Pelvic and Hip Specialist Zurich ▷ Prof. Dr Patrick Zingg

Prof. Dr Patrick Zingg
Head of Hip and Pelvic Surgery, Representative Clinic Director of Orthopedics
Specialist in Hip surgery
Zurich, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Osteotomies of the pelvis (periacetabular pelvic osteotomy) and femur (surgical hip dislocation)
  • Arthroscopic procedures for impingement and labrum tears
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement for hip osteoarthritis
  • Revision prosthetics (prosthesis replacement)
  • Injuries and/or degenerative diseases of muscles and tendons of the pelvis, hip joint, and thigh

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostics of pelvic and hip injuries with 3D analyses
  • Diagnostics of degenerative diseases of the hip and pelvic joint
  • Diagnostics of congenital and acquired deformities of the pelvis and femur
  • Computed tomography
  • MRI
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrophysiology

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Congenital and/or acquired deformities with osteotomies of the pelvis and femur
  • Overstrain injuries and injuries of the athlete with arthroscopic interventions for cartilage and labrum injuries in case of impingement
  • Injury sequelae of the pelvis, hip joint, and femur
  • Hip osteoarthritis with minimally invasive hip replacement techniques
  • Worn out hip prostheses with replacement surgery
  • Therapy of complications of hip surgery
  • Injuries and/or degenerative diseases of tendons and muscles around the hip

About Prof. Dr Patrick Zingg

Prof. Dr Zingg is a hip and pelvic surgery specialist and head of the hip and pelvic surgery section. He is also the representative clinic director of orthopedics at University Hospital Balgrist, where highly specialized surgeons are dedicated to caring for trauma and sports injuries and orthopedic problems.

Prof. Dr Zingg's specialization covers the pelvis and hip with open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Taking regular care of patients of all ages enables the hip specialist to offer individualized comprehensive, and sustainable treatment.

Specialist for Hip and Pelvic Surgery in Zurich

The hip and the pelvic joint is the second-largest joint in the human body. A functional hip joint is essential for pain-free movements in everyday life and sports. At University Hospital Balgrist in Zurich, patients suffering from hip and pelvic pain have access to an experienced team led by hip specialist Prof. Dr Zingg to carry out professional, individualized treatments or surgeries for all age groups. Whenever possible, hip surgeries are performed minimally invasive (arthroscopic) by Prof. Dr Zingg. Endoscopic access to the hip and pelvic joint reduces the risk of infection and accelerates the healing process.

Joint-Preserving Hip Surgery by an Experienced Pelvic and Hip Surgeon

Joint-preserving hip surgery is becoming increasingly important in modern hip surgery. Hip surgery offers an alternative to an artificial hip joint, especially to younger patients with hip deformities, e.g., impingement or hip dysplasia. In addition to hip arthroscopy, periacetabular pelvic osteotomy, surgical hip dislocation, and various corrective osteotomies of the femur are used. Prof. Dr Zingg determines which therapeutic procedure is the most suitable together with his patients after a detailed diagnostic examination.

Endoprosthetics of the Hip Joint and Hip Prosthesis Replacement

Suppose the damage to the hip joint or femoral head has progressed to the extent that a hip joint-preserving therapy can no longer improve the patient. In that case, the implantation of an artificial hip joint offers the best chance of walking again without pain. Even sports are possible with a hip endoprosthesis. Nowadays, this procedure can also be performed in a minimally invasive way. Prof. Dr Zingg examines the patient's situation individually and then selects the type of prosthesis and surgical access to achieve the best possible surgical result.

A hip prosthesis replacement becomes necessary in some cases due to loosening or infection. Only experienced hip surgery specialists should only carry out this challenging surgery. Prof. Dr Zingg performs hip stem and acetabular replacement surgery with the utmost care. Especially in complicated pelvic discontinuities, when the acetabulum is entirely loose, and there is an interruption in the pelvic ring, the combined experience of pelvic surgery and prosthetic surgery comes into play. Prof. Dr Zingg can also be contacted for a second or expert opinion.

For further information, please visit the website of Hip and Pelvic Surgery at University Hospital Balgrist.


Curriculum Vitae

Since May 2020 Representative Clinic Director Orthopedics, University Hospital Balgrist, Zürich
2017 Head of Hip and Pelvis Surgery, University Hospital Balgrist, Zürich
2014 Assistant Professor University of Zurich
2011 University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Representative Head of Hip and Pelvis Surgery
2009 University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Senior Physician Hip and Pelvis Surgery
2008 Clinical Lecturer, University of Zurich
2008 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto Canada, Fellow Traumatology/Orthopedics
2007 University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Senior Physician Orthopedics
2006 Titel Specialist Physician for Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System
2006 University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Senior Physician by Proxy Orthopedics
2005 Universitätsspital Zurich, Assistant Physician Traumatology
2001 - 2004 University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Assistant Physician Orthopedics
2000 Universitätsspital Zurich, Assistant Physician Anesthesia
1999 Stadtspital Triemli, Zurich, Assistant Physician Surgery
1998 State Exam Medical Faculty, University of Zurich

You can find more detailed information about Professor Zingg here.

Medical Team

  • Dr Armando Hoch
    Senior Physician Hip and Pelvis Surgery
  • Dr Dominik Kaiser
    Senior Physician with Special Function Hip and Tumor Surgery
  • Dr Dimitris Dimitriou
    Senior Physician Hip and Pelvis Surgery
  • Dr. Sandro Hodel
    Senior Physician Hip and Pelvis Surgery


  • Rooms with TV, telephone, WLAN, view of Lake Zurich
  • "Balgrist Café" restaurant and cafeteria
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  • Post office, kiosk
  • Patient service (including tea and beverage service and organizing overnight stays for guests)
  • Room service (for privately and semi-privately insured patients)


Zurich Main Railroad Station 4.6 km
Zurich Airport 14 km
Basel Airport 105 km
Bern-Belp Airport 149 km
Geneva Airport 288 km

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Prof. Dr Patrick Zingg
Head of Hip and Pelvic Surgery, Representative Clinic Director of Orthopedics

University Hospital Balgrist
Hip and Pelvis Surgery
Forchstrasse 340, CH-8008 Zürich

T: +41 44 504 3542


Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1 PM - 5 PM

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