ABOUT ME

Life is precious, and ones own or a loved ones life more precious than anything else.

I see this everyday when I meet and treat my patients. It is clear that I respect my patients wishes in all cases dealing with treatment, surgery and therapies, and do everything in my power to return health and happiness to them.

Barbara Herter

Specialist in general surgery

I was born in Heidelberg Germany. I studied medicine at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and at the Technical University Munich,  Germany. My residency specializing in surgery was at the university teaching and research hospital “Klinikum Rechts der Isar” under Prof. Dr. J.R. Siewert from 1989-1997. From 1997-2002 I worked as head surgical physician for surgery at the hospital Chirurgische Privatklinik Bogenhausen in Munich. I was head physician for abdominal surgery at the hospital Isar Kliniken Munich from 2002 until 2008. 2008-2013 referral physican and head surgical physician for abdominal surgery and endoscopy. I am now referal physician for abdominal surgery and endoscopy at the Herzogpark Klinik Munich. 

My specialties are in abdominal and intestinal surgery and oncology performing surgical procedures on the esophagus, stomach, colon and rectum, and functional upper abdominal surgery. In addition I have perform intervention diagnosis and therapy including: surgical Endoscopy, Laser and Cryo (=ice cold) therapy, Stent placement, Bougie dilation. I prefer using keyhole surgery for these procedures when possible. For more information see: (Link to Procedures).

I have performed many thousands of surgeries and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in my career as a surgeon. I know that experience, skill and knowledge are the tools a surgeon needs to be successful health care. The thrill of being a physician is meeting the challenges involved in health care. The patients well-being is the ultimate priority. Among my happiest moments are curing a patients illness with maximum comfort, safety, and then sending them home well and healthy.


I diagnose and treat the following diseases

  • Colorectal Surgery: Colon and rectal cancer, diverticular diseases, Crohn’s disease, fistulae, constipation (obstipation), hemorrhoids, trans-anal endosopic surgery (TEM), incontinence.
  • Reflux disease (Fundoplication), hernia, (inguinal incisional hernia), gallbladder surgery, appendix surgery, abdominal adhesion (Adhesiolysis), thyroid surgery.
  • Endoscopic surgery: Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, polypectomy, preventiuve and post-operative (follow-up) tumor examination.
  • Proctology: Hemoroids,fissures, fistulae, anal prolapse, perianal thrombosis.