Robot-assisted minimally invasive visceral surgery

Your health is important to us

Our hernia centre is internationally recognised. In addition to various, mostly minimally invasive procedures, robot-assisted surgery is also used for complex anatomical conditions.

A special feature of our hernia centre is the robot-assisted surgery of large and sometimes very complicated abdominal wall hernias. Robotics opens up new avenues here. Compared to convertional laparoscopy, it enables technically simpler access to different layers of the abdominal wall. The advantages of open and minimally invasive techniques are combined.
This is particularly important for people with a high BMI.

Range of services:

›› Inguinal hernia
›› Umbilical hernia
›› Incisional hernia
›› Gall bladder

"Da Vinci X"

›› 30x magnification with 3D optics
›› Complex movement options
›› Low blood loss, less pain and complications

Procedure for robot-assisted hernia surgery

››  Special preliminary examinations
››  Information discussion with the surgeon and anaesthetist
››  Inpatient admission on the day of the operation 

Surgical procedure
››  Induction of anaesthesia
››  Positioning of the DaVinci system
››  Preparation, reduction and treatment of the hernia with a mesh and possibly a suturing procedure

Inpatient aftercare
››  Inpatient stay approx. 2-3 days
››  Physiotherapy if necessary

Follow-up care
››  Check-up one week after discharge
››  Ultrasound examination on day 3, 7 and 28

Our surgeon:

1.Curriculum vitae

  • Studied medicine in Tübingen and Berlin
  • Graduated in 1990
  • 1990 - 1991
    Trainee in the surgical department of Wenckebach Hospital, Berlin-Tempelhof 
  • 1992 - 2000   
    Assistant doctor, Berlin-Lankwitz and Berlin-Tempelhof
  • 2000 - 2007               
    Vivantes Klinikum am Urbahn, Clinic for Surgery, Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • 2005-2007
    Senior Consultant, Clinic for Surgery, Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • 2007 -2012
    Senior Physician, Head of the Hernia Centre and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Berlin-Schöneberg 
  • from 2012
    Owner and head of the "Hernia Centre Cologne"
  • since 2005
    Founder and director of the "Berlin Hernia Days" series of events
    at the training centre for hernia surgery, Berlin


Registration on the 4th floor 
Zeppelinstr. 1 / Neumarkt Gallery
50667 Cologne
Phone: 0221/2776-431

Appointments by arrangement


Dr. Bernd Stechemesser