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Department of Gynecologic Oncology - Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

Aarau, Switzerland
Department id # 26329
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Prof. Dr. med. Pius Wyss
Department of Gynecologic Oncology
Specialized in: gynecologic oncology

About the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Hirslanden Clinic Aarau

The Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the Hirslanden Clinic Aarau 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. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Pius Wyss.

If oncological process is detected in a patient, then she should undergo additional examinations to obtain more detailed information – assessment of the stage of the disease, tumor location, the presence of metastases, etc. With all the diagnostic data, gynecologists hold an interdisciplinary tumor boards, during which they decide on the most effective treatment tactics. In most cases, the treatment basis is surgical resection of the tumor, which, depending on the specific clinical indications, can be supplemented with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, antihormonal therapy and other therapeutic measures.

The range of the department’s medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive organs
    • Endometrial cancer
      • Minimally invasive surgery with laparoscopic hysterectomy and adnexectomy
      • Microscopic tissue examination during surgery, according to the results of which a decision is made on the preservation or removal of lymph nodes in the pelvic area (para-aortic lymphadenectomy)
    • Ovarian cancer, tubal cancer and peritoneal cancer
      • Standard cancer interventions in collaboration with specialists in abdominal surgery (if necessary, also in collaboration with urologists)
    • Cervical cancer
      • Laparoscopic extended hysterectomy (if necessary, in combination with adnexectomy or para-aortic lymphadenectomy)
    • Vulvar cancer
      • Surgical removal of the tumor
      • Plastic reconstructive interventions
    • Vaginal cancer
      • Surgical removal of the tumor
      • Primary radiation therapy
  • Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
    • Treatment of benign tumors (for example, uterine fibroids)
    • Diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopic assessment of fallopian tube patency
  • Cervical conization for dysplasia
  • Other surgical options

Curriculum vitae

Clinical Interests

  • Gynecologic surgery with a special focus on cancer surgery.
  • Breast cancer surgery (including breast reduction surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery).
  • Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery.
  • Pelvic surgery.

Professional Career

  • 2001 - 2004 Deputy Head of the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1999 - 2000 Leading Physician of the Department of Gynecology at the University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1998 Senior Physician, Habilitation in Gynecology and PD Title, University of Zurich.
  • 1996 - 1998 Senior Physician, Training in Health Management, University of Zurich.
  • 1994 - 1998 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1993 Research Internship in Photodynamic Laser Therapy, Beckman Laser Institute, University of California, Irvine, USA.
  • 1992 Senior Physician, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, District Hospital Lachen.
  • 1989 - 1991 Assistant Physician, Department of Gynecology, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1988 Assistant Physician, Department of Abdominal and Gynecologic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, Monaco.
  • 1986 - 1987 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne.
  • 1985 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery, Hospital Triemli.
  • 1983 - 1984 Assistant Physician, teaching and research activities, Institute of Anatomy at the University of Zurich.

Higher Education

  • 1983 Doctorate in Medicine.
  • 1982 State Medical Exam.
  • 1978 - 1982 Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich.
  • 1976 - 1978 Study of Human Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Fribourg.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Society of Physicians of the Canton of Zürich (AGZ).
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • Swiss Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG