Hirslanden Group offers a wide range of medical services, covering most of the areas of research and treatments. Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich offers inpatient and outpatient treatments.
Main medical fields
In orthopedics surgery, the latest navigation system is used. It helps surgeons in the entire process; from planning to operation in an accurate three-dimensional model, such as the implantation of total hip and knee replacements . This navigation system provides surgeons a new opportunity to improve quality standards by increasing accuracy of implantation and thus improve the results of surgery.
For successful treatment of tumor, recognition, display, and pinpointing the primary tumor is the most important . The basis for a successful diagnosis is the most modern equipment, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and radiation medicine, as well as invasive digital imaging techniques.
These techniques are most frequently used for diseases in the brain and spinal cord, as well as internal organs (e.g., prostate, lung, intestine).
On the basis of the diagnosis, a specialized team of doctors prescribes the appropriate treatment for patients. There are three types of therapy which, depending on the type and location of the tumor is used either in combination with each other or separately.
In medical oncology, chemotherapy and hormone or immunotherapy are used. To reduce side effects, regular medical supervision during and immediately after therapy is absolutely necessary.
During the recent years, the field of oncology radiation has seen unprecedented progress. In its Institute of Oncology, Hirslanden offers the most modern equipment.
Among other things it is equipped with the latest technologic linear accelerator designed for radiotherapy. It helps to maintain accurate alignment of the radiation field to the tumor volume. A particularly important result of the application of this procedure is to prevent exposure of adjacent healthy tissue.
One of the first European Institute of Oncology started using the system «on board imaging» (OBI). This system can accurately control the position of the patient before and during the irradiation. As a result, the tumor can be irradiated with higher doses without affecting nearby healthy tissue. In this case, the probability of local cure increases and side effects occur less often.
Since March 2009, the clinic offers the CyberKnife technology. This device allows a single irradiation of certain tumors with millimeter precision. The CyberKnife System is the world’s only non-invasive system of radiosurgery to treat tumors anywhere in the body. The system includes a technology for determining the location of the tumor imaging: a robotic arm with a computer-controlled system.
Cardiac surgery, vascular surgery and thoracic surgery
The spectrum of cardiac services is constantly growing due to new therapeutic modalities, among which are the latest stenting technology with layering medications in combination with antithrombotic medication. Hirslanden is equipped with the latest technology laboratory for the study of the heart catheter.
Patients of both sexes suffering from diseases of the urogenital tract, are taken care of in the Department of Urology. Specialists of the department daily confront disturbances caused by malignant tumors, male and female incontinence, deposits of stones, infertility and impotence, and this is only part of what they encounter. For the diagnosis of urological disorders, a number of special techniques such as urine analysis, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are used. The primary objective is to maintain, as far as possibl,e the quality of life through the use of minimally invasive procedures. If surgery still becomes necessary, it is possible to conduct minimum invasive operations with the use of surgical techniques such as the Da Vinci robotic technology or laser. As a result, there is a decrease of pain and it shortens the rehabilitation phase.
Cecil Clinic was founded in 1937 high above the city of Lausanne. The clinic’s rooms afford splendid views of Lake Geneva and the city of Lausanne and its mountain backdrop. Since 1990 it has been part of the Hirsladen Group of private Swiss clinics, which has 12 members. Cecil Clinic has a system of affiliated doctors which ensures first class medical standards across a whole range of medical spheres. This, combined with top-of-the-range equipment: 6 operating theatres, a dialysis centre, A&E, a pain relief centre, a centre for the diagnosis and treatment of incontinence, a radiology lab, intensive care, a coronary centre, and a research laboratory.
The clinic is also well known for its friendly atmosphere, which, combined with the excellent hotel-standard service from highly experienced personnel, allows for the finest quality service. At their disposal, patients have: the choice of 2 daily menus delivered to their rooms, a bar, a restaurant, a hairdressing salon, a cosy hall, and a small convenience store. Some rooms also have the option of a terrace or balcony
Located just a five minute walk from the 5 star Lausanne Palace & Spa, it is very convenient for out-patients who are not required to live in at the clinic. Some of the clinic’s doctors can arrange visits to the patient personally at the hotel, both in the lead up to and after the operation.
