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Access to highly specialized orthopedics thanks to cooperations

Balgrist University Hospital partners selected hospitals to enhance the specialist orthopedic services on offer. We make sure that basic orthopedic care is available but, as a highly specialized hospital, we also cover complex orthopedic needs.

Balgrist orthopedic practice at the GZO Hospital in Wetzikon

Thanks to our cooperation with the GZO Hospital in Wetzikon, there is now an attractive orthopedic service available in the Zürcher Oberland (‘Zurich highlands’). Since September 2nd, 2019, Balgrist has been offering the following services in the GZO Hospital:

  • Orthopedic outpatient clinics
  • Specialized spine outpatient clinics
  • Second opinions
  • Consults (interdisciplinary case discussions)
  • Radiological investigations

Routine operations are carried out at the GZO, more complex surgery will be performed at Balgrist (including spine surgery). Patients now have access to highly specialized medicine at the Balgrist University Hospital whenever this is medically indicated and more complicated investigations are considered necessary.


Shoulder & elbow

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder/elbow
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Instability of the shoulder joint


  • Osteoarthritis of the fore and hind foot
  • Correction of hallux valgus
  • Claw and hammer toes
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Fractures and instability


  • Bulging and herniation of intervertebral discs
  • Complex deformities of the spine (in children and adults)
  • Disease of the spine due to osteoporosis
  • Narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Tumors and inflammatory conditions of the spine


  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Cruciate ligament injuries
  • Malalignment of the leg axis
  • Cartilage damage

Hip & pelvis

  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Impingement
  • Dysplasia of the hip (congenital malformation)
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Tendon/muscle injuries

Other external sites

Waid City Hospital (Stadtspital Waid)
Patients at the Waid City Hospital have been able to benefit from the services of the Zurich University Spine Center since November 2018, with dedicated outpatient clinics for back problems. The Waid City Hospital and Balgrist University Hospital work closely together not only in clinical aspects but also in the specialist training of doctors.


The Circle
From Autumn 2020 onwards, Balgrist will join the Zurich University Hospital in providing services at the airport. In “The Circle”, Balgrist University Hospital will offer specialist outpatient clinics for orthopedics, musculoskeletal sports medicine, and chiropractic.



Appointments for GZO Hospital Wetzikon
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon
+41 44 934 22 16

Appointments for Stadtspital Waid
Tuesday morning
8 a.m. – 12 noon
+41 44 386 16 00


The Balgrist Foundation, founded in 2008, aims to maintain and augment the high medical standards of the Balgrist University Hospital.

Researchers, clinicians and industry work together in the Balgrist Campus to reduce or resolve the problems faced by patients suffering from musculoskeletal system disorders.

Balgrist Tec AG is the recognised leading manufacturer and supplier of orthopaedic appliances.

Working together with the Balgrist Pharmacy, we can offer our patients the best possible service.

The University of Zurich is one of the best research universities in Europe and offers the greatest range of academic subjects in Switzerland.

The Zurich University Hospital is offering basic medical care and highly specialised medicine at a central location in Zurich.

The Zurich University Children’s Hospital is one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Switzerland and one of the leading centres for paediatric and adolescent medicine in Europe.

The Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital ensures the psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care of the inhabitants of Zurich city and the surrounding area.

ZuriMED is an innovative team that specialises in orthopaedic biomechanics and biological materials.

The Fotostiftung Schweiz and the Fotomuseum Winterthur [museum of photography in Winterthur] rebuilt part of the Schleife industrial area in 2002/2003, to allow a multifaceted look at the medium of photography.

The aim of Balgrist Beteiligungen society is the acquisition, sustained management and disposal of shareholdings in start-ups and small or medium-sized companies focusing on medical or orthopaedic fields.

ParaHelp specializes in advising people with spinal paralysis in their homes and supports patients as they leave the Spinal Cord Injury Center at Balgrist University Hospital.

Sponsoring / medical partnership

Balgrist is reinforcing its commitment to the sport of skiing by providing financial support to the Swiss Academic Ski Club (SAS), encouraging young participants in academic competitive skiing and funding the University championships in the alpine and Nordic disciplines.

Balgrist University Hospital sponsors the extreme athlete Gabi Schenkel and acts as her sports medicine partner. She is participating in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge and will be the first Swiss woman to row solo across the Atlantic.