Foot Doctor in Zurich, Switzerland

Dr Gerardo J. Maquieira
Independent Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Musculo-Skeletal System
Specialist in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Zurich, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Arthroscopy
  • Hallux valgus: e.g. Osteotomy
  • Interventions at the joints: e.g. osteoarthritis (joint fusion), prostheses (artificial joint), cartilage transplantation
  • Tendon surgery
  • Neurolysis (treatment of nerve entrapment)
  • Removal of tumours, material, and debris

Medical Range

Range of diagnostic services

  • Clinical examination (e.g. mechanically functional examination of the foot)
  • Imaging examination procedures (e.g. X-ray, CT and MRI as well as diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy)
  • Patient-oriented advice and consultation on treatment options
  • Assessments, counselling as a second opinion


Range of therapeutic services

  • Non-operative treatment methods: e.g. physiotherapy, orthopaedics, infiltration (infiltration of painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents or the like e.g. in the case of inflamed joints), shoe advice, special footwear, insoles, foot orthotic devices, prosthetic feet, bandages
  • Arthroscopy: e.g. of the ankle or hindfoot
  • Percutaneous minimally-invasive surgical techniques
  • Operative, targeted osteotomy: in the case of hallux valgus and other foot deformities
  • Arthrodesis (joint fusion): e.g. at the ankle
  • Prostheses (artificial joints): at the ankle or big toe joint
  • Cartilage transplantation in the case of osteoarthritis of the ankle
  • Tendon surgery in the case of accidents, paralysis, or flatfoot
  • Neurolysis to resolve nerve entrapment e.g. in the case of tarsal tunnel syndrome or Morton's neuroma
  • Removal of material and foreign bodies
  • Tumour surgery (e.g. removal of a ganglion or a cyst)

About Dr Gerardo J. Maquieira

Dr Gerardo J. Maquieira MD is a foot specialist and expert for ankle surgery. Since 2010, he has worked as an independent specialist at the private Foot Centre of the Hirslanden Clinic in Zürich.

The team of the foot centre offers a complete range of modern diagnostic techniques and surgical treatments for the ankle.

Unique Centre for Foot Disorders in Switzerland

The Foot Centre, which belongs to the Hirslanden Private Clinic Group is one of a kind. Together with two additional experienced colleagues, Dr Maquiera offers a complete range of conservative (non-surgical, orthopaedic) and surgical treatments for disorders of the foot and ankle.

Outpatient interventions are possible directly in the Foot Centre or in the operating theatre. Dr Maquieira and is team generally perform inpatient treatments in the Hirslanden Clinic.

The goal of foot specialist Dr.Maquieira is to restore pain-free ambulation.

The focus of foot surgery is to restore normal, pain-free ambulation so that the patient regains resiliency in both private and professional life as well as when pursing athletic activities, thereby improving quality of life as much as possible.

People of all ages can experience discomfort in the area of the foot. During growth, this are primarily caused by congenital abnormalities or injuries (e.g. bone spurs or malformations). Later in life, this is mainly caused by sports or injuries. In old age, the cause is mainly degenerative phenomena such as osteoarthritis, increasing pressure points with deformities, or circulatory disorders (e.g. in the case of diabetics).

All of these syndromes result in pain and functional limitations. Dr Maquieira and his team strive to resolve this reduced quality of life to the best extent possible.

Dr Maquieira and his team guarantee individual and patient-oriented treatment

Because there are often different treatment approaches for the various syndromes, the Hirslanden Foot Centre guarantees individual and patient-oriented consultation.

Dr Maquieira will guide you through the treatment from start to finish and respond to your expectations and needs. If you have any questions about your symptoms, please contact our specialists. Confidentiality is guaranteed!

The website of Dr Maquieira can be found here.

Curriculum Vitae

  Specialist for orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, specialist for foot and ankle surgery
1989–1996 Medical studies at the University of Zürich
1997––1999 General Surgery and Traumatology at the Cantonal Hospital in Glarus
1999–2000 Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at the Limmattal Hospital in Schlieren
2000–2002 Orthopaedic surgery at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zürich
2001–2002 Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital in Zurich
2002–2003 Orthopaedic surgery at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zürich
2004–2005 Consultant at the Balgrist University Hospital
2005–2006 Consultant of Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital in Zürich
2006–2007 Consultant of Orthopaedic surgery at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zürich
2007–2010 Deputy Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Balgrist University Hospital in Zürich
Since 2010 Independent specialist at the Hirslanden private foot centre in Zürich


 Visiting fellowships

2007 Foot and Ankle Department, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, D. Levine MD/J. Deland MD
2008 Cirurgia del pie y tobillo, Clinica Quiron, Madrid, Dr Ernesto Maceira
2010 Cirurgica ortopedica y traumatologia, USP Hospital San Carlos, Murcia, Dr Mariano de Prado



  • Swiss Society for Orthopaedics
  • Swiss Society for Surgery and Medicine of the Foot
  • Swiss Medical Association
  • Medical Society of the Canton of Zürich
  • Swiss Association of Resident Doctors
  • Zurich Orthopaedic Society
  • President of Private Doctors in Switzerland

Medical Team

  • Dr Arno Frigg MD
    Specialist for orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculo-skeletal system
  • Dr Alexandro Pellegrino MD
    Specialist for Surgery


  • The practice of Dr Maquieira is accessible by wheelchair
  • Dr Maquieira speaks English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish


Zürich Central Station 5 km
Zürich Airport 15 km

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Dr Gerardo J. Maquieira
Independent Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Musculo-Skeletal System

Hirslanden Clinic Zürich
Foot Centre of the Hirslanden Clinic Zürich
Witellikerstrasse 40, CH-8032 Zürich


8:30 am–12:00 pm and 1:00–4:00 pm

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