Hospital Permanence

Bern, Switzerland

Diagnosis of achilles tendon bursitis or tendinitis (program ID: 94513)

Thomas-Oliver Schneider

Dr. med.

Thomas-Oliver Schneider

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

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2004 – 2007   Oberarzt der Abteilung für Orthopädie, und Sportmedizin, Schweiz. Referenzzentrum für minimal-invasive Knie- und Hüftprothetik, Firma Stryker, Spital Oberengadin, Samedan

2001 – 2004   Assistenzarzt an der Orthopädischen Klinik der Universität Zürich, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zürich

1999 – 2001   Assistenzarzt an der Klinik für Unfall- und Handchirurgie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster

1997   Research Fellow am Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Brigham an Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

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You have an injury or disease of the musculoskeletal system. A sick or injured joint makes your life difficult? You suffer from osteoarthritis? They have previously been injured during sports or want a medical advice? The orthopedic surgeons and sports medical experts of clinic Permanence can make a difference.

Outpatient treatments are done in doctors' offices. Surgical procedures are performed in the clinic Permanence. As orthopedic specialized clinic, we offer the latest and minimal invasive therapies.

Interdisciplinary short distances and a simplified internal communications allow a holistic treatment - guaranteed by a team of professionals. The permanent supply of patients is ensured all day long by the team of doctors who are specialized in orthopedics and sports injuries.

Also a good follow-up examination is important to us: Experienced physiotherapists ensure ideal care during the rehabilitation phase. The treating physician and the physiotherapist develop a training program together which is totally cutted for your personal needs.

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
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of the achilles tendon
  • x-ray of the achilles tendon
  • MRI examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

We, that is a highly qualified team of doctors, competent nursing staff and all other employees. We put our medical and human skills into service for your health. Permanence Clinic is the youngest private hospital in Bern and belongs to Hirslanden, the leading private clinic group in Switzerland.


The Klinik Permanence strives for a high standard of quality. We are constantly updating both our knowledge and facilities to keep pace with the newest technology and progress. With quality controls and standardised practices we are able to maintain the best possible care for our patients. Our personnel are fully qualified and continue to update their qualifications throughout their careers at Hirslanden.

Nursing care

The Clinic Permanence focuses on individual and holistic care of its patients. Therefore, the nursing staff support and care professionally for both the patients and their families throughout their stay in the clinic, according to our nursing guidelines.

Patient questionnaire

We are continuously seeking to improve the standards of our clinic. In order to help us achieve that, we have appointed an independent institute to conduct questionnaires with our patients on a regular basis, so that we are always abreast of their concerns and wishes. This is in addition to any correspondence which we may have directly with our patients, which we welcome at any time. We are always happy to be praised and take criticism very seriously.

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.