Hepatology is a subfield of gastroenterology (disorders of the digestive tract) and deals specifically with liver function and liver diseases.

The Swiss Medical Association (FMH) designation “Focus on hepatology” (Schwerpunkt Hepatologie) is granted to FMH-licensed gastroenterology specialists who have undergone further training in the area of liver diseases. They possess extensive knowledge and skills in the recognising, diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases of the liver and bile ducts.

Hepatologists provide care and treatment for patients with chronic liver diseases, tumours of the liver and bile ducts as well as pre- and post-care for patients receiving liver transplants. The most common syndromes hepatologists deal with include viral liver inflammation (hepatitis), alcohol-related liver damage, cirrhosis of the liver, jaundice and acute liver failure.

Depending on the situation, hepatologists work closely with specialists in other fields, such as visceral surgery, immunology, virology, oncology and endocrinology. 

Why choose Hirslanden


Hepatology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our hepatology 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.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!