Merian Iselin Clinic

Basel, Switzerland

Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids sclerotherapy (program ID: 187393)

Christoph Ackermann

Dr. med.

Christoph Ackermann

Department of General Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1970-1977   Medizinstudium Universität Basel
1977-1988   Assistenz- und Oberarzt Chirurgie Universitätsspital Basel
1981   Assistenzarzt Chirurgie Ospedale San Giovanni Bellinzona
1988   Weiterbildungsaufenthalte Wiesbaden und London
1988   Leitender Arzt Chirurgie St. Claraspital Basel
1991   Habilitation: Privatdozent Universität Basel
1999   Weiterbildungsaufenthalte Cleveland Clinic Florida und Mayo Clinic Minnesota
Aktuell    Stv. Chefarzt Viszeralchirurgie St. Claraspital Basel und Arzt ClaraChirurgie Merian Iselin Klinik (Teilzeit ab 2015)


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In surgery, injured body parts are joined or sewn together again so that they heal, or diseased organs are completely removed (ectomy) or partially removed (resection). Obstructed organ systems are opened so that they work properly again. New organs are transplanted or prostheses are implanted.

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
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • rectal ultrasound
  • proctoscope or sigmoidoscope
  • examination of your anal canal and rectum
  • preoperative care
  • sclerotherapy or ligation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The Merian Iselin Clinic in Basel is a leading health center specializing in the field of orthopedics and surgery in Switzerland. Set up as a modern private clinic providing beds for affiliated private specialists, Merian Iselin Clinic can give patients the freedom to choose their physician regardless of their class of insurance and cover part of the region’s primary healthcare service requirements. Because of their excellence, they were certified as “Swiss Leading Hospital” in 2000 und awarded “Swiss Olympic Medial Center” in 2004.

The Merian Iselin Clinic specializes in major orthopedic procedures such as knee and hip replacements. Every year nearly 5,000 operations in orthopedics spectrum are undertaken here. The Clinic focus its treatment on orthopedic surgery, urology, surgery, ENT, plastic and reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Particularly in the case of orthopedic surgery, the surgical performances of our affiliated doctors belong to the best in Switzerland. Diagnostics, laboratory and therapy service in the clinic also meet the highest professional standards. Thanks to permanent efforts to develop its technology and infrastructure, Merian Iselin Clinic is one of the most modern clinics in Switzerland.

Its services are geared to the needs of the market and patients, which includes providing the very best communications technology, first-class nursing care from a qualified team of experts, and catering tailored to the precise requirements of each individual patient. Merian Iselin Clinic is at the forefront when it comes to setting new standards, and is acutely aware of the requirements and levels of quality a modern specialist clinic has to meet.

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.