Dr PHILIPPE KERN

Angiology specialist
Angiology, Internal medicine

Dr Kern graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and is an FMH certified specialist in angiology and internal medicine. A former Deputy Clinic Head at the University Hospitals of Geneva, he is also a member of the Swiss Society of Phlebology and Angiology and of the French Society of Vascular Medicine. He has been working at Clinique La Prairie since 1998.

Specialisations

  • FMH Internal Medicine
  • FMH Angiology
  • AFC Phlebology
  • AFC Ultrasonography
  • AFC Thermal ablation of saphenous varicose veins

Qualifications

  • Federal Medical Diploma, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva 
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Schools

  • University of Geneva

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Affiliations

  • Lecturer at the University of Lausanne, Department of Angiology
  • Associate Physician at Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Department of Angiology 
  • Consultant Physician at the Riviera Hospital
  • Former President of the Swiss Society of Phlebology
  • Committee member of the Swiss Society of Phlebology
  • Member of the Swiss Society of Angiology
  • Member of the French Society of Phlebology
  • Member of the French Society of Vascular Medicine
  • Member of the French College of Vascular Pathology
  • Member of the scientific committee of the journal Phlébologie – Annales vasculaires (Phlebology - Vascular Annals)
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Veins and Lymphatics

Other

  • Former Deputy Clinic Head, University Hospitals of Geneva
  • Former Committee member of the Union of Swiss Societies for Vascular Diseases

Related Services

Acupuncture

Millennium Chinese medicine, acupuncture is based on stimulating the meridians and specific points on the body, by sterile and painless needles. 

Aesthetic surgery

Our Esthetic Surgery Center is staffed by highly qualified surgeons trained in the use of the latest plastic, reconstructive and esthetic surgery techniques.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology is a medical discipline that covers the areas of anesthesia and postoperative care.  

Angiology

The term ‘angiology’ comes from Ancient Greek ‘aggeio/angio’ (vessel) and ‘logos’ (speech) and refers to vascular science. Angiology is the study, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases, i.e. diseases of the arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels and microcirculation. These four types of veins present their own diseases and risk factors.

Antalgia

There are various kinds of pain: acute pain of short duration, such as a post-traumatic pain or the pain felt after a surgical operation, but there is also chronic pain, which requires a more comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approach.