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Outpatient and inpatient services

Hernia surgery on an outpatient or inpatient basis

Hernias can be operated on both as inpatient and outpatient procedures. However, depending on the type of hernia and the surgical procedure, an inpatient stay may be necessary. An inguinal hernia or an umbilical hernia can be operated on as an outpatient in certain cases. However, it is also important here to check individually with the doctor what is the best possible option in your case.


If the procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, the patient may return home after only a few hours of monitoring.


In the case of inpatient surgery, the patient usually stays in hospital for one to three days before being discharged home. With larger abdominal wall hernias, the wound areas are massively larger and good follow-up treatment and regular monitoring of the wound conditions is advisable.


We will be happy to work with you to find a solution that suits you and that you feel comfortable with.


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Mission Statement

The team at the Herniacenter Switzerland / Herniacenter Zurich specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of hernias.


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