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Cologne Hernia Centre (Hernienzentrum Köln®)

Most hernias occur from weaknesses of the abdominal wall. This is where a part of the bowel can slip through, causing a visible or palpable protrusion. Hernias can occur around the umbilicus, in the groin area or in postoperative scar tissue. Some hernias are congenital, others develop slowly over months or years or even very suddenly. Most hernias occur in the groin area, especially in men.

Quality controlled hernia surgery

More than 350.000 of hernia surgeries are performed every year in Germany. Despite all progress made in treatment of ruptures, there is still a high number of repeated hernias and chronic pain following the surgical procedure. Dr. Stechemesser is specialized in hernia therapy and disposes of long-term experience in this field. His specialization and experience are the reasons for a low rate of repeated surgeries and chronic pain; this can only be ensured by periodical quality control. Therefore Dr. Stechemesser is a member of clinical studies of Herniamed recording and analyzing medical results. The Hernia Centre Cologne ® bears the seal-Qualitätsgesicherte Hernienchirurgie- (Quality controlled hernia surgery) of the Deutschen Herniengesellschaft (German Hernia Society). According to the current level of knowledge, every patient will be treated with the best possible surgery methods.

Range of services

  • Inguinal, abdominal wall and umbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernias
  • Repeated hernias
  • Gilmore's groin (soft groin)
  • Laparoscopic surgery of the abdominal organs (bile, appendix, stomach)


Hernienzentrum Köln ® (Cologne Hernia Centre)
Zeppelinstr. 1
50667 Cologne / Neumarkt-Galerie
Tel: +49 (0)221/2776-431


Practice location: PAN Practice Clinic, 3rd floor

Your physicians

Dr. med. Bernd Stechemesser
Consultant Surgeon

Office Hours/Appointments

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
8 a.m. to noon
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and appointments by arrangement.

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