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June 2024

Two surgeons to host the world’s largest hernia congress in 2028

Two surgeons have successfully bid to host the annual congress of the European Hernia Society (EHS) in Basel in 2028. At this year’s EHS Congress in Prague, the committee decided in favor of Basel. This will be the first time that the EHS Congress has ever been held in Switzerland and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2028. This great success was only possible thanks to ZweiChirurgen’s many years of experience in organizing congresses (Swiss Hernia Days), but also thanks to the strong support of the canton and city of Basel, the “Switzerland Convention Bureau”, Basel Tourism and the SGC and SAHC professional associations.

May 2024

Two surgeons at the annual congress of the European Hernia Society (EHS)

Prof. Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff was a speaker and expert at a symposium on the occasion of the EHS Congress in Prague. Around 1500 participants from all over the world came to the Czech capital to discuss the current state of hernia surgery.

EHS 2024

ZweiChirurgen on SCS

At this year’s congress of the Swiss College of Surgeons (SCS) in Davos, Dr. med Debora Nowakowski was an expert at the hernia workshop together with other colleagues from Swiss hospitals. Practical aspects of hernia surgery were discussed intensively with the young surgeons in attendance.

April 2024

ZweiChirurgen host OP Workshop

Once again, ZweiChirurgen hosted a surgical workshop. Surgeons from Winterthur and Muri were guests to receive further training in the field of hernia surgery. This time the focus was on the different techniques in the surgical treatment of rectus diastasis and mesh fixation options.

ZweiChirurgen were once again involved as instructors and speakers at the renowned 41st Davoscourse

350 young surgeons from more than 20 countries received further training in many areas of surgery with practical exercises on plastic models. PD Dr. Hoffmann was active in the «Hernia Module» and trained the next generation of surgeons in hernia surgery.

March 2024

ZweiChirurgen with publication on diaphragmatic hernias

Together with colleagues from Switzerland and Germany, PD Dr Hoffmann and Prof Dr Kirchhoff were able to publish a high-ranking analysis of diaphragmatic hernia surgery with and without mesh for reflux disease in the journal «Hernia». Result: Operations on diaphragmatic hernias have a lower risk of recurrence if the suture on the diaphragm is reinforced with a mesh.

ZweiChirurgen at the Austrian Hernia Days

PD Dr. Hoffmann was invited to speak and chair the 2nd Austrian Hernia Days together with many international experts. The topic this time was the optimal preparation of patients for hernia surgery (so-called prehabilitation).

Website of the Austrian Hernia Days (german)

Retreat meeting of the Swiss Hernia Society (SAHC)

PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann met with some members of the SAHC Board of Directors in Lucerne for a two-day retreat.

Important aspects of the SAHC’s future planning, such as improving the quality of hernia surgery in Switzerland, training of young colleagues and integrating the SAHC into the large Swiss Surgical Society (SGC-SSC) were discussed in detail.

Website of the SAHC

February 2024

ZweiChirurgen at Hernia Congress in the USA

PD Dr. Henry Hoffmann was an expert and speaker at the «Hernia Surgery Summit» in Big Sky (Montana, USA). Around 300 participants from the USA and Canada came to Montana for three days to find out about the latest developments in the field of hernia surgery.

PD Dr. Hoffmann gave lectures on the topics of «MILOS surgery» and complication management for large hernias.

January 2024

ZweiChirurgen Annual Report 2023

Our Annual Report 2023 is available for download.

December 2023

ZweiChirurgen help with aid project in The Gambia

Prof. Dr. Philipp Kirchhoff has just returned from The Gambia. As part of the «Jump Drive to Help» aid project, he operated on 25 patients with inguinal hernias over the course of a week with the help of a team from Switzerland and Germany. Due to the lack of medical care and poverty, such an operation is not accessible to most of the population.

Further information and donations

November 2023

Five Years ZweiChirurgen

We are celebrating five years of ZweiChirurgen and would like to thank our patients who have placed their trust in us. Since the start of our practice in November 2018, we have performed over 4,000 major and minor operations and successfully treated more than 17,000 patients. Our team has also grown steadily and we have been able to expand our services in these regions with additional practice locations in Zurich and Liestal.

We look forward to the next five years and will continue to be available to treat your health problems with a high level of expertise and in an atmosphere of trust.

October 2023

ZweiChirurgen at MMESA congress in Turkey

PD Dr. Hoffmann was an invited speaker at this year’s congress of the «Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Endoscopic Surgery Association (MMESA)». About 500 participants came to Antalya. PD Dr. Hoffmann spoke, among other things, about the treatment of rectus diastases and complex abdominal wall hernias.

MMESA 2023

ZweiChirurgen with successful Swiss Hernia Days

The Swiss Hernia Days were held in Basel for the sixth time. The congress, founded and organized by ZweiChirurgen, was again a great success. About 300 colleagues from Switzerland and abroad came to Basel to learn about and discuss the latest developments in hernia surgery.

Swiss Hernia Days 2023

ZweiChirurgen at the Romanian Hernia Days (RHD) in Bucharest

PD Dr. Hoffmann again served as speaker and moderator. 250 participants from Europe were present to exchange informations about the latest developments in hernia surgery.

RHD 2023

September 2023

OP Workshop with ZweiChirurgen

Surgeons from Winterthur, Biel and Visp visited ZweiChirurgen in the operating room at the Merian Iselin Klinik for a workshop. The topic was robot-assisted hernia surgery and innovative procedures for the fixation of hernia meshes.

ZweiChirurgen at the Congress Viszeralmedizin in Hamburg

PD Dr Henry Hoffmann was active as a speaker at this year’s congress of visceral medicine with 5000 participants in Hamburg. Among other things, current developments in hernia surgery were discussed controversially.

Viszeralmedizin 2023

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