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Lausanne, City of care

Lausanne, beacon of medical expertise and city of care

Lausanne has been known throughout the world for centuries as a city that enjoys a very high standard of care, excellent medical specialists, luxurious clinics and sumptuous spas, as well as leading-edge research centres. It therefore offers the perfect blend of all aspects of well-being: being welcomed, cared for, revitalised, regenerated, beautified, relaxed, pampered and even spoiled.

As well as finding the whole range of services in the field of health, women and men aware of the need to look after their body can also relax their mind, as the town’s climate and stunning natural surroundings lend themselves perfectly to that. In Lausanne, visitors breathe in fresh, clean air while contemplating the broad expanse of Lake Geneva, dominated by the majestic Alps.

Lausanne, “medical Mecca”
Lausanne boasts of a long tradition of hospitality in the area of medicine and health care. For centuries, great clinicians have conferred on the city an international reputation. Among these was the famous Dr Tissot (1728-1797)
– to whose practice patients would flock from all over Europe – as well as many others, not least of whom César Roux, considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern surgery. From the 19th century onwards, universities started to provide vocational training in medicine whilst hospitals, hospices, maternity clinics and private clinics were built so that leading medical doctors could practise their art.

Since then, facilities have continuously evolved and know-how been honed. “Standing on the shoulders of giants”, the more than one thousand Lausanne doctors from all walks of life
provide care in all medical specialties. Many of them have been trained locally, either at
Lausanne University’s Faculty of Medicine and Biology or the Faculty of Life Sciences of the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).

Among Lausanne specialists, a few names stand out, such as the famous heart surgeon René Prêtre or Dr Rayan Baalbaki, a rising star in foot surgery. They practise in the town’s numerous establishments, from the Vaud University Hospital Centre (CHUV) to luxury private clinics, not to mention hospitals, maternity clinics and outpatient services. To complement the range of services in health care, many alternative medicine specialties treat health issues with gentle
approaches: acupuncture, shiatsu, hypnosis, therapeutic massage, reiki, homeopathy, art therapy or aromatherapy.

Living a healthier, longer and better life 
Lausanne and the Lake Geneva region are brimming with luxurious private clinics focused on beauty, well-being, getting back into shape and longevity. The first-rate care they provide is the result of a subtle symbiosis of the outstanding know-how of medical practitioners, the best of today’s medical technology, and the high quality of welcome and hotel services. 
As the area is a global reference in healthcare and cosmetic surgery, several private establishments in Lausanne provide cutting-edge treatments in those fields. Clinique Montchoisi is highly specialised in cosmetic surgery, in addition to radiology and ophthalmology, whereas Clinique Lemanic and Clinique Matignon offer sophisticated treatments for women and men on a quest for beauty, slenderness and rejuvenation. Medical practitioners of the former two clinics seek the most appropriate and least invasive solutions available to enhance their patients’ natural beauty.  
Close to Montreux, Clinique La Prairie‘s vocation is to help its clients live longer and in better health, thanks to a holistic curative and preventive approach based on four pillars: medical care, nutrition, movement and well-being. Each of these programmes aims to guarantee the physical, mental and emotional balance of its patients so that they become the architects of their own vitality. 
Patients are special kinds of guests and in the private clinics of Lausanne and the surrounding area, each is welcomed and accompanied as a unique person, in a manner respectful of his or her needs and culture. In addition to cutting-edge medical treatments, these establishments guarantee first-class hotel services, rooms of great comfort with a warm welcome, hostesses exclusively devoted to the well-being of patients and personalised services. 

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