Obstetric cholestasis

Obstetric cholestasis (OC) is a liver disease that usually occurs after 25 weeks of amenorrhea and that is characterized by itching all over the body.

It is imperative to see a physician.
It appears more frequently in pregnant women over 35 who have already had this problem.




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An alternative for the liver

What's the best way to treat the advanced stages of liver disease? So far, the only treatment available for patients with terminal diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver - whether caused by alcohol or viral hepatitis - has been transplantation. 



New follow-up consultation

The transplant service provides pre-and post-transplant medical monitoring for over six hundred people who have benefitted from a liver, pancreas or islets of Langerhans transplant, combined or not with a renal graft. Until now, this outpatient care had been entirely provided by specialist doctors.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Mission of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division

  • The care and treatment of patients suffering from diseases of the digestive tract, liver, biliary tract and pancreas in terms of diagnostics and non-surgical therapeutics, taking into account services provided by the other divisions of HUG
  • Carry out interventional endoscopy, percutaneous and transhepatic procedures of the above organs
  • Patients can be inpatients or outpatients. In the latter case, they are dealt with at a standard consultation by their attending physician

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Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care


Mission of the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Division

  • To provide care for all newborns, infant or child whose vital functions are threatened and who requires monitoring or therapy subject to intensive medicine.
  • To support patients and their loved ones in these crisis situations
  • To make every effort, in close collaboration with their immediate family, to provide all that is necessary and possible to improve the quality of life and chances of survival of children in a state that requires monitoring or specialized treatment.
  • To achieve and maintain a level of excellence over the long term, the effort depends on four components: clinical care, training-education, humanitarian projects as well as research, with the utmost respect for the children and their parents, and to improve their condition.

Au 29 avenue de la Roseraie à Genève,  la deuxième Maison de la Fondation Ronald McDonald offre « petit chez soi… loin de leur chez soi » aux familles d’enfants hospitalisés aux HUG.

Center for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders


Mission of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders Center

The Center for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders provides a comprehensive treatment for patients suffering from a disease of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.

This comprehensive treatment guarantees the excellence of care, access to all exams and all technical platforms. The multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical experts, as well as the care provider and paramedical team, will provide individualized and targeted response to the needs of each patient. In order to achieve this, a clinical pathway coordinator is assigned to the center, to ensure patients sent to a particular hospital site receive optimal care.

Contact: Clarisse Fontenay, Coordinator of the
Multidisciplinary Center for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disorders in Geneva
Tel. (+41) 022 372 91 69 - Fax (+41) 022 372 91 65


Diseases Treated

  • Primary liver tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Liver metastases
  • Cysts and polycystic liver disease
  • Biliary tract tumors (benign and malignant)
  • Pancreatic tumors (solid and cystic)
  • Cholestatic and vascular liver diseases
  • Chronic liver diseases (in particular those that need etiological and therapeutic investigations)
  • Inflammatory diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas
  • Chronic and acute viral hepatitis*
  • Hepatic encephalopathy*
  • Alcoholic steatohepatitis*