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Hirslanden Clinic Birshof

Basel, Switzerland


Diagnosis of relapsing polychondritis (panchondritis) (program ID: 269407)


Stephan Bürgin

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Stephan Bürgin

Department of Rheumatology

Specialized in: internal medicine, rheumatology
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Rheumatology deals with the diagnosis of musculoskeletal system diseases and their treatment. Such musculoskeletal system diseases include degenerative or inflammatory changes in the spine and joints, soft tissue rheumatism or pain caused by excessive loads and weights, diseases due to metabolic disorders, orthopedic or therapeutic sequelae, common pain of the musculoskeletal system, as well as it rehabilitation. Along with medicinal treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases, we offer to select and perform the physical therapy, manual therapy of the spine and joints, shoulder decalcification/needling, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, ergonomic diagnosis and consultation, treatment of trigger points, postsurgical care, injection treatment of the spine and joints, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders and pain therapy. Our patients can be treated on inpatient and outpatient basis, and the treatment is accompanied by close collaboration between the various specialized centers of Klinik Birshof.

Rheumatology in Switzerland offers experienced medical experts, modern equipment, and advanced methods of treatment. We diagnose mechanical and inflammatory rheumatic diseases, as well as treat, inter alia, the following musculoskeletal system diseases:

  • Arthritis (outpatient care)
  • Osteoarthritis (outpatient care)
  • Spine diseases (outpatient care)

The center also offers manual therapy and ultrasound diagnosis of joints.

Treatment Methods:

  • Manual therapy
  • Medicinal treatment
  • Invasive pain therapy (adjustable X-ray infiltration of the joints and nerves along the spine)
  • Viscosupplementation (joint "lubrication")

In order to provide the patients with the most effective treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases, a rheumatologist collaborates with specialists of the following areas:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of the Hospital
  • Occupational Therapy

 

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
    • cartilage-specific antibodies
    • rheumatoid factor
    • antiphospholipid antibodies are tests
    • antinuclear antibodies
    • complement levels
    • inflammation indicators
  • ECG
  • Echocardiography
  • ENT Consultation
  • pulmonary function test 
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (medicins ist not included)
Type of program :
Expected duration of the program:

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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