What do you do when you need to see a doctor?
Even if most doctors in Switzerland are fairly good, there is still the issue of how experienced they are and also, if they are the right ones for you. For minor interventions, this might not be an issue, but for complex surgeries or treatments, how you get along with your doctor matters immensely.
If you're registered with a GP in Switzerland, then they will usually recommend a specialist for you. If you're not happy with that choice, if you need a second opinion or if you simply prefer to go directly to some of the best doctors in the country, here's how Hirslanden can help.
Why you should get in touch with Hirslanden
When you contact Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland, here's what you can count on:
No language barriers. Hirslanden will recommend a specialist who speaks your language or a language you feel most comfortable with.
Get fast access to highly qualified specialist doctors. Hirslanden will schedule your consultation as quickly as possible, so you don't have to wait for months to see a specialist.
Find a specialist doctor who's right for you from among Hirslanden's network of over 2,700 highly qualified and experienced doctors.
If no physical examination is needed, or medical equipment, you can schedule a Telemedicine consultation and talk to your doctor on Skype.
Hirslanden can arrange for a second opinion consultation, if you so wish. This is mostly the case for complex medical conditions.
First class medical care, leading diagnosis capabilities and state-of-art treatment. Hirslanden uses an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to diagnosis, treatment and care, transferring and using knowledge across specialities, so that every patient is sure to receive the best diagnostic and the best therapeutic outcome possible.
This detailed, networked approach means that Hirslanden can efficiently put together diagnoses and treatments for even the most complex of cases which would take much longer in hospitals where this kind of close networking is not standard practice.
When you are a patient at Hirslanden, you can be confident that every possible avenue will be explored and discussed, and that you will receive the best possible treatment for your condition.
What to expect from Hirslanden
The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, Switzerland's largest medical network, has a well-deserved reputation for excellence across a broad spectrum of medical specialities. With a network of over 3,000 highly qualified and experienced specialist doctors, the care they provide is truly first-class.
Below is what you can expect from Hirslanden when it comes to some of the most in-demand medical specialties Hirslanden are proud to have under their umbrella: cancer treatment, cardiology, plastic surgery, fertility treatment and neurology.Get in touch with Hirslanden
Best possible care for cancer patients
Hirslanden has specialist centres of excellence for oncology throughout Switzerland, which offer an entire range of treatments - from tests to form a diagnosis through to state-of-the-art procedures utilising cutting edge technology and the latest medical research. An expert panel of doctors from different fields collaborate to combine therapies and create a personalised pathway for every patient.
Combined therapy for the best possible outcome
There is a vast array of cancer treatments available worldwide. The Hirslanden Group employs expert doctors who stay constantly updated on the latest oncological studies and research. Immunotherapy, stem-cell therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are combined to achieve the best possible outcome, giving each patient a decisive advantage in the fight against cancer.
Every patient is different so there’s no such thing as generalised cancer treatment. Genetic characteristics are considered together with the location of the tumour within the body to inform and create an individual approach for each patient. Utilising the combined therapy ethic gives all Hirslanden patients the best possible prospect of a positive outcome.
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Among many other medical specialties, Hirslanden also offers exceptional quality personalised prosthetics. These customised joint replacements are the latest advancement in treating joint diseases such as hip osteoarthritis, knee osteoarthritis, and shoulder joint diseases. By using three-dimensional computer models, Hirslanden creates joint prostheses that are perfectly tailored to each patient.
This collaborative effort between orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, engineers, and software developers ensures the utmost precision in the creation of these artificial joints. Unlike standard prostheses, personalised prosthetics fit the affected joint more accurately, preserving the natural feeling and allowing for better long-term functioning and durability.
Schedule your appointment today and experience the expertise and support of Hirslanden's top-rated medical team in multiple languages.
Get a second opinion from Swiss specialists
Sometimes, different doctors can give you different diagnosis or treatment options and you need help making a decision. Or you're recommended a major surgery and want to make sure it is the best option for your condition.
In these cases, you can trust the leading specialists at Hirslanden to get an objective assessment of your first diagnosis and receive the best possible treatment.
From thorough review of your medical documents to clear recommendation for further action, your specific medical question is sure to be fully answered.
Schedule your appointment today and Hirslanden's top-rated medical team will help you select the right specialist, as well as offer support in multiple languages.
World leading expertise on Cardiology & Heart Surgery
Hirslanden is a world leader in the field of cardiology providing first-class, expert, comprehensive care to over 10,000 patients a year. Both inpatients and outpatients have ongoing direct contact with an experienced cardiologist throughout their treatment, and extremely complex surgical operations are performed by highly trained and experienced surgeons using minimally invasive techniques. These innovative treatments lead to an immensely high surgical success rate.
In many Hirslanden clinics, for instance Klinik St. Anna in Lucerne, cardiology services are available 24/7 for emergency cases.
