Special Clinical Focus

  • Anal sphincter- and nerve-preserving rectal surgery
  • Transanal removal of large rectal polyps
  • Conservative obliteration of liver tumors
  • Patient-personalized hepatic surgery, mastered to perfection
  • Complex pancreatic surgeries
  • Laparoscopic surgeries (minimal invasive): full service spectrum

About us

 

Professor Christoph A. Maurer, MD, a renowned expert, is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of abdominal surgery you will ever meet. He spent years of continuing education and training at internationally recognized surgical medical schools (Switzerland, Germany and USA), where he himself held executive positions. His experience as lead surgeon extends across 1600 hepatobiliary operations, 400 pancreatic operations, 4200 colorectal interventions, 1300 surgeries on the esophagus and stomach as well as more than 700 endocrine surgeries. 


Professor Maurer's curriculum vitae reveals his intense interest in complex surgeries and surgical oncology on the aforementioned organs. He accordingly has earned numerous certifications and titles, among others, European specialization in complex hepatic, pancreatic and biliary surgery as well as in surgical oncology (EBSQ HPB and EBSQ Surg Oncol). Beyond this, innumerable international publications are testimony to his innovations and drive to promote surgical progress, particularly with regard to the postoperative quality of life for all patients (see list of publications). Moreover, his surgical mortality rates and the long-term outcomes of this tumor surgeries performed on the abdomen stand up effortlessly to every comparison with the published data of other leading hospitals worldwide.

Many surgeries are performed minimally invasively (i.e., endoscopically and thus through very small skin incisions).

Often, patients from Switzerland and abroad come to us to obtain a second option. For example, patients who want to know whether their tumor is truly inoperable, whether their anal sphincter really has to be sacrificed or whether there is any better option for improving their quality of life. Extensive expertise is available especially in coloproctology (branch of surgery dealing with the large intestine, rectum, anus), also in revision surgeries to treat unsatisfactory outcomes performed elsewhere.

Our strengths include - alongside a minimal complication rate - holistic patient care that gets all required medical disciplines involved at the earliest possible stage. During interdisciplinary conferences, an individualized optimal therapeutic strategy is designed and recommended to all patients with a complex condition. Not only do our patients benefit from the expertise of our surgeons, but also from that of our affiliated gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and radiotherapists. In decision making, the quality of life to be expected is given paramount importance. The patient's wishes play a pivotal role.

Patients will encounter an ultra-modern infrastructure. The entire range of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and devices is available or easily accessible.

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostic endoscopy of the abdomen, thorax and mediastinum
  • Intraoperative (contrast medium enhanced) sonography, including endoscopic sonography, endosonography
  • Intraoperative elastography (tissue property imaging to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors)
  • Intraoperative navigation aids (hepatic and pancreatic surgery)
  • Sentinel lymph node techniques using dyes and radionuclides, e.g. for melanoma, breast cancer, vulva carcinoma)
  • Intraoperative cholangiography and arterial/venous angiography
  • Intraoperative neuromonitoring (e.g. thyroid surgery)
  • Intraoperative indocyanine green clearance (ICG) measurement (hepatic surgery)
  • Intraoperative enteroscopy with long flexible endoscope
  • All equipment and devices for special radiological examinations, such as CT, MRI, SPECT-CT, PET-CT, conventional scintigraphy, interventional angiography, contrast medium-enhanced sonography, etc.

Therapeutic Services

  • General tumor surgery and highly specialized abdominal surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery, special metastasis surgery, high level of expertise across the entire spectrum including in radiofrequency ablation, intraoperative navigation, ultrasound, water jet dissection, hepatic function tests, obviation of Pringle's maneuver (clamping the hepatic pedicle) etc.
  • Pancreatic surgery, full spectrum, especially for tumors and chronic pancreatitis
  • Colorectal surgery, special tumors, diverticular and inflammatory bowel diseases as well as pelvic floor and constipation problems; quality of life-promoting reconstructive methods.
  • Gastroesophageal surgery, special exacting cancer surgery, anti-reflux surgery.
  • Proctology (surgery of the rectum and anus), including hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, sphincter defects
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Conditions which we can operate on by the key-hole method: Appendix, gallbladder, inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia, reflux disease, colonic diverticular diseases, tumors of the large intestine, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, adrenal, hepatic cysts, certain hepatic and pancreatic tumors
  • Anal sphincter preservation

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms


Public transport

The Beau-Site Hospital can be easily reached by public transport. No. 9 tram from Berne central railway station, towards Wankdorf railway station; alight at the “Kursaal” stop.

Visitors’ parking

There is underground parking available, subject to charges, in the Kursaal car park, across from the hospital. If you park for longer than 7 hours, it’s worthwhile having your Kursaal parking ticket coded in our cafeteria for a reduced exit charge.
Free, but time-limited parking can be found on the grounds.
The Hirslanden Out-patient’s Clinic is next to the Beau-Site Hospital, at Schaenzlihalde 21.

Further information

  • Primary nursing care (always the same responsible care personnel)
  • Full hotel service
  • Generous, modern rooms with en suite bath / shower and a view across Liestal
  • Room amenities include telephone, radio, flat-screen television and free Internet access
  • Preferred à la carte menu
  • Hairdresser
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant Viva and exquisite Garden Restaurant in the Park
  • Flower and gift shop
  • Cash dispenser
  • Social counselling service and pastoral care
  • Fitness studio and physiotherapy
  • Car park (free for patients with private supplementary insurance)

 

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Other services

  • Cancer of the rectum, anus and colon
  • Diverticular diseases of the large intestine
  • All types of liver tumors
  • Tumors and chronic inflammation of the pancreas
  • Diaphragmatic hernias and reflux diseases
  • Pelvic floor problems

Directions

Airports near

  • Bâle-Mulhouse Airport25 km
  • Zurich Airport85 km

Additional staff

Dr. - Markus Naef - Oncologic surgery - Bern

Dr.
Markus Naef

Specialist FMH in Visceral Surgery

Dr. - Stefan Schmid  - Oncologic surgery - Bern

Dr.
Stefan Schmid

Specialist FMH in Visceral Surgery