Dear friends of hernia surgery,

With great pleasure and anticipation would like to invite you to the 5TH Swiss Hernia Days 2022. After going through a tough time during the Covid pandemic years we are looking forward meeting you in person again. We were able to invite many national and international hernia experts to Basel and will give our best to provide an exciting and educational program. In contrast to other congresses the interactive character with its varied program elements is the unique character of the Swiss Hernia Days. We provide a communicative atmosphere, which enables participants, experts and industry partners to get in contact with each other in an easy and direct way.

Besides the famous «Championsleague» and live surgery we will have a «Swiss Young Surgeons» session in the program for the first time in 2022. In addition, we will discuss the «big five» questions in hernia surgery, the problems of implementing outpatient hernia surgery and much more interesting aspects.

For the second time we are organizing the Swiss Hernia Days Cadaver Workshop on the 31TH of August 2022 in the Anatomical Institute of the University of Basel. Open and minimally invasive procedures in the groin and the ventral abdominal wall are in the focus of this workshop. Take your chance to learn from the experts and get “hands-on” training.

Congress registration is free for junior surgeons and trainees, and we provide reduced fees for participants from low-income countries. Swiss Hernia Days 2022 are endorsed by the European Hernia Society (EHS) and further national and international collaborations (SGC, Swiss Mis, DHG, SAHC).

We are looking forward seeing you in Basel soon. Be part of the Swiss Hernia Days!


Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Kirchhoff, PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann, Dr. med. Jan F. Kukleta
Congress Chairmen

Calendar File Swiss Hernia Days