Dr. med. Philippe Brosi


Chirurgie, spez. Viszeralchirurgie

Work experience

since 2019 Consultant in visceral surgery, Hirslanden Beau-Site, Bern
2017-2019 Consultant in visceral and transplant surgery, Zurich University Hospital (under Prof. PA Clavien)
2014-2017 Consultant in general, visceral, vascular and thoracic surgery, Baselland Liestal Canton Hospital (starting under Dr C Kull, Senior Consultant, then under Prof R Rosenberg from 07/2014)
2013-2014 Acting consultant in general, visceral, vascular and thoracic surgery, Baselland Liestal Canton Hospital (under Prof. CA Maurer)
2011-2013 Registrar in general, visceral, vascular and thoracic surgery, Liestal Canton Hospital (under Prof. CA Maurer)
2009-2010 Surgical registrar, surgical department, Olten Canton Hospital (under Prof. M Zuber/Dr L Eisner)
2009 Radiological registrar, University Centre for Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology, Inselspital Bern (under Prof. P Vock)
2008-2009 Surgical registrar, surgical department, Olten Canton Hospital (under Prof. M Zuber/Dr L Eisner)
2007-2008 Medical researcher, paediatric radiology, DoseWatchers project (under Dr R Wolf)
2005-2007 Scientific research as part of the DoseWatchers project (part-time work during medical degree, under Dr R Wolf)


2020 Schwerpunkttitel Viszeralchirurgie
2014 Surgical specialty certificate awarded by FMH
2013 FMH surgical specialty exam
2009 Foundational surgery exam
2007 Doctorate in medicine
Federal medical exam, University of Bern
2001-2007 Medical degree, University of Bern
Baccalaureate (maths/science pathway)
1997-2001 Maths and science specialist grammar school at Bern-Kirchenfeld, specialising in physics
1989-1997 Primary and secondary school, lower school (grammar) in Worb


  • Swiss surgical society SGC-SSC
  • German Society of Surgery DGCH
  • Federation of Swiss Doctors FMH
  • Association of Swiss registrars and consultants VSAO-ASMAC


05/2016 – Minimally Invasive Perianal and Transanal Surgery, Strasbourg, France

05/2016 – Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Advanced Course, Strasbourg, France

01/2015 – Da Vinci System Training as a Console Surgeon, ORSI Melle, Belgium

09/2014 – Da Vinci System Training as a First Assistant, ORSI Melle, Belgium

01/2012 – Training course vascular techniques, Vascular International, Pontresina, Switzerland

09/2011 – ATLS Student Course, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland

09/2010 – Laparoscopy course for advanced learners, St. Gallen Canton Hospital, Switzerland

02/2010 – International Workshop on Gastrointestinal Surgery, Basic Course, Davos, Switzerland

12/2009 – Basic Science Writing Course run by the Swiss surgical society

12/2008 – AO Trauma Course for Swiss Residents, Davos, Switzerland

04/2006 – Further training: Statistical ideas in medical projects, University of Bern, Switzerland

Procedural Surgical RCTs in Daily Practice: Do Surgeons Adopt Or Is It Just a Waste of Time? Oberkofler CE, Hamming JF, Staiger RD, Brosi P, Biondo S, Farges O, Legemate DA, Morino M, Pinna AD, Pinto-Marques H, Reynolds JV, Campos RR, Rogiers X, Soreide K, Puhan MA, Clavien PA, Rinkes IB. Ann Surg. 2019 Nov;270(5):727-734.

Prophylactic Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh Following Midline Laparotomy-Long-Term Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Glauser PM, Brosi P, Speich B, Käser SA, Heigl A, Rosenberg R, Maurer CA. World J Surg. 2019 Mar 1.

Blurring the boundary between open abdomen treatment and ventral hernia repair. Käser SA, Brosi P, Clavien PA, Vonlanthen R. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2019 Feb 7.

Oncological outcome after MRI-based selection for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in the OCUM Rectal Cancer Trial. Ruppert R, Junginger T, Ptok H, Strassburg J, Maurer CA, Brosi P, Sauer J, Baral J, Kreis M, Wollschlaeger D, Hermanek P, Merkel S; OCUM group. Br J Surg. 2018 May 9.

Prophylactic Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh Reinforcement Reduces the Risk of Incisional Hernia, Two-Year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Brosi P, Glauser PM, Speich B, Samuel SA, Maurer CA. World J Surg. World J Surg. 2018 Jun;42(6):1687-1694.

Use of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Select Patients with Rectal Cancer for Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation--Interim Analysis of the German OCUM Trial (NCT01325649). Kreis ME, Ruppert R, Ptok H, Strassburg J, Brosi P, Lewin A, Schön MR, Sauer J, Junginger T, Merkel S, Hermanek P; OCUM study group. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016 Jan;20(1):25-32.

Spincter preservation after selective chemoradiotherapy of rectal cancer. Interim results of the OCUM study. Baral J, Schön MR, Ruppert R, Ptok H, Strassburg J, Brosi P, Kreis ME, Lewin A, Sauer J, Sawicki S, Schiffmann L, Winde G, Junginger T, Merkel S, Hermanek P. Chirurg. 2015 Dec;86(12):1138-44

Implantation of a stent graft in the right pulmonary artery enables radical resection of a central endothelial sarcoma of the left pulmonary artery. Kissling P, Brosi P, Kull C, Toia D, Maurer CA. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Sep;58(3):787-9.

Tissue banking in a regional hospital: a promising future concept? First report on fresh frozen tissue banking in a hospital without an integrated institute of pathology. von Strauss und Torney M, Güller U, Rezaeian F, Brosi P, Terracciano L, Zuber M. World J Surg. 2012 Oct;36(10):2300-4.

Copper filtration in pediatric digital X-ray imaging: its impact on image quality and dose. Brosi P, Stuessi A, Verdun FR, Vock P, Wolf R. Radiol Phys Technol. 2011 Jul;4(2):148-55.

Revascularization for chronic critical lower limb ischemia in octogenarians is worthwhile. Brosi P, Dick F, Do DD, Schmidli J, Baumgartner I, Diehm N. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Dec; 46(6): 1198-207

Below-the-knee angioplasty in patients with end-stage renal disease. Brosi P, Baumgartner I, Silvestro A, Do DD, Mahler F, Triller J, Diehm N. J Endovasc Ther. 2005 Dec;12(6):704-13

06/2016: Auszeichnung der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie für die beste klinische Forschungsarbeit (103. Jahreskongress der SGC, Lugano):
Prophylactic intraperitoneal onlay mesh reduces the risk of incisional hernia after median laparotomy – two year follow-up results from a randomized controlled trial

12/2007: Qualitätsentwicklungspreis des Inselspitals Bern (1. Platz) für DoseWatchers-Projekt: Qualitätskontrolle im Röntgen Kinderklinik - ein computergestütztes Expositions-Monitoring in der Pädiatrischen Radiologie

06/2007: Posterpreis 2007 “cum laude“ von „DoseWatchers-Project: A systematic approach to dose optimisation“ am 94. Radiologiekongress SGR

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