Privatklinik Bethanien

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland



Privatklinik Bethanien is a multi-specialty clinic that was founded in Zurich in 1998 and is part of the Swiss Medical Network. The Swiss Medical Network is comprised of 16 private clinics located in Switzerland, employing approximately 1,250 highly qualified physicians. The group has over 950 patient beds and over 39,000 surgical procedures are performed each year.

Privatklinik Bethanien practices interdisciplinary medicine and has over 30 specialized departments. The most consulted specialties include orthopedics and traumatology, visceral surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), and internal medicine.

There are more than 3,500 surgeries performed at the Privatklinik Bethanien each year. The clinic is equipped with more than 90 patient beds and 5 large operating theaters that feature the latest technologies.

With experience in treating international patients, patient services provided include assistance with flight booking, interpreter services, airport transfer, and medical record translation.

Many of the patient rooms available feature a view over Zurich city and both junior suites and suites are on offer. The suites are comfortably designed and feature the latest technologies and facilities. Room service is available to all patients and features fine cuisine as well as a à la Carte menu. Family accommodation is also provided and nanny services are offered to patients with small children.


Privatklinik Bethanien is located in Zurich, 10 km from Zürich Airport and is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest bus stop to the clinic is the Zürich Bethanien stop, just 70 m away and the nearest Metro stop is Zürich Toblerplatz, which can be reached within 260 m from the hospital.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and is known for its picturesque scenery. The clinic is located 6 km from Lake Zürich, which is popular for hiking around, as well as for taking part in a number of watersports including sailing, wakeboarding, and water skiing.

The Swiss National Museum, home to a variety of art and history collections, is located less than 5 km from the clinic. The museum offers a number of guided tours daily.

Languages spoken

English, French, German


Medical records transfer
Translation services
Interpreter services
Airport pickup
Hotel booking
Flight booking
Local tourism options
Free Wifi
Phone in the room
TV in the room
Special dietary requests accepted
Private rooms for patients available
Family accommodation
Parking available
Spa and wellness
Nursery / Nanny services
Business centre services
Mobility accessible rooms
International newspapers


265 procedures across 19 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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(21 procedures)

Cardiac Assessment

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Cardiac Asthma Treatment

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Cardiac CT

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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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>Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

(27 procedures)

Nasal Endoscopy

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Nasal Obstruction Treatment

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Nasal Polyps Removal

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(24 procedures)


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  • A cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove the gallbladder. The gallbladder is an organ located below the liver, which serves the function of collecting and storing bile, which is the fluid produced by the liver, before breaking it down and releasing it into the small intestine.

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Some patients will have dissolvable stitches, whereas others return after 7 days to have them removed. Patients who have open surgery will need a longer recovery time.

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  • A colonoscopy is an examination of the large intestine, the colon and rectum, using a small camera.

  • 3 - 4 days

    Patients should arrive at least 2 days before the colonoscopy, as the bowel needs to be cleared the day before the procedure. Patients who have interventional treatment during the colonoscopy, e.g. removal of a polyp, may need slightly longer to recover.

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(35 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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>Maxillofacial Surgery

(6 procedures)

Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Facial Tumor Removal

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Jaw Fracture Treatment

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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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(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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>Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

(25 procedures)

Areola Reduction

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Arm Lift

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  • An arm lift, also referred to as a brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to firm and reshape the upper arms. The surgeon may use liposuction to remove excess fat and skin and reposition the remaining skin to tighten it.

  • 1 weeks

    The patient might have to stay until the sutures can be removed, and should ask the surgeon. It should be possible to fly home within 7 to 10 days.

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Belt Lipectomy

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  • Belt lipectomy is a circumferential removal of skin and fat that wraps around the whole body at the waist.

  • 1 weeks

>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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(2 procedures)

Pediatric Surgery Consultation

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Pediatrics Consultation

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>Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(2 procedures)

Physical Therapy

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Physical Therapy Consultation

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>Colorectal Medicine

(1 procedure)

Endoscopic Mucosectomy

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>General Surgery

(1 procedure)


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>Nuclear Medicine

(1 procedure)

Nuclear Medicine Consultation

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More about available treatments at Privatklinik Bethanien

Privatklinik Bethanien perform a range of procedures including hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, chemotherapy, breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, sleep apnea treatment, osteoarthritis treatment, and kidney stone removal among others.

The clinic is partnered with several large medical companies to ensure patients receive the best possible care. These include Alphacare AG for anesthesiology, Synlab who work with laboratory results, and the Medical Radiology Institute who provide all X-rays and ultrasounds to the clinic.



The team at Privatklinik Bethanien is comprised of 250 accredited doctors, each a specialist in their respective field of medicine. The team practices interdisciplinary medicine, in order to deliver the best diagnosis and treatment plan to all of their patients.

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Buchmann

  • Specializes in visceral surgery
Visceral Surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Hany

  • Specializes in radiology and nuclear medicine
Nuclear Medicine Radiology

Prof. Dr. med. Gertrude Maria Beer

  • Specializes in plastic surgery
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. med. Vassiliki Bekou

  • Specializes in dermatology and venereology

Dr. med. Markus Hilty

  • Specializes in orthopedics and traumatology
Orthopedics Traumatology

Dr. med. Susanne Buchholz

  • Specializes in cardiology and internal medicine
Cardiology Internal Medicine

Dr. med. Peter Bäckert

  • Specializes in pediatrics

Dr. med. Adriana Schmid

  • Specializes in neurology

Dr. med. Monika Jermann

  • Specializes in oncology

Dr. med. Urs Bangerter

  • Specializes in urology


External Reviews from Google

  • Tamara Weber, November 2019


    Schöne und zeitgemässe Einrichtung. Fühlte mich gut aufgehoben und es fehlte mir an nichts. Die Ärzte und das Personal sind kompetent und waren stets um mein Wohlbefinden bemüht.

  • Adrian Shine, October 2019


    The stuff was fine

  • Dennis, March 2019


    Good doctors, incompetent hospital staff, an aggressive hospital director, no food whatsoever after 8 p.m. and withholding of medications despite doctor’s specific orders - all this for Sanitas private hospital insurees. If you’re unable to drive yourself to this idiosyncratic place, a Maybach incl. a very friendly and professional chauffeur will give you a ride.

  • Jessica Moore, July 2018


    I had my first operation at this hospital, and everyone was very kind & caring and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. I couldn’t have imagined going through what I did anywhere else. Thank-you!

  • Hylke Buisman, March 2016


    My wife and I did a birth preparation course at the Bethanien clinic, and found it very useful and well organised!

    Kiely was a great instructor, with a lot of room for questions and discussion. The two day course also included a delicious lunch in the excellent restaurant of the clinic.