Klinik Birshof

Basel, Switzerland

Department of Shoulder Surgery

Olivier Kohler

Dr. med.

Olivier Kohler

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

As a rule, joint pain is a symptom of a disease, injury or abnormality. In many cases, shoulder pain is caused by improper physical exertion. However, effective treatment requires an accurate diagnosis. In addition to the diagnosis of shoulder diseases, our center offers a range of services for your shoulder rehabilitation. Experienced specialists will answer all your questions regarding the health of the shoulder joint, and carry out any corresponding wishes. You will be assigned with a personal doctor who will directly supervise you in his office of Klinik Birshof, as well as in the hospital’s in-patient facility.

In order to help you overcome the shoulder pain, our center offers a full range of services. Our qualified experts deal with the following problems:

  • Rotator cuff rupture
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder Impingement syndrome
  • Arthrosis (shoulder replacement)
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Acromioclavicular dislocation
  • Shoulder calcification
  • Stiff shoulder ("frozen shoulder")

We offer you qualified specialists and advanced equipment and medicines to make sure you receive the most effective treatment. In order to overcome joint pain, contact the doctor and carefully follow given recommendations.


About hospital

Some prefer to solve their health problems and receive healthcare abroad, for example, in Switzerland. Since 2002, Swiss hospital Klinik Birshof belongs to Hirslanden, the first group of private healthcare facilities in Switzerland. The merger of the former private hospitals of the country has given important impetus to the Swiss healthcare system and indicated the further direction to move into the future. Modern healthcare has become so complex that individual initiatives have now become pointless. Anyone who wants to provide medical services at the highest level should be able to work interdisciplinary and use efforts in an optimum way. Hirslanden is managed on private economic principles. The success of this group of private healthcare facilities is based on high motivation, flexibility and transparency, as well as on lifelong education, professional development of staff, and active exchange of experience and skills.

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.