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The reviews of
Dr. med. Jens M. Hecker

speak for themselves.

  • Specialist in surgery and visceral surgery
  • Proctology, phlebology, emergency medicine and spec. Visceral surgery

Dr. Hecker is the leading doctor and owner of the Hecker & Thome practice in the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg, a special surgical practice for venous and rectal diseases:

  • Phlebology: Treatment of varicose veins (ClosureFast ™ radio frequency ablation, VenaSeal ™ vein glue, crossectomy and cryo-stripping, mini phlebectomy, foam sclerotherapy, micro sclerotherapy)
  • Coloproctology: The entire range of treatments for all rectal diseases (hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal abscesses and fistulas, anal venous thromboses, anal marises, pilonidal sinuses) including endoscopic diagnostics of the upper and lower digestive tract using total video colonoscopy or esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy


Vita of Dr. med. Jens M. Hecker

After studying at the Hannover Medical School (MHH) with study visits to Boston, Basel and Cape Town, Dr. Hecker started his surgical career at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the MHH. Here he did his doctorate and, after completing his extensive training, acquired a specialist in surgery and a specialist in visceral surgery. He later took the additional qualifications in proctology, phlebology, emergency medicine and special visceral surgery. Part-time Dr. Hecker Business Administration for Doctors and obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 2012.

Before setting up at the ATOS Clinic Heidelberg in 2014, the now 42-year-old worked as a senior physician at the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery at the Karlsruhe Municipal Clinic. His clinical focus is analogous to the practice founder Dr. Friedl and Dr. Rappold in the gentle treatment of rectal diseases (proctology) and modern vein surgery (phlebology). All forms of abdominal wall hernias (inguinal, umbilical and abdominal wall hernias) as well as soft tissue surgery are also part of the treatment spectrum of the successor to the practice.

Dr. Hecker regularly attends scientific specialist congresses in order to guarantee the continuously high quality standards of the ATOS Clinic. He has full training qualifications in the field of proctology and trains specialists.

Born in the Rhineland, he lives in Heidelberg and is married to Dr. med. Juliane Hecker. They have three sons together. He is looking forward to a human and high-quality cooperation at the ATOS Clinic and to trusting patient contacts.



Study of human medicine

  • 1996-1998 Martin Luther University, Halle / Saale
  • 1998-2002 Hannover Medical School


  • 2003 Hannover Medical School, Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Prof. Dr. J. Plumber

Clinical history

Clinical traineeships

  • 1997 Technical University of Munich, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Surgical Clinic, Prof. Dr. J.R. Siewert
  • 1999 Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 2000 University of Basel, Switzerland, Cantonal Hospital, Department of Surgery, Prof. Dr. F. Harder

Practical year

  • Kantonsspital Bruderholz, Baselland, Switzerland, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Prof. Dr. S. Heinzl
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa, Groote Schuur Hospital, Division of General Surgery, Prof. Dr. D. Khan
  • Hannover Medical School, Center for Surgery and Center for Internal Medicine

Further education:

  • 2006 additional qualification in emergency medicine
  • 2008 specialist in surgery
  • 2009 - 2012 Part-time business administration course for doctors with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
  • 2012 specialist in visceral surgery
  • 2013 additional qualification in special visceral surgery
  • 2014 additional qualification in proctology
  • 2016 Phlebological advanced training certificate from the German Society for Phlebology


  • 2003 - 2012 Hannover Medical School, Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Prof. Dr. J. Klempnauer; Scientific employee, specialist
  • 2005 - 2006 Hannover Medical School, Clinic for Trauma Surgery, Prof. Dr. C. Krettek; Rotation Assistant
  • 2012 - 2013 Municipal Karlsruhe Clinic, Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery, Prof. Dr. M.R. Nice; Senior physician

Membership in professional societies

  • German Society for Surgery (DGCH)
  • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
  • Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC)
  • German Society for Coloproctology e.V. (DGK)
  • Professional Association of Coloproctologists in Germany (BCD)
  • German Society for Phlebology e.V. (DGP)
  • Professional Association of Phlebologists (BVP)
  • Professional Association of Resident Surgeons (BNC)
  • Working Group of Resident Surgeons Baden-Württemberg (ANC)

Practice Hecker & Thome Heidelberg

Bismarckstrasse 9-15
69115 Heidelberg
Phone: 06221 / 983 340
Admission: Private and cash practice
Office hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We are
there for her

The Heidelberg Clinic has made an excellent name for itself.

+49 (0) 6221 / 983 - 0