Prof. Dr. med. Marius Keel

Specialist in
Surgery
Specialities: General surgery and traumatology
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Qualification certificates
Interventional Pain Management (SSIPM)
Clinical Emergency Medicine (SGNOR)
Languages
German, English, French

Core competencies

Traumatology (Emergency Surgery)

  • Upper extremity
  • Lower extremity
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Pelvic ring
  • Hip joint (hip joint socket (acetabulum), femoral head, femoral neck)

Spinal Surgery

  • Traumatology of the entire spine
  • Degenerative diseases (intervertebral disc disease, spinal canal stenosis, arthrosis of vertebral joints, spondylolisthesis)
  • Defects in the lateral (sagittal dysbalance) or frontal (scoliosis) profile
  • Infections (spondylodiscitis)
  • Tumors (metastases, primary spinal tumors)
  • Revision surgery after spinal operations (“Failed back surgery”)
  • Second opinions and expert assessments after spinal interventions

Techniques:
Anterior and posterior open and minimally invasive (e.g. thoracoscopic) stabilizations, cervical and lumbar spinal disc replacement, vertebral column reconstruction, vertebro-/ balloon kyphoplasty (cementation of vertebral bodies).

 

Pelvic and Hip Surgery

  • Traumatology of pelvic ring and hip joint
  • Degenerative diseases (arthrosis of sacroiliac joints and hip joints, femoroacetabular impingement)
  • Defects of pelvic ring (posttraumatic) and hip joint (dysplasia of hip joint or femoral neck)
  • Infections of sacroiliac joint or hip joint
  • Tumors (metastasis or primary tumor in the pelvis or hip joint)
  • Revision surgery after pelvic and hip joint interventions
  • Second opinions and expert assessments after pelvic / hip joint interventions.

 

Techniques:
Open and minimally invasive hip replacement (hip prosthesis), revision surgery after hip prosthesis (shaft and/or socket replacement), open and minimally invasive pelvic stabilizations, hip joint interventions (acetabulum reconstruction, corrective osteotomies of hip joint or femoral neck, open or arthroscopic corrections of impingement).

Professional career

Apr 2017 - to date
- Senior Consultant TraumaZentrum Hirslanden, Klinik Hirslanden Zürich
- Senior consultant for complex pelvic and spinal surgery: Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Insel Group, Switzerland (Prof. K. A. Siebenrock, MD)
May 2015 - Mar 2017
- Chief physician for orthopaedic surgery, Tiefenau Hospital, Bern Insel Group, Switzerland
- Vice director and chief physcian for traumatology and head of pelvic and spinal surgery: Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Insel Group, Switzerland (Prof. K.A. Siebenrock, MD)
Aug 2012 - Apr 2015
Vice chairman and head of trauma, pelvic and spinal surgery: Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland (Prof. K.A. Siebenrock, MD)
Nov 2010 - Jul 2012
Senior doctor: Traumatology, Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland (Prof. K. A. Siebenrock, MD)
Nov 2008 - Oct 2010
Senior physician: Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland (Prof. K. A. Siebenrock, MD)
Sep 2008
Vice chairman and head of pelvic and spinal surgery: Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. P. Giovanoli, MD, medical director ad interim, Division of Plastic and Hand Surgery)
Feb 2007 - Aug 2008
Vice chairman and head of pelvic and spinal surgery: Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. O. Trentz, MD)
Jun 2006 - Jan 2007
Senior doctor and head of pelvic surgery: Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. O. Trentz, MD)
Aug 2004 - Oct 2004
Fellowships:
- Pelvic and Hip Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Good Samaritian Hospital, Los Angeles (J. Matta, MD)
- Traumatology, Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, LAC + VIC Medical Center, Los Angeles (Prof. D. Demetriades, MD)
Jan 2003 - May 2006
Senior physician and trauma team leader: Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. O. Trentz, MD)
Mar 2001 - Feb 2002
Chief resident: Department of Surgery, Hospital Bülach, Switzerland (U. Neff, MD and R. Habegger, MD)
Jun 1999 - Feb 2001
Resident and chief resident: Department of Surgery, Hospital Männedorf, Switzerland (Prof. A. Hollinger, MD and A. Vollenweider, MD)
Jan 1999 - May 1999
Resident: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. R. Stocker, MD)
Jan 1995 - Dec 1998
Resident: Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. O. Trentz, MD)

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

2009
Professorship, University of Zurich
2003
Lecturer for Surgery (Dysregulation of apoptosis of neutrophil granulocytes – importance of the immunological CHAOS after trauma), University of Zurich
1996
Doctorate of Medicine (Behavior of lymphocyte subpopulations during the first treatment weeks in patients of acute myelogenous leukemia), Prof. Dr. Ch. Sauter, University of Zurich
1994
Final state exam, General Medicine, University of Zurich
1988
Graduation, Cantonal School Sargans

Further information

Specialist title
2003 Swiss (FMH (Foederatio Helveticorum Medicorum)) Specialist in Surgery
2006 Swiss Specialist in General Surgery and Traumatology
2010 European Board of Surgery Qualification EBSQ Traumatology
2011 Swiss Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System


Proficiency Certificates
2009 Clinical Emergency Medicine (Swiss Society of Emergency and Rescue Medicine SGNOR)
2010 Certified Medical Expert Swiss Insurance Medicine SIM
2012 Interventional Pain Therapy Swiss Society for interventional Pain Medicine SSIPM


Visiting Professor
Since 2008 Al Razi Orthopedics Hospital, Kuwait
Since 2013 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town,
South Africa

Memberships and partnerships

  • Swiss Medical Association FMH
  • Swiss Society for Traumatology and Insurance Medicine SGTV (Treasurer 2004-2008, President 2012/2013)
  • German Society of Trauma Surgery DGU
  • Swiss Society of Surgery SGC
  • German Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology DGOU
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons FACS
  • European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery ESTES (Co-chair Section Skeletal Trauma and Sports Medicine 2013-2016; President elect 2016/2017; President 2017/2018; Past President 2018/2019)
  • Association for Osteosynthesis AO Trauma (Member of the Executive Board AO Trauma Switzerland 2012-2018; Pelvis and Acetabulum Education Taskforce 2017-2019)
  • Swiss Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology SGOT
  • AO Spine
  • Swiss Society for Spinal Surgery
  • Doctors Association of Canton Zurich AGZ

Events & lectures