Transplantation

Surgical activity

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In 2015, the growth in surgical activity, observed since 2011, slowed down (-0.3%), by reducing the patient base from the border. Of the 26,234 interventions carried out, 6905, or 26%, were in outpatient care.

Transplantation

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An alternative for the liver

What's the best way to treat the advanced stages of liver disease? So far, the only treatment available for patients with terminal diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver - whether caused by alcohol or viral hepatitis - has been transplantation. 

Transplantation

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A new way to donate organs

Every week in Switzerland, two people on average die while awaiting an organ. On 1st October, the HUG launched a programme of organ donations known as "non-heart beating" to increase the number of donors. 

Surgery Department

Mission

Mission of the Surgery Department

The Surgery Department provides 24/7 elective and emergency care, for patients with basic insurance and also patients with complementary or private insurance.

It is made up of eight medical divisions:

While the department divisions function autonomously, from a medical point of view and in terms of patient care, they are functionally and structurally linked to one another, in terms of the following aspects:

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Training of residents, career planning
  • Academic research activities
  • Use of common operating theaters
  • Handling of surgical emergencies, in particular as part of the CAU 
  • Humanitarian surgery
  • Common department budget

The department is a center of excellence in several areas and in several surgical specialties, not only at a Swiss level, but also a Europe level.

Each year, it welcomes dozens of outside visitors who come to do an advanced training course.

Au 29 avenue de la Roseraie à Genève,  la deuxième Maison de la Fondation Ronald McDonald offre « petit chez soi… loin de leur chez soi » aux familles d’enfants hospitalisés aux HUG.

Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care

Mission

Mission of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Division

  • To provide care for all newborns, infant or child whose vital functions are threatened and who requires monitoring or therapy subject to intensive medicine.
  • To support patients and their loved ones in these crisis situations
  • To make every effort, in close collaboration with their immediate family, to provide all that is necessary and possible to improve the quality of life and chances of survival of children in a state that requires monitoring or specialized treatment.
  • To achieve and maintain a level of excellence over the long term, the effort depends on four components: clinical care, training-education, humanitarian projects as well as research, with the utmost respect for the children and their parents, and to improve their condition.

Immunology and Allergology

Mission

Mission of the Immunology and Allergology Division

  • To participate in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients suffering from acute and chronic immunological and allergic disorders. In the field of transplantation, HLA testing and the follow-up of transplant patients (bone marrow and organs) in conjunction with the various different medical and surgical divisions, taking into account the services delivered by other divisions of HUG.
  • To be the benchmark division in HUG for co-ordinating and managing the care of patients in the fields of allergology and clinical immunology (autoimmune, auto inflammatory and immune deficiency disorders) in collaboration with particular disciplines such as, notably, rheumatology , respiratory medicine, etc.
  • To supervise immuno-allergolic tests performed at HUG in collaboration with the Clinical Allergology and Immunology Laboratory (LIAC).
     
  • Patients can be inpatients or outpatients.In the first case they have a medical consultation in hospital, in the second they will be have standard consultations with their attending physician.

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