Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to the criteria of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), is defined as glucose intolerance diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy.

The prevalence of GDM is highly variable depending on the population studied and also depending on the screening threshold used.

However, it is a common condition: in European populations, the prevalence of GDM is around 3 to 6% of all pregnancies.


Presurgical Evaluation for Epilepsy


Our unit is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsies. Because of a close collaboration with both universities (Geneva and Lausanne), the whole spectrum of modern diagnostic tools is available. Since beginning our work, more than 600 patients have been evaluated and most have also had operations; 40 to 45% of our patients were children and adolescents.


Areas of Research

  • Research activities at the Trois-Chêne SMI-R are related to the response to anti-platelet medication, often prescribed to elderly patients, as part of the Geneva Platelet Group (FR).
  • Other areas or research pertain to diagnostic strategies and medical decision-making as well as collaborations with clinical research projects at the Trois-Chêne Hospital.




Mission of the Neurosurgery Division

  • Provide diagnostic and therapeutic care for patients with neurosurgical-type conditions.
  • Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients. In the latter case, they are given a referral consultation by their regular physician.