Professor Thomas Hoelting, MD

Physician specialised in visceral and vascular surgery


A consultation with me is the first step for my patients to start their journey towards a leaner and healthier life. There’s nothing more motivating than hearing these three words from a patient: It’s not possible.


Career & Education

Since early 2020

Leading physician for Weight Doctors

Since 2008
Registered physician

2016 – 2020
Fee-based physician
Medical One GmbH

2002 – 2008
Chief Physician

Prior roles and training:

Surgical Clinic of the University of Heidelberg
Acquired additional qualifications in visceral and vascular surgery

Habilitation Fellowship from the DFG
University of California, San Francisco

Surgical specialist Training
University of Heidelberg

Studies in Human Medicine
University of Münster, University of Kiel and University of Heidelberg


Experience & expertise


Lead physician with the most experience in Germany in undertaking the revolutionary pose® procedure.


Specialist in the treatment of obesity with intragastric balloons: 4-month, 6-month and 12-month balloons.


Many years of experience in the field of minimally invasive visceral and vascular surgery.


Member of the following professional societies:

Professional Association of German Surgeons (BDC)

German Society for Surgery (DGCH)

German Society for Vascular Surgery (DGG)

German Society of Phlebology (DGP)


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Undergoing weight loss treatment is a big decision, often patients have considered it for years before taking the plunge. 

For a long time patients were presented only with surgical options for obesity. Whilst these options can be good, they are also invasive. Weight Doctors® recognised early on that a large potion of weight loss patients are generally healthy with a BMI lower than 50. A minimally invasive, yet powerful procedure suits these patients perfectly. 

Weight Doctors® were amongst the first European specialists to provide Endoscopic treatment for weight loss and have grown to be the largest with centres across UK, the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany and beyond. Not only that, Endoscopic treatment is our speciality and passion. 

Working with International experts such as Dr Devinder Bansi, Professor Karl Miller and Professor Thomas Hoelting soon saw Weight Doctors® at the cutting edge of endoscopic treatment and performing cases in high volume. 

Now ESG sits alongside traditional surgical weight loss methods, is approved for use within the NHS and attracts around 10'000 patients each year. 

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