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Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna Lucerne

location_on Lucerne, Switzerland
9/10 from 3 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology (26379)

Stephan Wildi

PD Dr. med.

Stephan Wildi

Specialized in: gastroenterology

About the department

The Department of Gastroenterology at the Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna Lucerne offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Stephan Wildi. 

The treatment is provided both on an outpatient and inpatient basis. The clinical practice is based on the use of high-tech medical equipment for the timely detection of gastrointestinal pathologies, as well as the use of the very latest treatment methods to effectively eliminate them. Great importance is attached to the interdisciplinary cooperation with the doctors of related specialties, such as surgeons, oncologists, infectologists, radiologists, etc.

One of the department’s priorities of competence is endoscopic ultrasound scanning (EUS) – endosonography. This study is quite complex from a technical point of view and has a high diagnostic value. The procedure allows to visually assess the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. If necessary, tissue sampling (biopsy) can also be performed during the study, for example, in case of detected mediastinal lymphoma or pancreatic tumors.

In addition to endoscopic diagnostics, the doctors of the department specialize in interventional endoscopic therapy. The range of services in this field covers the removal of intestinal polyps, the installation of stents for stenosis of various parts of the gastrointestinal tract, the removal of stones from the bile ducts, the drainage of the bile ducts and other therapeutic procedures.

The main areas of the department’s clinical practice include:

  • Diagnostic endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Proctoscopy
    • Endosonography of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, including biopsy
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    • Abdominal ultrasound scanning with contrast enhancement and puncture (for example, in case if ascites, tumors)
    • Capsule endoscopy
  • Therapeutic endoscopy
    • Removal of intestinal polyps
    • Installation of stents for stenosis of various parts of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Removal of bile duct stones
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Clinical Interests

  • Treatment of gastroenterological diseases and liver diseases.
  • Diagnostic and interventional endoscopy:
    • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy.
    • Endosonography with biopsy.
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
  • Capsule endoscopy.
  • Abdominal ultrasound with contrast enhancement and puncture.
  • Esophageal manometry, 24-hour pH impedance.

Professional Career

  • Since 2010 Consulting Physician for Endosonography, Department of Gastroenterology, Municipal Hospital Triemli, Zurich.
  • Since 2009 Consulting Physician for Endosonography, Department of Gastroenterology, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur.
  • Since 2009 Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Hirslanden Clinin St. Anna Lucerne.
  • 2007 Lecture course at the University of Zurich.
  • 2007 - 2009 Senior Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, Cantonal Hospital Winterthur.
  • 2007 Habilitation and Venia docendi, University of Zurich.
  • 2005 - 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 2003 - 2005 Assistant Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 2001 - 2003 Fellow in Gastroenterology, Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
  • 2000 - 2001 Assistant Physician, Department of Gastroenterology, Municipal Hospital Triemli, Zurich.
  • 1998 - 2000 Assistant Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 1997 - 1998 Assistant Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Limmattal Hospital.
  • 1996 - 1997 Assistant Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, Municipal Hospital Zurich.
  • 1993 - 1995 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery, Spital Baum.

Prizes and Grants

  • 2001 - 2003 Research Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation.
  • 2002 - 2003 Grant for the Study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Broad Medical Research Program.
  • 2003 Eight Annual Young Investigator's Conference in Digestive Diseases.

Education, Diplomas and Certificates

  • 1990 American State Exam (FMGMS, Part 1).
  • 1992 State Exam in Medicine, University of Zürich.
  • 1993 American State Exam (FMGMS, part 2).
  • 1993 - 1995 Thesis in Gastroenterology, University of Zurich.
  • 1995 Doctoral degree, University of Zurich.
  • 2001 Examination of the Swiss Medical Association, Bern and Lucerne.
  • 2001 Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine, Swiss Medical Association.
  • 2001 ECFMG certification (perpetual validation).
  • 2004 Examination of the Swiss Medical Association for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Bern and St. Gallen.
  • 2004 Medical Specialist in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Swiss Medical Association.
  • 2007 Habilitation and Venia legendi, University Hospital Zurich.
  • 2009 Certificate of the Swiss Medical Association for Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • Swiss Society of Gastroenterology (SGG).
  • Swiss Society of Internal Medicine (SGIM).
  • Society of the Hirslanden Clinic St. Anna Lucerne Physicians.
  • Swiss Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (SGUM).

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