The special medical branch of the gastroenterologist is concerned with the oesophagus (gullet), stomach and intestines, as well as the liver with the gallbladder and the pancreas.
What is particularly important for this specialist is that he should have in-depth knowledge of a variety of tests that are conducted on these organs. The gullet, stomach and intestines can, for instance, be investigated using endoscopy. This is where a tube – at the end of which is a tiny camera – is inserted into the stomach via, say, the gullet. The images are shown on a monitor screen. The doctor analyses these and makes the appropriate diagnosis. The same applies to pictures of the liver, which can be made using ultrasound.
The gastroenterologist chooses medicines to treat disorders, or he opts for surgery. In surgical interventions he works closely with a visceral surgeon. He also, for instance, advises the patient on his eating habits.
Why choose Hirslanden
Gastroenterology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our gastroenterology 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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