About us

For 50 years, we have pooled together our expertise for the benefit of our patients.

Thanks to specialist and tailored medical care, state-of-the-art technology, an experienced medical team and first-class hotel services, Clinique de Genolier has forged a solid reputation both internationally and locally.

Key figures

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Doctors

Our accredited doctors are on hand to discuss your specific care needs on a personalised basis and to advise you on the best course of treatment for you. Thanks to a multidisciplinary, patient-centred approach, our clinic offers you the highest quality of care.

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Surgical procedures

Clinique de Genolier has five operating theatres as well as a catheter lab that can also be used for interventional radiology. Our four operating theatres are state-of-the-art and have medical equipment for all areas of specialisation (orthopaedics, traumatology, general surgery, abdominal surgery, gynaecology, urology, ENT, plastic and reconstructive surgery, cardiology, maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery).

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Employees

Every single day our specialist employees are committed to responding to patients’ needs with deep empathy. Further training sessions are organised on a regular basis in order to maintain high quality standards. The clinic also trains apprentices to foster young talent.

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Beds

Beds are available according to the needs of our patients, in either traditional twin or double rooms and in junior suites. The clinic also has a presidential suite that offers personalised service and unique hotel services. In 2021 we were able to welcome and treat 4'888 patients.

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Medical specialty

General and digestive surgery, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, oncology, radiotherapy and radiotherapy, radiology, gynaecology, neurology and cardiology – these are some of the main areas of specialisation that have enabled Clinique de Genolier to establish a reputation for excellence, not only in Switzerland but around the world.

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Operating theatres

Our four operating theatres are state-of-the-art and equipped with medical equipment for all areas of specialisation (orthopaedics, trauma, general surgery, abdominal surgery, gynaecology, urology, ENT, plastic and reconstructive surgery, cosmetics, cardiology, maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery). All operating theatres at Clinique de Genolier are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including the Da Vinci robot, used to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures; the O-Arm, a 2D and 3D medical imaging system; and an IORT, designed to perform intraoperative radiotherapy

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History

1972

Duchess Di Cassano originally chose the Genolier site to turn into a wellness and weight loss centre. As the project failed to meet with the expected success, Duchess Di Cassano called on Professor Charles Hahn, a leading specialist in heart surgery, to transform the site into a cardiology centre. Clinique de Genolier quickly gained a name in Europe in the field of cardiovascular surgery, with up to 12 cardiac surgical procedures performed there every day. As the majority of patients and their companions came from various European countries, the construction of an additional building soon proved necessary – this served as half a hotel for the patients’ companions and half a living space for the medical staff.

1987

Clinique de Genolier was acquired by a Swiss group made up of four investors. Their primary objective was to open the facility to local clients and diversify the range of medical and surgical activities on offer. Thanks to the development of many sectors, the clinic established an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally.

1988–1995

A Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Centre (CRG) was built, followed by a maternity ward in 1990. Clinique de Genolier developed various sectors of expertise, including oncology, radio-oncology, radiology, all types of adult surgery and physiotherapy. Its premises were extended with the construction and inauguration of the south wing.

1994–1997

During this time the clinic was home to the Castañeda Institute, a team of surgeons specialising in paediatric cardiac surgery under the aegis of Professor Aldo Castañeda, a world leader in the field. When he retired, his associate Dr Norwood decided to return to the United States.

1997

A further service became available with the establishment of a dental clinic by a maxillofacial surgeon. Today the Genolier Dental Clinic employs more than 10 members of staff.

1998

A Centre for the Prevention of Ageing was created by Professor Jacques Proust. This coincided with Clinique de Genolier seizing the opportunity to develop its expertise in all aspects of plastic and cosmetic surgery as well as cosmetic dermatology.

2000

The transition to the 21st century witnessed major medical and economic challenges (Medical tariff system (TarMed) – Revision of basic health insurance (LAMal) – Participation of the cantons at the grassroots level in semi-private and private). For its part, Clinique de Genolier decided to focus on its cutting-edge activities and closed its maternity unit.

2011

Major renovation work was underway at the clinic. The operating theatre, recovery room and continuous care facilities were completely refurbished, as were the patient reception areas.

2017–2018

Clinique de Genolier invested in the latest technological innovations and acquired the world’s first Philips digital PET-CT. A state-of-the-art robot, the Da Vinci, used to perform minimally invasive surgery, joined the clinic’s facilities the following year. 

2021

To complete its range of services, Clinique de Genolier opened an Emergency Centre. Clinique de Genolier has continued to constantly evolve and seize the many opportunities open to it in order to offer its patients the best possible care.

Quality management

We have been working hard to ensure patient safety for years. Our objectives are ambitious and a dedicated team is in place to ensure that they are achieved. 

We are certified by state institutions in the fields of radio-oncology and nuclear medicine.

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