ZweiChirurgen Jahresbericht 2019Our Annual Report 2019 is available for download. (german)
ZweiChirurgen at the 6th Salzburg Hernia DaysPD Dr. Henry Hoffmann is talking about «What is a complex hernia» at the Salzburg Hernia Days. Also, the collaboration with the Austrian hernia surgeons was intensified.hernien.at
Important publication from ZweiChirurgenIn a new study PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann and Prof. Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff were able to show, that female sex is a risk factor for development of chronic pain after incisional hernia repair. The result could be published in the high-impact surgical journal «Hernia».Read the article
ZweiChirurgen at DACH Hernia Symposium at LeipzigPD Dr. Henry Hoffmann was invited to talk about the challenging treatment of complex abdominal wall hernias at the three-country hernia symposium (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) at Leipzig.
ZweiChirurgen giving a talk at the annual Swiss Midwife MeetingAt the annual meeting of Swiss midwifes PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann and Prof. Philipp Kirchhoff were invited to give a talk about abdominal wall diseases during and after pregnancy. The focus was on abdominal wall weaknesses (such as diastasic reit) and hernias (e.g. umbilical hernia), which are very frequent among woman after giving birth. Here, a close and trustful cooperation between midwifes, physiotherapists and hernia surgeons is the key to a successful interdisciplinary treatment.Basler HebammenHebamme.ch
Dr Kirchhoff was awarded the title of ProfessorProf Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff was appointed by the medical faculty Basel as a Associate Professor last week.
ZweiChirurgen with successful «3rd Swiss Hernia Days»In 2019 it is the 3rd time that PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff and PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann could successfully organize the „3rd Swiss Hernia Days“ as congress presidents. Experts and participants from all over the world found their way to the Congress Center Basel at the 24th - 25th October 2019 to learn more about the innovations and current developments in hernia surgery.Swiss Hernia Days website
ZweiChirurgen at the renown IRCAD institute in StrasbourgTogether with other experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann has led the masterclass workshop in «complex abdominal hernia repair» at the renown IRCAD institute in Strasbourg.IRCAD 2019 Strasbourg, France
ZweiChirurgen invited as experts to the 15th Asian Pacific Hernia Society Meeting in IndonesiaPD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann and PD Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff were invited as speakers and faculty members to the 15th APHS meeting in Bali with other hernia experts from all over the world.APHS 2019 Bali, Indonesia
ZweiChirurgen at the ESCP 2019 in ViennaAt the European Congress for Colorectal Surgery in Vienna, Dr. Kirchhoff teaches young surgical residents on the topic of parastomal hernia prevention.ESCP 2019 Wien
Important publication from ZweiChirurgen regarding «Sportsman groin»A „sportsman groin“ is defined as a painful groin during or after sport, caused by an instability of the inguinal channel. This disease is very frequent amongst soccer players. Diagnosis is often difficult an must be separated from diseases of the hip and muscles. PD Dr. med.Henry Hoffmann has now successfully published an important diagnostic algorithm for „sportsman groin“ with other co-authors from Switzerland, Germany and Austria.link to the publication
ZweiChirurgen at the 41st Annual Congress of the European Hernia Society (EHS) in Hamburg (Germany)PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff and PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann successfully participated as part of the faculty as speakers and chairmen at the current EHS congress.Special honor: die recent publication from ZweiChirurgen in the high-impact surgical journal «Annals of Surgery» regarding «Small inguinal hernia as risk factor for chronic postoperativ pain (CPIP)» was rates among the five most influencing and important hernia publications this year by the international faculty.EHS 2019 Hamburglink to the publication
Philipp Kirchhoff at TaTME Congress 2019 in St. GallenPD Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff presented the latest evidence for prophylactic mesh augmentation at the Tatme Course in St. Gallen.TaTME Congress 2019
Swiss Hernia Days approachingZweiChirurgen are preparing the annual Swiss hernia congress, the Swiss Hernia Days. The Swiss Hernia Days were founded in 2017 by ZweiChirurgen. Again, PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff and PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann were able to invite an extraordinary national and international faculty to Basel.The 3rd Swiss Hernia Days will take place at the 24.10.-25.10.2019 in the Congress Center Basel.swissherniadays.com
ZweiChirurgen have visitors from SwedenSurgeons from Sweden attended a workshop with two surgeons to learn about modern fixation techniques for hernia meshes.
ZweiChirurgen with important publicationTogether with co-authors from all over the world, PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann and PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff were able to publish the new guidelines of the International Endohernia Society (IEHS) for the treatment of hernias.
ZweiChirurgen at the "Meet the Experts" at the MedArt BaselPD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff and PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann updated family doctors and physicians about hernias and proctological diseases.MedArt Basel 2019
ZweiChirurgen at the Hernia Experte meeting in ChinaPD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann and PD Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff were invited as speakers and participated at the "Nanjing Hernia Summit“ in China together with other hernia experts from all over the world.
