The internet portal of the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) publishes a wealth of high-quality information. Although we strive to present this information correctly and in accordance with the current state of knowledge, we assume no liability as to content, correctness, accuracy, timeliness and completeness.


The information provided does not constitute an offer or medical diagnosis under any legislation. This applies to patients from Switzerland and abroad as well as cooperation partners such as research institutions, hospitals etc. No rights are invoked either by the information provided or its use. All medical advice is given according to the best of our knowledge and belief, and is followed at the patient’s own risk. It does not take the patient’s individual requirements or condition into account and is not an adequate alternative to visiting your doctor.

The University Hospital of Zurich is not liable for any damage arising from the use of the internet portal, especially as a result of misinformation or technical failures. In addition, no liability is assumed for the content or correct functioning of other linked websites, or for third parties’ adherence to the legal requirements.

The University Hospital Zurich reserves the right at any time and without notice to abandon the operation of the website and/or to modify, add or delete content.


The entire content and structure of the University Hospital Zurich’s internet portal are protected by copyright. The USZ brand and the associated logo are copyright protected. The downloading or printing of individual pages or documents for private, non-commercial use is permitted. The reproduction of individual pages or documents for public non-commercial purposes is permitted exclusively when the University Hospital Zurich copyright and the reservation regarding further and commercial usage are cited. Any further use, in particular the complete or partial reproduction for commercial purposes, electronic distribution or distribution via other means, and modification and linking for commercial and/or public purposes requires the prior written consent of the University Hospital Zurich.

Writing style

For the sake of readability, many texts are not written from male and female perspectives. We would like to explicitly point out that we address all genders equally throughout the entire website and in all documents.

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