Services offered include: surgery and cardiology, general and vascular surgery, surgery on the digestive system, the large intestine, thoracic surgery, intracranial brain surgery, urology, gynaecology and obstetrics, plastic surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery; a diabetes clinic, gastroenterology, oncology and pneumology labs.
The Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht is situated in the picturesque part of Switzerland in the heart of Canton of Thurgau, in Zihlschlacht, a small village 50 minutes’ drive from Zurich international airport and 20 minutes to St. Gallen. The country air and pleasant climate – what could be better for rehabilitation and recovery?
The Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht is the leading Swiss clinic for neurologic rehabilitation and the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The clinic’s main area of expertise is the neurological rehabilitation of patients with acute, sub-acute and chronic diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system in phases B, C and D. A synergetic, interdisciplinary programme has been created from varied and multistage therapeutic methods. The clinic’s medical team (neurologists, psychiatrists, physicians, physical therapists and specialists in social medicine and rehabilitation procedures) guarantees total diagnostic and therapeutic care. What’s more, the clinic works closely with distinguished doctors – cardiologists, angiologists, urologists, phlebotomists, ophthalmologists, surgeons, psychiatrists and others. In complicated cases consultations with these specialists can be arranged.
Neurological rehabilitation at the clinic is a 24-hour programme – in which patients receive constant care and supervision from the clinic’s qualified personnel.
Doctors, therapists and medical personnel adjust their programme and treatment to each individual patient. The earlier the rehabilitation programme is started the more hope there is for success.
The goal of the treatment and therapy programmes is the best reintegration back into patients’ private and, if possible, professional life possible.
The main areas of therapy:
• The Centre for Early Neurologic Rehabilitation
• The Parkinson’s Centre
• Programme for treating disorders of the body’s motor functions
• Neurourology (secretion disorders)
• Dysphagy (swallowing abnormalities)
• Neuroophthalmologic rehabilitation (eyesight abnormalities)
The clinic offers the following range of therapies:
• Active personalized care
• Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Speech therapy
• Music therapy
• Clinical psychology
• Movement education/Qi Gong
• Pain therapy
• Specialised therapy for Parkinson’s disease
• Professional skills Therapy
• Personal hygiene education and precautionary practices
• Social services and career-guidance
Diagnostics: As soon as the patient enters the Rehaklinik Zihlschlacht, a general diagnostic investigation is carried out (X-ray examination, ultrasound, encephalogram, electromyogram, electronystagmography, electrocardiogram, laboratory analysis and other tests). If more complicated examinations are required (such as computer tomography and others) patients are directed to the neighbouring radiological centre at the canton’s University Hospital.
Location: in the middle of a large park, in the picturesque village of Zihlschlacht, 50 minutes’ drive from Zurich international airport and 20 minutes from St. Gallen .
Accommodation: 100 beds in spacious and cosy double or private rooms. Every room has a TV, telephone, bathroom with a toilet, shower and all necessary toiletries.
The clinic consists of several modern buildings and two older buildings that have recently been renovated, all of which are interlinked. Moreover, the Parkinson’s Centre has just open another new building – the Pavilion.
Additional services: indoor pool, which is heated to body temperature – perfect for muscle relaxation – and an adjustable floor, a gymnasium, training centre, cafeteria, hair salon, laundry, cash machine and parking area.
The Pediatric center of clinic des Grangettes opened its doors to young patients in October 2009, thanks to the funding of the Hans Wilsdorf Fondation, the founder of the famous Rolexn watch brand .
The Pediatric center of clinic des Grangettes is also a center for pediatric emergency, open to patients from 10.00 to 20.00 seven days a week.
The architects of this “miracle building”, Jacques Roulet and Rino Brodbeck, tried to combine comfort, convenience and functionality. They have created an unusual glass “island”, oval, inside of which is a huge aquarium of ten meters height with thousands of colorful fish from Lake Tanganyika.
The Pediatric center building was designed in such a way that both kids and parents feel comfortable and positive.
