Borne of a centuries-long tradition of excellence in the sciences and medicine, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) were established in 1995. The first university hospitals in Switzerland -they comprise nine hospitals and more than 11.000 staff members- they manage a first-class research program, closely linked to the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva. Their combined fields of expertise ensure their patients privileged access to the latest in technological developments and medical progress. Their technical support centre, one of the most modern in Europe, includes 39 operating rooms, 2 surgical robots and 5 surgical navigation systems, 51 intensive care beds, 13 rooms for angiographies, endoscopies and catheterizations, 43 medical imaging machines (PET-MRI, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, MRI, cyclotron) and 5 radiotherapy devices.
The HUG assure the entire range of medical disciplines. Their 64 services are all headed by professors from the Faculty of Medicine of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG). As a leader in medical imaging (most notably, they have at their disposal Europe’s first PET-MRI scanner), they are specialised in such areas as: medical genetics, minimally invasive robotic surgery, treatment of chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, HIV/Aids), transplants (liver, islets of Langerhans), oncology (in particular, breast, uterus, ovaries, colon), cardiology and heart surgery, neurosciences and neurosurgery, locomotor and sports medicine as well as numerous other areas of national and international excellence (cyber health care and telemedicine, patient security, vaccinology, virology, bacteriology, mental health).