Prof. - Robert Rosenberg FACS, EMBA - Oncology surgery -

Prof. Robert Rosenberg FACS, EMBA

Specialist for Oncology surgery, Proctology, Intestinal Cancer, Esophageal surgery, Thyroid surgery, Intestinal surgery, Gastric surgery, Pancreatic surgery, Esophageal cancer, Colpoproctology Center of Excellence, Hernia surgery in Liestal

Prof. - Robert Rosenberg FACS, EMBA - Oncology surgery -
Professor Rosenberg is a highly specialised tumor surgeon who, as Chief Physician for Visceral Surgery, also heads the renowned Colon Cancer Center at the Basel-Country Cantonal Hospital. As a certified senior colon surgeon, he has an international reputation with outstanding diagnostic and therapeutic expertise.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Gall bladder conditions
  • Tumor surgery (oncological surgery)
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Surgical proctology
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Robot-assisted surgical technique (DaVinci robot)

About us Prof. Robert Rosenberg FACS, EMBA

Prof. Robert Rosenberg has longstanding, comprehensive experience in all general and abdominal surgery. He completed his previous training at renowned hospitals, including in the USA. Thanks to his expertise as a surgeon, Prof. Rosenberg has acquired an outstanding reputation in specialist circles. He heads the Department of Abdominal Surgery at the Basel-Country Cantonal Hospital as its Chief Physician and where he also heads the Intestinal Center.

The surgical team in Liestal provides the entire range of abdominal surgery in open, laparoscopic (minimal invasive / keyhole technology) and robot-assisted surgical technique (DaVinci robot). With this wide surgical range, we are able to advise you individually in accordance with the situation and we offer you the best surgical technique. Here, we will counsel you on the basis of the national and international guidelines and recommendations. Our expertise includes the entire range of tumor surgery of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, as well as the small intestine, the large intestine and the rectum.

We also offer you particular expertise in endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery), in proctology (e.g. treatment of hemorrhoids, fistulae, fissures, incontinence and evacuation disorders), in hernia surgery (inguinal hernias and abdominal wall hernias), in reflux surgery, as well as in gallbladder surgery.

Our obesity team will advise and treat you in our Nutrition Center. Today, following the appropriate evaluation, surgical reduction of the stomach (gastric bypass or sleeve resection) provides an outstanding treatment option for treating excessive weight and for diabetes mellitus.

Our Central Patient Management ensures smooth processing of the formalities from the first contact up to the surgery.

The Department of Surgery at the Liestal Cantonal Hospital provides highly specialized surgery. Liestal is approximately 11.2 miles (18 km) from Basle.

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Diagnostic thoracoscopy
  • Interventional vascular examination
  • Sonography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Positron emission tomography CT
  • Diagnostic esophageal x-ray examination
  • Proctoscopy
  • Anal manometry
  • Endosonography
  • Defecography

Collaboration with specialist disciplines: Likewise, patients benefit from various collaborative options at the KSBL. Thus, there is a close interdisciplinary collaboration with the specialists in:

  • Orthopedics
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Pain therapy / anesthesia
  • Physical and occupational therapy

Therapeutic Services

  • Oncology surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • All intestinal surgical techniques (DaVinci surgical robot, robot-assisted, minimal invasive, keyhole technology and open surgical techniques, sphincter muscle-maintaining, transanal procedure)
  • Surgical excision of the esophagus (complete excision of the esophagus and organ-maintaining surgical techniques e.g. limited resection of the cardia (Merendino procedure) and of the stomach (complete excision of the stomach, as well as stomach-maintaining surgical techniques)
  • All surgical techniques to the pancreas and the liver
  • All gentle surgical techniques to the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands (neuromonitoring)
  • Rectal conditions – proctology (hemorrhoids, Longo procedure, anal fissure, anal fistula, anal abscess, incontinence, obstructive defecation syndrome, prolapse)
  • Gentle hernia treatment (inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Reflux disease

General and intestinal surgery Hernia

  • Thyroid gland
  • Esophagus, stomach
  • Rectum
  • Gallbladder, liver, pancreas
  • Small intestine, large intestine

Bariatric surgery

  • Gastric sleeve
  • Gastric bypass
  • Revision procedures

Minimal Invasive surgery

  • DaVinci surgical robot

Endocrine surgery

  • Thyroid gland, parathyroid glands
  • Adrenal glands

Vascular surgery

  • Aneurysms of the aorta and peripheral arteries
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Critical circulatory disorders of the legs (Charcot’s syndrome)
  • Varicose veins (varicosis)
  • Diabetic foot and leg ulceration
  • Insertion of dialysis access (shunt surgery)

Wound clinic

  • Chronic wounds (arterial, venous, other)
  • Acne inversa
  • Stoma problems

Thoracic surgery

  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the pleura
  • Hyperinflated lungs
  • Malformation of the chest wall (pigeon and sunken chest)
  • Palmar hyperhidrosis
  • Pneumothroax
  • Other tumors in the chest area (e.g. thymomata)

Chief Physician’s clinic, Prof. Robert Rosenberg
Deputy Chief Physician’s clinic, Dr. Christof Kull

Central Surgical Patient Management T +41 (0)61 925 27 20
F +41 (0)61 925 27 30

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Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • “Piazza” and “Piazzetta” self-service restaurants
  • Daily menu or selection of ranges for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Delivery of letters and packages direct to your room
  • Hairdressing salon



Basel-Country Cantonal Hospital, Liestal Site

Rheinstrasse 26
4410 Liestal

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