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Medical and clinical research is one of the objectives of the HUG. The development of efficient and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic strategies is the main research mission of the Division.
There are two main areas of research.
The sternum, the 12 vertebrates and both sides of the ribs forming the rib cage. It holds and protects a large number of vital organs such as the lungs and constitutes, to this effect, a complex barrier to gaining access to treatments. Treating thoracic pathologies by opting for minimally invasive techniques is the mission of the Thoracic Surgery Division.