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English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

Hi All!

So I need to have a mole removed and am super nervous about having surgery done in a foreign country. Does anyone know of an English-speaking dermatologist in Zurich?

Also, do you know if it's normal for the doctors here to request letters from your doctors back home?

Thanks!
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Old 08.07.2008, 10:55
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

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I went here: http://www.doktor.ch/arzt-aerzte/Bae...t-schweiz.html

Mole was removed painlessly and quickly at the first consultation then sent off to the lab for analysis. I saw the assistant to Baenninger who spoke English and was very nice.

In my experience here the doctors have never requested notes from my home country.
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Hi All!

So I need to have a mole removed and am super nervous about having surgery done in a foreign country. Does anyone know of an English-speaking dermatologist in Zurich?

Also, do you know if it's normal for the doctors here to request letters from your doctors back home?

Thanks!

I am afraid I haven't had to visit the dermatologist here, but I have had a visit to the hospital. They didn't ask me to get letters from my doctor in the UK. I just had to answer routine questions (is there a history of...in your family, have you ever suffered from...allergic to... etc etc)

Good luck with finding your dermatologist.

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Hi All!

So I need to have a mole removed and am super nervous about having surgery done in a foreign country. Does anyone know of an English-speaking dermatologist in Zurich?

Also, do you know if it's normal for the doctors here to request letters from your doctors back home?

Thanks!
I went to see this Dermatologist a few times. He speaks English:

Dr Erich Küng
http://www.hautzone.ch/

I found him ok..
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

I have been treated by this Dermatologist few times and he is really good. His treatments work.

Dr. med. Pierre de Viragh

Spezialarzt FMH
Schanzeneggstrasse 1
8002 Zürich Kreis 2 (Enge)

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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

Any more tips on the topic?
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

I recently went to see

Dr. Wolfgang Thürlimann
Forchstrasse 55
8032 Zürich
T +41 (0)44 383 33 00
F +41 (0)44 380 44 96
wolfgang.thuerlimann@hin.ch

He sent me to the University of Zurich for a complete skin exam, and a full body photograph (it is just not possible to follow all the moles i have....). He is an excellent and conscious professional

I have also heard great things about Dr. Barraud, that share her practice with Dr Thuerlimann. She is South African.

You also have more recommendations here:
English-speaking melanoma/skin doctor in Zurich?
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

If you're that worried about having surgery in a foreign country, why not go back to your own country and have it fixed ?
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Hi All!

So I need to have a mole removed and am super nervous about having surgery done in a foreign country. Does anyone know of an English-speaking dermatologist in Zurich?

Also, do you know if it's normal for the doctors here to request letters from your doctors back home?

Thanks!
hi there

my husband had a mole on his cheek and this doctor (Hans Peter Bochsler) removed it in no time. he is only a GP and is also our family doctor and quite reasonably priced. but i dont know if he takes new patients because he is rather old. he is in wallisellen. have a look.

another dermatologist i visited for my daughter was also prescribed by him for her hair problem. i forgot the name but its in oerlikon on the schaffuserstrasse 8050 where the big coop is. i will try n find out his name and give it to you.
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

Okay, first of all, take a deep breath and relax. This is Switzerland, not Botswana. Secondly, removing a mole is not a major operation. It can be done in the doctor's office with a local anesthetic.

Thirdly, all of my doctors here speak good English. In fact, several of them did residencies or Fellowships in the US at places like the Mayo Clinic and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC.

All that aside, I have a very good dermatologist here, who is also a professor of dermatology at the Med School in Zurich:

Dr. Christoph Riess
Seefeldstrasse 4
8008 Zurich
Tel: 044 262 19 29

None of my doctors here have asked for letters from my US doctors, but it would help if you could give them a comprehensive medical history. I made up a Word document highlighting significant events in my medical history, listing all medications and supplements I take, any allergies and gave my doctors a printout. It saved a lot of time and gave them the necessary background info.

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So I need to have a mole removed and am super nervous about having surgery done in a foreign country. Does anyone know of an English-speaking dermatologist in Zurich?

Also, do you know if it's normal for the doctors here to request letters from your doctors back home?

Thanks!
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Okay, first of all, take a deep breath and relax. This is Switzerland, not Botswana. Secondly, removing a mole is not a major operation. It can be done in the doctor's office with a local anesthetic.

Thirdly, all of my doctors here speak good English. In fact, several of them did residencies or Fellowships in the US at places like the Mayo Clinic and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYC.

All that aside, I have a very good dermatologist here, who is also a professor of dermatology at the Med School in Zurich:

Dr. Christoph Riess
Seefeldstrasse 4
8008 Zurich
Tel: 044 262 19 29

None of my doctors here have asked for letters from my US doctors, but it would help if you could give them a comprehensive medical history. I made up a Word document highlighting significant events in my medical history, listing all medications and supplements I take, any allergies and gave my doctors a printout. It saved a lot of time and gave them the necessary background info.

Good luck!

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its none of my business but i can understand her/his situation or worry regarding the mole. as i know i am even terrified of needles so if this person is something like me removing a mole can be a great deal.
i think you have been helpful to her but should be more sensitive.
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

And just how exactly was what I wrote insensitive in any respect?

IMHO, while the OP is correct to be concerned about any surgical procedure, I think his/her fears about having what constitutes minor surgery in a *foreign country* like Switzerland are a tad irrational. This is not a third-world country.

Also, if he/she is terrified of needles, there are drugs like Valium available to take the edge off and help keep him/her calm

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its none of my business but i can understand her/his situation or worry regarding the mole. as i know i am even terrified of needles so if this person is something like me removing a mole can be a great deal.
i think you have been helpful to her but should be more sensitive.
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

I had very serious and bothersome skin problems..Also had a few skin cancers removed..ONE GREAT and sensitive doctor and an artist with minor surgery..I was fully satisfied with treatment and his Engkish is impeccable....Dr. med. Pierre de Viragh
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Zurich area. Would you recommend any good dermatologist? I live in Kilchberg. Anywhere within 30 mins would be great
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I hope I can help with this website

http://www.doktor.ch/hautaerzte/hautaerzte_k_zh.html
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Re: any great dermatologist?

The missus and daughter have been going to Dr Benz for many years now. I have also been to her. She also speaks English. Easy to find. Just two minutes walk from HB. Her location is opposite the bridal shop that faces the back of Globus.


=Dr. med. Anne-Marie Benz=Spezialärztin FMH
Usteristrasse 17
8001 Zürich Kreis 1 (City)
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Re: English-speaking Dermatologist in Zurich??

I found the team at Dr Thurliman's clinic really good. Lucy_Sg has already put up their details above. I went in particular to see Dr Barraud who's a south african lady. She's also sometimes in Meilen.

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Good Dermatologist in Zürich City

Hi All,

I'd like to ask for some recommendations here.

Basically I would like to track down a good dermatologist some where in or near the city, as I have a couple of moles which i'd like looked at, and possibly removed.

In the UK it wasn't an issue, however here tracking down a good one has been thus far been challenging.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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