Visceral surgery

Visceral surgery, also known as abdominal surgery, refers to surgery of the abdominal cavity and abdominal wall, endocrine glands and soft tissue, including transplantation.

It encompasses all surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, i.e. the entire digestive tract including the oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and spleen. Visceral surgery also includes procedures to treat hernias, a type of soft tissue injury.

Most common injuries and illnesses

Coloproctology
Gastric surgery
Proctology
Biliary surgery
Colon surgery
Hernias
Small intestinal surgery
Hepatobiliary surgery (liver surgery)
Pancreatic surgery

Treatments

In our clinics, we offer you a wide range of therapy and treatment options.

Treatment approaches

These conditions are primarily treated via surgical methods. Most of the procedures are minimally invasive, in that they are carried out via laparoscopy, whereby only small incisions are made. In a laporoscopy, an optical instrument called a laparoscope is inserted into the abdominal cavity so that the surgeon can examine the affected organ directly, allowing them to gain a comprehensive clinical picture. In addition to the optical instrument, other surgical instruments are inserted into the abdominal cavity via small incisions in the skin.

Traditional laparoscopy has been in continuous development over the years and has now evolved into robot-assisted surgery.

Services for patients living outside Switzerland

GENOLIER PATIENT SERVICES is at your side if you're looking to find the top specialists for visceral surgery in Switzerland.

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Doctors with this specialisation

Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Pascal Jeanmonod

Specialisation
Visceral surgery, General surgery
Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Barna Boldog

Specialisation
Visceral surgery, General surgery, Colon surgery, Hernias, Gastric surgery, Small intestinal surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Biliary surgery View more
Privatklinik Bethanien

Prof. Dr. med. Pierre-Alain Clavien

Specialisation
Hepatobiliary surgery (liver surgery), Pancreatic surgery, Biliary surgery, Surgical oncology, Visceral surgery View more
Privatklinik Bethanien

Prof. Dr. med. Raoul Droeser

Specialisation
Visceral surgery, General surgery
Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Daniel Christen

Specialisation
Visceral surgery, General surgery, Da Vinci
Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Adrienne Imhof

Specialisation
Visceral surgery, General surgery, Hernias, Vein surgery, Proctology View more
Privatklinik Bethanien

PD Dr med Daniel Bimmler

Specialisation
Visceral surgery, Coloproctology, General surgery

News

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Our specialists have many years of experience. We guarantee a quick, professionally competent clarification and consultation as well as treatment according to the most modern possibilities.