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PD Dr. med. Rudolf Steffen

Specialist for surgery – especially abdominal surgery


Visceral surgery is teamwork!

In order for me to make full and confident use of my training, experience and, last but not least, my talents as a visceral surgeon, I depend on a professional environment.

For the simpler abdominal surgery, an average personnel and technical infrastructure may be sufficient. Major organ surgery, on the other hand, carries risks, and the likelihood of a complication increases with the complexity of the procedure.

At the Beau-Site Clinic we have everything we need for specialised abdominal surgery: top anaesthesia and intensive care; technical infrastructure at university level both in the operating theatres, in X-rays and in nursing. Round-the-clock service for emergencies, especially gastroenterology.

Seamless coverage during my absences by the six other abdominal surgeons. Thanks to friendly ties, professional and human continuity is guaranteed.


Core competencies


High school and Matura in Bern
Medical studies and medical diploma
Dissertation and doctorate (Dr. med.)
Years of residency at the Zieglerspital Bern and the University Island Hospital Bern
FMH Surgery
Senior physician at the Clinic for Visceral Surgery of the University Island Hospital Bern
Deputy Director of the Department of Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Freie Universität Berlin
Habilitation and private lecturer
Return to Bern and start of private surgical activity
Establishment of the visceral surgery team at the Klinik Beau-Site Bern
Foundation: Center for bariatric surgery
Resident in Bern, married, four children
1973 - 1979
1980 - 1985
1985 - 1986
1988 - 1992
since 1989
since 1992

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