Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

Aarau, Switzerland

Surgical treatment of duodenal cancer with complete resection and subsequent grafting of the intestinal tissue (program ID: 90767)

Thomas Kocher

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Kocher

Department of Abdominal Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

2014   Eigene chirurgische Praxis in Baden und Belegarzt an der Hirslanden Klinik Aarau

2003 – 2014   Departementsleiter Chirurgie und Chefarzt Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefässchirurgie, Kantonsspital Baden

2001 – 2003   Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Oberarzt der Viszeralchirurgie und Leiter der Sektion "Minimal-invasive Chirurgie"

1995 – 2001   Oberarzt am Departement Chirurgie der Universität Basel sowie an den Städtischen Kliniken Dortmund

1994 – 1995   Departement Chirurgie der Universität, Kantonsspital Basel, Allgemeinchirurgische Klinik, Chirurgische Forschungsabteilung (Prof. Dr. M. Heberer, PD Dr. G.C. Spagnoli)

1993 – 1993   Chirurgische Klinik, Ospedale Civico Lugano, Allgemeinchirurgie (Prof. Dr. S. Martinoli)

1992 – 1992   Departement Chirurgie der Universität, Kantonsspital Basel, Allgemeinchirurgische Klinik, Chirurgische Intensivstation (Prof. Dr. D. Scheidegger)

1992 – 1992   Departement Chirurgie der Universität, Kantonsspital Basel, Klinik für Herz-/Thoraxchirurgie (Prof. Dr. E. Grädel)

1991 – 1991   Chirurgische Klinik, St. Claraspital Basel, Allgemeinchirurgie, spez. Viszeralchirurgie (Prof. Dr. P. Tondelli)

1990 – 1990   Departement Chirurgie der Universität, Kantonsspital Basel, Allgemeinchirurgische Klinik, Chirurgische Notfallstation (Prof. Dr. F. Harder / Prof. Dr. K.E. Frede)

1990 – 1990   Departement Chirurgie der Universität, Kantonsspital Basel, Allgemeinchirurgische Klinik , Allgemeinchirurgische Abteilung (Prof. Dr. F. Harder)

1989 – 1990   Chirurgische Klinik, Kreiskrankenhaus Bad Säckingen / BRD Allgemeinchirurgie (Dres. U. Steenblock / J. Stadler)

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

In recent years, surgery of the internal organs has become even more specialised. New procedures, such as minimally-invasive methods of treatment, have become more popular. With this increased specialisation, the results of treatment have continued to improve.

At the Hirslanden Klinik Aarau, the field of visceral surgery is part of a wide network of other specialist medical fields. This interdisciplinary cooperation enables us to diagnose and operate on complex symptoms, such as tumour or vascular diseases.

The infrastructure of the clinic, with its 24-hour emergency unit, well equipped surgical floor, certified intensive care unit and a modern X-ray diagnosis unit ensure a quick and comprehensive treatment of visceral-surgical symptoms.


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 (AFP, CEA, СА-19-9, CA 72-4)
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • preoperative care
  • complete resection and subsequent grafting of the intestinal tissue
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • consultation of related specialists (tumor board)
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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Duration of program:

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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.