Lea Estermann
Dr. med.

Lea Estermann

Consultant Hand Surgery
German, English, French


Hand surgery
Sonography of the hand
Surgery of the peripheral nerves
Nerve and tendon transfer in tetraplegic patients

Honors and awards

  • 2019 Greatest future clinical application award of the Swiss Society for Hand Surgery


  • 2020 Hand Surgery Resident, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Prof. Dr. med. M. Calcagni
  • 2019 Hand Surgery Resident, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Prof. Dr. med. L. Nagy
  • 2017–2018 Hand Surgery Resident, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, D. med. Herren
  • 2016–2017 Hand Surgery Resident, Kantonsspital Frauenfeld, Frauenfeld, M. Bonaccio, MD
  • 2014–2016 Resident in general surgery, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Prof. Dr. med. J. Metzger
  • 2014 Resident in hand surgery, Regionalspital STS AG, Thun, M. Köppel, MD   
  • 2013 Resident General Surgery, Regionalspital STS AG Thun, Prof. Dr. med. H.E. Wagner

Academic career

  • 2021 Dissertation


  • 2006–2012 Medical studies University of Bern

Continuing professional development

  • 2021 SGUM Certificate of Proficiency in Sonography: Module Musculoskeletal System, Spec. Hand Surgery


  • 2021 Federal Specialist in Hand Surgery
  • 2020 EBHS Diploma

Degrees / Diplomas

  • 2020 EBHS Diploma
  • 2012 Swiss Doctors Diploma


  • 2021–2022 Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia, R. Lawson, MBBS FRACS
  • 2020–2021 Hand Surgery Fellow, Victorian Hand Surgery Associates, Melbourne, Australia, A. Berger, MBBS FRACS

Grants and stipends

  • 2020 Claude Verdan Travel Scholarship


  • Swiss Society for Hand Surgery (SGH)
  • German-speaking Association for Hand Surgery (DAH)


Google Scholar

Books and chapters

  • Textbook orthopedics: what you need to know. Capital Hand p. 59-83


We are happy to arrange appointments on site or online for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

+41 44 386 30 11
+41 44 386 30 99

You can reach us as follows:
Monday to Friday
8.00 a.m. to 12 noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Hand surgery

Prof. Andreas Schweizer and team cover the whole spectrum of hand and peripheral nerve surgery – whatever the problem, its cause, or the complexity of treatment. Highly specialized know-how and ability fuse with techniques and materials to provide the best possible treatment.

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