The branch of internal medicine comprises a very wide range of medical know-how about disorders that can afflict the young, adults and the elderly.
This specialist knows about all the common ways of testing for disorders, such as blood and urine tests and the use of X-rays, and determines which method should be used. He is able to select the correct mode of treatment. Where necessary he looks after his chronically-ill patients over a long period of time, even at home or in a hospice or care-home. An internist can also carry out minor operations, such as the stitching of wounds under local anaesthetic.
Where special treatment is needed, he hands his patients over to other specialists who have the appropriate training.
Internist training often represents the basis for further training in areas such as cardiology, rheumatology or gastroenterology.
Why choose Hirslanden
General internal medicine is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our general internal medicine 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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