Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

Aarau, Switzerland

Diagnosis and conservative treatment for liver cirrhosis (program ID: 89651)

Ralf Thomas Kurz

Dr. med.

Ralf Thomas Kurz

Department of Gastroenterologie

Specialized in: internal medicine, gastroenterology

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1990 – 2002   Ausbildung zum Internisten und Gastroenterologen

1988 – 1989   Assistenzarzt der Inneren Abteilung Krankenhaus Schopfheim

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The Hirslanden Clinic Aarau has a network of all the specialists for the treatment of very complex diseases. It maintained a regular and close dialogue with the GPs. This guarantees, that the treatment of each patient was undertaken according to the latest international standards.

Both gastroenterologists of Gastro-center have completed the appropriate training, have many years of experience and are always updated to the latest medical knowledge. There is a close cooperation with the u.g. external partners as well as regular internal meetings ("four-eyes principle") and joint planning / conducting investigations whenever possible or useful.

The infrastructure of the hospital with emergency center, modern endoscopy rooms, a certified ICU, an in-house department of General Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Visceral Surgery allows a rapid and comprehensive treatment of all gastroenterological diseases.

To ensure the quality and patient´s satisfaction, we value the optimal patient care, ranging from countseling and information of the investigations to follow-up and maintain close contact with the family physicians and other colleagues involved.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • (ALT, AST, GGT, AP, Bilirubin)
    • enzymes and proteins
    • hepatitis serology
    • tumor markers (AFP)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • fibroscan (transient elastography)
  • doppler blood vessels of the liver
  • gastroscopy with endoscopic variceal banding
    or sclerotherapy (if indicated)
  • removing fluid with a needle in aszitis (paracentesis)
  • symptomatic treatment
  • detox therapy
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • 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.