The center has among the best pediatricians, in the field of cardiology, surgery, or infectious diseases. There are well-equipped operating theaters and radiology with MRI of latest technology. “Absolutely anyone who needs urgent help can apply ,” said Dr. Alessandro Diana responsible for the medical part of the pediatric center.
Children are not “little adults” and pathologies that they may develop, differ from the diseases in adults. Imaging techniques are basically the same as for adults, but there are differences. Basically, the difference is in size and physiology.
Age of the patients always varies from newborns (even born prematurely) to teenagers, so it’s always necessary to adapt the visualization system (radiography, MRI, CT), as the dose of contrast agent for each patient individually.
Another important factor is the anatomy of the small ones. Their development and growth leads to a lot of changes. It is important to be aware of these changes, as well as the pathology to interpret correctly radiological images. Ignorance of these points often results in poor image interpretation by radiologists for adults.
The Technical infrastructure is absolutely unique for a private clinic. It combines in one place all the possible radiological diagnostic equipment including remote digital X-ray, ultrasound and MRI 1.5 Tesla, as well as a room for anesthesia.
ProCrea is among the major fertility centres in Switzerland, a high quality facility where every year more than two thousand couples come from all over Europe, Asia, and North America. Born from the desire to help couples trying to have a baby, ProCrea unites the most advanced technology with profound attention to the person, in a context where science and passion are put to the service of fertility and, therefore, of life. ProCrea offers patients high professional standards and a continued personal relationship with the team of more than 40 professionals consisting of doctors, biologists, geneticists, and medical help.
Area of specialization
ProCrea Lab (genetic laboratory)
ProCrea has made genetics the heart of its operation: in fact, to make it possible for couples to achieve their desire to have a family, even in complex cases, the genetic approach allows for a complete clinical picture. Genetics can be a fundamental tool to help figure out the causes that prevent pregnancy and to indicate the possible solutions to undertake. In fact, in some cases, undertaking assisted procreation is unnecessary, whereas in other cases it can reveal diseases that, once resolved, can even allow the couple to become pregnant naturally. ProCreaLab is the only molecular genetics laboratory in Switzerland located in a fertility centre
ProCrea Andro (andrology laboratory)
Operating inside the medically assisted reproduction centre ProCrea in Lugano (Switzerland), ProCreaAndro is dedicated to andrology, a branch of medicine regarding men’s health, in particular the health of the urogenital and reproductive systems of men, dealing specifically with diseases that can arise during the man’s lifetime and which can interfere with his fertility. ProCreaAndro collaborates with specialists and has a dedicated laboratory to pinpoint the causes of infertility.
Surrounded by mountains and a splendid lake, Lugano brings together all the characteristics of a metropolis of great style, despite maintaining the traits of a small city.Most particular and striking is the large pedestrian area, which contains the historic centre, full of splendid buildings. ProCrea is located in an ambience where the design of pure lines, the choice of materials and state-of-the-art technology confer both safety and comfort.
Physical spaces and relations are deeply integrated to make every patient feel at ease.
This institution is providing treatment by radiotherapy and systemic methods (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, specialized therapy).
Cancer Center “Eaux-Vives” in Geneva, is part of the Genolier Clinics Network. The clinic is located in the center of Geneva. With a team of competent and dedicated doctors, known oncologists, this center has become the platform for radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Specialists from different areas of radiation oncology and medical oncology provide comprehensive care for patients with advanced medical techniques in radiation oncology, oncology and hematology, in compliance with medical ethics and respect for patients. The task of rescue teams, having at its disposal advanced technical infrastructure and highly qualified staff, is to accept patients immediately upon receipt. The department of radiation oncology uses high-energy linear accelerator, allowing to take care of more than 30 people a day. In addition, the center has a comfortable and cozy room for sessions of chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
Technical equipment of the center:
The technical equipment is a sample of the newest devices in its category that meet all modern requirements.
The center is equipped with devices that ensure a very high level of accuracy:
IGRT – a kind of external radiotherapy under radiological control image (Image-Guided Radio-Therapy- IGRT) allows you to monitor the status of every patient. This method is intended to be changed for each session of radiation beam position in line with the position of the treated tumor and sparing healthy organs.
