Lung diseases

Lung diseases are a major specialty of the Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery Division, including cancers, infectious diseases, pneumothorax, bronchiectasis and emphysema. Lung surgery is one of the main focuses of the Division.

The lungs oxygenate blood that comes from the heart (upon inhalation) and expel carbon dioxide (upon exhalation). The action of the respiratory muscles on the lungs produces inhalation and exhalation.

Main diseases treated

The main pathologies treated are the following:

  • Knee sprain
  • Muscle injury
  • Ankle sprain
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Joint fracture
  • Fracture of the long bones
  • Fracture of the collarbone
  • Tendinopathy
  • Overload injuries

The Center for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine guarantees a perfectly coordinated care, irrespective of the pathology and facility a patient is initially sent to within HUG. At each stage, the patient benefits from a specialist's expertise.

Main Diseases Treated

  • Genetic analysis of cancers
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Hereditary ataxias
  • Hereditary cancers
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Epilepsies
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mental retardation
  • Developmental delay
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Hereditary deafness

Main Diseases Treated

  • Simple and complex arrhythmias
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
  • Adult congenital cardiopathy
  • Congenital and acquired pediatric cardiopathy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Arterial hypertension (AHT)
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  • Acute and chronic peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Acute and chronic heart failure
  • Syncope and arrhythmia
  • Acute and chronic coronary syndrome
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Heart tumors