Since March 2022, Ivo Bayard, MD, has been strengthening the Centerclinic team two days a week. Dr Bayard (on the left in the picture) is a specialist in plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. The other days of the week he works as a senior physician at the Frauenfeld Cantonal Hospital.
During the General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery on 23.9.2022, Dr Fischer handed over the presidency to Prof. Dirk Schäfer, Chief Physician at the University Hospital in Basel.
The two-year presidency was a very intensive, but also a very fruitful and rewarding time! Supported by a great, motivated board team, various projects were launched and brought to a conclusion.
We wish Prof. Schäfer every success in his presidential term.
Dr Fischer was a faculty member and invited speaker at this year's 13th International Eurasian Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & ISAPS Course in Istanbul. He presented his experience in correcting complications in aesthetic breast surgery and his concept in filler treatment in the eyelid area.
At the end of April, the time had come again. After our activities had been severely restricted due to Corona, we were finally able to hold another workshop for aspiring plastic surgeons from eight Central and East African countries. The workshop took place in the district hospital of Eldoret, a city in the west of Kenya. A basic workshop to train young residents as reconstructive surgeons. Dr Fischer was once again "head of mission" at this workshop, which was organised by the extremely efficient organisation 2nd Chance.
In practically all African countries, the supply of plastic surgeons is miserable to non-existent. Due to cooking on open fires, severe burns are very common, especially among children. Appropriate medical treatment is non-existent. The very common consequences of burns, congenital deformities and accidents remain untreated because there are no reconstructive surgeons. This is where 2nd Chance comes in, by training young plastic surgeons so that they can take over the long-term and sustainable care of these disfigurements in their own countries.
Dr. Fischer is President of the Swiss Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery since September 2020. In October 2021, he invited to the annual congress of the national society in his home town of Lucerne. The scientific part of the congress could be held in the KKL. For the networking dinner we met in the flight hall of the Verkehrshaus. Lucerne showed itself from its best side - it was wonderful.
Following the decree of the Federal Council of 13.1.2021, we may continue with our work for the time being. Of course, we strictly follow the rules of pandemic containment! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. As an extension of our services, we now also offer video consultations.
We look forward to seeing you!
Your Centerclinic Team
Bern, the 17th of April 2020
We are very pleased that, in accordance with the Federal Council's decision of 16.4.2020, we will be able to resume all consultations, operations and treatments in full from Monday 27.April 2020.
However, your safety and health remain our top priority: hand disinfection and masks for all our patients are a matter of course. We have three separate waiting areas and three separate treatment rooms: direct contact between our patients can therefore be easily and completely avoided!
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
Bern, the 20th of March 2020
It is thus the advice of E(A)SAPS, the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, to suspend all consultations, treatments (surgical and non-surgical) and operations for at least the coming 3 weeks until the situation becomes clearer. "Social distancing" is the only thing we as a society can contribute to slow the spread of the virus.
Bern, the 17.3.2020
The continuing unchecked spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) puts Switzerland in a serious situation. Last night the Federal Council issued a far-reaching ordinance to contain the spread of the virus.
In order to protect our patients, the population and in particular the risk groups, we will, with immediate effect, refrain from all non-essential treatments and operations of an aesthetic or reconstructive nature.
However, the Centerclinic will remain open for the ongoing care and treatment of our newly operated patients. Of course, medically urgently required treatments will continue to be carried out.
Accordingly, we can still be contacted by e-mail at any time and by telephone daily from 10:00 to 12:00
The Federal Council Ordinance will initially apply until 19.4.2020.
We hope that the situation will normalize soon and look forward to welcoming you in good health in our Centerclinic.