Gynecology Division

Boulevard de la Cluse 30
1205 Genève

Patrick Petignat
Patrick Petignat
Head of division


EndométrioseIn 2016, the HUG implemented a specialized center to ensure that women with endometriosis receive multidisciplinary care at each step of the disease.

It coordinates all medical disciplines involved to establish the diagnosis, carry out the treatment, and ensure follow-up of patients.

This chronic disease affects women of childbearing age. It manifests primarily as pain and can lead to infertility. One in ten women has it. Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of endometrial cells outside of the uterine cavity.Some signs can suggest this disease:

  • Do you have significant pain in your lower abdomen during your period?
  • Do you frequently miss work because of this pain?
  • Does it hurt during or after intercourse?

If you are experiencing one or more of these problems, contact the Endometriosis Center at 022 372 44 00.

The team of the Endometriosis Center is trained to:

  • listen to women’s concerns and answer their questions
  • find the cause of the problem, giving their pain a name
  • manage the disease, suggesting individualized monitoring and treatments.

The diagnosis is made after a complete gynecological assessment. This is based on a detailed interview with the doctor, supplemented by clinical and imaging examinations.

Label of excellenceThe HUG Endometriosis Center is certified by the European Endometriosis League and the Fondation scientifique d’endométriose [Scientific Foundation for Endometriosis].This label guarantees the highest standard of care for women, quality of treatment, and research. 

Ligue Européenne d’endométriose  Fondation scientifique d’endométriose

The Endometriosis Center brings together, around the woman, specialists from multiple medical disciplines. The objective is to offer comprehensive and individualized treatment.Specialists include: 

  • Gynecologist
  • Gynecologist specialized in reproductive medicine
  • Surgeon
  • Pain specialist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Sexologist
  • Nursing team

A designated nurse

Monique Uny is the main contact for patients and, if applicable, their partners. As a designated nurse, she is the link with the multidisciplinary team. Her role involves supporting women in all stages of their care pathway. She also organizes information and sharing sessions for patients.

“Endometriosis: why does it hurt?” information sessions
Once a month, Monique Uny, specialized nurse, welcomes women with endometriosis alone or with their partners and hosts the session, which is held at the Maternity library (Boulevard de la Cluse 30, 1205 Geneva). 

Upcoming sessions:

  • April 30th at 6:00 pm
  • May 28th at 6:00 pm
  • June 25th at 6:00 pm
  • August 20th at 6:00 pm
  • September 24th at 6:00 pm
  • October 29th at 6:00 pm
  • November 26th at 6:00 pm
  • December 17th at 6:00 pm

For more information or to confirm your participation, please write to: monique.uny@hcuge.ch or contact Monique Uny by phone at 079 55 35 382.

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Last update : 04/08/2022