Hospital for an Inguinal Hernia
Marienkrankenhaus Kassel, ©privat/CC0

Which clinics in Germany are specialized in the treatment of an inguinal hernia? Eleven excellent hospitals are listed here.

An inguinal hernia is a hernia in the groin area. Tissue and parts of the intestines protrude trough a weak point of the abdominal wall. An inguinal hernia occurs more often in men than in women. In most cases, the disease is not dangerous. It is treated with a surgical intervention, which is often performed using a minimally-invasive technique.

For successful treatment, the choice of the hospital is important, because not all hospitals in Germany are specialized in the treatment of inguinal hernia. Besides good hygiene and high treatment quality, the doctors in the listed hospitals have great experience in the treatment of inguinal hernia.

11 Top Clinics for an Inguinal Hernia

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2019)International Office
Diakonie Clinic StuttgartStuttgart726No
Marienkrankenhaus KasselKassel657No
St. Elisabeth Hospital LeipzigLeipzig594No
DRK Hospital ClementinenhausHannover543No
Marien-Hospital WittenWitten479No
Bürgerhospital Frankfurt am MainFrankfurt am Main458No
GFO Clinics Bonn - St. Marien HospitalBonn386No
St. Franziskus-Hospital MünsterMünster353No
Ammerland Clinic WesterstedeWesterstede323No
Bundeswehrzentralkrankenhaus KoblenzKoblenz323No
Christophorus Clinics CoesfeldCoesfeld315No

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This is how the clinic list was created

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with inguinal hernia (ICD K40), because only hospitals that treat them on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • Certifications! When a clinic receives a certificate, this means that there are doctors who specialized in the treatment of inguinal hernia and that the necessary equipment for treatment is available. All the clinics in the list have been certified as Centers for Hernia Surgery by the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery.
  • Good Hygiene! Many patients suffer from an infection during their hospital stay, which is why good hospital hygiene is important. All the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures have been taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.
  • High Level of Patient Satisfaction! The level of patient satisfaction of the clinics in the list is at least at 90 percent. This is the result of a survey by the German health insurance companies AOK and BARMER in cooperation with the “Weisse Liste”. Every year, almost half a million of insured people are being questioned about their hospital stay.

This is just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.