ERCP is a method used to identify and treat diseases of the biliary and pancreatic ducts. It involves a combined endoscopic and radiological examination in order to see an image of the biliary and pancreatic ducts. A flexible endoscope (mirror) is inserted via the mouth, throat and stomach into the duodenum, into which the biliary and pancreatic ducts open.

With the aid of a contrast agent, the examination shows an X-ray image of the hepatobiliary system and the pancreas. ECRPs are used to show up gall stones, the narrowing or inflammation of the pancreatic ducts or a biliary obstruction. At the same time, gallstones may be removed and narrowed ducts expanded using stents.  

Why choose Hirslanden


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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