Matthias is a general and operative gynaecologist with expertise in treating menstrual disorders, pelvic and abdominal pain, endometriosis and cervical dysplasia (abnormal smear). With 20 years' specialist experience in Germany and New Zealand, his particular interest targets the optimal therapy and surgery to suit the individual's need in the context of long-term outcomes.
After graduating from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, Matthias left Germany with his New Zealand wife to start his medical career at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton. He returned to Germany where he completed his qualification as a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Stuttgart. He then worked for five years as leading consultant at the highly respected Filderklinik (including complementary and holistic aspects) before returning to the Bay of Plenty (Whakatane) with his children and wife, Stella.
Since 2007, he has been one of eight consultants at Tauranga Hospital who take part in the teaching of students and registrars. An honorary lecturer of Auckland Medical School, Matthias is also a spokesperson for Tauranga Hospital's Senior Doctors.
In his private practice at ProMed House, he particularly enjoys being able to give his patients the benefit of his individualised care without the restraints of time and waiting lists.
Matthias takes an active interest in growing 250 avocado trees biodynamically on his large lifestyle property. Now that his children have left the nest, they are spreading their wings all over the globe, being keen travellers too. When he can find time, he enjoys being outdoors in the Bay of Plenty, cultural weekend activities in Auckland, and, as a special highlight, tramping in the South Island.