Hernia operations are the most common surgical procedures in Germany, with around 350,000 of them carried out each year.
There is a wide range of operating procedures – open surgery, without or without mesh and laparoscopic. We have developed the innovative “minimal repair technique” operating procedure for small hernia and “sportsman’s groin” (sports hernia).
The operation is performed while under a gentle local anesthetic, usually in combination with sedation (analgosedation). Avoiding use of a general anesthetic also enables operations to be performed on very elderly patients.
We specialize in “fast track surgery”, which means the surgery is carried out with the shortest possible stay in hospital – either 1 day or overnight.
Another area of focus is the surgical treatment of chronic groin pain following previous surgery. We have developed the “Intraoperative Nerve Response” (IONR) procedure to identify and localize the cause of pain, and this enables us to eliminate pain in almost all cases.