Special Clinical Focus

  • Surgical management of diseases of organs of the abdominal cavity
  • Surgical oncology (cancer surgeries)
  • Surgical management for inflammatory diseases of the gut
  • Surgical management of inguinal and abdominal wall hernias
  • Surgery for hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter-preserving operations for anal fistulas

About us

Dr. Bernward H. Mölle is board-certified by the Swiss Medical Association for surgery, specialized abdominal surgery (D), vascular surgery (D), proctology (D). His own outpatient department provides all conservative types of therapy and performs the entire range of diagnostics for anorectal diseases.

Every day including Sundays and holidays, the specialist in abdominal surgery, Dr. Mölle personally performs the surgical interventions as well as caring for the inpatients at the Hirslanden Hospital St. Anna in Lucerne.

Dr. Bernward H. Mölle's surgical activities focus on the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of organs of the abdominal cavity, including the endocrine organs, and the surgical management of inguinal and abdominal wall hernias. These may involve benign, inflammatory as well as malignant diseases.

Specifically the treatment of malignant tumors is managed in close cooperation with the general practitioner, gastroenterologists, radiologists and oncologists with the aim of achieving a therapeutic optimum. The practice of Dr. Mölle, who is also a specialist in proctology, additionally features a coloproctologic functional laboratory, equipped with ultramodern technology. This enables him to carry out targeted diagnostics of the anus and rectum, while also rendering direct treatment in an outpatient setting. This helps avoid additional delays.

Membership in the Surgery Center of Central Switzerland additionally affords patients access to the entire spectrum of minimally invasive, oncological, thoracic and vascular surgery disciplines. Regardless of the type of disease, the first point of patient contact takes place in the practice. Not until the necessary examinations have been performed will a very comprehensive and personal consultation take place. If an operation should be mandated, it will be performed after agreement by Dr. Mölle at the Hirslanden Hospital St. Anna in compliance with international guidelines and ideally by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery).

Diagnostic Services

  • Rectroscopy (endoscopic rectal examination)
  • Proctoscopy (endoscopic anal examination)
  • Endosonography (anal ultrasound)
  • Functional testing for incontinence and voiding disorders
  • Manometry (Anorectal evaluation of contractility)
  • Biofeedback therapy for incontinence and voiding disorders
  • Coloproctologic function lab

Therapeutic Services

Treatment of hernias:

  • Therapy for inguinal hernia
  • Abdominal wall hernias (including incisional hernias)

Endocrine surgery:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Adrenal gland disorders

Benign disorders:

  • Reflux diseases
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Diverticulosis, diverticulitis (colitis)
  • Removal of benign tumors or inflammatory changes

Carcinomas (cancer):
Therapy for malignant diseases concerning the abdomen, the stomach, the esophagus, the pancreas, the small intestines and the colon.

Intestinal cancer:
Therapy for malignant tumors concerning the complete colon, especially the rectum and for tumors which are located close to or have affected the sphincter.

Proctologic disorders:
Outpatient therapy:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fistulas
  • Fecal incontinence (weakness of the sphincter)
  • Anal fissure
  • Voiding disorders
  • Constipation
  • Anal pruritus

Surgical interventions:

  • Hemorrhoids (HAL, hemorrhoidal artery ligation, procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids PPH, Parks-Girona method)
  • Perianal hematoma, laser evaporation
  • Anal fissure (bandotomy according to Shafik, fissurectomy)
  • Anal fistula (especially sphincter-protecting surgery according to Parks-Girona)
  • Perianal abscesses, anal abscesses, abscesses caused by paraproctitis 
  • Anal warts (condylomata acuminata, laser evaporation)
  • Rectal prolapse (intussusceptions, rectopexy, transanal surgery: Altemeier and Delorme procedures)
  • Weakness of the pelvic floor
  • Voiding disorders (lateral levatorplasty according to Shafik, anterior levatorplasty)
  • Anal incontinence (weakness of the sphincter)
    • Sacral stimulation of the nerves
    • Surgical reconstruction of all sphincters
  • Pilonidal cyst (sacrococcygeal fistula)
    • Plastic reconstruction, Limberg flap

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Single rooms, comfortable toilet and shower in the room, view of the lake with mountain panorama, wireless internet and internet access

Private laundry, free choice of beverages, 120 international newspapers, cab service, VIP rooms

Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Intestinal surgery

Other services

  • Coloproctological diseases (rectal diseases)
  • Diseases of organs of the abdominal cavity
  • Inguinal and abdominal wall hernias
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Anal incontinence


Airports near

  • Airport Zurich60 km
  • Euroairport Basel90 km