Prof. - Paul Magnus Schneider - Oncology surgery -

Prof. Paul Magnus Schneider

Specialist for Oncology surgery, Intestinal surgery, Intestinal Cancer, Gastric surgery, Thyroid surgery, Esophageal surgery, Esophageal cancer in Zurich

Prof. - Paul Magnus Schneider - Oncology surgery -
Prof. Schneider is exactly the right specialist when it comes to the esophagus, the stomach and the spleen, although he is also a proven expert for the pancreas. Especially where cancer diseases in these areas are concerned, his high level of expertise at university level is in demand - especially for state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Surgery to the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, spleen)
  • Specialized tumor surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery for functional conditions of the esophagus
  • Surgery for sarcoma
  • Endocrine surgery

About us

Professor Paul Magnus Schneider is a specialist in surgery with additional qualifications in abdominal surgery and thoracic surgery and is a highly experienced expert in the field of surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract and in the field of tumor surgery. Prof. Schneider contributes his specialist expertise to the top-class team of experts of the Zurich Surgical Center located at the renowned Hirslanden Hospital Group. Before he joined the Zurich Surgical Center as a specialist in surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract and in surgical oncology, Prof. Schneider had been the Deputy Clinical Director of the Department of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery at Zurich University Hospital for nine years and acted as the Team Leader for surgery to the upper gastrointestinal tract during this period. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne. Altogether, Prof. Schneider has already been engaged in leading a clinical position for over twenty years.

His experience in oncology already spans a total of well over 30 years. During this time, Prof. Schneider has been a visiting physician at variously highly regarded medical institutions, including in the USA, Japan, France and in Finland. Prof. Schneider passes on his comprehensive expertise in well over 100 articles and reviews in important specialist publication and as the author of individual chapters in medical textbooks. In addition, he is active as a medical referee, on the one hand, for various European institutions and, on the other hand, as a reviewer for scientific journals. For his extensive activities, his services in research and in the clinical field, Prof. Schneider has been honored with numerous awards, prizes and research scholarships. Together with the surgery to the upper gastrointestinal tract already mentioned, his core competences include conditions of the esophagus, the stomach, small intestine, the pancreas and of the spleen, and tumor surgery in the thoracic and abdominal cavity, as well as in the area of interdisciplinary tumor treatment, which also includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Endocrine surgery is also an important focus of Prof. Schneider’s work; here, he treats benign and malignant conditions of the thyroid gland and performs minimal invasive resections of the parathyroid glands.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT

Therapeutic Services

  • HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion)
  • HITOC (hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy)
  • Irreversible electroporation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intraoperative sonography
  • Surgery to the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, spleen)
  • Minimal invasive surgery for conditions of the esophagus, stomach, spleen, small intestine, large intestine and rectum
  • Surgery for malignant tumors (surgical oncology) of the abdomen and the thoracic cavity with radical lymph node excision, extended resection, excision of multiple organs (multivisceral resection) and vascular graft
  • Interdisciplinary treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) for tumor conditions (e.g. esophagus, stomach and rectum)
  • Minimal invasive surgery for functional conditions of the esophagus (reflux, achalasia) and for hiatus hernia + surgery for sarcoma: visceral (including GIST), retroperitoneal and mediastinal / thoracic sarcomata in collaboration with the Zurich Sarcoma Board
  • Endocrine surgery: benign and malignant conditions of the thyroid gland / parathyroid glands and minimal invasive unilateral and bilateral retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy

Medical spectrum


  • Cancer of the large intestine
  • Colonic cancer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal disorder
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Mast colon cancer
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Perforations of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Reflux disease
  • Richter's hernia
  • Thyroid autonomy
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid disorder


  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Cancer treatment
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric surgery
  • Gastric cancer surgery
  • Gastroenterostomy
  • Intestinal cancer surgery
  • Large intestine surgery
  • Minimal invasive esophageal surgery
  • Minimal invasive gastric surgery
  • Minimal invasive intestinal / colorectal surgery
  • Oncology surgery
  • Palliative care in colonic carcinoma
  • Rectal surgery
  • Surgery to the parathyroid glands
  • Thyroid surgery


  • Colonic cancer prevention
  • Thyroid gland diagnostics

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • International Patient Service: German, English, French, Russian, Arabic
  • Extensive facilities in single and double rooms
  • We have our own restaurant, QUADRO
  • Coffee lounge
  • Kiosk



Hirslanden Hospital

Witellikerstrasse 40
8032 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 5513859
Landline at local rates

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