PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann - Hernienchirurgie, Basel - Lebenslauf

PD Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann (M.D.)


  • Surgical Consultant in private practice (ZweiChirurgen GmbH), Hernia Center Hirslanden, Basel
  • Founder and Faculty Member of the “Swiss Hernia Days” congress
  • Executive Board Member SAHC (Swiss Hernia Society)
  • Associate Editor of the “Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery”


  • Since 2018 Surgical Consultant in private practice (ZweiChirurgen GmbH), Hernia Center Hirslanden, Basel
  • 2013 – 2018 Surgical Consultant, Department of General and Visceral Surgery Head of Hernia Competency Center, Medical Director of the ERAS (enhanced recovery after surgery) program (Prof. Dr. Daniel Oertli), University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
  • 10/2014 Research Fellowship, Kingston General Hospital, Queen’s University, Department of General Surgery, Kingston, Canada
  • 2012 - 2013 Kidney Transplant Team, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Basel (Prof. Dr. med. Lorenz Gürke)
  • 2012 - 2013 Research Fellowship: Clinical Surgical Research Unit, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland (Prof. Dr. med. Rachel Rosenthal, MSc)
  • 2011 – 2012 Surgical Fellowship: Senior Registrar, colorectal and upper-GI surgery, Frimley Park Hospital, NHS Trust, Frimley (Surrey), United Kingdom (Mr. Sukhpal Singh, MB BS, FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Gen.), MS)
  • 2009 – 2011 Senior House Officer, Department of General and Visceral Surgery (Prof. Dr. Daniel Oertli, FACS, FRCS), University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2007 – 2009 Senior House Officer, Department of General Surgery (Prof. Dr. A. Huber, PD Dr. I. Langer), Cantonal Hospital Bruderholz, Switzerland
  • 2005 – 2007 Junior House Officer, Department of Surgery, Regional Hospital Rheinfelden (GZF), Switzerland


  • 2018 Venia Legendi (Privatdozent) in Surgery, University Basel (Switzerland)
  • 2013 Board Certification General Surgery, FMH (Switzerland)
  • 2010 MD Thesis, Leipzig (Germany)
  • 2008 Basis Certification Surgery, FMH (Switzerland)
  • 2005 Graduation University of Leipzig (Germany)


  • 2016 Bangerter-Rhyner-Trust, Bern (Switzerland): 50’000 CHF
  • 2016 Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG), Basel (Switzerland): 21'000 CHF
  • 2016 Bangerter-Rhyner-Trust, Bern (Switzerland): 40’000 CHF
  • 2014 Swiss National Foundation (SNF), International Short Visits: 4080 CHF
  • 2013 Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft (FAG), Basel (Switzerland): 18'000 CHF 
  • 2013 Bangerter-Rhyner-Trust, Bern (Switzerland): 30’000 CHF 
  • 2012 Hippocrate-Trust, Basel (Switzerland): 15’000 CHF


  • 2017 Leading Medicine Guide, International Expert in Hernia Surgery
  • 2015 Poster award of the Swiss Surgical Society, Bern (SSC-SGC)
  • 2013 Poster award of the German Surgical Association, Munich (DGCH)


  • Since 2018 Surgical Endoscopy
  • Since 2017 Associate Editor of the “Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery”
  • Since 2015 World Journal of Surgery
  • Since 2014 Journal of Investigative Surgery
  • Since 2014 International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Since 2014 North American Journal of Medical Science


  • 2018 Swiss Association of Hernia Surgery (SAHC)
  • 2017 Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery (SGVC)
  • 2017 International Endohernia Society (IEHS)
  • 2015 German Surgical Hernia Collaboration (Chir. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Hernie, DGAV)
  • 2014 European Hernia Society (EHS)
  • 2014 German Hernia Society (DHG)
  • 2013 German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
  • 2013 German Surgical Society (DGCH)
  • 2013 Swiss Surgical Society (SGC-SSC)
  • 2007 Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • 2005 Swiss Doctors Union (VSAO)


