Hopital de la Providence

Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Neuchâtel, Switzerland



The hospital is comprised of several centers of excellence to treat patients in a variety of unique areas. This ranges from gynecology, physiotherapy, and urology, to general medicine. The center has over 50 patient beds and ensures all patients receive the correct amount of support and care. 35% of treatments are outpatient related and there is no need for an overnight stay.

Patients have the option of private or twin rooms. Televisions, free Wifi and a private phone line are available in each room for all patients. As the hospital treats a large number of international visitors, airport and hotel pickup is also offered.


The Hopital de la Providence is located 70 km from Bern airport and is easily accessible by public transport. It is a short walk from the Neuchâtel train station and the Maladière bus and coach station.

The hospital is found in the capital of the French-speaking area of Switzerland, Neuchâtel, resting on the northern side of Lake Neuchâtel. The Château de Neuchâtel is located nearby in the Old Town and was built in the 12th century. The city has a quaint, medieval feel to it, while also being home to modern shops and restaurants.

Lake Neuchâtel attracts thousands of visitors a year, and is located between Geneva and Zurich offering breath-taking views. It is home to stretches of waterfront resorts and visitors can take part in boat tours, sailing, surfing, and rowing.

Languages spoken

English, French, German


Online doctor consultation
Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation


243 procedures across 16 specialties


(5 procedures)


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  • Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.

  • 1 - 2 days

    Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.

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Anesthetics Consultation

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Epidural Pain Relief

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(15 procedures)

Acne Scar Treatment

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  • Acne scar treatment aims to eliminate or reduce the scars caused by acne. There are a number of available acne scar treatments including chemical peel, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser/light therapy.

  • 3 days
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Acne Treatment

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  • Acne is caused by the oil glands in the skin becoming blocked by sebum, skin cells and hair. Most people will suffer with a degree of acne in their lives, but for some it can be severe and can cause low self-esteem. For patients with very severe or persistent acne, treatment can help alleviate symptoms and reduce scarring.

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Actinic Keratoses Treatment

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>Diagnostic Imaging

(25 procedures)

Abdominal CT Scan

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Abdominal Ultrasound

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Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD)

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(10 procedures)

Gastroenterology Consultation

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Biopsy

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Gastrointestinal Perforation Repair

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>General Medicine

(18 procedures)

Abdominal Examination

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Bone Marrow Transplant

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  • A bone marrow transplant is performed to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow. Bone marrow may stop functioning as a result of diseases such as aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia, or from being destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy used to treat cancer or other diseases.

  • 4 - 8 weeks

    The length of hospital stay required varies with each type of transplant performed and with each patient.

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>General Surgery

(21 procedures)


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  • Adrenalectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or both of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located above each kidney and are part of the endocrine system, responsible for releasing hormones into the body, in order to regulate the immune system, metabolism, and blood sugar levels.

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  • An appendectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the appendix. The appendix is located where the small and large intestine meet and its function is not known. The appendix is usually removed as an emergency procedure when the patient has appendicitis, which is the inflammation of the appendix.

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Breast Abscess Drainage

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(38 procedures)

Bartholin's Cyst Treatment

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  • This procedure treats a Bartholin's cyst through incision and drainage. A Bartholin's cyst is a small fluid filled sac just inside the vagina. The cyst forms on the Bartholin's gland which is a gland that produces fluid that lubriates the vagina, when the glands become blocked. The cyst ranges in size and generally varies between the size of a pea, to the size of marble. If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, it is usually referred to as a Bartholin's abscess and generally requires drainage.

  • 2 - 3 days

    It is usually safe to fly afterwards, but depending on the type of procedure, there may be a follow up visit required - e.g. to remove a drainage catheter.

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Breast Biopsy

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Cervical Biopsy

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(4 procedures)

Hydronephrosis Treatment

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Kidney Dialysis

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  • Kidney dialysis is a treatment which usually involves using a machine to take over kidney function to filter toxins, waste, and excess fluid from the body. The treatment is required by patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly.

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(11 procedures)

Bell's Palsy Treatment

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Cauda Equina Syndrome Treatment

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Dementia Management

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(19 procedures)

Brain Aneurysm Repair

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  • Brain aneurysm repair is a surgical procedure performed to repair a brain aneurysm that has the potential to rupture, or has already ruptured.

  • weeks

    Time spent abroad depends on the type of brain aneurysm being treated. Unruptured aneurysms tend to have a quicker recovery process than ruptured aneurysms.

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Brain Tumor Surgery

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  • Brain tumor surgery is performed by a neurosurgeon to remove all or part of a tumor from the brain.

