Information About Prof. Dr Robert Rosenberg, FACS

Prof. Dr Robert Rosenberg, FACS
Chief Physician, Director of the Abdominal Centre
Specialist in Abdominal Surgery
Liestal, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Highly specialised oncological visceral surgery (open surgery, minimally invasive surgery (keyhole technology), laparoscopic surgery, robot-assisted surgery (Da Vinci ®), 3D laparoscopy)
  • Oesophageal surgery (oesophageal surgery, including achalasia, Zenker’s diverticulum, oesophageal cancer (oesophageal cancer), anti-reflux surgery, fundoplication)
  • Stomach surgery (e.g. gastric cancer, complications of stomach ulcers (gastric/duodenal ulcers), GIST tumours)
  • Surgery of the biliary tract, liver, and pancreas (e.g. gall bladder (cholecystitis), liver tumours, and pancreatic cancer)
  • Colorectal surgery (surgery on colorectal tract e.g. colon cancer, rectal cancer, and diverticulitis), surgery of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • Proctology (haemorrhoids, Longo surgery, anal fistula surgery, anal and rectal prolapse)
  • Surgery of endocrine organs (adrenal gland, thyroid gland, and parathyroid glands)
  • Hernia surgery (inguinal hernia, incisional hernia, surgery according to Lichtenstein, endoscopic surgical techniques)

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Many special clinics for patient-oriented treatment and support (e.g. visceral surgery, minimally invasive surgery, obesity (bariatric clinic), thyroid glands, general surgery, proctology, vascular surgery, hernia, wound clinic, and thoracic surgery)
  • Endoscopy of the digestive tract (e.g. oesophagogastroduodenoscopy, gastroscopy, and colonoscopy)
  • Sonography (ultrasound)
  • Radiological examinations of the digestive tract (X-ray examinations (e.g. barium swallow), CT, scintigraphy)
  • Functional investigations (e.g. manometry (pressure measurements in the oesophagus), pH monitoring (pH-determination in the oesophagus and stomach))
  • Biopsies (tissue studies e.g. fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid gland)


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Open surgery (laparotomy), minimally invasive surgery (keyhole technology, laparoscopic surgery), and robot-assisted surgery (Da Vinci ®, 3D laparoscopy)
  • Entire therapeutic spectrum of visceral surgery: Operations of the oesophagus, stomach, intestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and biliary tract, pancreas, thyroid, and hernias
  • Oncological operations (operations in connection with cancers)
  • Bariatric surgery (bariatric surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, gastric banding, and gastric balloon)
  • Vascular surgery (arterial and venous surgery, varicose veins (varices), and intermittent claudication (peripheral arterial disease))
  • Thoracic surgery (surgery of the chest e.g. lung cancer)
  • General surgery

About Prof. Dr Robert Rosenberg, FACS

Prof. Dr Robert Rosenberg MD is chief of surgery at the Cantonal Hospital of Baselland and specialist with years of experience in the field of visceral surgery. He was educated at Klinikum rechts der Isar, at the Technical University of Munich and the Cantonal Hospital of Baden as well as at prestigious locations in Florida and New York.

At the three locations of the Cantonal Hospital of Baselland (i.e. Liestal, Bruderholz, and Laufen), the full diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum of general surgery is offered at the current scientific standard. The clinic pays special attention to personal and patient-centred care.

Visceral surgery deals with the surgical treatment of the abdominal organs.

The surgical team at Liestal includes qualified specialists, especially in the field of tumour surgery of the digestive tract (surgical interventions associated with malignancies such as colon cancer and rectal cancer) and minimally invasive procedures. In recent years, minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy) has become more commonplace because patients are exposed to much less surgical stress. This means smaller wounds, less blood loss, quicker healing, and less pain after the operation.

Prof. Rosenberg and his colleagues master both the open abdominal surgery (laparotomy) and minimally invasive techniques (keyhole surgery, laparoscopic, and 3D laparoscopy). If possible, the Cantonal Hospital of Baselland offers the option of robot-assisted surgery using the Da Vinci® surgical technique.

Since March 2014, Prof. Rosenberg has been a certified senior-intestinal surgeon. This designation is awarded by the German Cancer Society after a certain number of intestinal operations have been performed. This quality certification is a guarantee for the optimal treatment of patients with intestinal ailments.

In order to ensure the individualised, scientifically based treatment of cancer patients, individual patients with malignancies are discussed in the “tumour board”, a regular gathering of specialists from all disciplines such as visceral surgery, internal medicine, and nuclear medicine in order to individually to plan and evaluate the therapeutic approach.

The website of Prof. Rosenberg can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional career

1990–1997 Medical studies at the University of Heidelberg
1997–2011 Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich.
2008 Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Colorectal Surgery and Mount Sinai Hospital New York in Laparoscopic Surgery
2011–2014 Department of General, Visceral, and Vascular Surgery, Cantonal Hospital of Baden
Since July 2014 Chief physician of the Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Cantonal Hospital of Baselland at Liestal


Academic career

1998 Doctorate (University of Heidelberg)
07/2003 Specialist for Surgery
2005 Habilitation (Technical University of Munich)
09/2007 Designation of Visceral Surgery
09/2008 European Board of Surgery Qualification in Surgical Oncology
12/2012 Specialist for Surgery FMH
03/2014 Senior-intestinal surgeon in accordance with requirements of cancer centres of the German Cancer Society
05/2014 Executive MBA in Medical Management, Private School of Business in Bern

Medical Team

  • Dr Christof Kull 

    Co-Chief Physician, Head of Thoracic Surgery KSBL, Head of Visceral Surgery Liestal
  • Dr Christine Glaser
    Co-Chief Physician, Head of Visceral Surgery at Bruderholz and Laufen

  • Dr Christoph Koella

    Co-Chief Physician, Head of Vascular Surgery KSBL

  • Dr Dietmar Eucker

    Head of Hernia Centre

  • Dr Ivo Ralf Fischer

    Head of Bariatric aKSBL

  • Dr Andres Heigl

    Visceral and Cancer Surgery

  • Dr Heinrich Roost

    General Surgery and Traumatology

  • Dr Bernd Schenkluhn

    General and Visceral Surgery at Laufen

  • Dr Lars Stangenberg

    Vascular Surgery

  • Dr Claudia von Arx-Küng

    Vascular surgery


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Prof. Dr Robert Rosenberg, FACS
Chief Physician, Director of the Abdominal Centre

Cantonal Hospital of Basellland
Clinic for General, Visceral, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgery
Rheinstraße 26, CH-4410 Liestal

T: +41 61 925 2150
F: +41 61 925 2807


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