Operating 17 hospitals in 10 cantons, several with emergency departments, along with 5 day case clinics, 19 radiology, and 6 radiotherapy institutes, Hirslanden employs 2,886 partner doctors and 11,105 employees, including 560 permanent doctors.

Hirslanden is known for its first-class medical and service quality, delivered by highly qualified independent specialists with extensive experience and supported by excellent nursing care and other services. The hospital’s interdisciplinary medical centers of expertise, specialized institutes, and cooperative partners ensure optimal, personalized diagnosis and treatment for both inpatients and outpatients, regardless of the complexity of the case.

Through a wide range of supplementary services in medical and nursing care, gastronomy, and innovative technologies, Hirslanden sets itself apart by providing outstanding services to its patients.

Hirslanden’s services encompass a wide range of standard ablation procedures to treat various rhythm disorders. A significant emphasis is placed on effectively managing atrial fibrillation and severe cardiac arrhythmias, such as ventricular tachycardia. In cases of ventricular tachycardia, we often employ invasive circulatory support techniques, such as the Impella pump or ECMO, during the ablation/surgery process. These approaches allow us to analyze and treat rhythm disturbances that may have been otherwise difficult to manage.

In addition to ablation procedures, they offer standard pacemaker and defibrillator implantations. For cases of cardiac insufficiency, they perform three-chamber system implantations (cardiac resynchronization procedures, CRT-P, and CRT-D) to provide effective stimulation. 

The Heart Center of Hirslanden Zurich’s heart surgery department is at the forefront of minimally invasive valve surgery and coronary bypass surgery. The team performs an increasing number of complex combination interventions on heart valves and coronary arteries, as well as interventions on the aorta and carotid artery, expanding the scope of cardiac surgery.

The heart surgery team has extensive experience in treating patients with severe heart failure and is skilled in using circulatory support systems. The department also delves into innovative heart operations, exploring the potential of robotics in the scientific and clinical areas.

One of the advanced procedures performed is percutaneous mitral valve reconstruction using edge-to-edge repair (Transcatheter edge-to-edge Repair: TEER). This minimally invasive approach involves attaching a clip to the mitral valve to restore proper blood flow through the heart. The procedure is performed on the beating heart in a specially equipped hybrid operating room, avoiding the need for open-heart surgery.

Another noteworthy technique is transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), a less invasive method of aortic valve replacement. The new heart valve is inserted through the groin via a thin, flexible tube (catheter) and placed within the defective valve. TAVI allows the heart to continue beating during the procedure, and patients usually experience a quicker recovery compared to conventional open-heart surgery.

Furthermore, the center specializes in transcatheter interventions on the tricuspid valve to treat tricuspid regurgitation. This complex valve disease can be addressed through various methods, including valve repair with clip implantation or valve replacement using the Tricento prosthesis. These transcatheter treatments offer promising results, providing a less invasive option for symptomatic patients with tricuspid regurgitation.

Hirslanden performs state-of-the-art outpatient and inpatient treatments against tumour diseases including chemotherapy, hormone therapy, target-oriented therapy, and immune therapy.

As a member of scientific communities such as the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK), the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the European Thoracic Oncology Platform (ETOP) and others, they also offer experimental treatments within national and international clinical studies.

Simultaneous chemo- or radiation therapies at the Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine at the Hirslanden Klinik are executed and accompanied by medical staff. 

On the basis of the diagnostic findings the Center prepares the best possible therapeutic strategy thanks to  interdisciplinary tumor boards with diverse specialists.

If needed, doctors specialized in psycho-oncology, complementary medicine, nutrition counseling, and genetics can be called at anytime.

The large and constantly growing range of medications and methods (chemotherapy, hormones, antibodies, target-oriented therapies, immunotherapies, high-dosage-therapies with stem cell replacement) is applied individually and according to the patient’s type and stage of tumour. Thanks to intensive continued education, contacts with other cancer centers, and periodical attendance of scientific meetings, new developments in oncology are quickly made available to patients.

Numerous oncological specialists collaborate closely at the Klinik Hirslanden’s Leukaemia and Lymphoma Centre to provide leukaemia and lymphoma patients with the best possible treatment. These medical professionals come from a variety of specialist areas (e.g. haematology, surgery, radiology, pathology, oncology, radiotherapy) and have extensive expertise in the treatment of haematological cancers. The specialists advise each other and jointly develop each patient’s personalised therapy plan. Regular interdisciplinary tumour boards are held, so that the specialists can pool their knowledge and expertise. The doctors who meet on these boards discuss each patient’s treatment plan and the anticipated success of the treatment.