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    This depends on the surgery performed, whether the patient needs rehabilitation, and on how well the patient recovers.

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Chiari Malformation Treatment

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(15 procedures)

Amniotic Membrane Transplant

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Anti-VEGF Therapy

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(10 procedures)

Ankle Replacement

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Bunion Surgery

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  • Bunion surgery is a surgical procedure performed to re-align a deformed joint which has formed in the foot. A bunion is a deformity of the big toe which causes the bone and tissue located around the joint to become misaligned and to stick out.

  • 2 weeks
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Hand Surgery

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>Spinal Surgery

(31 procedures)

Artificial Disc Replacement

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Cervical Disc Disease Treatment

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Cervical Spondylosis Treatment

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(17 procedures)

Kidney Surgery

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Laser Treatment for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)

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Penile Prosthesis

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(2 procedures)


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  • Radiotherapy, which is also referred to as radiation therapy, is a high-energy radiation treatment used to treat cancer. The radiation functions by destroying cells and stopping them from dividing and growing. While the goal of radiation is to destroy cancerous cells, it can also destroy healthy cells within the process.

  • 1 - 7 weeks

    The treatment is given over the course of several weeks, depending on the individual patient.

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Radiotherapy Consultation

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(2 procedures)

Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy Consultation

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More about available treatments at Hopital de la Providence

Over 2,500 surgeries are performed annually by a team of 50 doctors. Specialists at the hospital include experts in the treatment of renal failure, and the hospital is home to one of the largest hemodialysis centers in Switzerland. Over 100 patients annually are treated for nephrology and kidney related issues by the hospital, either in-house or in the patient’s home.

All surgeries are completed in the advanced operating theatres, which use the most modern techniques and facilities. As part of the Swiss Medical Network, the Hopital de la Providence must ensure high standards, which means having state-of-the-art technology, hotelier services, and highly skilled surgeons.



The team at Hopital de la Providence is comprised of 20 doctors who are supported by a team of skilled and highly trained nurses. All 1,250 doctors who are part of the Swiss Medical Network work closely together, sharing knowledge and advice to ensure the best patient care possible.

Many of the specialists at the hospital have studied and practiced abroad, so speak a variety of languages. English, German, and French is spoken at the hospital and medical record translation is available for international patients. Interpreter services can also be acquired for several other languages.

Dr. med. Jacques Samani

  • Specializes in spinal surgery
Spinal Surgery

Dr. med. Jean-Jacques Brugger

  • Specializes in general and visceral surgery, and vascular surgery
General Surgery Vascular Medicine Visceral Surgery

Dr. med. Stephanie Lebeau

  • Specializes in dermatology

Dr. med. Sophie Buyse

  • Specializes in gastroenterology

Dr. med. Christine Meyer

  • Specializes in gynecology

Dr. med. Blaise Dominique Zambaz

  • Specializes in neurosurgery

Dr. med. Alain Carruzzo

  • Specializes in neurology

Dr. med. André Mermoud

  • Specializes in ophthalmology

Dr. med. Pascal Dessoulavy

  • Specializes in orthopedics

Dr. med. Kaouther Gzara-Mhiri

  • Specializes in radiology


External Reviews from Google

  • Egzon Osmani, December 2019


    Super accueil, Je suis très content.
    Je me suis fait opéré par Dr. Nicodème très professionnel et les explications claires et précises.

  • Michel Coubès, November 2019


    C'est vrai que dans cet hôpital, le personnel est très accueillant et professionnel. On ne sent pas, sur les épaules du personnel, le poids de la fonction public et la politique des petits chefaillons, c'est relax.
    Les horaires ne doivent pas changer, ils sont très bien ainsi.

  • Fleury Myriam, April 2019


    Super accueil. Je suis très contente.
    2 opérations en 2018, médecins très professionnels et les explications claires et précises.

  • green peal, February 2018


    Hôpital à taille humaine qui travaille en réseau avec les plus grands établissements suisses. La gestion de l'établissement est privée, ce qui se ressent dans la dynamique de l'administration et des RH. Les soins donnés sont de qualité, les médecins compétents et le matériel moderne. Les menus sont bien élaborés, et le patient a le choix. C'est un bon hôpital.

  • P Privat, May 2017


    arrogant and rude people here. The receptionist was very nixe but the nurses seem to have an ego problem. I made the terrible mistake of asking if my friend can eat something as he hasnt eaten since a while and is hungry. First i got told fine and then i went to buy. Then the nurses man and woman snapped at me continously in the rudest way possible that now wasnt now now meant (idiots) and that this isnt important. It was only a questions.

    Basically dont ask questions. I wonder why they work with people if social competence isnt their thing.