The majority of all surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis. The legislator has also recognized this and has specified a catalog of so-called “inpatient” services in the German Social Code Book V – §115 b. These are procedures that are usually performed on an outpatient basis. Only if there are special reasons (serious additional illnesses of the patient(s), unavailable home care, etc.) may these surgeries still be performed as inpatient procedures. If such precisely defined reasons do not exist, the health insurance companies are entitled to refuse payment.
As much outpatient care as possible, as little inpatient care as necessary.
Nevertheless, there are still a large number of surgeries that are not possible on an outpatient basis for medical or technical reasons. These include surgeries that require the opening of large body cavities, e.g. the abdominal cavity. From our range of services, this concerns the large incisional hernias of the abdominal wall, but also some foot surgeries on older, frequently sick patients are often only possible on an inpatient basis.