Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

Aarau, Switzerland

Diagnosis of lung cancer (program ID: 90349)

Robert Bettschart

Dr. med.

Robert Bettschart

Department of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery

Specialized in: internal medicine, pulmonology

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1999 – 2000   Oberarzt, Klinik Barmelweid, Abteilung für Pneumologie

1998 – 1999   Assistenzarzt Pneumologie, Abteilung für Pneumologie, Departement für Innere Medizin, Universitätsklinik Basel

1997 – 1998   Assistenzarzt bzw. stellvertretender Oberarzt, Klinik Barmelweid, Abteilung für Pneumologie

1997   Respiratory Division, Hammersmith Hospital, London UK

1995 – 1996   Assistenzarzt Innere Medizin, Universitätsspital Zürich, Departement Innere Medizin

1993 – 1995   Assistenzarzt Innere Medizin, Stadtspital Waid, Zürich

1992 – 1993   Assistenzarzt Nephrologie, Stadtspital Waid, Zürich

1991 – 1992   Assistenzarzt Chirurgie, Spital Richterswil

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Our aim is to provide you with competent, top-quality care and advice for health problems affecting the lungs. The centre calls on different specialists who ensure comprehensive and optimum care in the event of lung diseases.

Furthermore, interdisciplinary cooperation with the other centres of competence of the Hirslanden Klinik Aarau (internal medicine, gastroenterology, radiology, neurology, anaesthesia, etc.) ensures extensive and integral care. Regular interdisciplinary discussions guarantee an optimum treatment procedure tailored to your needs.

Optimum care of our patients relies on the following elements:

  • Experienced specialists
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Competent and sensitive care
  • State-of-the-art technical infrastructure
  • Private clinic atmosphere
  • 24-hour emergency service

Out-patient consultations are open to all patients with no additional insurance required.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI of the abdomen and chest 
  • ultrasound/ X-ray examination
  • conduct endo-sonography of bronchi
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy of bronchi and lungs
  • histological/ cytological research
  • PET- CT with radioactive glucose of the full organism
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is the largest private hospital in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland and is a first class acute care hospital offering a comprehensive list of personalised medical services.

Hirslanden Klinik Aarau is a modern hospital with cutting edge technology, state of the art infrastructure and over 150 affiliated doctors and in-house physicians offering a wide range of field leading specialised medicine and surgical fields. The clinic has an experienced and friendly staff of 800 employees who are dedicated to the satisfaction and recovery of its patients.

The modern infrastructure allows specialists of all disciplines to work together in a cohesive interdisciplinary approach allowing this acute hospital to offer the best premium care solutions that are customised to the patient’s individual needs.

Area of Specialisation
Hirslanden Klinik Aarau offers a wide range of first class medical services including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Guests also have access to its medical institutes and centres of excellence focusing on orthopaedics and traumatology, internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery, gynaecology, obstetrics as well as visceral and general surgery. The hospital has a 24 hour emergency and intensive care units with palliative care beds to aid in your recovery.
Here you can find a list with the whole range of treatment.
Facts & Figures
The hospital was founded in 1988 and belongs to the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group which is constantly developing and expanding. The hospital has 145 beds, the experience and expertise of 150 affiliated doctors and in-house physicians with 800 friendly employees to cater to your private medical care.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.