Gastroenterologists at Hirslanden Klinik Aarau specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive organs, such as the oesophagus, stomach, bowel, pancreas, liver and bile ducts. This also includes bowel cancer screening/early detection of bowel cancer. Gastroenterologists use various methods, such as endoscopy (colonoscopy, gastroscopy) and ultrasound examinations to detect potential diseases. They work closely with abdominal surgeons, especially when surgery is required.
Abdominal surgeons operate on benign and malignant diseases in the internal organs and the gastrointestinal tract, such as bowel cancer, liver tumours, pancreatic cancer and stomach cancer. Surgical procedures involving the glands (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands) and the abdominal wall are also part of the specialty of abdominal surgery.