Klinik Stephanshorn

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the bile duct with bile duct obstructionby ERCP and bougienage (program ID: 64561)

Werner Schwizer

Prof. Dr. med.

Werner Schwizer

Department of Gastroenterology

Specialized in: internal medicine, gastroenterology

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Diseases of stomach and other digestive organs are the most common reasons that cause a person to make an appointment with a doctor. Gastroenterology is the area of medicine engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gallbladder. Our goal is early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of diseases using modern technologies.

Gastroenterology is a highly developed branch of medicine that can offer a large number of methods to cure many diseases of stomach and other digestive organs. The examinations involving advanced technologies enable to assess the condition of the esophagus, entire stomach and duodenum. During these examinations, for example, the causes of heartburn and acid regurgitation can be established, the tissues samples may be taken, or the status of Helicobacter pylori can be determined. If possible, the whole colon and a short segment of the small intestine are examined. Among other things, our medical center can establish the presence of pathological changes in the mucous membranes of the colon or polyps. Depending on the results, the polyps are removed or tissue samples are taken. This examination also covers the assessment of the skin of the anus and anal canal. We can also offer the treatment for hemorrhoids, assess anal eczema and determine the causes of fecal incontinence.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers (AFP, CEA, СА-19-9, CA 72-4)
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • ERCP, stenting and bougienage
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Today, many people prefer healthcare in Europe, for example, in Switzerland. Medical infrastructure and a wide range of medical services in Swiss clinics, including Klinik Stephanshorn, provide optimal medical services. Our clinic offers exactly the treatment that meets all the parameters and the individual needs of the patient. Healthcare in Europe is known for its high quality, therefore, in order to ensure the best medical care for our patients, the clinic cooperates exclusively with experienced professionals and practitioners who rent beds in the hospital. The advantage of free medical practitioners system is that the patient may choose his/her personal doctor.

Free medical practitioners perform surgeries in the clinic, as well as all the necessary procedures for the treatment of inpatients and outpatients. In addition, these doctors work in their own consultation rooms. Close cooperation with our accredited free medical practitioners in the competent centers gives an opportunity to provide even more comprehensive medical care for the benefits of our patients. Thus, you can take advantage of a whole range of high-quality health services that can meet a wide variety of needs. At your request, we will be happy to advise you on matters of choice of a qualified physician or other specified specialist.


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.