Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Daniel Christen

Surgeon, member of FMH,
specialising in abdominal surgery

Languages
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Areas of specialisation (2)

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Hospital (1)

Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich

Work Experience

since 2001

Clinical lead, Privatklinik Bethanien
Head of surgery, Privatklinik Bethanien  

 

1993 - 2001

Senior physician, Abdominal surgery and laparoscopic surgery, Stadtspital Waid, Zürich (Prof. Dr. med. P. Buchmann)

1991 - 1993

Senior physician, Surgical department, Stadtspital Triemli, Zürich, under Prof. Dr. U. Metzger

1990 - 1991

Surgical assistant, Universitätsspital Zürich, under Prof. Dr. F. Largiadèr

1988 - 1990

Senior surgeon, Kantonsspital Obwalden, Sarnen, under Dr. med. C. Müller

1985 - 1988

Surgical department, Universitätsspital Zürich, under Prof. Dr. F. Largiadèr

1985

Surgical department, Spital Zollikerberg, under Dr. med. A. Widmer

1984 - 1985

Surgical department, Mendrisio Regional Hospital - Beata Vergine, under Dr. med. S. Arma

1982 - 1984

Neurosurgical department, Universitätsspital Zürich, under Prof. Dr. M. G. Yasargil

Memberships

  • Swiss Medical Association, FMH
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für laparoskopische und thorakoskopische Chirurgie (member of the board), SALTC
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, EAES
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie
  • Deutschsprachige Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arthroskopie, AGA
  • Swiss Society for Research in Surgery, SSRS
  • German Society of Surgery
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endoskopie und bildgebende Verfahren e.V.
  • ÄrzteGesellschaft des Kantons Zürich AGZ
  • Chefärzte-Gesellschaft des Kantons Zürich
  • Gesellschaft der Chirurgen des Kantons Zürich
  • Gesellschaft der Chirurgen des Kantons Zürich, member of the board 

Education

since 2015

Consultant for abdominal surgery, Department of abdominal and transplant surgery, Universitätsspital Zürich

1998 - 2020

Lecturer, University of Geneva

2003

Focus on abdominal surgery

1996 - 2001

Lecturer, University of Zürich

1991

FHM for surgery

1983

Dissertation, Pathology institute, University of Zürich, under Prof. Dr. med. J. Rüttner

1981

State examinations

Competences

  • High-end laparoscopic surgery
  • Colorectal surgery (over 1000 laparoscopic colon resections performed): Tumour/cancer, inflammatory disease (diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis)
  • Tumour/cancer, inflammatory disease (diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis Crohn’s disease)
  • Proctology, in particular outlet problems
  • Adhesions (in the abdominal region)
  • Bile duct and gallbladder surgery
  • Stomach surgery (tumours, reflux diseases)
  • Pancreas surgery
  • Abdominal wall surgery
  • Hernias
  • Incisional hernias (minimally invasive)

News

«It takes humility to be a good doctor» – Interview with Dr. Daniel Christen in the magazin Zürcher Bahnhofstrasse

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