  • 2018 Laser-Medicine (Swiss Association of Laser Medicine)
  • 2017 Transversus abdominis release (TAR), Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 Endoscopic Linea Alba Reconstruction (ELAR), Berlin, Germany
  • 2016 Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia Reconstruction, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2015 Basic and Advanced Leadership, Royal College of Physicians, Lucerne
  • 2015 Basic and Advanced Surgical Teaching, Royal College of Physicians, Lucerne
  • 2014 ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery), Lisbon (Portugal)
  • 2013 Diploma in Basic Vascular Surgery
  • 2012 Academic Didactics
  • 2011 Diploma in Microsurgery 
  • 2011 Clinical Investigator Course (Good Clinical Practice, GCP)
  • 2011 ATLS (Advances Trauma Life Support) Diploma
  • 2009 Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • 2007 AO-Course „Principles of operative treatment of fractures and osteosynthesis”


  • 2001 – 2002 University of L’Aquila, Italy
  • 1998 – 2005 University Leipzig, Germany


  • Since 2017 Founder and Executive Board Member of the Swiss Hernia Days
  • Since 2015 Regular Lectures at the Medical Faculty (Master level) of the University of Basel
  • Since 2017 Davos course for gastrointestinal surgery - Hernia modul. Davos
  • Since 2016 Davos course for gastrointestinal surgery – basic modul. Davos
  • Since 2009 Examiner at annual OSCE, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (University Hospital Basel)


  1. P. Kirchhoff und H. Hoffmann. Stoppa-Technik. In: U. Dietz, G. Beldi, R. Fortelny, A. Wiegering (Eds.): Offene Hernienchirurgie, Springer (2018, to be published9
  2. Weixler B, Hoffmann H. Darmischämie. In: Facharztwissen Viszeral- und Allgemeinchirurgie, Springer (2017)
  3. Hoffmann H. und Kirchhoff P. Primäre Inguinalhernien-Chirurgie. In: Facharztprüfung Chirurgie, 3. Auflage. EMH Scripts (2018). 


