The clinic resides opposite Lake Lucerne in the tiny village of Hertenstein within the Weggis municipality.
Although the hamlet may appear remote, Zurich’s top medical institutions are within easy reach. In an emergency, cereneo can provide prompt transfers to the internationally renowned University Hospital of Zurich (15 minutes by helicopter / 45 minutes by ambulance). The clinic also has agreements with other nearby facilities, including the Lucerne Hospital and Schwyz Hospital.
The clinic is a 45-minute drive from Zurich Airport.
At cereneo Hertenstein, patients sleep in luxurious single rooms with contemporary décor and high-tech amenities. Larger rooms, including apartments, are available for family members who wish to remain present during the programme.
Staff can organise an array of activities to boost morale and aid physical recovery, each tailor-made to suit the patient’s neurological condition—examples include kayaking, nature walks, sailing, gym sessions, and sauna.
All medical facilities in the newly constructed clinic are cutting edge, and a team of highly skilled doctors provides bespoke advice and care. An in-house nutritionist is on hand to prepare a customised meal plan that’s both healthy and delicious.
Areas of Specialization:
cereneo Hertenstein offers a research-based inpatient rehabilitation programme to expedite recovery for various neurological conditions, including brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
An ABI can occur at any time, most commonly after a physical impact to the head. The debilitating condition entails reduced mobility and impairments to cognitive function, communication, and emotional well-being.
At cereneo, the team first provides an in-depth analysis to determine the most debilitating symptoms and formulate an efficient treatment plan. Interdisciplinary specialists use cutting-edge translational neuroscience research to maximise neuroplasticity and promote optimal recovery.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by severe cognitive dysfunction that profoundly affects the patient and their loved ones. Optimal treatment entails a pharmacological approach combined with movement therapy to reduce physical impairment.
At cereneo Hertenstein, the team collaborates closely with experts at the University Hospital of Zürich (USZ) to provide a fully bespoke rehabilitation and treatment programme. Rehabilitation targets neuropsychiatric and sensory dysfunctions through deep brain stimulation (DBS) and pharmacological treatment.
Adopting both a traditional and technological approach, the multimodal programme is designed to alleviate acute cardinal motor symptoms, including postural instability, bradykinesia, resting tremor, and rigidity. The overarching aim is to restore independence through re-learning essential day-to-day activities like eating, drinking, cooking, walking, and talking.
A stroke occurs when a blood clot (ischemic) or ruptured vessel (hemorrhagic) cuts off the blood supply to part of the brain. The life-threatening condition frequently leaves survivors with long-term impairments, both physical and cognitive.
Rapid and intensive rehabilitation can significantly enhance the recovery process and restore independence, which is the core focus at cereneo Hertenstein.
A team of specialist neurologists and cognitive therapists promptly analyse the condition and devise the optimal treatment programme. Tailor-made programmes focus on speech, swallowing, movement, and cognitive function through an interdisciplinary, research-driven approach. The ultimate aim is to prevent further complications and rapidly restore independence.
cereneo Hertenstein treats various other neurological conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and more.