The Munich Hernia Centre was founded in 1993 by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck and has become established as Europe's first hernia centre. For over 20 years, the centre has focused exclusively on the treatment of inguinal and abdominal wall hernias. Over 25,000 hernias have been successfully operated on at the Munich Hernia Centre to date. After over five years of working with Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck, Dr. Joachim Conze, surgeon and lecturer, took over at the helm of the established centre.
Every treatment at the Munich Hernia Centre is based on the answers to three particularly important questions: Does your hernia really need to be operated on? If so, can the procedure be carried out as a day case / outpatient ... and does your hernia need a mesh?
The Munich Hernia Centre offers numerous safe and low-risk treatment options, both with and without meshes. Based on your examination, we develop a personalised and customised solution that takes account your personal risk profile.
Especially (also) for high-performance athletes from all over the world, the Munich Hernia Centre uses the mesh-free method, known as the "minimal repair technique", which was developed by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck.
A further area of expertise served by the Munich Hernia Centre is the treatment of chronic groin pain, especially following previous surgery with a mesh insertion, which often leads to the mesh needing to be removed. The "intra-operative nerve response" (IONR) developed at the Munich Hernia Centre allows pain to be localised accurately during the operation.
There is also the question of whether your hernia treatment (hernia surgery) can be carried out without a general anaesthetic. Working closely with an experienced team of anaesthetists, we carry out almost all of our procedures under local anaesthetic, with mild sedation if you prefer.
The ideal method for you will be determined with you following a careful examination.