The Hôpital de La Tour brings together non-surgical and surgical expertise for the treatment of patients suffering from pathologies of the spine. Several spine surgeons (neurosurgeons or orthopaedic surgeons, with in-depth training on spine surgery) are available for patients wishing to obtain a professional opinion. When surgical treatment is recommended, we at Hôpital de La Tour are lucky enough to have the required instruments to treat our patients under the best possible conditions. During the surgery, we can use radiological apparatus, which allows us to position the implants in the spine in complete safety, and to carry out a confirmation scan. This apparatus is called an O-arm.
Patients who require major surgical operations on the cervical or lumbar spine can also benefit from monitoring at the intensive care department at Hôpital de La Tour, one of only two hospitals able to offer this service in the canton of Geneva.
Last modified on December 10th, 2015.
Interview by Dr. A. Faundez.