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Study has the potential to change clinical practice.

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Balgrist University Hospital (UKB), together with the EndoSpine Academy, is promoting the worldwide establishment of keyhole surgery for spinal treatments. The aim is to replace invasive operations and thus reduce healthcare costs. Nine top international surgeons are currently meeting in Zurich for the founding of the EndoSpine Academy.

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The Swiss Balgrist Association is pleased to announce that Jürg Stahl was elected to the Board of Directors by the Association's General Assembly on May 27. He succeeds Fritz Fahrni, who stepped down in 2023.

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Balgrist University Hospital closed 2023 without a loss. This is not a matter of course in an environment that is increasingly creating headwinds for clinics and hospitals. Rising costs and outpatient services that still do not cover costs and are increasingly replacing inpatient treatment: This mix brings with it major challenges.

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World class together. This is the motto of the new, multi-year partnership between Weltklasse Zürich and Balgrist University Hospital.

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The novel photon counting method in computed tomography enables better imaging of bone healing after orthopedic surgery. Image distortions from metal implants can now be significantly reduced by the use of a tin filter and monoenergetically reconstructed image data, a recent study has shown. The research was recently published in the renowned journal "Investigative Radiology".

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The OR-X translational research center has reached its next milestone: after only 15 months of construction, the infrastructure is ready for test operations. It has been handed over by the project management team to the users at Balgrist University Hospital.

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Research and technology leads to cutting-edge orthopedic medicine

Balgrist University Hospital is a university hospital dedicated to patients with musculoskeletal disorders. For the medical director, Prof. Mazda Farshad, MD, it is clear: "We want to remedy musculoskeletal problems and improve the quality of life of our patients. The mission as a university hospital is to be responsible for the evolution of the future of musculoskeletal medicine." Also thanks to the use of technology. On our focus page, you can learn how we use technologies such as artificial intelligence or augmented reality to improve patient care.

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Our offer at a glance

Orthopedics and cutting-edge medicine

We provide you with an excellent medical service. At Balgrist University Hospital you will be cared for by a team of renowned, internationally recognised specialists in musculoskeletal and spinal damage and pain.

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Paraplegia: Treatment in a family setting

Our spinal cord injury centrer provides comprehensive medical care for patients with spinal cord injuries. We are closer to research, the therapies of tomorrow, and closer to life – with a family atmosphere.

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Balgrist Privé: Meeting the highest standards

The private wards at Balgrist offer you a well-coordinated range of services of a very high standard. Our core competencies: medicine, nursing care, therapy, hotel services and comfort.

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Balgrist University Hospital
Forchstrasse 340
8008 Zurich

+41 44 386 11 11
+41 44 386 11 09

By public transport

  • From Zurich main station, take a number 11 tram in the direction of Rehalp and alight at the Balgrist tram stop.
  • From Stadelhofen station, take the S18 Forchbahn towards Esslingen or a number 11 tram in the direction of Rehalp and alight at the Balgrist tram stop.
  • From Zollikon train station with bus line 99 to "Balgrist" stop
  • From Im Walder with bus line 77 to the "Balgrist" stop

By car

  • Parking is available at the hospital for outpatients and visitors but the number of spaces is very limited. You have to purchase your parking time from the machines. We encourage you to take public transport for your arrival.