Endoscopic Tumour Therapy

General information

General information

  • Diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant diseases of the digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach, gut, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts)
  • Endoscopic diagnosis and tumour therapy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound examination (endosonography) and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of tumours
  • Contrast agent-enhanced ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy of tumours
  • Obtaining a second medical opinion
  • Discussion of tumour cases in an interdisciplinary tumour board (GITZ)
Bile duct tumour / Pancreatic tumour

Bile duct tumour / Pancreatic tumour

  • Dilation (use of a bougie, dilatation) and stent placement (plastic or metal stents) for malignant stenoses of the bile ducts (e.g. for pancreatic cancer or Klatskin tumours)
  • Radiofrequency ablation of bile duct cancers
  • Removal of tumours on the ampulla of Vater (ampullary adenoma)
  • Use of percutaneous transhepatic procedures with cholangiography (PTC), cholangioscopy (PTCS) as well as drainage (PTCD) after endoscopic methods were unsuccessful
  • Endoscopy of the bile ducts with miniaturised endoscopes (cholangioscopy) for unclear stenoses
Oesophageal tumour

Oesophageal tumour

  • Ablation of the mucous membrane (endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal resection (ESD) of Barrett's dysplasias, tumour precursors as well as early cancers
  • Dilation (use of a bougie, balloon dilatation) for malignant stenoses in the oesophagus
  • Stent implantation for malignant stenoses in the oesophagus
Stomach tumour

Stomach tumour

  • Ablation of the mucous membrane (endoscopic mucosal and submucosal resection, ESD) or mucosal destruction (argon plasma coagulation) of tumour precursors as well as early cancers
  • Dilation (use of a bougie, balloon dilatation) for stenoses in the pyloric orifice
  • Stent implantation for stenoses in the pyloric orifice
  • Ablation of benign and malignant polyps (polypectomy)
Colon tumour

Colon tumour

  • Endoscopic treatment of benign and malignant polyps (polypectomy, mucosectomy, ESD, as well as large, flat and complicated polyps)
  • Dilation (use of a bougie, balloon dilatation) of stenoses in the gut
  • Treatment of tumour stenoses using metal-mesh stents
Palliative medicine

Palliative medicine

Palliative medicine is the active, holistic treatment of patients with a progressive, advanced illness and limited life expectancy. When an illness no longer responds to curative treatment, the primary focus is on controlling pain, other disease symptoms, psychological, social and spiritual problems. Palliative medicine focuses on the patient’s quality of life, i.e. their wishes, goals and health, rather than on prolonging their life at any cost.

For our oncological patients in particular, we offer palliative medical care in the inpatient sector in cooperation with our oncologists at Klinik Im Park. In the outpatient sector, we support our family doctor colleagues with their palliative medical care work.

    Centre for Gastrointestinal Diseases
    Seestrasse 90
    8002 Zürich
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