General Abdominal Surgery

In addition to hernia surgery and proctology, we also offer the treatment of various diseases of the abdominal organs. These include diseases of the gallbladder (gallstones – see picture -, gallbladder inflammation, gallbladder colic) as well as diseases of the small and large intestine.


The gallbladder is a reservoir for bile fluid, which is produced by the liver and needed for digestion if fat. With increasing age, the risk for developing gallstones increases. Most patients with gallstones never cause symptoms. However, sometimes they become symptomatic with a gallstone colic or inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis). As soon as symptoms occur, the surgical removal of the gallbladder is indicated to avoid more serious gallstone complication such as biliary pancreatitis or cholangitis. The operation is usually conducted minimally-invasively with laparoscopic instruments. The gallbladder is separated from the main bile duct and peeled off from the liver.

Minimally invasive or open removal

  • gallstones
  • inflammation
  • adenomas

Hospital stay: 2 days


A laparoscopy is one of the diagnostic procedures in abdominal surgery. It is used, for example, to clarify unclear abdominal pain, suspected adhesions, endometriosis or other problems in the abdominal cavity. Under general anesthesia, the abdominal cavity is systematically examined using small incisions in the abdominal wall with a surgical camera and, if necessary, small instruments. Depending on the findings, surgical treatment (e.g. removal of adhesions) can then be carried out immediately.

Surgery for skin lesions

We perform surgical removal of skin findings in our practice. These include, for example, lipomas (benign fatty tissue tumors under the skin), fibromas or scars. These operations are usually performed under local anesthesia in our practice operating theatre in Basel. If skin cancer is highly suspected, treatment is carried out together with a team of dermatologists.


An abscess is a painful accumulation of pus under the skin, which can be caused by a bacterial inflammation of, for example, sweat glands, hair follicles or skin lesions. The swelling usually develops within a few days and is characterized by increasing pain, swelling, redness and overheating of the affected skin. If the abscess has already become very large, fever may also occur. You must then consult a doctor at the latest. The only sensible treatment for abscesses is to surgically open the accumulation of pus. Antibiotic therapy, on the other hand, which is often prescribed, usually only delays the course of the disease. The abscess is opened under local anesthesia. A piece of skin is cut out in a spindle shape over the abscess so that the abscess can drain completely. After the operation, pain is quickly relieved, and the inflammation can heal. The wound must be showered 1-2 times a day and heals openly within a few weeks.