As one of the most experienced maternity hospitals in the Zurich area, with over 900 births annually, Klinik Hirslanden offers a warm and welcoming environment, allowing for personalized birthing experiences and postpartum care for mothers and their babies. The hospital also boasts breathtaking views of the city, Lake Zurich, and the mountains.

At Hirslanden Klinik Zurich the safety and well-being of both mother and child during childbirth are paramount. The modern infrastructure includes well-equipped delivery rooms, providing various aids like beanbags, gymnastic balls, and birthing stools, allowing future mother to assume their preferred birthing positions.

Each expectant mother’s pain tolerance and preferences for pain relief are unique. That is why Hirslanden has made available a wide range of options, including alternative naturopathic pain therapies such as relaxing massages, aromatherapies, and acupuncture, as well as medical pain relief methods like epidural anesthesia (PDA) or self-directed pain relief (PCA).

Throughout the birthing process, bonding between mothers and their babies is encouraged, allowing for the crucial first moments of trust-building in a calm and protected atmosphere.

For parents who desire additional support during childbirth, Hirslanden welcomes doulas, who provide emotional, physical, and practical assistance without performing medical tasks.

On-duty and on-call pediatricians are available 24/7 to provide excellent care for both mothers and their newborns while state-of-the-art neonatal monitoring systems guarantee maximum safety.

The Endoclinic – Center for Endoprosthetics and Joint Surgery in Zurich is a leading center for the treatment of artificial joints, specializing in hips, knees, shoulders, and elbows. Utilizing modern and proven implants, they ensure a high level of reliability during surgery, resulting in outstanding long-term outcomes.

Their approach involves minimally invasive surgical techniques that prioritize gentle handling of muscles and soft tissues. This not only shortens the rehabilitation period but also promotes faster restoration of joint function. To enhance precision, they employ advanced technical devices, such as navigation and robotic systems, which have proven especially effective in knee and hip replacement procedures. Additionally, they regularly perform arthroscopic procedures on knee and shoulder joints, minimizing recovery times and risks.

Hirslanden also specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. 

The center for spinal and scoliosis surgery, ensures smooth and seamless procedures and collaborates with the finest doctors to minimize risks and maximize treatment success rates. Additionally it provides a welcoming atmosphere and coordinate rehabilitation programs to facilitate a swift recovery for patients requiring surgical intervention.

With four linear accelerators, a Cyberknife, and devices for brachytherapy and intraoperative radiotherapy, the Hirslanden Institute of Radiotherapy is already established as one of Switzerland’s largest and most advanced institutes for radiotherapy.

The collaboration between Männedorf Hospital AG and Hirslanden Private Hospital Group has led to the establishment of the Hirslanden Männedorf Institute of Radiotherapy, managed by specialist staff and physicians from Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich. This new radiotherapy center complements the existing oncological and surgical services at Männedorf Hospital, offering modern interdisciplinary cancer therapies.

State-of-the-art equipment from leading manufacturers is utilized at the Radiotherapy Institute, including the following:

  1. Linear Accelerator LINAC: This cutting-edge equipment empowers specialists to perform “intensity-modulated radiotherapy,” allowing precise adjustments of radiation beams in relation to tumor size and photon flow modulation during radiotherapy. As a result, the radiation dose becomes more accurate, and surrounding healthy tissue is better protected.

  2. On-board imaging system (OBI): The Institute is one of the pioneers in Switzerland to have installed OBI, which verifies the patient’s position before and during therapy while monitoring the tumor’s reaction during radiotherapy. The advanced system permits more precise adjustments, a focused radiation dose to the tumor, and enhanced protection of healthy tissue, leading to a higher probability of local healing and reduced side effects.

  3. Computerized tomography (CT) scanner: A state-of-the-art CT scanner specifically developed for radiotherapy planning is now available at the Institute. This 16-slice scanner conducts 4-dimensional CT scans and features an extra-large tunnel diameter of 80 cm, enabling complex patient positioning.

Hirslanden’s Vein Centre comprises a team of specialist doctors and medical staff that provides a comprehensive range of therapies using all common methods for the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases.

Thanks to a wide spectrum of the latest high-tech procedures, including Venaseal (adhesive), endovenous catheter therapies (laser, radiofrequency, VNUS-Closure-Fast), KLF method (combined laser – foam therapy), ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy, local crocheting methods (phlebectomy), and modern Candela YAG laser therapies the Center can treat various conditions.