Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern
Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern - Departments
Department of Rheumatology
The Department of Rheumatology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with various diseases of the joints and connective tissue. The department also specializes in the treatment of osteoporosis and other pathological bone lesions. In most cases, X-rays or ultrasound and laboratory tests are sufficient for establishment of the diagnosis. If necessary, the doctors of related specialties are involved in the diagnostics or treatment. During the individual consultation, the attending physician will inform the patient about all possible treatment options for his pathology, talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a particular technique. The treatment is provided according to current clinical protocols.
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery
The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery performs the full range of surgical interventions in the fields of its competence. The specialists in the field of aesthetic surgery perform interventions on the face and body to improve the patient's appearance, while reconstructive surgeons offer their services to patients who have had accidents and cancer, as well as to patients with congenital appearance defects. In addition, the field of the department's competence includes microsurgical interventions on the hands. The excellent equipment of operating rooms allows the doctors to perform operations of various degrees of complexity and at the same time achieve outstanding results.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurology offers all the options of modern diagnostics and conservative treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The department deals with the treatment of patients of various age groups, ranging from young children to adults and elderly patients. The clinical practice involves the use of advanced diagnostic systems for the comprehensive assessment of the condition and functions of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. The department's specialists develop effective treatment regimens, which combine drug treatment, electrical stimulation, therapeutic massages, physiotherapy, etc.
Department of Spinal Surgery
The Department of Spinal Surgery offers the full range of modern conservative techniques and surgical interventions for the treatment of spinal diseases. The department has the status of one of the largest specialized medical facilities of this kind in Switzerland. A competent team of specialized doctors, physiotherapists and nurses closely cooperate for the benefit of their patients, applying all their clinical experience and expert knowledge for the restoration of back health. If possible, the doctors try to solve the problem using conservative methods, but in case of failure to achieve positive dynamics, they resort to surgery. Any therapeutic measures are prescribed individually, according to the medical history and diagnostic data of a particular patient.
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine offers the full range of modern medicine for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of various pathologies in children. During preventive examinations, the department's specialists assess both physical and psycho-emotional development of the child. Should any deviations be detected, the doctors will take all the necessary measures for the restoration of normal development of the child. The doctors of the medical facility maintain close cooperation with the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Bern, which is one of the leading hospitals in Switzerland and Europe. Medical care is provided in strict accordance with the recommendations of the Swiss Society of Pediatrics.
Department of Cardiology
The Department of Cardiology offers the full service range for the diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The highly motivated team of experienced professionals applies all the methods of effective evidence-based medicine for the restoration of heart health. The main focus of the department's doctors is on the patient with his individual needs and wishes. The medical facility has progressive medical and technical base for the accurate diagnostics, and also provides the effective interventional treatment of cardiac pathologies.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology diagnoses and treats the full range of ENT diseases. In addition, the department's field of competence includes medical care for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The key to success in clinical practice is the high professionalism of doctors, state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment for accurate diagnostics, as well as innovative treatment techniques, which allow the doctors to achieve excellent results. Medical care complies with the standardized clinical protocols of the European professional societies.
Department of Gastroenterology
The Department of Gastroenterology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services in the area of its specialization. The team of the department's doctors has extensive experience and deep professional knowledge in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. The important attention is paid to both prevention and treatment of digestive cancer, especially colon cancer. In addition, the focus of clinical practice is on patients with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases – Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. To provide comprehensive treatment, the gastroenterologists cooperate closely with the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery.
Department of Angiology
The Department of Angiology offers the full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. Of particular interest is the treatment of venous diseases, for example, varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency of the lower limbs, etc. The department's doctors devote enough time to counseling patients, while the treatment is based on an individual approach to each clinical case. The specialists have extensive clinical experience, which guarantees their patients the top-class medical care and an optimal therapeutic result.
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery offers the full range of modern surgical interventions in the fields of its competence. In addition to operations on the abdominal organs, the department's doctors specialize in surgical interventions on the thyroid gland, esophagus and soft tissues. Most operations are performed using minimally invasive and robot-assisted techniques (da Vinci surgical system), which today are the gold standard in surgery. Such operations ensure rapid recovery, minimize the risks of postoperative complications and exclude massive blood loss. The health and comfort of the patient is a priority for all health workers in the department.
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
The Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology provides the full range of medical services in the area of its specialization. The department's doctors offer their patients all modern imaging examinations, as well as imaging-guided therapeutic interventional procedures. The department maintains high quality of medical care, but the important role is given to a humane attitude towards patients. The state-of-art medical equipment ensures the reduction of radiation dose during diagnostic tests, strict compliance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with radiation protection standards, as well as maximum comfort for the patient.
Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology
The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology offers all the options of modern medicine in its areas of specialization. The department’s team of doctors deals with the treatment of patients with endocrine disorders and hormonal disorders, with the main focus on counseling and medical care for patients with diabetes mellitus. Each patient is offered the comprehensive and individualized treatment in accordance with the recommendations of professional societies.
Department of Urology and Nephrology
The Department of Urology and Nephrology offers the accurate diagnostics and treatment of the full range of diseases of the kidneys, urinary system in men and women, as well as of the male reproductive system. The department also provides renal replacement therapy (dialysis). The dialysis procedures take place in specially equipped rooms, with strict adherence to all clinical protocols. If surgical treatment is necessary, the innovative da Vinci XI Surgical System is used for the most sparing and accurate operations. The use of the very latest medical and technical resources, as well as effective treatment methods guarantees optimal therapeutic results.
Department of Orthopedics
The Department of Orthopedics offers the full range of medical services for patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The medical facility specializes in the conservative and surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle, including revision surgery. An experienced and highly qualified team of orthopedic surgeons work for the benefit of their patients. Each expert has competence in the surgical treatment of a particular joint, for example, only the knee or only the shoulder, due to which operations are performed with excellent results. The favorable outcome of treatment is also facilitated by the excellent technical base, state-of-the-art tools of the operating rooms in the department.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery, Somnology
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Pulmonology, Thoracic Surgery, Somnology offers the high-precision diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the thoracic organs. The department’s tasks also include medical care for sleep-related breathing disorders. The department deals with the treatment of patients of all age categories – from young children to the elderly. The doctors of the department have at their disposal all the necessary resources for the effective treatment adapted to the individual needs and wishes of patients.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mammology
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Mammology offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The competence of the department covers the diagnostics and treatment of general gynecological diseases, oncopathologies of the female genital organs, benign changes in the breast, breast cancer, as well as the integrated management of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. The diagnostics takes place in modern rooms fitted out with advanced equipment. If surgical treatment is necessary, the doctors use sparing surgical techniques that contribute to the speedy recovery of patients.
Department of Oncology
The Department of Oncology offers a wide range of services for the prevention, diagnostics, treatment and follow-up of patients with malignant tumors of various organs and anatomical structures. The treatment is based on an interdisciplinary approach, which implies the participation in the therapeutic process of all the necessary specialists in related fields, for example, when treating uterine cancer, a woman is supervised not only by oncologists, but also by gynecologists, radiation therapists, radiologists, etc. The department has excellent technical infrastructure for conducting first-class diagnostics and effective treatment even in the advanced stages of cancer pathologies. At the terminal stages of cancer, the patients are prescribed palliative therapy to alleviate pain and improve the quality of life.
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