IMRT – a technology used in the center of «Eaux-Vives», which makes it possible to modulate the beam intensity (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy- IMRT), which allows to optimize the distribution of radiation, the dose is maximum in tumor tissues and minimal in healthy tissue around the edges of the tumor ).
ON BOARD IMAGING – this imaging technology (On Board Imaging- OBI; Cone Beam Computerized Tomography- CBCT) allows operators to ensure that the radiation will be produced in a reproducible manner from session to session.
The department of Medical Oncology and Hematology is located on the second floor of the center and includes 4 rooms for outpatient consultations and 5 rooms for patients undergoing systemic therapy. On this floor is also a nurse, a waiting room, an isolated room, for the preparation of cytostatic medications (chemotherapy), in accordance with federal regulations, and two offices (administration, nurse).
Clinic La Tour (Hôpital de La Tour) – is one of the largest private clinics in Switzerland.
Location: in Meyrin, a few minutes drive from Geneva. The clinic La Tour is easily accessible from anywhere in Geneva. The clinic offers a beautiful view on the Jura Mountains and the famous vineyards of Geneva.
The clinic was built in 1976. Currently, it is the only private hospital in the canton of Geneva, which has its own emergency department accredited by the Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The clinic also has a round the clock ambulance. The operating unit, equipped with the most modern equipment, has 6 operating rooms, in which not less than 50 specialists are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. The clinic specializes in all areas of surgery with the exception of organ transplantation and severe child pathologies.
The clinic team consists of highly skilled professionals working directly in the clinic or having private offices in the city.
It collaborates with more than 500 doctors and consultants of international reputation. The department of radiology commonly uses the latest imaging techniques (CT, MRI).
Clinic La Tour has a well-developed infrastructure. Priority areas – cardiology, noninvasive cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, rehabilitation of cardiac patients, surgery, traumatology and sports medicine.
With the arrival of Dr. Antoine Bloch in 1981, La Tour Hospital opened an office of cardiovascular disease, which use the latest technology and treatments. Over the recent years, considerable progress has been made in the field of cardiovascular prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Echocardiography, Doppler, etc.. Methods allow to observe theheart by ultrasound. Currently, they play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. New imaging techniques in angiography (a widely used method in the diagnosis of vascular disorders) are also used.
Over the past twenty years, the department of cardiovascular surgery has become the hallmark of the clinic De la Tour. Known surgeons are taken for treatment of all diseases of the heart (coronary artery disease, valves, congenital anomalies) and vessels (bypass surgery, arterial prostheses), except for transplantation.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a fundamental element of healing cardiovascular disease. Rehabilitation program designed for patients with myocardial infarction, heart surgery. We are talking about cardio-vascular rehabilitation, based on physical activity under the medical supervision of physiotherapists. Rehabilitation also includes working with existing risk factorssuch as smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity, stress, sedentary lifestyle.
Rehabilitation is done on outpatient basis and is made individually for each patient.
Specialty Hospital La Tour
Located in the Swiss town of Montreux, directly on the shores of Lake Geneva, Clinique La Prairie is considered as one of the most famous in the world.
Two specializations are to be pointed out: the Aesthetic Medicine Clinic and the Menopause department. They offer both basic and customized programs. Among the most popular procedures is worth noting liposuction surgery to change the shape of the breast, blepharoplasty and circular facelift.
The center for Aesthetic Medicine is working with the Beautymed center, which is situated in the clinic’s spa center . This allows you to achieve really good results in a relatively short time.
The Menopause Center was created to address the problems of women in a specific age group. The center provides a range of services in this area, including psychological counseling.
Spa with a medical approach.
A new wellness center clinic was opened in 2005. The center is fully integrated into the clinic, and works closely with the Medical Center. It offers a thalassotherapy center, two swimming pools, a large gym. The spa center has trained medical personnel, all procedures are based on an exclusive cosmetic line: Swiss Perfection.
It offers weekly programs or weekend programs. Special procedures: microdermabrasion, special peeling, facial Simonin (elektroridoliz), ATS procedures (microcurrent therapy gold electrodes). Complex procedures are performed with local anesthesia.
Good service and perfect location.
