Taking care of yourself first of all means paying attention to what you eat and we believe that good nutrition is essential for feeling good. Our team of dietitians is at your disposal for personalized consultation.
For patients staying at the clinic, a nutrition interview is scheduled at your arrival, in order to establish a personalized nutrition program based on your needs, your expectations or on any particular pathologies (diabetes will, high cholesterol, hypertension, allergies, etc.)
Our dietitians also supervise and advise kitchen staff on the quality of our healthful cuisine. Our menu concept focuses on a balanced, varied and healthful diet, using high-quality products. A light menu is also offered for all those who wish to reduce their calorie intake and the amount of food they eat during their stay without frustration and still maintaining the pleasure of eating. If you wish, an individual nutrition consultation can be scheduled. During this, you will be given documentation related to the topics discussed during the consultation.
We are all familiar with hypnotic states: when we drive our car on “autopilot”, when we are “daydreaming”, contemplating a beautiful landscape or totally absorbed in a book, to the point of forgetting where we are. A hypnotic state is a modified state of consciousness, which can be induced intentionally by a therapist. It allows easier access to the subconscious in order to bring about rapid and deep change. All patients carry the answers to their questions and solutions to their problems within themselves.
It is important to underline that the patient maintains control and that hypnosis focuses the conscious and psychic energy on a specific subject. The patient will remember everything that happens during the session. The goal is psychic wellness and even to “become who you are”, a concept so dear to Goethe.
The Medical Analysis Laboratory:
Clinique La Prairie has its own medical analysis laboratory offering a 24/7 service. One of our many strengths lies in the quality and speed of our analysis. Our laboratory works very closely with the clinic’s physicians, and with the radiology and medical imagery institute.
Quality and complete confidentiality are guaranteed. The laboratory is certified by CSCQ Swiss inspection and meets the requirements of Qualab par H+. Charges are covered by LAMal.
Our areas of activity:
Monitoring of patients receiving anticoagulants
A paramedical discipline providing treatment through physical agents, also called kinesiology or treatment through movement, it provides treatment for both ambulatory patients and hospitalized patients before and after surgery.
We propose personalized treatments, that meet your needs during your treatment period. This may be:
conservative treatments where the pathology is treated through the recovery of natural movements
functional treatments or treatment of respiratory and neurological disorders
The Treatment Center:
Clinique la Prairie has three individual treatment rooms, which are quiet, private, and equipped with the latest electrotherapy equipment. Each room has a therapeutic saltwater pool heated to 32°C, equipped with relaxing water jet systems for rheumatism or orthopedic postoperative disorders.
At Clinique La Prairie, a dynamic and professional team welcomes and takes care of you, taking a holistic approach to its patients. The team is composed of three therapists with over 10 years of professional practice in Switzerland and abroad. Treatments can be carried out in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese.
The word “sophrology” comes from the Greek:
Created in the 1960s by the Colombian neuropsychiatrist Alfonso Caycédo, sophrology is a science that encourages the resolution of disorders (psychiatric, physiological, existential), in order to develop a more harmonious personality, through the awareness of self and the strengthening of positive structures. This technique became a full-fledged discipline which Prof. Alfonso Caycédo called Sophrology. Its roots lie in Raja yoga, tai chi, Zen meditation, and the martial arts.
Sophrology is based on four fundamental principles:
work on positive thinking
It is used as a relaxation technique and to improve one’s understanding of oneself. Using techniques based on breathing and nervous and muscle relaxation, sophrology helps maintain balance between the body and mind. By repeating these simple techniques, it strengthens one’s personal abilities and improves quality of life. By learning and repeating different exercises, which can be practiced lying down, sitting or standing, sophrology acts concretely on:
pain and tension
awareness of the body in its entirety
Radiology & Medical Imaging Institute
Leading-edge Medical Imaging
Located in the basement of the medical center, the Radiology and Medical Imaging Institute occupies an entire storey, covering some 725 sq.m (7800 sq ft) and with 210 sq.m (2250 sq ft) of annexes. It has its own reception area and waiting rooms. Recent upgrading work has furnished our radiology institute with the latest equipment, such as MRI and 64 slice CT scanners, all in an exceptional environment. Our highly-qualified medical and technical team, experienced in the latest methods, will conduct your tests. We guarantee high-quality testing and rapid results. With your basic health insurance, all radiological tests can be conducted at our institute for the same price as at a public hospital.
Comfortable MRI, for both claustrophobic and overweight patients
Full-body MRI with diffusion and perfusion techniques: tumors, myeloma, prostate, breasts, inflammatory illnesses, malformations, ostseomuscular diseases, cerebral pathologies
Angio-MRI: vascular analysis, stenosis, aneurysm
Brain: atrophy, Alzheimer’s disease, hematoma, microangiopathy, tumors, stroke, CVA
Orbital: pseudo-tumors, abscesses
Inner ear: neurinoma, malformations
Neck: thyroid, salivary glands, lymph nodes
Cardiac: stroke, morphological and functional examination, valve pathologies, abnormalities
Chest and abdomen: inflammatory illnesses, tumors, malformations
Osteoarticular: meniscal tear, synovial lesions, bones, ligaments and tendons, arthro-MRI
Cholangio-MRI: pancreatic and biliary illnesses
Breast MRI with angiography: tumor diagnosis and evaluation
64 SLICE CT-SCANNER
Simultaneous acquisition of 64 0.6-mm slices
Cardiac: calcium score, coronary stenosis and ventricular function
Thorax: nodule, interstitial illnesses, pleural effusion
Brain: hematoma, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, hydrocephalus
Pre-cerebral vessels: vertebral and carotid arteries
Cervical and inner ear
Sinus: polyps and malformations
Aorta and vessels in the lower limbs
Abdomen: polyps, malformations
Denta CT-Scan: implants
Total Body CT-Scan
Diagnosis of tumors
Cancer screening (50-70 years)
Lesion location (insertion of metal tumor marker)
Ultrasound / Doppler Sonography
Abdomen: cysts, kidney stones, malformations, tumors, inflammatory illnesses, etc.
Musculoskeletal: tendons, muscles, ligaments, joint effusion
Breasts and lymphatic nodes: biopsy
Thyroid and parathyroid glands
Vascular: arterial and venous pathologies
Doppler: hemodynamic, atheroma, varicose veins
Direct digital apparatus
Thorax: lung, heart, and chest wall check-up
Osteoarticular diagnosis: arthritis, scoliosis, rheumatism
Intravenous urogram (IVU)
Infiltrations: joints and epidural
Bone densitometry evaluates the amount of calcium in the bones
Examination of osteoporosis or the presence of risk factors
Biphotonic densitometry: Spine, Hip, Wrist, Total Body
Sahara (ultrasound mineralometry)
Dental checkup with full-mouth digital x-ray
Digital x-rays of temporomandibular joints
Needle aspirations and various biopsies
Complete computerized management of patient files (RIS system)
Digital archiving of all images (PACS system)
Reprinting possible at any time
Copy on CD or DVD
Preparing For Radiological Exams
On an empty stomach, without drinking or smoking for four hours prior to the exam.
Please contact us for more details.
No preparation necessary – however, for brain MRI: please wear no makeup or jewelry.
Note: Please inform us immediately if you have a pacemaker, cardiac valves, cerebral aneurysm clips, or metallic debris in your eyes.
Angio and cholangio-MRI:
Only morphological, no preparation necessary
With medication-induced stress, no coffee, tea, or chocolate on the day of the exam
For the abdomen, lesser pelvis, pregnancy, prostate, bladder, kidneys: fast for four hours prior to the exam and do not empty the bladder.
For other regions: no preparation necessary.
Guided aspiration: contact our secretary.
No preparation necessary. The exam should be performed between the fifth and 15th day of the menstrual cycle. Please bring alongpreviousmammograms.
Based on your gynecologist’s instructions.
Mineralometrics (bone densitometry):
No preparation necessary.
Fast for four hours before the exam.
No preparation necessary.
No preparation necessary.