Endorsed by EHS

The Swiss Hernia Days are endorsed by the European Hernia Society, a non-profit making international scientific forum that focuses on ABDOMINAL WALL SURGERY.

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The SWISS HERNIA DAYS are known for a unique and innovative congress concept. Therefore, in 2022 we will provide the 2ND SWISS HERNIA DAYS CADAVER WORKSHOP. The Cadaver Workshop will take place prior to the main congress at the 31ST August 2022 at the Anatomical Institute of the University Basel and focusses on extraperitoneal minimally invasive techniques in ventral hernia repair.

Key-Audience are experienced junior surgeons or board-certified surgeons with at least 4 years of surgical experience, to benefit most from this workshop.

Registration is only possible together with a congress registration and limited to 24 participants. The workshop can be booked during the online registration.

Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC): 6 CME credits for Swiss Hernia Cadaver Workshop


SWISS HERNIA Cadaver Workshop

The Program

Moderation: Henry Hoffmann, Philipp Kirchhoff


Registration open




Lichtenstein and more: open mesh techniques in the groin

Ralph Lorenz (Germany)


TEP and TAPP in groin hernias

Jan Kukleta (Switzerland)


Coffee Break


Lunch Break

12:30 — 17:00

Practical exercises on cadavers with table instruction by the experts

  • Shouldice
  • Lichtenstein
  • TAPP
  • Open TAR





The Swiss Hernia Days are an officially approved congress for certified Swiss, German and Austrian hernia centers (CAH)

Swiss Society of Surgery (SGC):
16 CME Credits for participation on Swiss Hernia Days 2022,
6 CME credits for Swiss Hernia Cadaver Workshop

Thursday, 1ST September 2022

8:00 — 17:30

Registration open

8:45 – 9:45

Session 1 — Trends and news in hernia surgery 2022

Alfred Buenafe
Filip Muysoms

Status of hernia repairs in Europe – a critical view from the Herniamed Registry
Ferdinand Köckerling (GER)

Game changers in the literature 2021 – my choice
Konstantinos Zarras (GER)

Hernia Surgery – Where are we in 10 years from now?
Michael Scott (GBR)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Session 3 — When it gets complex

David Lourie
Nasra Alam

When do we need a TAR and how do we perform it?
Barbora East (CZE)

How to treat recurrences and re-recurrences of ventral hernia repair
Walter Brunner (SUI)

In case you want to keep the abdominal wall intact: BTA and fascial traction
Dietmar Eucker (SUI)

12:15 – 12:45

Lunch Break

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch Symposium

Henry Hoffmann

Update on PhasixST hiatal mesh repair
Christian Gutschow (SUI)

Impact of bioplastics on human body and nature
Ines Fritz (AUT)

15:00 – 15:30


Coffee Break

General Assembly Swiss Hernia Society (SAHC), for members only

16:30 – 17:30

Session 6 — Special aspects of hernia surgery

Lars Jorgensen
Jaideprai Rao

Hospital volume and surgeon’s caseload – Does it matter in hernia  surgery?
Knut Borch (NOR)

Anatomical basis of epigastric hernias and diastasis recti
Yohann Renard (FRA)

Update on Diastasis recti
Jonathan Douissard (SUI)

17:30 – 18:00

Keynote lecture

When sailing transatlantic is not crazy enough: how about the arctic circle
Walter Brunner (SUI)

Friday, 2ND September 2022

7:45 — 17:30

Registration open

12:00 – 12:30

Lunch Break

Calendar File Swiss Hernia Days