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Using the latest research from around the globe, cereneo gives patients the best chance of recovering from neurological incidents. This hospital combines medical practice and research, backed up by a team of experts, to care for its patients. The facility also provides several additional services to assist patients and their accompanying persons.


Located directly on Lake Lucerne, cereneo can be found near the city of Lucerne, in Switzerland. The Zurich airport is about 65 km from cereneo. Patients and visitors who want to travel by rail will discover three rail stations near cereneo: the Zurich station, the Lucerne, and the Kuessnacht am Rigi.


The medical center targets patients who have damaged nervous systems, including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Memory disorders, ALS, Parkinson’s disease and trauma to the brain and spinal cord. Patients are treated with the utmost care to enable them to become independent once more, as well as to restore their lost bodily functions.

Staff at cereneo uses combinations of medical therapy, nutrition science, and movement and speech therapy as well as neuropsychology to give patients the best care.

The unique practice at cereneo is spearheaded by its Medical Director, Prof. Andreas Luft. He is a professor of Vascular Neurology and Rehabilitation, as well as a renowned neurologist, clinical scientist. Through his leadership, the cereneo Institute offers a uniquely holistic approach to neurorehabilitation. Dr. med. Leopold Zizlsperger is a Deputy Medical Director.

Areas of Specialization

cereneo relies heavily on evidence-based methods by keeping itself updated with the latest techniques in neurological rehabilitation. This strategy is made possible by the close links that the institute actively maintains with the University of Zurich, as well as other international partners. Patients at cereneo can rest assured that they are receiving the latest therapy methods, all backed by solid research.

At cereneo, providing the utmost care is the top priority. Medical staff members specialize in speech and swallowing therapy, physical and occupational therapy, and neuropsychology. The wide range of specializations allows staff to approach treatment with multiple methods. Each treatment plan is exclusive and personalized to each patient taking into account the patient’s current condition.

Being among the leading hospitals in neurorehabilitation, cereneo utilizes the latest technologies. As examples, it offers robot-assisted treatment, electrical stimulation, neuronavigation, magnetic resonance imaging, transcranial magnetic and 3-D movement and strength analysis, as well as telemetric electromyography.

cereneo also conducts several diagnostic services. Here is a short list of what the medical institute can offer:

  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • neuro-ultrasound diagnostics
  • electroencephalography
  • polysomnography
  • spiroergometry
  • gait analysis
  • neuropsychological examination
  • flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing 

Tele-rehabilitation (remote treatment) / second opinions

cereneo is not only considered one of the world's leading and most innovative clinics in the field of neurological rehabilitation for its inpatients and outpatients, but now also offers its services as ultra-modern tele-rehabilitation, in which the therapy takes place via video between the patient and the therapist. cereneo also offers excellent consultations for second opinions and advises patients.

Tele-rehabilitation is available in several languages and includes the following medical areas:

- Speech therapy (German, English, Arabic)

- Neuropsychology (German, French, Italian)

- Exercise therapy (German, English)

- Nutritional therapy (English, Italian)

Other languages on request.

The telerehabilitation is based on an intensive study of the medical reports and medical letters of the patient, on a consultation between doctor and patient as well as the internal advice of the team of doctors and therapists with appropriate recommendations on suitable therapy measures.

For the therapies via digital platform, the patient only needs a tablet or a laptop with camera and microphone as well as a stable internet connection - the therapy sessions take place via a specially secured program. Should aids such as a keyboard (etc.) be necessary, this can be delivered directly to the patient by cereneo.

Facts and Figures

cereneo has only 16 beds, allowing it to provide exclusive and intensive treatment to its clients. Each patient is assigned to three medical specialists in average, facilitating personalized therapy.

Due to its close ties with the Park Hotel Vitznau, cereneo can help friends and loved ones with accommodations. The facility also has records of local hotels and apartments, allowing staff to give other accommodation options. cereneo can provide medical transportation by air or land, and it also assists with concierge and translation services. It even helps clients with visa-related services.

A Top Swiss Centre for Neurology and Rehabilitation - cereneo

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