We are the Pilonidal Sinus Center
Not everything different, but doing a lot better?
I accept this challenge. When the practice was founded in 2012, the focus was on the idea of showing great competence in a very small area. In the tiny intersection between surgery, dermatology and gastroenterology, the often neglected fistula and anal surgery, I want to offer nothing less than the best therapy.
Further training in proctology by the founding member of the German Society for Coloproctology, Prof. Thorolf Hager, was the basis. Further training, congresses and hospitations provided me with the further building blocks of my own therapy concept.
Practice owner: Dr. med. Bernhard W. Hofer
Specialist for surgery, visceral surgery, proctology
- Establishment as specialist for surgery 2013
- Senior physician at the Klinikum Dachau 2008 - 2012
- Further training at the Klinikum rechts der Isar Munich, the University Hospital Mainz, the Klinikum Starnberg and the Frankenwaldklinik Kronach
- PhD in 1998
- State examination - Medical examination 1992
- Study of human medicine at the LMU Munich 1985 - 1992
- High school graduation in Sonthofen in the Allgäu 1985
- married, 3 children
In 2020 I am now building on 28 years of clinical experience. With the surgical practice in the noble Brienner Strasse, we have created a centrally located point of contact in Munich for all patients Pilonidal Sinus affected by a disease. My most important principle remains the will for constant improvement. Standing still is regression.
In 2017 we were recognized as a competence center for proctology by the Professional Association of Proctologists, and in 2019 as a training center for proctology by the Bavarian Medical Association. We are fully accredited by all statutory and private health insurance companies and are licensed to perform outpatient surgery.
Employed specialists in the practice
M.D. Klaus Bärtl
In further training as a proctologist, emergency physician. Employed doctor.
Dr. med. Susanne Cobbler
Conservative office hours. Staff doctor.
Team of medical assistants
We take care of your smooth course of treatment
Reception, hygiene officer, Medical devices
Reception, Therapy assistant
Laser Therapist, Call Center
Reception, Medical devices
Timeline of the development of the Pilonidal Sinus Center
The conventional excision of a sinus pilonidalis was the first operation in my further training as a specialist in 1996 when I was an assistant doctor at the University Hospital in Mainz. With the pit-picking operations in Starnberg in 2004, I was one of the first surgeons in Germany to enter completely new territory. A colleague of mine, who was himself Pilonidal Sinus affected, initiated a process of rethinking with his descriptions of the long and painful healing process. In exchange with the pit-picking pioneer John Bascom from the USA, I developed our now successful surgical method.