Hirslanden Clinic Aarau
Hirslanden Clinic Aarau - Departments
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology offers all the options of modern medicine for the effective detection and treatment of pathologies of the nervous system. Of particular interest are the treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, headaches and back pain. The department's neurologists cooperate closely with neurosurgeons, so that patients can benefit from the comprehensive approach to treatment. The doctors provide medical care both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Thanks to the high-tech equipment and exclusively professional medical staff, the department has the status of the Center of Competence throughout Switzerland.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers modern diagnostics and treatment for patients with maxillofacial diseases, injuries and deformations. Since 2018, the department has been certified as the first Skull Base Surgery Center in Switzerland. The team of the department's surgeons has long clinical experience and regularly demonstrates high treatment success rates. The specialists set themselves the goal not only to save a person from the pathological process, but also to preserve vital functions – chewing, swallowing, laughing.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine provides consultations, diagnostics and treatment of children with various pathologies. The department's specialists provide their services to children of all age groups – from infants to young children and adolescents. The priority task of the department's competent medical team is proper physical and psycho-emotional development of the child, and in the case of development of any impairments – their timely elimination. The department's doctors make every effort so that young patients feel comfortable and do not experience fears associated with the upcoming treatment. For this purpose, the department has well-equipped play areas.
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology
The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology offers the full range of medical services in the areas of its specialization. The diagnostics and treatment are carried out in accordance with current medical advances, the treatment regimen is individually adapted to the clinical indications and needs of a particular patient. The department annually treats more than 2,600 patients, while more than 1,500 of them are the patients with diabetes mellitus, and more than 400 patients suffer from thyroid diseases. In addition, the department's doctors have excellent qualifications in the field of osteoporosis treatment.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology offers a wide range of imaging examinations, and also specializes in imaging-guided interventional procedures. The department has cutting-edge systems for radiography, mammography, sonography, computer and magnetic resonance imaging. The department also has 24-hour emergency service. At the center of all the efforts of a competent team of doctors is high-quality medical care focused on the patient’s high satisfaction. The medical team strictly adheres to radiation protection standards, so the examinations do not harm the health of patients.
Department of Neurosurgery
The Department of Neurosurgery offers the full range of modern diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, including diseases, injuries and malformations of the skull and spine. A highly qualified multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of neurosurgery, neurology, neuroradiology and neuropsychology takes care of the patients' health. All specialists work hand in hand to provide optimal individualized medical care. The patients can be admitted both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology
The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology offers all the options of modern medicine for treating patients with pathologies of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The doctors of the department have exceptional experience in the field of joint replacement surgery. The patients who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgery are offered an innovative highly effective concept of postoperative recovery of mobility called Rapid Recovery. Special attention is also paid to the treatment of spinal pathologies, in particular arthrosis, herniated discs and osteoporotic lesions of the spine.
Department of Mammology
The Department of Mammology specializes in the comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of breast diseases. The priority focus of clinical practice is the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer. The work of the department’s specialists is based on interdisciplinary treatment – mammologists, gynecologists, oncologists, radiation therapists and plastic surgeons are involved in the therapeutic process. The department holds weekly tumor boards with the participation of all the necessary doctors who jointly develop an individual treatment regimen for each patient. The department is certified by the Swiss Cancer League and the Swiss Society of Senology, which indicates compliance with the highest standards of modern medicine in a health facility.
Department of Obstetrics
The Department of Obstetrics offers the integrated management of pregnancy, safe childbirth and quality postpartum care. The focus is on the safety and well-being of both mother and child. Also, important attention is paid to individual consultations, in which the expectant mother can get answers to all her questions about pregnancy and childbirth. The department annually delivers more than 700 babies in modern maternity wards.
Department of Gastroenterology
The Department of Gastroenterology offers the full range of medical services for patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver and biliary tract. One of the important focuses of the department is the screening of colon cancer with the aim of preventing its development and early diagnostics. The department is fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment for ultrasound, colonoscopy, gastroscopy and other examinations. The department’s specialists work in close cooperation with abdominal surgeons for surgical treatment of gastroenterological pathologies.
