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Jürg Knaus, MD

Subject areas: General surgery, Visceral and vascular surgery, Thoracic surgery, Transplant surgery, Reconstructive surgery

Languages: German, English, French

Professional positions / responsibilities / teaching activities

Since 2016

Practice ABDOMED

Surgery and Gastroenterology Ausserschwyz

Doctor at Einsiedeln Hospital, Horgen Hospital, St. Anna Clinic Lucerne (CH)


2013 – 2016

Chief Surgeon

Lachen Hospital (CH)


2002 – 2013

Head Surgeon and Member of the Executive Board

Lachen Hospital (CH)


1996 – 2001

Senior Physician Surgery and Deputy Head of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (CH)


1995 – 1996

Assistant physician orthopaedics

Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (CH)


1993 – 1995

Assistant and Senior Assistant Surgeon/Intensive Care Unit

Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (CH)


1992 – 1993

Registrar in Surgery

Department of General Surgery
Northampton England (UK)

Further education


Specialised title Visceral Surgery



(Fellow of the European Board of Vascular Surgery)
European Specialist Examination and Qualification



Specialist FMH for Surgery


“Intraoperative Catheter Thrombolysis as an Adjunct to Surgical

Revascularisation for Infrainguinal Limb-Threatening Ischemia”.

Doctorate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern (CH)


1988 – 1992

Resident training
General Surgery, Thun Hospital (CH)
Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Inselspital Bern (CH)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inselspital Bern (CH)
Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Inselspital Bern (CH)



Diploma / licence to practise medicine


1981 – 1987

Medical studies, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern (CH)


  • Swiss Society of Surgery SGC
  • Swiss Society for Visceral Surgery SGVC
  • Swiss Society for Vascular Surgery SGG
  • Swiss Medical Association FMH
  • Medical Society of the Canton of Schwyz
  • German Society for Surgery DGC
  • European Society for Vascular Surgery ESVS
  • Vascular Access Society VAS

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