The qualification "SGSS Pain Specialist" is awarded by the Swiss Association for the Study of Pain (SGSS), and those who hold it are members of this association. They have completed specialist training in the origins and mechanisms of pain as well as in pain treatment, and they are committed to undertaking ongoing training in the field of pain treatment.

Doctors with the qualification SGSS Pain Specialist come from different fields. For example, general internal medicine, anaesthesiology, surgery, neurosurgery, physical medicine, oncology, orthopaedics and rheumatology. Irrespective of their field, pain specialists treat and care for their pain patients holistically in accordance with the latest research findings.

Holders of this non-FMH qualification are specialists in recognising the different origins of pain and the mechanisms behind its development. They understand how pain impacts on the body and the psyche, and use comprehensive treatment concepts in their work. They take care of and treat patients with acute and chronic pain, such as back pain, headache pain, muscle pain or cancer-related pain.

Pain therapy not only includes medical treatment but also many other measures such as local anaesthesia, physical therapy, dietary recommendations, relaxation exercises and psychological counselling on how to deal with pain. 

Why choose Hirslanden


Pain specialist is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our pain 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!