University Hospital Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Diagnosis of epigastric hernia (program ID: 158897)

Jörg C. Kalff

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg C. Kalff

Department of General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery

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The range of services of the Department includes the modern general, visceral and minimally invasive surgery. More than 2 500 surgical procedures are performed at the Department every year. In addition, many endoscopic procedures of digestive system are conducted as well.

“Visceral surgery” is a general term for the surgical treatment of diseases of the abdominal wall (ruptures), as well as benign and malignant diseases of the internal organs of the abdominal cavity (liver, gall bladder, spleen and the gastrointestinal tract) and partly of the thorax (e.g., esophagus). There are also included all possible stab, blunt and penetrating traumas in the abdomen and trunk areas.

In the field of endocrine surgery (glands surgery) the diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, pancreas and adrenal glands are treated.

At the Department of General, Visceral and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Nordwest Hospital doctors treat diseases of the abdominal cavity and digestive tract as well as diseases of the endocrine organs (glands).

The range of services includes:

  • liver/ bile ductules surgery
  • gastro-intestinal/ colorectal surgery
  • endocrine surgery
  • cancer surgery/ curative and palliative surgery of tumors
  • hernia surgery/ fracture surgery


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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Duration of program:

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Bonn University Clinic is a multidisciplinary health care institution which is one of the largest in Germany. The clinic provides treatment both for patients from Germany, and for foreign ones. Diagnosis and treatment of patients here is at the highest level, and their combination with the latest scientific research allows quickly implement all the innovations to the clinical practice. All areas of ​​modern medicine are presented at Bonn University Clinic. Its structure includes 31 specialized clinics and 21 diagnostic and research institutions. University Hospital employs more than 4500 employees, more than 750 of which are doctors and professors. In the clinic, there are 10 intensive care units and 30 operating theaters for all surgery directions. The capacity of the clinic – 1,250 beds. More than 40,000 patients undergo inpatient treatment annually; about 1,500 people visit the outpatient departments every day.

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.