I am pleased to welcome you to our website. The dermatology practice of Urs Büttiker MD is centrally located at Bern railroad station at Bubenbergplatz 8 near Welle 7. You can reach us from Monday to Friday mornings from 07:30 - 12:00 and in the afternoon Mon, Tue and Thu from 13:00 - 17:00 and Wed and Fri from 12:15 on 031 333 40 40.
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Frequently asked questions
What does a dermatologist cost?
The Swiss dermatologist tariff Tarmed applies: A normal consultation costs on average CHF 105 (excl. treatment / medication), preventive mole checks cost slightly more. For urgent appointments and dermatological emergencies we charge an additional flat rate according to Tarmed.
When do I have to pay the dermatologist myself?
The health insurance only covers dermatological treatment of complaints with disease value. For example, the removal of a birthmark that is classified as harmless by the dermatologist is generally not covered. This also applies to scars that do not cause any symptoms. In certain cases, the dermatologist can obtain a cost approval from the health insurance company.
How long do I have to wait for an appointment with a dermatologist?
The waiting time for a regular appointment can be several weeks. However, last-minute cancellations by patients often lead to prompt appointment options. Longer waiting times are unfortunately not uncommon at dermatology practices in the canton of Bern. We ask for your understanding if you have to wait for an appointment for capacity reasons.
How long is the waiting time at the dermatology clinic?
The average waiting time is between 5 and 15 minutes. In exceptional cases, it may take longer: for example, if we unexpectedly need more time for an operation or for emergencies that require priority treatment. However, such delays are rare. We ask for your understanding.
When do I have to pay the dermatologist myself?
You must pay the costs for the treatment of complaints that do not have a disease value yourself. This includes, for example, the removal of scars and moles that do not pose a health risk. In certain cases, the dermatologist can apply to the health insurance company for a cost approval.
Will I receive an invoice or do I have to pay on the spot?
You will usually receive an invoice for dermatology services that are covered by your health insurance. Alternatively, we use the Tiers payant system, where the invoice is sent directly to the health insurance company, which then settles the bill with you. Aesthetic services that are not covered by health insurance are usually paid for directly on site. You will receive more detailed information when you register.
Can I go to the dermatologist without a referral?
If you have health insurance with a gatekeeper model, you will need a referral from your family doctor. In all other cases, you can register directly at our dermatology practice. We look forward to your registration!
Does the dermatologist perform surgery directly?
The dermatologist endeavors to perform minor procedures directly. However, we cannot promise this. Larger procedures, such as the removal of several moles, laser treatments or the sclerotherapy of spider veins, are usually only carried out in the 2nd session. In the 1st session, we would like to inform you carefully about the benefits and risks of the procedure.
How do I prepare for my visit to the dermatologist?
Please bring your current health insurance card and, if available, previous dermatological findings, reports and histologies. It is best to write down your questions before the consultation so that you do not forget them during the consultation.
Who needs regular check-ups with a dermatologist?
If you have already been treated for skin cancer or have risk factors for skin cancer, you should have an annual examination by a dermatologist or carry out a self-examination of your skin at least every 3 to 6 months (click here for instructions). Risk factors for skin cancer are black or white skin cancer in the family (so-called melanomas or basal cell carcinomas), many moles, immunosuppression, genetic skin diseases or many sunburns.
What complaints and diseases do you treat?
The dermatologist Bern Bubenberg treats skin complaints such as moles, scars, warts, moles, acne, eczema or excessive sweating; venous disorders such as varicose veins or spider veins; diseases of the immune system, sexually transmitted diseases and hair diseases.
What services do you offer in the field of aesthetic dermatology?
We offer the following services in the field of aesthetic dermatology: Wrinkle treatment with Botox, hyaluronic acid or laser; lip injections; skin rejuvenation using chemical peels, PRP therapy, microdermabrasion or laser treatments; removal of spider veins, permanent laser hair removal and tattoo removal.
Which minimally invasive treatment methods do you offer?
Minimally invasive treatment methods include injections with botulinum toxin or hyaluronic acid, chemical peels, PRP therapy, microdermabrasion, cosmetic treatments and laser treatments.
What procedures can you perform on site?
In addition to minimally invasive procedures, we can perform the following procedures on site in our certified operating room: surgical treatment of varicose veins; removal of moles, scars and warts.