Prof. Diego Kyburz on chief physician rounds


The services offered by the Rheumatology University Clinic include outpatient rheumatology consultations in the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic as well as inpatient examinations and joint interdisciplinary special consultations in the musculoskeletal area and in the area of other inflammatory and non-inflammatory rheumatological diseases with orthopaedics, spinal surgery, traumatology, anaesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, neurology, internal medicine and rheumatology.other inflammatory and non-inflammatory rheumatological diseases with orthopaedics, spinal surgery, traumatology, anaesthesia, radiology, dermatology, neurology, internal medicine, nephrology, immunology, the UKBB and others.

The tasks and treatment spectrum of the Rheumatology University Clinic ranges from age-related changes to the musculoskeletal system (for example: osteoarthritis, back problems, osteoporosis) to complex and sometimes life-threatening generalized inflammatory diseases affecting all organs and systems of the body.

  • systemic autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases of the connective tissue and blood vessels.
  • Diseases of the internal organs and the nervous system, insofar as they are directly related to the above-mentioned diseases.
  • degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the joints and spine, soft tissue diseases, bone and metabolic diseases, infectious and neoplastic diseases of organs of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Acute and chronic pain disorders and functional disorders with symptoms of the musculoskeletal system.

  • Outpatient rheumatology investigations at the surgical outpatient clinic - K2, first floor
  • Inpatient rheumatology investigations/treatments
  • Interdisciplinary special consultations (with hand surgery, orthopaedics, dermatology, spinal surgery)
  • Vasculitis consultation (in collaboration with the Medical Polyclinic)
  • Sonography and sonographically guided punctures/infiltrations
  • BV-guided infiltrations
  • Osteoporosis assessment incl. DEXA
  • Collagenosis clarification and Sjögren's consultation (incl. salivary gland biopsy)
  • Synovial biopsy
  • Capillary microscopy
  • Rheumatology consultation for adolescents
  • Radiosynoviorthesis
  • Expert opinion
  • Lip biopsy and sialometry (salivary flow measurement)

The Department of Rheumatology conducts scientific research projects and supports clinical, transnational and biomedical research in collaboration with researchers from other units of the University Hospital, the University of Basel, the Department of Clinical Research and other national and international institutions.

Innovative therapeutic approaches for the treatment of rheumatic and other chronic inflammatory diseases are available through our Therapy Study Center.

Thanks to the special training and many years of experience of its staff and its integration into the overall care structure of the University Hospital, our outpatient clinic is ideally placed to help our patients and explore new avenues together.




Dr. Bettina Bannert



Studienärztin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin DKF / Departement Klinische Forschung

Show profile


Aurora Frei

Study Nurse



Lena Bigliel

Study Nurse



Dr. Eva-Maria Deschauer




Malgorzata Wegner

Study Nurse


The rheumatology consultation for adolescents is a joint service offered by Rheumatology USB (adult rheumatology) and Rheumatology UKBB (pediatric and adolescent rheumatology). Patients with various rheumatological diseases who are on the threshold of adulthood can be treated here. Depending on age, disease and progression, young patients are gradually transferred to the care of adult medicine.

More information on the rheumatology consultation for adolescents