Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders and dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system, responsible for a human being's movements. In particular, it covers inflammations of the bones, joints and musculature, but also includes inner organs and the nervous system.

The rheumatologist is an expert in disorders such as arthritis, arthrosis and osteoporosis. He is mainly concerned with diagnosing and treating these conditions. He knows how to perform the major forms of examination, such as ultrasound, or extracting fluid from the joints. As many rheumatic conditions are very painful, he also knows how pain has to be combated.

The rheumatologist is able to call upon a range of drugs to treat these conditions. He is also familiar with the various forms of therapy used by the specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Why choose Hirslanden


Rheumatology is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our rheumatology 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!