Clinique de Genolier

Genolier, Switzerland

Spinal neurinoma diagnostics (program ID: 213737)

Jean-Denis Patet

Dr. med.

Jean-Denis Patet

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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Date of Birth: 22.01.1952
Nationality: French
Spoken languages: French, English

Specialties and consultation

  • Spinal surgery (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar, for all types of pathologies: malformations, tumoral,
  • degenerative, vascular and traumatic).
  • Arthrodesis surgeries of spine (either by posterior than by anterior approach, translateral or
  • retroperitoneal). Sometimes in case of complex surgery, combining approach with intersomatic
  • grafting and pedicular osteosynthesis.
  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Percutaneous treatment using laser and percutaneous discectomy with neuronavigation.
  • Radiofrequency is used in case of posterior facet arthrosis, performing thermocoagulation or
  • rhizotomy.
  • Vertobroplasty, or kyphoplasty by percutaneous approach using 3D neuronavigation, is a common
  • procedure in case of trauma or metastasis, or osteopenic vertebra.

Professional experience

  • Former House Surgeon of Lyon’s Hospital in 1977.
  • Senior registrar in 1982.
  • Director’s Assistant for the Pediatric Neurosurgery Department from 1982 to1989.
  • Head of a Neurosurgery Department in a private hospital since 1989.
  • Head of the Spine Center in Clinique de Clinic in Switzerland, since 2005.
  • Education and affiliations

Education and Affiliations

  • Doctor of Medicine, Thesis passed in Lyon, FRANCE, 1982.
  • Neurosurgeon qualified since 1985.
  • Graduated in medical expertise since 2000.
  • Member of the Helvetic Medical Federation since 2005.
  • Permanent member of the French Society of Neurosurgery since 1982.
  • Permanent member of the French Language Society of Neurosurgery since 1982.
  • Permanent member of the European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) since 1984.
  • Permanent member of the International Society of Paediatric Society (ISPN) since 1985.
  • Permanent member of the European Society of Neurosurgery since 1985.
  • Permanent member of the World Society of Neurosurgery since 1985.
  • Date of entry and Position
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Klinik Genolier has a modern center for performing surgeries. Thanks to the technologies applied and the first-class equipment the patient is guaranteed to receive safe and the most effective medical treatment. Every person can feel spine pain at any age, but thanks to new techniques musculoskeletal system diseases can be completely cured. Our experts use techniques that involve penetration through the skin (through the abdominal wall), so that the doctor can choose the best method of medical treatment for the patient.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray 
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists by specialists in 
    oncology and radiotherapy
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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Swiss clinics are known for providing the medical care of "golden" European standard. Moreover, healthcare in Switzerland can be combined with the relaxation. For example, Les Hauts de Genolier, which is a residence for guests that offers health care, is unique to Switzerland: it is a perfect combination of the first class hotel and medical services provided by Genolier clinic. Well-designed apartments of "Les Hauts de Genolier" are located in a cozy corner in a stunning environment offering breathtaking views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc. Here the patients can enjoy the privacy and comfort, and be completely safe. What is our main goal? We provide you a pleasant place for living and well-being, an opportunity to do the best for your activities, our care, and the convenience to have high-quality medical services using modern technologies. You can check this out for yourself at our website. We wish you a pleasant stay.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.