Bern, Switzerland

Diagnosis of renal cell cancer (program ID: 190415)

Ann-Kathrin Schwarzkopf

Dr. med.

Ann-Kathrin Schwarzkopf

Department of Nephrology and Dialysis

Specialized in: nephrology, internal medicine

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2003 – 2004   Universitätsspital Basel, Oberärztin Nephrologie (Prof. J. Steiger)

2002 – 2003   Dialysezentrum Asklepius-Klinik Wiesbaden Praxisvertretung (Dr. Piper, Dr. Jensen)

2002 – 2002   Kantonsspital Luzern, Oberärztin Nephrologie

2001 – 2001   Firma Medvantis, Wiesbaden, Projektleitung Disease Management Diabetes

2000 – 2000   Kantonsspital Luzern, Oberärztin Nephrologie

1999 – 1999   Kantonsspital Liestal, Oberärztin Nephrologie

1999 – 1999   Kantonsspital Luzern, Oberärztin Nephrologie

1998 – 1998   Fresenius Medical Care, Bad Homburg, Abteilungsleitung Medizinische Wissenschaft

1998 – 1998   Kantonsspital Luzern, Oberärztin Nephrologie

1991 - 1997

Universitätsspital Zürich
- 2 3/4 Jahre Innere Medizin (Prof. Blum, Prof. Follath)
-3 1/4 Jahre Nephrologie (Prof. Binswanger), davon
- 1 1/4 Jahre Oberärztin Nephrologie

1990 – 1991   Bernische Höhenklinik Crans-Montana, Neurologie, Rehabilitation

1989 – 1990   Mühlenberg-Klinik Malente, Innere Medizin Speziell Kardiologie

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The Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at Salem-Spital has a modern developed infrastructure. The Department treat here acute and chronic renal failure according to the current state of knowledge with advanced technologies and materials. Experienced medical and nursing team ensures you a high level of treatment.Our Department specializes in renal replacement therapy and dialysis.

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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • tumor marker
  • ultrasound of the urogenital system
  • CT/MRI of the abdomen and pelvis
  • fine needle biopsy under CT control (on indication)
  • histological examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Als member of Kliniken Hirslanden in Switzerland, Salem-Spital distinguishes itself - all in the tradition of Diaconis Foundation - since 1888 through its high-quality medical and nursing care.   Its location in Bern offers a unique view of the old town and the Alps. Performance of the hospital focuses on gynecology, obstetrics and the medicine of the locomotor system.

During your upcoming stay your attending physician and the staff will do everything to meet your expectations in terms of your recovery.

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.