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Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern

location_on Bern, Switzerland
9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Oncology (26427)

Esther Bärtschi

Dr. med.

Esther Bärtschi

Specialized in: oncology

About the department

The Department of Oncology at the Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern 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. The department is headed by Dr. med. Esther Bärtschi.

The treatment of oncological diseases is mostly based on three basic forms of therapy. These include surgical resection of the tumor and affected tissues, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Other relevant methods are also used for appropriate clinical indications, for example, hormone therapy, antibody therapy, immunotherapy, etc. The decisive factors in the choice of treatment tactics are the stage of the oncological process, the localization and size of the tumor, the presence or absence of metastases. Given all these aspects, the doctors jointly develop the optimal treatment regimen. Once the full course of treatment is completed, it will necessary to have follow-up care – regular follow-up examinations to confirm remission or timely detection of relapse.

The department specializes in:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cancer of the female genital organs (uterine and cervix, ovaries, vulva)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cancer of the male genital organs (prostate, testicles, penis)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Diagnostics and treatment of kidney cancer
  • Diagnostics and treatment of bladder cancer
  • Diagnostics and treatment of lung cancer
  • Diagnostics and treatment of soft tissue and bone sarcomas
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other oncopathologies

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1988 - 1994 Study of Human Medicine, University of Bern.

Professional Career

  • Since 01.12.2007 Private Oncology Practice (Brückfeldstrasse 19, Bern 3012).
  • October 2002 - October 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Oncology, Cantonal Hospital Aarau.
  • October 2001 - September 2002 Department of Oncology, St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital.
  • January 2001 - September 2001 Department of Oncology, Cantonal Hospital Aarau.
  • April 2000 - December 2000 Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Aarau.
  • December 1998 - December 1999 Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Bruderholz.
  • December 1998 - December 1999 Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Bruderholz.
  • December 1997 - November 1998 Department of Oncology, Cantonal Hospital Bruderholz.
  • August 1997 - November 1997 Department of Internal Medicine, Cantonal Hospital Bruderholz.
  • July 1995 - May 1997 Department of Internal Medicine, Regional Hospital Thun.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Society of Medical Oncology (SGMO).
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).
  • Swiss Association of Doctors (FMH).
  • Bern Medical Association.

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