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Balgrist University Hospital has opened OR-X (Operating Room X), its new surgical research and teaching center. In attendance at the opening were guests from the world of politics, healthcare, industry and medicine.

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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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Obligation to wear masks in case of cold symptoms

We ask all persons with cold symptoms to protect others from infection. Thank you for wearing a hygiene mask throughout the hospital.

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Balgrist University Hospital and the AO Foundation are entering into a collaboration to create synergies in the areas of research, innovation, and education.

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Founded in 2017, the University Spine Center Zurich has been certified a "Surgical Spine Center of Excellence" by the spine society EuroSpine.

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The Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) is supporting the PROFICIENCY project with 6 million Swiss francs. The project constitutes a paradigm shift in education and training for surgeons. Innovative, simulator-supported practical training will replace advanced training in the operating room.

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Construction work starts today on the OR-X, the new Translational Center for Surgery at Balgrist University Hospital. The test phase for the OR-X will be launched in the first quarter of 2023.

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Thanks to a cutting-edge new surgical technique, a patient with Dropped head syndrome was successfully treated without the necessity of me-tallic implants and fusion. The surgical technique was developed at the University Spine Center Zurich.

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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.

Our offer

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.