Cytological examinations identify cells taken from smears, explore these under a microscope and classify them according to whether they are normal, abnormal or suspected to be carcinogenic. Where cells are found that are suspected to be carcinogenic, additional tissue samples are taken and examined.

Gynaecological cytology is used for the early detection of cancer in the female reproductive organs. The best known example of this is the cancer smear and the Papanicolaou test (or Pap test, for short). Since the introduction of this relatively straightforward method for detecting early-stage cancer, the number of cases of cervical cancer has fallen significantly. 

Why choose Hirslanden


Gynaecological cytology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our gynaecological cytology 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.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!