Gastric and esophageal tumor center

At the Gastric and Esophageal Tumor Center of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich, we offer the entire spectrum of screening, diagnostics, therapy and follow-up care for gastric and esophageal cancer in all stages. Special emphasis is placed on state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques (including robotic-assisted surgery) and precision oncology.

The prerequisite for successful tumor therapy is close interdisciplinary cooperation between the treating physicians. With this daily lived concept we develop a tailor-made therapeutic strategy for each of our patients. The integrative approach at the Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Center includes interdisciplinary consultations, advanced imaging and molecular diagnostics, state-of-the-art surgical and radiotherapeutic procedures, and targeted systemic and immunotherapies. As a university hospital, the clinical implementation of innovations from research is also an important concern for us.
The constant exchange with our first-class anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians and the consistent use of minimally invasive surgical procedures enable us to provide safe and at the same time gentle surgical care – this also applies to high-risk patients.


University Hospital Zurich
Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich
Gastric and esophageal tumor center
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 97 67
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Our experts

Christian Gutschow, Prof. Dr. med.

Chefarzt, Department of Visceral Surgery and Transplantation

Tel. +41 44 255 11 50
Specialties: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Surgery (Upper-GI) and Endocrine Surgery

Ralph Fritsch, PD Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology

Tel. +41 44 255 22 14
Specialties: Gastrointestinal tumors, Hepatobiliary tumors, Molecular oncology and precision oncology