Surgical Spectrum

»  Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery, full spectrum)

»  Abdominal Surgery (surgery of the abdominal organs, including tumor surgery) Visceral surgery (surgery of the abdominal organs, including tumour surgery)
»  Minimal invasive hernia Surgery (including inguinal and abdominal wall hernia surgery)
»  Reflux Surgery (reflux desease, hiatus hernia)
»  Anal Surgery (e.g. haemorrhoids, fistulae, fiissure, prolapse, rectocele, chronic constipation)
»  Thyroid and parathyroid Surgery (e.g. goitre, tumours)
»  Urological intervention (e.g. testicles, penis)
»  Miscellaneous (e.g. skin tumours etc.)


Education and Specialisations

» 2017: Medical Expert Training in taTME in Slagelse, Danmark (Dr. med. Sharaf Perdawood)


» 2014: Course in Bariatric Surgery at the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium (Prof. Dr. med. G-B. Cadière)


» 2005: Certificate of Competence for Abdominal Sonography


» 2004: Specialised FMH title for General- and Trauma Surgery


» 2003: Specialised FMH title for Abdominal Surgery


» 2002: Certificate of Competence for Laboratory Practice (KHM)


» 1996: Visiting Physician for Specialised Minimall Invasive Abdominal Surgery, Clinique Sainte Marthe, Dijon, France (Dr. med. G.F. Bègin)


» 1994-96: Training in Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery, Dijon, France (Dr. Med. G.F. Bégin) and in Bariatric Surgery, Padua, Italy (Prof. Dr. med. F. Favretti)


» From 1994: Deputy Head Physician, Surgical Clinic, Glarus Cantonal Hospital ( H. Blessing)


» 1994: Specialist FMH in Surgery


» 1994-95: Lecturer for prospective nursing staff, Education Centre for Health and Social Services, Glarus


» 1993-95: Senior Physician, Surgical Clinic, Glarus Cantonal Hospital (PD Dr. med. M. Jenny, Dr. med. H. Blessing)


» 1992: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Waid City Hospital (Prof. Dr. med. P. Buchmann, Dr. med. S. Gligorijevic)


» 1992: Senior Physician Surgical Clinic, Waid City Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Dr. med. P. Buchmann)


» 1989 (January – June): Urology Clinic and Outpatient Clinic, Zurich University Hospital (Prof. Dr. med. D. Hauri)


» 1988-92: Surgical Clinic, Waid City Hospital, Zurich (Prof. Dr. med. A. Akovbiantz, Prof. Dr. med. P. Buchmann)


» 1988: Medicinal Dissertation, Institute for Social and Preventative Medicine of the University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. med. K. Biener, Prof. Dr. med. M. Schär)


» 1987-88: Assistant Physician, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Zurich (Dr. med. B. Kipfer)


» 1987: State Examination in Medicine, University of Zurich



» 2017: Medical Director, Center for Visceral Surgery and Bariatrics, Zurich

» 2016-current: Medical Director, Zurich International Reference Center for Reflux Surgery (ZRZR)

» 2016-current: Team Member of "Bariatric Center Obersee"-, Center of Reference SMOB for Obesity Surgery, Hospital of Lachen/SZ

» 2015-16: Lead Surgeon for Bariatric Surgery, Heiden Cantonal Hospital, AR

» 2014: Representative for Abdonminal Surgery in the Clinic Advisory Board, Lindberg Private Clinic, Winterthur, Zurich

» 2012-15: Head of Bariatric Surgery and Lead Bariatric Surgeon in the Reference Centre for Obesity and Bariatric Surgery, Lindberg Private Clinic, Winterthur, Zurich

» 2011-14: Representative for Abdominal Surgery in the Clinic Doctors’ Board, Pyramide Private Clinic, Zurich

» 2009-current: Medical Director, Centre for Bariatric Surgery (ZBC), Zurich

» 2000-current: Foundation, Development and Leading Surgeon, Centre for Abdominal and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Pyramide Private Clinic, Zurich

» 1996-99: Co-foundation and development of Centre for Minimal Invasive abdominal and bariatric Surgery, Breitlen Private Clinic, Hombrechtikon, Zurich

» 1996-current: Foundation, Development and Head of Centre for abdominal Surgery with focus on Minimal Invasive abdominal and bariatric Surgery, Zurich



» Swiss Association for Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery (SALTC)
» Swiss Association for Surgery (SGC)
» Swiss Association for Visceral Surgery (SGVC)
» Swiss Association for Ultrasound in Medicine (SGUM)
» Swiss Study Group for Morbid Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (SMOB)
» German Association for Surgery (DGC)
» European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.)
» International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorder (IFSO)


Attending Physician

» Pyramide Clinic, Zurich
» See-Spital, Horgen/ZH

» See-Spital, Kilchberg/ZH
» Spital Lachen, Adipositaszentrum Obersee (Reference Centre SMOB for Obesity Surgery)

» Consultant and Visiting doctor in various clinics and hospitals for bariatric and reflux surgery (Switzerland, France, Germany)



More than 30 publications (focus areas: minimal invasive surgery, colon surgery, reflux surgery, anal conditions, endoscopic hernia surgery, bariatric surgery)
Regular lecturer (Further education for medical professionals, ETH Zurich, public lectures)
Television appearances (SRF1, SRF2, Tele Zürich, Tele Top): Endoscopic hernia operation, laparoscopic reflux surgery, bowel surgery and bariatric surgery.

May 2014: Laparoscopic Sleeve-Gastrectomy in a female patient with BMI of 98,1 kg/m2