As a leading Swiss healthcare provider, the Hirslanden Group focuses on integrated medical care along the entire life cycle, or what is known as the continuum of care. This involves prevention, counselling, medical diagnostics, therapy and after-care: Hirslanden organises seamless medical treatment over the entire medical spectrum of cardiology.
Cardiology preventive check-up
A cardiological check involves a comprehensive examination of the heart, based on the latest medical findings and it includes: resting ECG, stress ECG, Echocardiography (transthoracic/through the ribcage) and blood test. Additional examinations are possible and will include: echocardiography (transoesophageal/via the oesophagus), Holter ECG (24 h), 24-hour blood pressure measurement or pacemaker enquiry.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in our industrialised world. Until recently, research and clinical practice have concentrated on the identification and management of risk factors. In the future however, focus will primarily be on the disease-specific cause and its explanation on the basis of the genetic background and environmental factors. Cardiogenetics, research into human genetic material to identify gene variants that are important for clinical heart medicine, has developed significantly.
State-of-the-art infrastructure for cardiological treatment
The cardiology department of the Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich is the first Swiss location to operate the latest generation of the Philips Azurion therapy platform, a state-of-the-art cardiac catheter workstation for the treatment of patients with heart disease.
This state-of-the-art infrastructure, with fully equipped cardiac catheter laboratories
and highly trained specialist staff, enable Hirslanden to offer innovative treatment methods. They offer highly complex surgical procedures using minimally invasive operations to treat mitral valve insufficiency, atrial fibrillation and many other heart conditions. Hirslanden patients benefit from an extremely high surgical success rate.
To find out more on what it means to be a cardiology patient at Hirslanden, have a look here.
Up to 15% of couples globally are affected by infertility. The experienced specialists at Hirslanden can help with issues of low fertility and infertility, from insemination through to inception and birth.
In a comprehensive consultation, the reasons behind a couple’s or individual’s inability to conceive will be thoroughly investigated and the most effective options for future treatment will be explored. Hopeful parents-to-be can feel secure in the knowledge that Hirslanden are using the latest medical advances, giving them the best possible chance of conception and a successful pregnancy.
Treatments range from social egg freezing and sperm preservation (when you want to postpone the decision to have children), to hormonal treatments, artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). And to give more peace of mind to future parents, artificially fertilised embryos can be tested for genetic hereditary diseases before implantation.
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Leading Neurology Expertise
Hirslanden specializes in all fields of neurology. This includes the treatment of common neurological disease patterns such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia as well as dizziness and headache.
Neurology cases are treated holistically at Hirslanden by a network of specialists from various fields. This intensive collaboration ensures optimal treatment for patients, based on the latest medical results – also at their certified Stroke Centres.
Hirslanden has state-of-the-art devices in fully equipped Neuro Suites, Brain Suites, and Stroke Centres. Innovative methods to show blood vessels enable precise diagnosis, helping create personal treatment concepts. Their experienced specialists use excellent surgical techniques for gentle, minimally invasive procedures, keeping your hospital stay as short as possible.
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Find out more about the Hirslanden Private Hospital Group
With 17 top-class hospitals throughout Switzerland, Hirslanden is the largest private hospital group in Switzerland and provides some of the most impressive private healthcare in the world. All the hospitals are located in peaceful, green surroundings, some with therapeutic views of lakes and mountains, others with stunning architecture.
Quite simply, Hirslanden is the best hospital group in Switzerland and a true leader in the service it provides.
Each of the 17 Hirslanden hospitals has the latest technology, ultra-modern facilities and exceptionally well-trained staff who provide a high-quality service that’s both personal and outstanding. Hirslanden doctors are medical professionals with years of experience and their skills cover a wide range of specialist disciplines.
Driven by patient satisfaction
Patient satisfaction lies at the heart of the Hirslanden ethic. The overall satisfaction rate in December 2020 was an impressive 92.1% with 93% of patients more than happy to recommend Hirslanden to others. You can read some past patient views here.
Hirslanden International: your point of contact if you're an international resident in Switzerland or have traveled to Switzerland from abroad
Hirslanden International focuses exclusively on international patients. Once you have contacted their team you will generally stay with the person who was your first port-of-call for all future enquiries. A dedicated contact ensures a smooth continuity of care from initial enquiry to the completion of your treatment. From answering any queries you might have about your treatment through to organising transport and hotels they can help you with almost anything during your entire stay.
A member of the team will be able to provide you with free advice on the full range of services Hirslanden offers. They can help you select the appropriate doctor, and then schedule an online consultation. If you require a quote, all you need to do is send any medical reports you have (if available) with a description of your current symptoms. You'll then receive a personalised quote based on an assessment done by one of the Hirslanden specialists. Your treatment costs can be covered by insurance, by a company, organisation or embassy or by yourself.
Nothing is more important than keeping you in good health, which is why high-quality medical treatment is a wise investment in you and your future.
Join Hirslanden’s discerning patient base and let their highly trained staff take the stress of your medical procedure away by providing you with a service that is caring, professional, high-class and hassle-free.
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