Klinik Birshof

Basel, Switzerland

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of vasculitis (program ID: 180453)

Stephan Bürgin

Dr. med.

Stephan Bürgin

Department of Rheumatology

Specialized in: internal medicine, rheumatology

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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:
    • general blood analysis
    • lipid metabolism
    • carbohydrate metabolism
    • mineral metabolism
    • protein electrophoresis
    • immune stasus (ANKA tests)
    • erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • biopsy of an affected organ or tissue with
    histological and immunohistochemical studies
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
Type of program :
Duration of program:

{"only_for_children":"0","is_ambulant":"1","clinic_icon":"57ac52bb5466e.jpg","city":"Basel","clinic_site":"https:\/\/www.hirslanden.ch\/global\/en\/home\/hospitals_and_centres\/klinik_birshof.html","department_recommend":"0","program_full_story":"<ul>\n\t<li>Initial presentation in the clinic<\/li>\n\t<li>clinical history taking<\/li>\n\t<li>review of medical records<\/li>\n\t<li>physical examination<\/li>\n\t<li>laboratory tests:\n\t<ul>\n\t\t<li>general blood analysis<\/li>\n\t\t<li>lipid metabolism<\/li>\n\t\t<li>carbohydrate metabolism<\/li>\n\t\t<li>mineral metabolism<\/li>\n\t\t<li>protein electrophoresis<\/li>\n\t\t<li>immune stasus (ANKA tests)<\/li>\n\t\t<li>erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)<\/li>\n\t<\/ul>\n\t<\/li>\n\t<li>biopsy of an affected organ or tissue with<br \/>\n\thistological and immunohistochemical studies<\/li>\n\t<li>nursing services<\/li>\n\t<li>services of all leading experts<\/li>\n\t<li>explanation of individual treatment plan<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n","country":"Switzerland","clinic_name":"Klinik Birshof","department_id":"245","type":"treatment","duration":"3","direction":"Rheumatology","min_duration":0,"clinic_id":"67","title":"Diagnosis and conservative treatment of vasculitis","price":{"val":"0.00","type":"val"},"extra_service_clinic":[],"extra_service":[],"translation_hours":"0","translation_price":"40","translation_doc_price":"40","transfer_price":"3.00","transfer_price_vip":"5.00","roads":[{"id":"18","distance":"35","airport_title":"Basel"}]}

You may also book

Booking Health services:




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.