The clinic is located just an hour’s drive from the international airport of Geneva, right on the shores of Lake Leman. Montreux town is surrounded by the Alps, which creates a unique microclimate.
In addition to high quality treatment, Clinique La Prairie offers accommodation in two small guest houses with all complex of services of a five star hotel.
Clinic La Source – is a private multidisciplinary clinic (surgery, medicine, maternity).
Location: in the center of Lausanne, in a green area, sheltered from the noise of the city. The clinic offers high quality services for her patients, with the highest level of safety and comfort. Clinic La Source is part of the association «The Swiss Leading Hospital», which already speaks for itself about the level and quality of services.
The clinic has a “Nurse Institute” – one of the largest in Switzerland.
Accommodation: The clinic has a capacity of 150 beds. The rooms has shower and toilet, direct dial telephone, wireless Internet access, radio, DVD player. Most of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning.
The Clinic des Grangettes is a private Swiss clinic, famous for its quality service and excellent reputation.
Location: 10 minutes’ drive from the center of Geneva, 15 minutes’ drive from the train / railway station, 30 minutes’ drive from the airport.
The clinic is surrounded by a very nice park, which creates a calm and exclusive atmosphere.
The clinic disposes of very effective diagnostic and therapeutic tools, regularly updated. The medical corps is composed of more than 450 independent doctors and surgeons, carefully selected, which ensures a high level of skill.
The Clinic des Grangettes is specialized in the following areas of medicine:
Pediatrics is one of the priority areas of the clinic. In this area, Clinic des Grangettes is the leading private institution in the country.
Children’s department is located in a separate pavilion, having the shape of a transparent oval standing on the water. Very spacious, the pavilion has four floors, two of which are located under the ground. In the children’s department are: consulting doctors’ offices, treatment rooms and a variety of medical devices.
Technical equipment of the children’s ward of the Clinic des Grangettes is unique among private clinics. The clinic has a full radiological center, including remote-controlled digital fluoroscopy, densitometry, ultrasound, MRI 1.5 Tesla, as well as room to prepare for the anesthesia.
Children’s Radiology is an important link between the attending pediatrician and other specialists in the treatment of childhood diseases.
For special comfort, there are children’s rooms, where they can play. Bright room design and an amazing aquarium with exotic fish distract young patients from their troubles. The clinic is designed and maintained by a special confidential atmosphere, which allows physicians to easily establish friendly contact with young patients and arouse their interest in treatment.
Radiology allows you to visualize the physiology and metabolism of the human body. X-ray imaging is used in the clinic and its various departments, such as:
The radiological Centre of Clinic des Grangettes is equipped with the latest technologies. It can perform all the necessary diagnostic tests:
Radiation therapy is one of the three existing weapons in the fight against malignant tumors with chemotherapy and surgery. It is particularly effective in the treatment of localized tumors and to prevent recurrence.
The Institute is equipped with modern radiotherapy equipment RapidArc, which greatly improved the comfort and accuracy of treatment, while reducing the number of sessions and reducing side effects.
RapidArc, a high-tech machine technology based on the use of high-precision linear accelerators in conjunction with computed tomography. Real-time RapidArc allows you to send on a tumor radiation 10 times more powerful than the previous generation of devices without hitting healthy organs.
Today’s technological advances mean that urological pathologies can be treated far more efficiently and less invasively than in the past. Contrary to popular belief, urology concerns not only men; about 40% of women are among patients of Urology Center of Grangettes.
Founded in 2004 by two renowned urologists, Dr. Franz Schmidlin and Dr. Frank Mayer, the center provides services to their patients continuously, seven days by week. Better yet, it ensures quick response and general care in case of a urological emergency, thanks to a close collaboration with the emergency services of the Clinic des Grangettes.
Department of Oncology and hematology
The Oncology and Hematology Center offers to the patients with oncology diseases multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary care.
Cancer is a complex illness that often requires that patients to apply to different specialists. The oncology and hematology centre relies on a network of certified physicians and on the outstanding services offered by the Clinique to facilitate communication between the specialists. This ensures the best care for the patients.
All types of cancer are treated at the Clinic, the most frequent being breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.