Department of Vascular Surgery
The Department of Vascular Surgery offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the arteries, veins and lymph vessels. Also, the tasks of the department’s doctors include the treatment of chronic wounds of varying severity. An emergency care unit, progressive operating rooms and an intensive care unit for critically ill patients are available for first-class treatment. With appropriate indications, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. The patients receive medical care from the highly qualified specialists with rich and successful clinical experience.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, with the exception of heart transplantation. The department's doctors have special competencies in coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical treatment of heart valve diseases and aortic surgery. The cardiac surgeons cooperate closely with cardiologists, which allows the patients to receive comprehensive treatment. In addition, the department maintains cooperation with the University Hospital Bern, which ranks among the leading Swiss medical facilities. The therapeutic offer is complemented by postoperative cardiological rehabilitation on an outpatient basis.
Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology offers the full service range in the field of its competence and specializes in the diagnostics, treatment and monitoring of patients with heart diseases. A special focus in clinical practice is on the treatment of angina pectoris, heart valve diseases, heart defects, arrhythmias and acute coronary syndrome. The team of the department's doctors provides both drug therapy and invasive therapeutic procedures within 3 progressive Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. The department employs a highly professional team of doctors with extensive clinical experience, as well as with the certification in accordance with the requirements of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH), who work for the benefit of their patients.
Department of Otolaryngology
The Department of Otolaryngology provides a competent counseling, highly accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of ENT disorders. The work of the department's medical team is based on an interdisciplinary approach, which ensures optimal therapeutic results. The otolaryngologists provide both conservative and surgical treatment of ENT disorders. In most cases, surgical treatment is performed using endoscopic techniques. Due to the minimal injury rate of such interventions, the patient can recover and return to normal life in a short time, while the risk of complications is almost eliminated.
Department of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery
The Department of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with lung diseases, including lung cancer, bronchial asthma, pneumonia, COPD, obstructive sleep apnea and chronic bronchitis. The department also has successful experience in the treatment of lung cancer, which is carried out in cooperation with the Cancer Center Hirslanden Aarau. To provide high-quality patient care, the medical facility has excellent technical infrastructure, highly qualified medical personnel and professional nursing staff, which provides responsive care.
Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology offers all the options of modern medicine for the accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of malignant diseases of various organs and anatomical structures of the body. The department is one of the leading medical facilities in Switzerland in the area of its specialization. The department regularly holds tumor boards with the participation of oncologists and doctors from related fields, which serve for the development of individual treatment regimens for each patient. A particular importance is also attached to the follow-up monitoring of patients, as it aims to monitor treatment results and prevent cancer recurrence. The patients can be admitted both on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Department of Urology
The Department of Urology offers the full range of medical services in the area of its specialization. The department’s competence covers the treatment of diseases of the prostate gland, kidneys, adrenal glands, bladder, ureters, urethra, penis and testicles. The department's urologists mostly have to deal with such pathologies as prostate cancer, bladder cancer, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and kidney stone disease. The therapeutic offer is complemented by prostate preventive examinations, as well as a vasectomy procedure, if the man does not plan to have children in the future. Long clinical experience of the department's medical team, as well as the use of state-of-the-art medical equipment, ensure top-class treatment results.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery provides high-quality surgical treatment of benign and malignant gastrointestinal pathologies. The special competence is in the treatment of colon cancer, liver tumors, pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer. The department also performs surgical interventions to treat thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal diseases. The surgical options of the department are complemented by the treatment of inguinal hernias and epigastric hernias. The team of the department's doctors pays due attention to personal counseling of patients, informs them about possible treatment options and the predicted result.
Department of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
The Department of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery offers all modern surgical interventions to improve appearance, eliminate birth defects, accident consequences and defects after surgical treatment, for example, breast reconstruction after its removal in cancer. The modern computer systems for 3D planning of the predicted result are available in the department to satisfy all the wishes and expectations of the patient. The surgical interventions are performed in perfectly equipped operating rooms, in accordance with the requirements of professional societies.
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
The Department of Gynecologic Oncology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with malignancies of the reproductive organs. The treatment is provided on an interdisciplinary basis, using the very latest and the most effective methods. Prior to any operation, the doctors thoroughly study patient's medical history and carry out the comprehensive diagnostics, after which they individually select the optimal treatment option. The specialists meet Good Clinical Practice standards, due to which the department maintains an exceptionally high level of medical service.
Department of Nephrology
The Department of Nephrology offers the full range of medical services in the field of its competence and specializes in the treatment of kidney diseases. The key focus of the department's clinical work is the dialysis procedures. The department deals with the treatment of patients at the age of 16 and older, including patients with hepatitis B, C and HIV. As a rule, dialysis is performed on an outpatient basis. The department's doctors devote a sufficient amount of time to individual consultations with patients and take care of their comfort during the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
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