University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Femoral ernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal or extraperitoneal preperitoneal plastic repair (program ID: 239349)

Jakob R. Izbicki

Prof. Dr. med.

Jakob R. Izbicki

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, thoracic surgery

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The Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery offers the best surgical treatment for diseases of chest and abdominal cavity, of hormone-producing organs and vessels and for morbid obesity. The Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery develops the therapeutic strategy together with patients and other related departments. Therefore, by treating malignant diseases there’s the possibility of operating not only partial removal of an organ but also complete removal of several organ systems. Doctors will use minimally invasive procedures to maintain or restore the function of the organs and reduce the pain of the patients as much as possible. The Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery is “above average often recommended” according to the Focus List of Specialist Clinics for Colorectal Cancer 2016.

Main focus of the Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery includes bariatric surgery, aortic aneurysm surgery, diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases and their sequelae, dialysis shunt surgery, endocrine surgery, conservative treatment of arterial vascular diseases, liver, gall bladder and pancreas surgery, lung surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, open surgical and endovascular treatment of vascular diseases, thoracic trauma surgery,  venous access port implantation, esophageal surgery, thoracoscopic surgery and tumor surgery.


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
  • hernia closure with endoscopic transabdominal
    or extraperitoneal preperitoneal plastic repair
  • 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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About hospital

The University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating clinics, polyclinics and institutes in 14 medical centers. The Hospital ranks No. 7 in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 and has 1,346 beds in all. Annually takes the UKE approximately 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatients. There are 2,400 physicians and scientists among more than 9,600 employees. And 3,100 employees work as nurse or therapist.  Research priorities of the UKE are neurosciences, oncology and health services research.

The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf has a long tradition in the medical treatment of international patients. For many years, patients come from all over the world in order to be treated by renowned professors and doctors. In Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, international patients can receive the same medical services as German patients.

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.