Splenectomy in hairy cell leukemia (program ID: 607983)

Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern

location_on Bern, Switzerland
9.6/10 from 29 Votes
Specialized hospital
Andreas Glättli

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Andreas Glättli

Specialized in: general and abdominal surgery

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • blood smear
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of spleen
  • preoperative care
  • splenectomy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations

Required documents

  • Medical records
  • MRI/CT scan (not older than 3 months)
  • Bone marrow biopsy results (if available)
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About the department

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern 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. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Andreas Glättli.

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.

Prior to the operation, the specialists carefully study the results of the patient's examinations and determine the relative and absolute indications for the operation. Before the intervention, the patient is individually consulted. During the consultation, he will receive information about the upcoming treatment, and can also ask any questions of interest.

After the operation, the patient will be under the strict monitoring of specially trained nursing staff. The attending physician will also personally monitor the patient's condition. In the case of severe pain, the specialized doctors will select the necessary drugs for alleviation of pain.

The department's key clinical focuses include:

  • Surgical treatment of hernias
    • Epigastric hernia
    • Incisional hernia
      • Hernioplasty
    • Inguinal hernia
      • Endoscopic surgery
      • Liechtenstein operation
      • Shouldice technique
    • Umbilical hernia
      • Open and laparoscopic techniques with special meshing
  • Peritoneal surgery
    • Peritonitis
      • Laparoscopy
      • Laparotomy
    • Peritoneal neoplasms
      • Small bowel removal
      • Colon resection
      • Laparotomy (according to the stage of pathology)
    • Adhesive disease
      • Lysis of adhesions
  • Pancreatic surgery
    • Pancreatitis
    • Tumors
  • Surgical treatment of the cecum
    • Cecal inflammation
      • Resection
    • Cecal tumors
  • Colon surgery
    • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases
      • Total colectomy
      • Proctocolectomy
      • Small bowel removal
      • Colon removal
      • Enterostomy
      • Ileostomy
    • Chronic constipation
      • Rectopexy
      • STARR procedure
    • Bowel obstruction
      • Small bowel removal
      • Colon removal
      • Laparoscopy
      • Laparotomy
    • Colonic diverticulosis
      • Sigmoid colon removal
    • Colon cancer
      • Colon removal
      • Enterostomy
      • Colostomy
      • Port-a-Cath placement
    • Colon polyps
      • Colon removal 
      • Rectal removal 
      • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
    • Adhesive disease
      • Lysis of adhesions
  • Surgical treatment of the small intestine 
    • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
      • Total colectomy
      • Proctocolectomy
      • Colon removal 
      • Rectal removal 
      • Enterostomy
      • Ileostomy
    • Intestinal obstruction
      • Small bowel removal
      • Colon removal
      • Laparoscopy
      • Laparotomy
    • Bowel infarction
    • Small intestine diverticular disease
    • Small bowel tumors
      • Small bowel resection
    • Adhesive disease
      • Lysis of adhesions
  • Surgical treatment of rectum
    • Anal abscesses and fistulas
      • Surgical treatment
    • Anal fissures
      • Surgical treatment
    • Rectal prolapse
      • Hemorrhoidectomy
      • Longo procedure
      • STARR procedure
    • Anal cancer
    • Rectal cancer
      • Rectal removal 
      • Enterostomy
      • Colostomy
      • Port-a-Cath placement
    • Rectal prolapse
      • Rectopexy
      • STARR procedure
    • Hemorrhoids
      • Hemorrhoidectomy
      • Longo procedure
  • Skin and soft tissue tumors, coccygeal cysts
    • Surgical resection
  • Liver surgery
  • Stomach surgery
    • Stomach ulcer
    • Stomach cancer
      • Stomach resection
    • Stomach inflammation
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
      • Fundoplication
  • Surgical treatment of obesity
    • Gastric banding
    • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Surgical treatment of spleen
  • Surgical treatment of adrenal glands
  • Surgical treatment of parathyroid glands
  • Surgical treatment of thyroid gland
  • Surgical treatment of esophagus
    • Achalasia cardia
    • Esophagus diverticulum
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Other diseases and surgical procedures

Curriculum vitae

Clinical Interests

  • Surgical interventions on the abdominal organs.
  • Laparoscopic surgery.
  • Bariatric surgery.
  • Rectal surgery.
  • Surgical interventions on the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands.
  • Hernia repair surgery.
  • Surgical interventions on the adrenal glands.

Professional Career

  • Since 2001 Private Surgical Practice (work in collaboration with the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Hirslanden Salem-Spital Bern).
  • 1997 - 2000 Chief Physician, Department of Surgery, Zieglerspital Bern.
  • 1995 - 1996 Leading Physician, Department of Surgery, Zieglerspital Bern.
  • 1993 - 1995 Senior Physician, Department of Surgery, Municipal Hospital Triemli, Zurich.
  • 1993 Invited Senior Physician, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Bern.
  • 1990 - 1993 Senior Physician, Department of Abdominal and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Bern.
  • 1988 - 1989 Senior Physician, Department of Surgery, Regional Hospital Langenthal.
  • 1984 - 1987 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery and Surgical Intensive Care, Tiefenauspital Bern.
  • 1984 Assistant Physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Bern.

Higher Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 2013 Specialization in Abdominal Surgery.
  • 1991 Board certification in Surgery, Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • 1983 Doctoral thesis and admission to medical practice.
  • 1982 State Medical Examination, University of Bern.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Medical Association of the Canton of Bern.
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.
  • European Digestive Society.
  • International College of Surgeons (former President).
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders.
  • International Society of Surgery.
  • Medical Association of the Canton of Bern.
  • Swiss Association of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery.
  • Swiss Society of Surgery.
  • Swiss Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • Swiss Society of Abdominal Surgery.
  • Swiss Study Group for Morbid Obesity (former President).
  • Swiss Association of Assistant and Senior Physicians.
  • Swiss Medical Association.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG 

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