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Head physician:

Dr. med. Jean-Denis PatetCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

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

Clinique de Genolier

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Department of Neurosurgery

As a result of the today's sedentary lifestyle almost everyone felt spine pain at least once in his or her life. Moreover, musculoskeletal system diseases are one of the most common reasons for people to seek medical attention. Spinal surgery, which involves surgical operations, deals with spinal cord injuries.

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