The Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery offers the entire spectrum of plastic surgery, hand surgery and burn medicine. The wide range of offers of the Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery Clinic is covered by highly qualified specialists. We have a modern infrastructure and the latest knowledge from science and research. Our patients with their concerns come first. Our services are available to patients from all cantons of Switzerland as well as from abroad.
Our burn clinic treats all functional and esthetic disorders following acute burns as well as their long-term sequelae (scars, functional limitation). We also perform extensive ambulatory dressing changes with administration of analgesia in a specialized nursing consultation visit. Treatment of functional limitations is addressed early on with a physical therapy team specialized in burn treatment.
We treat burn injuries and scalds, inhalation injury, and chemical burns, as well as frostbite. In severe cases treatment is provided in our intensive care unit for severe burn victims. Treatment is often long term. Even small surface burns are treated according to the most recent scientific advances to facilitate rapid healing with minimal scars.
Universtity Hospital Zurich
Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery