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


  • 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



  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