Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen
Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon

About Dr. Uwe
Dr. Uwe Nellessen started his working career May 1993 as an Assistant in the Department for Trauma- and Orthopedic Surgery, Ev. Hospital Dinslaken, under the patronage of Drs. Podlatis and Schmitz. All treatments of arthroplasty of shoulder, hip and knee inclusive revisions and all treatments for trauma surgery were performed. Rotation to the Department for General, Visceral-, Vascular-, and Thorax- Surgery, Ev. Hospital Dinslaken under HOD Dr. Kuhlmann. Intensive training in vascular surgery, wound defect strategies and general surgery esp. gastric banding in obesity.

From 2000 - 2002 Working as a German Facharzt in the Department for Trauma- and Orthopedic Surgery Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin Marzahn under Prof. Ekkernkamp. At this Trauma level all treatments up to polytrauma Dr. Nellessen could work in. All kinds of nailing systems, vacuum systems, flaps for wound defects were performed.

From 2002 - 2005 Dr. Nellessen worked as a Consultant in the Department for Trauma-, Plastic-, and Orthopedic Surgery St. Marienhospital Mülheim/Ruhr under HOD Dr. Elenz. The main working field was arthroplasty, esp. computer navigation in total knee replacement. At this time, Dr. Nellessen was a member of the scientific board of orthopedics at European Surgical Institute, ESI Hamburg to teach Computer Assisted Surgery CAS.

From 2005 - 2008 Vice Chief in the Department for Trauma, Plastic, and Orthopedic Surgery AKH Viersen under HOD Dr. Peter Könings.

From 2008 - 2013 Owner and Medical Director of Orthopedic Department of the Kennedy-Klinik Essen GmbH. In this Clinic, Dr. Uwe Nellessen treated professional athletes from National female football Team Germany, professional musical dancers and performed about 400 day cases surgeries per annum.

German Facharzt for Trauma Surgery 2002
German Facharzt for Surgery 2000
German Facharzt for Emergency Medicine 1995
Member of German Association of Surgery DGCH
Member of German Association of Traumatology DGU
Member of German Association foe Sport Medicine DGSP

Langages Spoken
English, German


24 years

Area of Interest
-   Computer Navigation in TKR
-   Revision Arthroplasty
-   Complication Management for mal-united, non-united and septic fractures
-   Correction osteotomies in deformities

Dr. Uwe Johannes Nellessen