  1. Thromboembolic prophylaxis in hernia surgery. Hoffmann H, Staerkle R, Kirchhoff P. Int J Abdom Wall Hernia Surg. 2018.
  2. Mujagic E, Zeindler J, Coslovsky M, Hoffmann H, Soysal SD, Mechera R, von Strauss M, Delko T, Saxer F, Glaab R, Kraus R, Mueller A, Curti G, Gurke L, Jakob M, Marti WR, Weber WP.The association of surgical drains with surgical site infections - A prospective observational study. Am J Surg. 2018
  3. High-resolution standardization reduces delay due to workflow disruptions in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. von Strauss und Torney M, Aghlmandi S, Zeindler J, Nowakowski D, Nebiker CA, Kettelhack C, Rosenthal R, Droeser RA, Soysal SD, Hoffmann H, Mechera R. Surg Endosc. 2018
  4. Does coagulopathy, anticoagulant or antithrombotic therapy matter in incisional hernia repair? Data from the Herniamed Registry. Ralph F. Staerkle*, Henry Hoffmann*, Ferdinand Köckerling, Daniela Adolf, Reinhard Bittner, Philipp Kirchhoff. Surg Endosc. 2018 (*contribute as first authors)
  5. Colon perfusion patterns during colorectal resection using visible light spectroscopy. Hoffmann H, Delko T, Kirchhoff P, Rosenthal R, Schäfer J, Kraljević M, Kettelhack C. World J Surg. 2017.
  6. The timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis: a randomised controlled trial. Weber WP, Mujagic E, Zwahlen M, Bundi M, Hoffmann H, et al. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017;17(6):605–14.
  7. Surgical Treatment of uncomplicated diverticulitis in Switzerland: Comparison of population-based data over two time periods. von Strauss und Torney M, Thommen S, Dell-Kuster S, Hoffmann H, Rosenthal R, Young J, Kettelhack C. Colorectal Dis 2017. 
  8. Intraoperative patterns of gastric microperfusion during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Delko T*, Hoffmann H*, Kraljevic M, Rothwell, Droeser R, Oertli D, Zingg U. Obes Surg. 2016. (*contribute as first authors)
  9. Comparison of Canadian and Swiss Surgical Training curricula: Moving on towards competency-based surgical education. Hoffmann H, Oertli D, Dell-Kuster S, Rosenthal R, Reznick R, MacDonald H. J Surg Educ. 2017; 74(1):37-46
  10. A new stomaplasty ring (Koring™) to prevent parastomal hernia: an observational multicenter Swiss study. Guarnero V*, Hoffmann H*, Hetzer F, Oertli D, Turina M, Zingg U, Demartines N, Ris F, Hahnloser D. Tech Coloproctol. 2016 May;20(5):293-7.
  11. Microcomplications in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Impact on Duration of Surgery and Costs. Marco von Strauss und Torney, Salome Dell-Kuster, H. Hoffmann, Urs von Holzen, Daniel Oertli, Rachel Rosenthal. Surg Endosc. 2016; 30(6):2512-22.
  12. How to report multiple outcome metrics in virtual reality simulation. Rosenthal R, von Websky MW, Hoffmann H, Vitz M, Hahnloser D, Bucher HC, Schäfer. J Eur Surg. 2015;47:202-5.
  13. Definition and Classification of Intraoperative Complications (CLASSIC): Delphi Study and Pilot Evaluation. Rosenthal R, Hoffmann H, Clavien PA, Bucher HC, Dell-Kuster S. World J Surg. 2015 Jul;39(7):1663-71
  14. Reporting of adverse events in surgical trials: critical appraisal of current practice. Rosenthal R, Hoffmann H, Dwan K, Clavien PA, Bucher HC. World J Surg. 2015;39(1):80-7.
  15. A Promising New Device for the Prevention of Parastomal Hernia. Hoffmann H, Oertli D, Soysal S, Zingg U, Hahnloser D, Kirchhoff P. (Surg Innov, 2014, epub ahead of print)
  16. Effect of different warm-up strategies on simulated laparoscopy performance: a randomized controlled trial. Enrico Brönnimann*, Henry Hoffmann*, Juliane Schäfer, Dieter Hahnloser, Rachel Rosenthal. J Surg Educ. 2015;72(1):96-103.
  17. Impact of Testees’ Stereopsis and Near Visual Acuity on Laparoscopic Virtual Reality Performance. Henry Hoffmann, Rebecca Ruiz-Schirinzi, David Goldblum, Salome Dell-Kuster, Daniel Oertli, Dieter Hahnloser, Rachel Rosenthal. (Surg Today, 2014, epub ahead of print)
  18. Evaluating the optimal timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Edin Mujagic, Tibor Zwimpfer, Walter R Marti, Marcel Zwahlen, Henry Hoffmann, et al. Trials. 2014 May 24;15(1):188
  19. Medical students’ career expectations and the use of virtual reality as a tool to increase their interest in surgery. Henry Hoffmann, Salome Dell-Kuster, Rachel Rosenthal. Swiss Med Wkly 2013. (epub ahead of print)
  20. Impact of tutorial assistance in laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for acute recurrent diverticulitis. Henry Hoffmann, Salome Dell-Kuster, Jörg Genstorfer, Oleg Heizmann, Christoph Kettelhack, Igor Langer, Daniel Oertli, Rachel Rosenthal. Surg Today. 2013 Nov 27 (epub ahead of print).
  21. Prevention and control of surgical site infections: review of the Basel Cohort Study. Till Junker, Edin Mujagic, Henry Hoffmann, Rachel Rosenthal, Heidi Misteli, Marcel Zwahlen, Daniel Oertli, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Andreas F. Widmer, Walter R. Marti, Walter P. Weber. Swiss Med Wkly 2012;142.
  22. Fast Track Surgery – Conditions and Challenges in Postsurgical Treatment: A Review of Elements of Translational Research in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery. Hoffmann H, Kettelhack C. Eur Surg Res 2012;49:24-34.
  23. Personality traits and virtual reality performance. Rosenthal R, Schäfer J, Hoffmann H, Vitz M, Oertli D, Hahnloser D. Surg Endosc. 2012; 13 (1):220-230.
  24. Surgical treatment of acute recurrent diverticulitis: early elective or late elective surgery. An Analysis of 237 Patients. Hoffmann H, Dell-Kuster S, Genstorfer J, Kettelhack C, Langer I, Rosenthal R, Oertli D, Heizmann O. World J Surg. 2012 Apr;36(4):898-907.


  1. Minimally invasive surgical techniques in ventral hernia repair. Update of the International Endohernia Society (IEHS) Guidelines. Bejing, China, 2017.
  2. Preoperative adjunct interventions in ventral hernia repair. Update of the International Endohernia Society (IEHS) Guidelines. Bejing, China, 2017.
  3. Sportsman groin: Role of clinical examination and radiological imaging. Consensus Guideline Conference, German Hernia Society (DHG). 14. Hernientage. Hamburg, 2017