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Dr. med. Richard Merkle


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Language Spoken: German


Dr. Richard Merkle has been a surgeon for over 25 years. His surgical focus is on minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. He is a surgeon with a passion and sets the highest quality standards for himself and his staff.

Dr. Merkle is proficient in all common hernia surgery techniques (inguinal hernia operations) so that he can offer you the best surgical technique for your individual needs. In addition to inguinal hernia surgery, he also performs more difficult operations such as anti-reflux surgery, partial colon removal or obesity surgery laparoscopically (minimally invasive). His extensive experience in abdominal surgery is your advantage.


  • Member of the German Society for Surgery (DGCH)
  • Member of the German Society for Bariatric Surgery (IFSO)


  • 1988 - 1992 Study of human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (state examination and license to practice medicine)
  • 1992 Promotion to Dr. med.
  • 1996 Training as a specialist in surgery at the Surgical Clinic and Polyclinic at the Großhadern Clinic of the LMU Munich (Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. F. W. Schildberg)
  • 2002 - 2008 Senior consultant in the Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the Surgical Clinic Munich-Bogenhausen
  • Since October 2008 Head of the Viscera Surgery Center, Munich


  • Holder of the myBody® seal of quality
  • Jameda Top 20 Visceral Surgery (Abdominal Surgery) in Munich (01/2022)


  • Inguinal hernia treatment: Shouldice surgical technique/Lichtenstein surgical technique
  • Minimally invasive hernia repair using the TAPP and TEP technique
  • Umbilical and incisional hernia (abdominal wall hernia)
  • Anti-reflux surgery (LINX/fundoplication)
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Appendectomy
  • Gastric balloon treatment
  • Gastric sleeve formation
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Gastric and intestinal resections for inflammatory and malignant diseases
  • Removal of adhesions
  • Surgical endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Tumor screening examinations


  • 1996 Specialist in surgery
  • 2002 Visceral surgeon