic application of gastric banding “Pars flaccida technique”.
Experienced in laparoscopic surgery and laparoscopic functional surgery of the stomach (Nissen fundoplication) and colorectal surgery
Regularly performs live procedures in front of audiences worldwide. Bariatric surgeries in more than 20 countries.
Teaches at the Frankfurt Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University
Organized international workshops where over 450 surgeons worldwide were given “hands-on” training on bariatric & metabolic surgery
Published more than 480 medical articles in journals around the world including Surgical Endoscopy, Obesity Surgery, Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, International Surgery, Hepato-Gastroenterology , Coloproctology, Der Chirurg ,Chirurgische Allgemeine and other.
Performs all Bariatric Procedures by laparoscopic means (more than 7500 cases since 1993).

Member (Council)

Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (S.A.G.E.S)

International Society of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO)

European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.)

American Society for Bariatric Surgery (A.S.B.S.)

German Society for Surgery

German Society for Visceral Surgery

Member of the Council of the Society for Visceral Surgery

German Society for Bariatric Surgery (Vice-President 2003-2005; President since 2005)

Editorial Board (Journals)

Obesity Surgery


Obesity Facts

Chirurgische Allgemeine

Moderne Infusions-und Ernährungstherapie (1981-1985)

Langenbeck Arch Surgery

Principal Investigator in international studies

TIN-OB (2004-2007) Prospective multicenter clinical trial for the evaluation of the Tantalus-system in morbidly obese subjects

Endoart (2004-2007) Prospective multicenter clinical trial for the evaluation of the telemetric gastric banding for the treatment of morbid obesity

Evaluation of the Tantalus II system in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects (2007 -2011)


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