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Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern

location_on Bern, Switzerland
9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery (603844)

Borut Banic

Dr. med.

Borut Banic

Specialized in: plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery

About the department

The Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery at the Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern 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. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Borut Banic.

The surgical spectrum of the department includes:

  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery
    • Head and neck interventions
      • Face lift
      • Neck lift
      • Eyelid lift
      • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
      • Ear reshaping (otoplasty)
      • Lipofilling
      • Treatment of wrinkles (injections of botulinum toxin type A, filler injections, platelet-rich plasma injections)
    • Breast interventions
      • Breast augmentation
      • Breast reduction
      • Breast lift
      • Gynecomastia correction in men
    • Interventions on the torso, upper and lower limbs
      • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
      • Circular body lift (body lift)
      • Thigh lift
      • Arm lift
      • Intimate plastic (labiaplasty)
      • Liposuction
      • Sweat gland curettage
  • Reconstructive surgery
    • Scar revision
    • Removal of burn scars
    • Surgical removal of benign and malignant skin tumors
    • Surgical removal of lymph nodes, including sentinel lymph node biopsy
    • Surgical removal of soft tissue tumors
    • Treatment of hemangiomas and other vascular malformations
    • Closure of defects after soft tissue lesions
    • Breast reconstruction after its removal due to breast cancer
    • Breast deformity correction (for example, breast asymmetry)
  • Hand surgery
    • Treatment of peripheral nerve compression syndromes
      • Carpal tunnel syndrome
      • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Treatment of injuries and inflammatory lesions of flexor and extensor tendons 
      • Trigger fingers
      • Dupuytren's contracture
      • De Quervain syndrome (tenosynovitis stenosans)
    • Cancer surgery
      • Plastic reconstructive hand surgery (for example, flap surgery)
    • Surgical interventions on the fingernails
    • Treatment of contractures caused by scars or burns
    • Correction of congenital hand deformities
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Higher Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 1996 - 2003 Study of Human Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  • 2009 European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS), Aachen, Germany.
  • 2011 Board certification in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Swiss Medical Association (FMH), Switzerland.
  • 2014 Certificate of Competency in Laser Therapy.

Professional Career

  • Since April 2013 Banič Plastische Chirurgie, Bern, Switzerland.
  • 07.2010 - 03.2013 Consultant (Senior Physician), Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.
  • 01.2007 - 06.2010 Intern, Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.
  • 07.2006 - 12.2006 Intern, Department of General and Orthopedic Surgery, Regional Hospital Arberg.
  • 05.2005 - 06.2006 Intern, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.
  • 04.2004 - 04.2005 Intern, Department of General and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland.
  • 2002 - 2003 One-year practice in Surgery, Klinični Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia; work in the Department of Internal Medicine (Emergency Medical Services) at the University Hospital Bern; work in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Bern; work in the Department of Pediatrics at the University Hospital Bern.

Prizes and Honors

  • 2002 First Prize at the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation (SGAR), Lausanne. Prize for the thesis on an objective assessment of central sensitization in patients with chronic pain syndromes in the musculoskeletal system.
  • 2003 3rd Prize of the Faculty of Medicine for the Best Thesis of the Year.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • 2004 Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • 2004 Swiss Association of Medical Assistants and Senior Physicians (VSAO).
  • 2011 Swiss Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SGPRÄC).
  • 2012 Medical Association of the Canton of Bern.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG 

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