Electroencephalograms (EEGs) are a diagnostic method used to measure electrical brain waves in order to detect or localise pathological changes in the brain's electrical activity. EEGs are most commonly used in cases of epilepsy or when there is a propensity for seizures. Changes in the EEG recording may indicate inflammation in the brain. They may also indicate metabolic or local disturbances in the brain such as a stroke or a tumour.

The brain's electrical impulses ('brain waves') are recorded by means of electrode plates attached to the head. EEGs can be carried out by neurologists, neuropaediatricians (paediatric neurology), psychiatrists and physiotherapists (provided the latter have additional certification). 

Why choose Hirslanden


Electroencephlography is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our electroencephlography specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


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