PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Diagnosis of epigastric hernia (program ID: 36749)

Bernd Stechemesser

Dr. med.

Bernd Stechemesser

Hernia Center

Specialized in: general surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • geboren 28.02.1960 in Kiel
  • 1982 – 1984 Studium der Human-Medizin an der Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen
  • 1984 – 1990 Abschluss des Studium der Humanmedizin an der FU Berlin
  • 1990 – 1991 AiP an der Chirurgischen Abteilung des Wenckebach-Krankenhauses, Berlin-Tempelhof
  • 1/92 – 2/92 TU Dresden, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter der Dermatologischen Klinik
  • 3/92 – 9/92 Assistenzarzt, St. Marienkrankenhaus, Chirurgische Abteilung, Berlin-Lankwitz
  • 10/92 – 09/00 Assistenzarzt, Wenckebach-Krankenhaus, Chirurgische Abteilung, Berlin-Tempelhof
  • 09/00- 07/07 Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban, Klinik für Chirurgie, Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • 08/05-07/07 Leitender Oberarzt, Vivantes Klinikum Am Urban, Klinik für Chirurgie, Berlin-Kreuzberg
  • seit 08/07 Oberarzt im Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum Berlin-Schöneberg. Leitung des dortigen Hernienzentrums u.d. minimal-invasiven Chirurgie
  • seit 05/ 2000 Durchführung von Hospitationskursen im Bereich der Hernienchirurgie. Zertifiziertes Schulungszentrum der Hernienchirurgie
  • seit 08/2012 Leiter der Hernienzentrums Köln
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Hernia Center at the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt under the direction of Dr. med. Bernd Stechemesser offers a comprehensive hernia therapy and has a long experience in this field. Due to a long practice and an extensive experience, a rate of relapse and chronic pain is minimized in the Center. This can be proved only by a constant quality control. Dr. med. Bernd Stechemesser participates in a special project Herniamed aimed at assessment of medical care quality in the treatment of hernia. The Hernia Center was awarded with a quality mark “Quality-assured hernia surgery” by the German Hernia Society. Every patient is provided with the best surgical technique corresponding to the latest medical achievements.  

Due to the application of 3-D technique for laparoscopy, the Hernia Center at the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt has the state-of-the-art technology in the field of endoscopic surgery and uses it for hernia treatment every day. An optimal coordination of hands and eyes is ensured by a high-end full-HD imaging combined with the most advanced 3-D technology. Thus, a surgeon can maintain a high concentration during the surgery. 

The main focuses of the Hernia Center under the direction of Dr. med. Bernd Stechemesser are

  • Treatment of inguinal, umbilical, abdominal hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Recurrent hernia
  • Sports hernia
  • Laparoscopic surgery of the abdominal organs (gallbladder, appendix, stomach)

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

PAN Clinic, located at the very heart of Cologne, has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment. PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is a private hospital with a specialized medical offer. The team of experienced specialists, surgeons and anesthesiologists from 25 medical disciplines work hand in hand to provide optimal medical care. Every day 1,000 patients command the services offered by the Clinic. Over 75,000 patients have been operated in the Clinic.  PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. 

Whether you visit the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt for a routine examination or for outpatient or inpatient (minimally invasive) treatment – at the PAN Clinic your health is in the best hands!

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.

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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.