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Robotic surgery

Hôpital de La Tour is first acute care hospital in Suisse Romande to purchase the "state-of-the-art" da Vinci Xi surgical robot.

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. da Vinci is beneficial for performing routine and complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. 

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Chest pain centre

Every minute counts!

Acute myocardial infarction frequently manifests with acute chest pain. It is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical care. This is a race against the clock where every minute counts. Early intervention makes it possible to prevent complications and limit the damage caused by the infarct.

When you call 144 (the Geneva equivalent to the American 911), state immediately that it is a cardiac emergency so that an ambulance and doctor can be dispatched to you without delay.

Appropriate medication will be administered and, if necessary, a defibrillator will be used to treat cardiac arrhythmias. Once the patient is under medical care, he will quickly be brought either to the Hôpital Universitaire de Genève - HUG (left bank) or to the Hôpital de La Tour (right bank) depending on the geographic location and preference of the patient. It is imperative however that transportation time be as short as possible.

La Tour Chest Pain Centre is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Its services are available to all, regardless of the type of insurance (basic and/or private) and are reimbursed by basic insurance (LAMal).