Klinik Stephanshorn

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Inguinal ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal plastic repair (program ID: 64419)

Martin Thurnheer

Dr. med.

Martin Thurnheer

Department of General Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

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2007 – 2012   Leitender Arzt Klinik für Chirurgie, Kantonsspital St. Gallen

2006   Schwerpunkttitel Viszeralchirurgie

2005   Eröffnung Interdiszipliniäres Adipositaszentrum der Ostschweiz

2002 – 2006   Hintergrundsoberarzt für Viszeralchirurgie

2000 – 2002   Oberarzt Klinik für Chirurgie , Kantonsspital St. Gallen

2000 – 2000   Weiterbildung in Plastischer Chirurgie München

2000   Facharzttitel FMH für Chirurgie

1999 – 2012   Fachbereichsleitung Bariatrische Chirurgie

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About the department keyboard_arrow_down

To obtain medical services of the highest quality, more and more people prefer healthcare in Switzerland. Switzerland offers not only fabulous views, but also modern clinics where specialists can cure the most serious diseases. For example, alongside with outpatient treatment, we offer inpatient care in partnership with Hirslanden Klinik Stephanshorn. Close interdisciplinary cooperation of surgeons and therapists distinguishes our eSwiss Medical and Surgical Center.

Health care in Switzerland means highly qualified specialists, modern equipment and advanced techniques. Our center offers, above all, the treatment of hormonal and metabolic disorders, as well as solution of nutrition related problems. Our medical and surgical center performs surgeries on abdomen and the glands producing hormones. We are particularly competent in the field of minimally invasive surgery. The perforation technology enables to perform many surgeries in a particularly delicate way, which results in significant reduction of pain and fast recovery.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • preoperative care
  • endoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal
    plastic reconstruction
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Today, many people prefer healthcare in Europe, for example, in Switzerland. Medical infrastructure and a wide range of medical services in Swiss clinics, including Klinik Stephanshorn, provide optimal medical services. Our clinic offers exactly the treatment that meets all the parameters and the individual needs of the patient. Healthcare in Europe is known for its high quality, therefore, in order to ensure the best medical care for our patients, the clinic cooperates exclusively with experienced professionals and practitioners who rent beds in the hospital. The advantage of free medical practitioners system is that the patient may choose his/her personal doctor.

Free medical practitioners perform surgeries in the clinic, as well as all the necessary procedures for the treatment of inpatients and outpatients. In addition, these doctors work in their own consultation rooms. Close cooperation with our accredited free medical practitioners in the competent centers gives an opportunity to provide even more comprehensive medical care for the benefits of our patients. Thus, you can take advantage of a whole range of high-quality health services that can meet a wide variety of needs. At your request, we will be happy to advise you on matters of choice of a qualified physician or other specified specialist.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.