PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Liver echinococcus removal with percutaneous paracentetic aspiration echinococcectomy (program ID: 36675)

Bernd Stechemesser

Dr. med.

Bernd Stechemesser

Department of Hernia Surgery

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

Most hernias occur from weaknesses of the abdominal wall. This is where a part of the bowel can slip through, causing a visible or palpable protrusion. Hernias can occur around the umbilicus, in the groin area or in postoperative scar tissue. Some hernias are congenital, others develop slowly over months or years or even very suddenly. Most hernias occur in the groin area, especially in men.

More than 350.000 of hernia surgeries are performed every year in Germany. Despite all progress made in treatment of ruptures, there is still a high number of repeated hernias and chronic pain following the surgical procedure. Dr. Stechemesser is specialized in hernia therapy and disposes of long-term experience in this field. His specialization and experience are the reasons for a low rate of repeated surgeries and chronic pain; this can only be ensured by periodical quality control. Therefore Dr. Stechemesser is a member of clinical studies of Herniamed recording and analyzing medical results. The Hernia Centre Cologne ® bears the seal-Qualitätsgesicherte Hernienchirurgie- (Quality controlled hernia surgery) of the Deutschen Herniengesellschaft (German Hernia Society). According to the current level of knowledge, every patient will be treated with the best possible surgery methods.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of abdomin
  • CT/MRI scanners
  • preoperative care
  • percutaneous paracentetic aspiration echinococcectomy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board 
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations


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About hospital

PAN clinic offers excellent consultations, treatment and diagnostic in one medical facility. The specialists are ready to provide each patient with top-level medical services and make everything to help patient’s recovery. PAN clinic is practicing integrated healthcare: a treatment concept, according to which physicians work in close cooperation during the whole patient’s stay at the clinic. It helps to provide more optimized and effective treatment at reduced costs.

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.