SPECIALISTS AND GPs UNDER ONE ROOF

At the MediS group practice, specialists and GPs work alongside each other, meaning that our patients benefit from integrated care

We provide both long-term, continuous healthcare from a GP and immediate specialist care expertise – as our general practitioners and our specialists in cardiology, angiology, vascular surgery and phlebology all work under the same roof.


This means there are no delays if ever you need to be referred – and no loss of information that is necessary for your treatment, as all doctors share the same electronic medical records. This not only speeds up the treatment process, but also makes it cheaper, especially as it avoids the same tests having to be carried out more than once. As a member of the innovative MediX practice network, we can also offer you managed care and primary care models.


Our medical practice provides the following services:

We work with all university, municipal and private hospitals in Zurich and with the University of Zurich's Institute of Primary Care in particular.

GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE

All medical examinations take the form of a comprehensive verbal consultation and a thorough physical examination. The results then determine whether any specialist examinations are needed.


Our practice offers you the following:

  • All disciplines of internal medicine with primary care including internal ultrasound diagnostics (SGUM-certified) and a comprehensive in-house laboratory 
  • Preventive check-up; risk assessment (e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, metabolic disorders) and recommended course of treatment; vaccination and travel advice 
  • Pre-operative assessments 
  • Sports performance diagnostics

CARDIOLOGY

In Switzerland, cardiovascular diseases are the main reason for seeing a doctor or being admitted to hospital. They are also the most common cause of death among men and women.


Cardiology deals with the following cardiovascular diseases in particular: 

  • Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Coronary heart disease/CHD (circulatory disorder of the coronary arteries): detection, treatment and follow-up care for patients with angina pectoris and myocardial infarction
  • Heart valve diseases 
  • Heart failure
  • Rhythm disturbances (e.g. atrial fibrillation with risk of stroke) 
  • Vertigo and syncope assessment 
  • Primary diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) 
  • Inflammatory heart diseases (endocarditis, myocarditis, pericarditis)
  • Follow-up care and checks after PTCA (balloon dilatation)/stents for CHD or after heart surgery (bypass, valve surgery) and pacemaker implantation

ANGIOLOGY

Angiology is concerned with diseases of the blood vessels, especially:

Arterial disease

  • Risk assessment for strokes, narrowing of the carotid arteries (carotid stenosis) 
  • Circulatory disorders of the legs (intermittent claudication, peripheral arterial occlusive disease)
  • Circulatory disorders of the arms (shoulder impingement syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome/TOS) and fingers (digital arterial occlusive disease, vibration white finger, Raynaud's syndrome)
  • Abdominal artery disease (especially in the case of high blood pressure, exclusion of arterial dilatation/abdominal aortic aneurysm)
  • Renal vascular disease (exclusion of renal artery stenosis in the case of high blood pressure)
  • Inflammatory vascular diseases (vasculitis)

Venous diseases (sub-discipline Phlebology): 

  • Examination of unexplained swelling/pain in the legs 
  • Thrombosis (vein occlusion due to blood clots) with risk of pulmonary embolism 
  • Varicose veins, varices
  • Leg ulcers (chronic lower leg sores, venous ulcers)
  • Venous inflammation (phlebitis)


Lymphatic diseases 

  • Lymphedema
  • Lipedema: mostly congenital, disproportionate proliferation of fatty tissue, in late stages with secondary lymphatic obstruction

PHLEBOLOGY

Phlebology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases, especially varicose veins.


More than 20% of the population suffer from varicose veins. Most of them will be genetically susceptible to weak venous walls. The spectrum ranges from aesthetically unpleasant, harmless spider veins to pronounced vein dilatations associated with serious medical problems.


It is important to distinguish between primary, congenital varicose veins and secondary varicose veins in which deep vein thrombosis can cause dilatation of the superficial venous system (in approx. 5% of cases). This is done through careful diagnosis by means of clinical investigation and vascular/duplex ultrasound.

As the veins are dilated, the venous valves are unable to close, so the blood flows backwards in the legs and is not transported to the heart as it should be.

The consequences are a chronic increase in pressure in the blood vessels, resulting in swelling of the legs and inflammatory processes with skin alterations. More serious complications include leg ulcers (venous ulcers), superficial thrombophlebitis, thrombosis and bleeding.

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Varicose veins

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Skin changes

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Leg swelling

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Leg ulcer