Main Diseases Treated

  • Genetic analysis of cancers
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Hereditary ataxias
  • Hereditary cancers
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Epilepsies
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mental retardation
  • Developmental delay
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Hereditary deafness

Main Diseases Treated

  • Simple and complex arrhythmias
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Adult congenital cardiopathy
  • Congenital and acquired pediatric cardiopathy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Arterial hypertension (AHT)
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  • Acute and chronic peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute and chronic heart failure
  • Syncope and arrhythmia
  • Acute and chronic coronary syndrome
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Heart tumors

Medical Specialties

Medical specialties at the center are the following:

  • Geriatrics Division (liaison geriatrics)
  • Primary Care Division (community geriatrics unit)
  • General Internal Medicine Division
  • Bone Diseases Division
  • Palliative Medicine Division - Bellerive Hospital
  • Neurology Division
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Division
  • Adult Psychiatry Division (geriatric psychiatric unit)
  • Medical Rehabilitation Division
  • SMIR Beau-Séjour

Research and Teaching

The Medical Center for the Aging implements various research programs.

It also contributes to establishing multidisciplinary postgraduate training in geriatrics and gerontology. This is interdepartmental training for doctors wishing to complete in-depth training in geriatrics and obtain a specialized FMH title in this field.

Centers of Specialized Expertise

HUG has taken on the progressive establishment of centers specialized in one organ or one pathology.

The centers are cross-functional entities bringing together activities, units and/or medical services from different departments. Each center is equipped with a steering committee made up of representatives from all the relevant medical specialties.

A Center for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine for Switzerland's number one orthopedic hospital

Switzerland's number one hospital for orthopedics and trauma care, HUG has already demonstrated its expertise in this area. By creating a Center For Musculoskeletal And Sports Medicine, it has confirmed its leading position and provides optimal care to both everyday patients and sports stars.