When pain persists

When it gets you down

Chronic pain is very different from the acute pain that follows an illness, an accident, an examination or even an operation. The pain frequently has a serious disturbing effect on daily life and can result in mood swings.

Ways to feel better

How do you deal with pain that remains after your treatment? There are ways:



For a consultation at HUG, in principle you need to be referred by your attending physician. You can check this by calling our various consultations. Find all the useful information in the Consultations Guide.


An outpatient procedure is a medical procedure scheduled to be performed on a single day. You are then admitted to the hospital, you are operated upon or you undergo an examination and you return home on the same day.


Examination of the vagina and the distal end of the cervix using a binocular microscope (colposcope), if necessary after the application of various products (acetic acid, Lugol) in order to view one or more lesions.



L’ostéoporose est une maladie silencieuse, qui évolue sans symptômes, jusqu’au jour où peut survenir une fracture sans qu’il y ait eu de traumatisme important. Les fractures ostéoporotiques concernent principalement les vertèbres, la hanche et le poignet.



Mission of the Radiology Division

  • To carry out diagnostic, morphological and functional investigations, using modern technologies such as magnetic resonance, CT scan, ultrasound, radiography and radioscopy for all organs and in accordance with current good practices inpatient safety. 
  • To play a part in multidisciplinary patient management.
  • To carry out minimally invasive image-guided interventional radiology procedures.
  • To conduct pre-graduate academic education (the Faculty of Medicine's Master program) and high-level training in radiology in line with current postgraduate training in Switzerland. 
  • To develop and integrate new diagnostic and interventional imaging techniques, in collaboration with other HUG divisions. 
  • To devise and develop radiology research projects.