Special Clinical Focus

  • Endoscopic surgery for inguinal and femoral hernias (TEP)
  • Laparoscopic surgery for abdominal wall hernias and incisional hernias
  • Laparoscopic surgery on the abdominal organs (gallbladder, appendix, stomach)
  • Laparoscopic diaphragmatic hernias (laparoscopic fundoplication)
  • Open treatment for inguinal and abdominal wall hernias without mesh (Desarda, Shouldice)
  • All established open repair techniques in hernia surgery with mesh (Lichtenstein, TIPP, MOPP)

About us

The Cologne Hernia Centre specialises in the treatment of various types of hernia. The Centre has many years of experience and a high level of specialist competence in the treatment of inguinal, abdominal wall and umbilical hernias, as well as incisional hernias. The rate of recurrent hernias and chronic pain is very low. This is verified by continual quality controls. Approximately 1,000 hernia operations are performed annually at the Cologne Hernia Centre, as ambulant or in-patient surgery, open or minimally-invasively, depending on the individual requirements of the patient and of the hernia condition. The Cologne Hernia Centre is a competent point of contact for patients with hernias, not just for regional patients but also across Germany. The practice bears the Seal of the German Hernia Association – quality-assured hernia surgery.

Diagnostic Services

  • Detailed physical examination
  • Ultrasound examination (sonography)
  • Other examinations on the premises e.g. laboratory, X-ray, CT, MRT, gastroscopy, colonoscopy
  • Complete diagnostics of the stomach for (reflux diseases) in collaboration
  • Special after-care

Therapeutic Services

  • Reconstructive procedures on the abdominal wall with mesh for very large and repeatedly treated hernias
  • Surgical procedures for chronic pain following hernia surgery
  • Gilmore’s groin
  • Treatment for chronic inguinal pain
  • Mesh-free repair techniques for inguinal hernia (Desarda, Shouldice, Minimal repair)
  • TEP (total extraperitoneal preperitoneal herniotomy)
  • All open mesh repair techniques for inguinal hernia (Lichtenstein, TIPP, MOPP)
  • Laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall hernias and incisional hernias
  • Laparoscopic treatment of diaphragmatic hernia
  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally-invasive surgery on abdominal organs (stomach, appendix, gallbladder, large intestine)
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Hernia Surgery

Other services

  • Inguinal hernia
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Recurrent hernias
  • Gilmore’s groin


Airports near

  • Cologne-Bonn airportapprox. 16 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Central Railway Station Cologneapprox. 1.8 km