Thorax Centre

The Thorax Centre was set up by Dr Loic Lang-Lazdunksi and Dr Thierry Roth to offer patients a world-class service and expertise in the diagnosis, care and treatment of pulmonary and thoracic pathologies.

The centre

Our mission

The Thorax Centre uses a multidisciplinary, integrated approach. The  team includes thoracic surgeons, (interventional) pulmonologists, medical oncologists, radio-oncologists, interventional radiologists and pathologists, all of whom have developed expertise in thoracic oncology and thoracic surgery. Thanks to this combined approach, we can offer all our patients highly personalised, high-quality services. 

Find out more about the Thorax Centre 


If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call us on  +41 22 313 30 53 For international patients, please contact the coordination team on +41 22 366 94 28 The Clinique de Genolier reception is also available 24 hours a day on +41 22 366 90 00

Thanks to a collaborative approach between our surgeons and 24/7 availability via the Thorax Centre or the Clinique de Genolier switchboard, we place the safety of our patients at the heart of our priorities.

Our offer

Our thoracic surgeons are experts in the treatment of pulmonary and thoracic pathologies, with over 30 years' experience acquired in Switzerland and abroad. The centre offers a full range of services, from conventional open surgery to minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, for all benign and malignant pathologies (cancer). Our surgeons offer tailored care for each patient's pathology, ranging from simple day surgery to complex multimodal protocols including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery.

Specialising in the treatment of thoracic cancers, including lung metastases, they use an accelerated recovery protocol to optimise patients' recovery from thoracic surgery.

Services/treatments offered at the Thorax Centre*

  • Conventional, minimally invasive VATS and robotic thoracic surgery (wedge resection, segmentectomy, lobectomy and pneumectomy) 
  • Trachea and bronchus surgery (sleeve resection)
  • Surgery for lung cancer and pulmonary metastases 
  • Pleural mesothelioma surgery, find out more
  • Surgery for cysts of the mediastinum and tumors of the thymus (thymoma and myasthenia gravis)
  • Surgery for congenital pulmonary and bronchial malformations 
  • Surgery for pneumothorax and emphysema
  • Surgery for infectious lung diseases and pleural empyema
  • Surgery for congenital thoracic deformities (pectus excavatum and carinatum)
  • Chest wall surgery including tumours (sarcomas) and complex parietal reconstruction
  • Surgery on the diaphragm (paralysis or eventration)
  • Medical and surgical management of chest trauma 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery (1st rib resection)
  • Endoscopic thoracic symphathectomy for hyperthydrosis
  • Surgery for thoracic endometriosis
  • Surgery for diaphragmatic hernia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

*This list is not exhaustive.

Our expertise

Our expertise in thoracic pathologies is based on solid experience, the recommendations of prestigious pneumology and thoracic surgery societies, and our extensive network of international experts. 
The Clinique de Genolier has state-of-the-art equipment for the treatment of a wide range of pathologies, including lung cancer, thymoma, lung metastases and mesothelioma.