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Orthopaedics: Here for you

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: Moving closer

Our spinal cord injury centre 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 in the middle of Zurich.

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Balgrist Privé: Meeting the highest standards

Within the private wards at Balgrist, our core competencies are divided into three parts: medicine, care & therapy, and hospitality & comfort. We provide our patients with a well-coordinated range of services of a very high standard.

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Shoulder & elbow

Prof. Dominik Meyer and his team ensure first-class diagnosis and treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems in patients of all ages, and are especially attuned to the needs of both recreational and elite athletes. You will benefit from the latest approaches to diagnosis and treatment, which the Balgrist University Hospital is constantly developing through its own scientific research and clinical studies.

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The spine is a key component of the human body and the University Spine Centre in Zurich is correspondingly important.)) We offer our patients the full range of spine medicine. Our goal is to provide optimal treatment and find the best possible therapeutic approach for you.

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The knee is the largest joint in the human body. Disease or injury to this joint can severely restrict mobility. Dr Sandro Fucentese and his team will find the best form of treatment for you, using the very latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted navigation, and arthroscopy.

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Hip & pelvis


The second largest joint in the human body is of key importance for pain-free unrestricted movement in everyday activities and sports. Dr Patrick Zingg and his team are highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons, who are there at your side if you need treatment or surgery of the hip and pelvis.

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Prof. Ladislav Nagy and his team cover the whole spectrum of hand and peripheral nerve surgery – whatever the problem, its cause, or the complexity of treatment. No matter what the problem, we deal with birth defects in newborns, the consequences of accident or illness in children and adults or damage caused by wear and tear in older people. Highly specialised know-how and ability fuse with techniques and materials to provide the best possible treatment.

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As a patient of Balgrist University Hospital, you can benefit from the whole range of the foot and ankle surgery. Dr Stephan Wirth and his team specialise in diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle. These include sporting injuries and the complications that may follow. Thanks to intensive research work, surgical techniques at Balgrist University Hospital are constantly being developed, and their success reflected by the continuing improvement in results.

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Paediatric orthopaedics

Nothing but the very best for the very young: working together with the Zurich University Children’s Hospital, Dr Christoph Aufdenblatten and his team run a highly specialised paediatric orthopaedic unit offering treatment for all orthopaedic problems and injuries of the musculoskeletal system during the formative years.

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Technical orthopaedics

Dr Thomas Böni and his team offer individually tailored care for amputations, stumps, and diabetic foot surgery, combined with a wound management clinic and medical podiatrists. 

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Bone and soft tissue surgery

Dr Daniel Müller and his team carry out the diagnostic work-up, treatment, and care of patients with bone or soft-tissue tumours. For this purpose, our specialists work together closely.

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Sports medicine

Exercise is the best medicine. Dr Walter O. Frey and his team unite medical practice, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, training assessment and counselling, and a fitness centre, all under the roof of Balgrist Move>Med.

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"Without the great support of Prof. Andreas Schweizer and his entire team, I wouldn't have been back on the slopes so quickly. Many thanks for everything!"

Wendy Holdener
Swiss skier and World Alpine Combination Champion 2017
Runner-up in the World Slalom Championship 2017, Winner of the Olympic gold, silver, and bronze medal 2018

"My heartfelt thanks to Prof. Christian Gerber and the Balgrist team for their prompt and professional treatment of my shoulder injury."

Dr. Ulrich Spiesshofer
CEO and President, ABB Ltd

“At Balgrist Move>Med I feel very well looked after. I particularly appreciate that I can arrange appointments on a very flexible basis, and make use of specific exercise equipment such as the AlterG (anti-gravity treadmill). Many thanks to the entire team!”

Nicola Spirig
Swiss triathlete, Olympic Champion and five times World Champion

News and events

Die Universitätsklinik Balgrist ist seit 100 Jahren wegweisend in der Wirbelsäulenmedizin tätig. Mit der heutigen Eröffnung des hochspezialisierten Universitären Wirbelsäulenzentrums Zürich richtet sich die Klinik für die Zukunft neu aus.

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Wir laden Sie ein zum öffentlichen Vortrag am Dienstag, 10. April 2018, zum Thema "Die Wirbelsäule im Alter: Wie Chiropraktik helfen kann".

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Gestern Abend, 14. März 2018, fand im Beisein der Künstlerin Andrea Good die Vernissage ihrer Lichtzeichnungen in der Universitätsklinik Balgrist statt. Zahlreiche Besucher liessen sich von den Bildern begeistern.

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Vom 9. - 25. Februar 2018 kämpfen im südkoreanischen Pyeongchang 171 Schweizer Athletinnen und Athleten um eine Medaille. So viele wie noch nie! Betreut werden sie dabei auch von Ärzten und Therapeuten von Balgrist Move>Med.

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Die Zentralsterilisation bildet aus

Die meisten kennen uns als Steri, Sterilisation oder Zentralsterilisation (ZSVA). Ab Sommer 2018 bilden wir Lehrlinge aus.

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Das neuste «Update» ist da

Das «Update» ist ein Magazin für Zuweiser und alle, die mehr erfahren möchten über die Universitätsklinik Balgrist. In der aktuellsten Ausgabe präsentieren wir Ihnen medizinische Fachinformationen und die prägendsten Entwicklungen des vergangenen Jahres.

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Einladung zum öffentlichen Vortrag

Wir laden Sie ein zum öffentlichen Vortrag am Dienstag, 30. Januar 2018, zum Thema "Das künstliche Hüftgelenk: Worauf kommt es an?"

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Ab sofort können Patienten der Universitätsklinik Balgrist online auf ihre radiologischen Untersuchungsbilder zugreifen. Ein externes Speichergerät ist nicht mehr nötig.

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Balgrist University Hospital
Forchstrasse 340
8008 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 386 11 11
Fax: +41 44 386 11 09
Email: info@remove-this.balgrist.ch

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.

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.