ZweiChirurgen elected in editorial boardPD Dr. Henry Hoffmann officially elected in the editorial board of the „International Journal of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery“ at the Nanjing Hernia Summit 2019.
Hernia Surgery Journal
ZweiChirurgen at the annual Meeting of the German Hernia Society (DHG) in DüsseldorfPD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann was invited to chair sessions at the annual DHG congress. This year the challenges of the treatment of large complex hernias were discusses with more then 400 participants.
link to DHG (german)
ZweiChirurgen at the Annual Congress of the Swiss Surgical Society (SSC)PD Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff and PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann giving talks on current hot-topics in hernia surgery: chronic groin pain and «sportsman groin»106. Annual Congress of the Swiss Surgical Society (SSC)
ZweiChirurgen found «Network Sportsmen groin»Pain in the groin during and after sports is a very common problem and affects both recreational athletes and professional athletes. However, diagnosis and treatment are often complex and require good interdisciplinary clarification and therapy. With the newly founded "Network Sportsmen groin" we now work closely together with orthopaedists, sports physicians and physiotherapists to treat the sportsmen's bar efficiently and optimally.
36th International Davoscourse for gastrointestinal surgeryMinimally-invasive ventral hernia repairTreatment options for open abdomenWebsite
ZweiChirurgen at the renown «Davoscourse»During the international „Davoscourse“ for gastrointestinal surgery in Davos (Switzerland) PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann and other experts have trained more than 250 young surgeons from all over Europa in Hernia surgery.Website Davoscourse
PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann again leading „Masterclass Couse in Hernia Surgery“. With other experts PD Dr. Hoffmann has lead the two-day „hands-on“ workshop at the renowned IRCAD institute in Strasbourg (France). The topic was „Surgery of ventral hernias: from simple to complex“Website IRCAD
ZweiChirurgen again leading workshop for minimally-invasive inguinal hernia repair.With interactive case discussions and presentations young Swiss surgical residents were updated with the newest surgical techniques.
IRCAD Masterclass course in hernia surgeryNew exztraperitoneal hernia techniques. Website
PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff was invited to an expert meeting to assess a new mesh implant at the Comparative Medicine and Bioimage Centre of Catalonia (CMIB)
ZweiChirurgen are awarded the «Quality Assured Hernia Surgery» seal for their work in the field of hernia surgery.The seal of approval of the Deutschen Herniengesellschaft is awarded to hernia centers that perform hernia surgery according to evidence-based scientific standards and participate in an international quality assurance program for all hernia surgery.
PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff gives an interview about «outpatient surgery» in Switzerland in the research magazine of radio station SRF 2.Tune in here
PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann talks about chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair at the 4th HERNIAMED collaborative meeting in Berlin.Do small inguinal hernias cause more chronic pain after surgery?Is the plastic mesh a risk factor for chronic inguinal pain after inguinal hernias?Details
PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann chairs a scientific session about «sportsman groin» at the 16th Hernientage in Berlin.Diagnostics and treatment of the sportsman groin.Details
PD Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff talks about new procedures in the treatment of abdominal wall hernias at the Surgery Update Refresher in Zurich. Details
TwoSurgeons a reference centre in Switzerland that offers laser therapy of the coccyx fistula (Pilonidal Disease)This therapy (also called PiLaT or SiLaT) can be carried out in our office and shows very promising results.Details
PD Dr. Hoffmann and PD Dr. Kirchhoff on the SAHC Board of Directors
Together with other Swiss hernia experts, the ZWEICHIRURGEN met in Lucerne for the first board meeting of the newly founded SAHC (Swiss Association of Hernia Surgeons).
The University of Basel invites PD Dr. Kirchhoff to give a lecture at the annual Senior Citizens lecture series.
More than 600 interested listeners learned about proctological diseases.
PD Dr. Kirchhoff was invited to speak on the topic of minimally invasive ventral hernia repair at the Cesar Roux Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Symposium César Roux
Drs. Hoffmann and Kirchhoff were for the second time awarded by the Leading Medical Guide for their expertise and achievements in the field of hernia surgery.
Leading Medicine Guide
Dr. Kirchhoff is a member of the European Hernia Working Group attends this year’s meeting in Nice, France.At the European Congress for Colorectal Surgery, Dr. Kirchhoff teaches young surgical residents on the topic of artificial anus construction.
PD Dr. Hoffmann is invited to the Salzburg Hernia Days
as a speaker on the topic of evaluation of the new extraperitoneal hernia techniques.
PD Dr. Hoffmann leads the masterclass course on new techniques
in Hernia repair at the renowned Ircad Institute in Strasbourg France.
Drs. Hoffmann and Kirchhoff conducted the 2nd Swiss Hernia Days which has developed into the most important Hernia Congress in Switzerland.
It was for the second time a huge success. With 270 participants coming from all over the world, they gave them a top-notch educational experience with state of the art lectures and live operations.
Swiss Hernia Days