Dr. med. Daniel Christen

Consultant surgeon specializing in visceral surgery, member of FMH

  • High-end laparoscopic surgery
  • Colo-rectal surgery (over 1000 laparoscopic colon resections carried out): tumour/cancer, inflammatory disease (diverticulitis, colitis ulcerosa)
  • Abdominal adhesions (scar tissue)
  • Bile duct surgery, gallbladder
  • Stomach surgery (tumours, reflux diseases)
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Abdominal wall surgery
  • Hernias
  • Incisional hernias (minimally invasive)


German, English, French, Italian

Work experience

since 2001 Medical Director, Privatklinik Bethanien; consultant visceral surgeon, Geneva University Hospitals
1993–2001 Senior physician for visceral and laparoscopic surgery, Stadtspital Waid, Zurich (Prof P. Buchmann, MD)
1991–1993 Assistant Medical Director,  Chirurgische Klinik, Stadtspital Triemli, Zurich under Prof Dr. U. Metzger
1990–1991 Surgical assistant, University Hospital, Zurich under Prof F. Largiadèr MD
1988–1990 Assistant Surgical Director, Cantonal Hospital Obwalden, Sarnen under Dr C. Müller
1985–1988 Surgical Department, University Hospital Zurich under Prof F. Largiadèr
1985 Surgical Department, Spital Neumünster, Zollikerberg under Dr A. Widmer
1984–1985 Surgical Department, Ospedale della Beata Vergine, Mendrisio under Dr S. Arma
1982–1984 Neurosurgical Clinic, University Hospital, Zurich under Prof M. G. Yasargil MD


2003 Specialization in visceral surgery
since 1998 lecturer at Geneva University
since 1996 lecturer at Zurich University
1991 FMH member for surgery
1983 Dissertation, Institute of Pathology, Zurich University under Prof J. Rüttner MD
1981 State examination


Swiss Medical Association, FMH
Swiss Surgical Society, SSS
Swiss Working Group on Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, SALTC (committee member)
European Association for Endoscopic Surgery, EAES
Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery
Swiss Society of Gastroenterology
AGA - Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (German-speaking Association for arthroscopy)
Swiss Society for Research in Surgery, SSRS
German Society of Surgery
German Society of Endoscopy and Imaging, DGE-BV
Society of Doctors of the Canton of Zurich, AGZ
Society of Medical Directors of the Canton of Zurich
Society of Surgeons of the Canton of Zurich



Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich

T +41 43 268 79 90
F +41 43 268 79 91

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