Hospital Permanence

Bern, Switzerland

Diagnosis of of vesico-enteric fistula (program ID: 94757)

Joseph Arnold Eigenmann

Dr. med.

Joseph Arnold Eigenmann

Department of Urology

Specialized in: urology

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1993   Urologische Praxis in Praxisgemeinschaft mit Dr. med. Helene Eigenmann-Schnitzhofer, FMH Innere Medizin, in Fribourg

1993   Belegarzt für Urologie am Kantonsspital Freiburg, Daler-Spital Freiburg und am Bezirksspital Murten

1993   Leitender Arzt für Urologie am Kantonsspital Freiburg Belegarzt Daler-Spital Freiburg Belegarzt Klinik Permanence

1990 – 1993   1. Oberarzt Urologie am Kantonsspital St. Gallen

1990   FMH für Urologie

1987 – 1993   Urologie am Kantonsspital St. Gallen (Prof. K. Bandhauer)

1984 – 1987   Chirurgie am Kantonsspital St. Gallen (Prof. R. Amgwerd)

1984   Chirurgie in Flawil St. Gallen (Dr. J. Nef)

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The Urology fills an important gap in the range of treatments our clinic.
As a patient, you benefit from the excellent infrastructure and the high expertise of our doctors. This, if necessary, offers also an emergency service around the clock 7 days a week.

The medical specialty urology deals with the male reproductive organs such as penis, testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles and prostate. Urology is by no means only for the men, but includes much more: illness, injury and function of the kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, bladder and urethra of women and men. The diseases include also the evaluation and treatment of urolithiasis, disorders associated with urination and problems of infertility and sexuality.

Thanks to the close cooperation with the urology center of the Beau-Site Clinic, we can offer the most advanced non-surgical and surgical therapies.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • urological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound pelvic/ rectal
  • urethrocystoscopy
  • fistulography 
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

We, that is a highly qualified team of doctors, competent nursing staff and all other employees. We put our medical and human skills into service for your health. Permanence Clinic is the youngest private hospital in Bern and belongs to Hirslanden, the leading private clinic group in Switzerland.


The Klinik Permanence strives for a high standard of quality. We are constantly updating both our knowledge and facilities to keep pace with the newest technology and progress. With quality controls and standardised practices we are able to maintain the best possible care for our patients. Our personnel are fully qualified and continue to update their qualifications throughout their careers at Hirslanden.

Nursing care

The Clinic Permanence focuses on individual and holistic care of its patients. Therefore, the nursing staff support and care professionally for both the patients and their families throughout their stay in the clinic, according to our nursing guidelines.

Patient questionnaire

We are continuously seeking to improve the standards of our clinic. In order to help us achieve that, we have appointed an independent institute to conduct questionnaires with our patients on a regular basis, so that we are always abreast of their concerns and wishes. This is in addition to any correspondence which we may have directly with our patients, which we welcome at any time. We are always happy to be praised and take criticism very seriously.

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.