Key facts and portrait _

About us

The Clinique de La Source belongs to a non-profit Foundation, along with the Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source



Located in the centre of Lausanne in a green setting, and with over 150 beds, the Clinique de La Source is the biggest private institution offering acute multidisciplinary care (Surgery – Medicine – Maternity) in the region.

Founded in 1891 and highly committed to its independence, the Clinique belongs to the Fondation La Source, a private non-profit institution which also oversees the Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source (HES-SO).

Constantly evolving in order to meet the needs of patients and the most recent technological innovations, the Clinic devotes significant attention to pursuing a traditional approach to hospitality and quality healthcare, driving it to surpass itself in every way.


2018 key figures

Did you know that more than 100’000 patients place their trust in the Clinique de La Source every year? 


Independent accredited doctors

515 of which 41 adjacent surgeries 

Main specialities
  • Anesthesiology 24h/24
  • Interventional cardiology 
  • Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology
  • Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
  • Visceral and thoracic surgery
  • Gastroentherology
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics
  • Intensive medicine
  • Internal and general medicine
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Medical and surgical oncology
  • Pulmonology
  • Diagnostic and interventional imagery
  • Radio-oncology / radiotherapy
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology


An overview of the Clinic’s activities
  • 4’517 patients treated as inpatients (including AOS - patients with basic insurance admitted for emergencies - and da Vinci patients)
  • 8'242 patients treated in the day clinic 
  • 100'000 patients treated as outpatients 
  • 14'000 surgical interventions 
  • Nearly 400 births
  • 12 operating theatres + 2 delivery rooms :
    • 7 multidisciplinary operating theatres
    • 1 multi-purpose outpatient operating theatre 
    • 1 operating theatre / specialising in endoscopy  
    • 1 cardiac catheterisation room
    • 2 interventional imagery rooms
State of the art technology 
  • OR1 – Digital management of images used in the operating theaters

  • da Vinci Xi® + table Motion – Surgical robotic assistant with synchronised operating table

  • EOS® - Radiological images of the entire body, 2D and 3D, with a low dose of radiation

  • Fibroscan® - Elastometry of the liver by ultrasound

  • EBUS – Endobronchial ultrasound

  • Discovery – Measurement of bone mineral density

  • O-arm 2® - Imaging and navigation system for 3D operative recording

  • TrueBeam™ et Edge™ - Linear particle accelerator for radiotherapy and precision radiosurgery

  • IRM 1.5 and 3 Teslas – 2D and 3D magnetic resonance imaging

  • CT-scan – High precision 2D and 3D imaging

  • Discovery IQ : PET-CT – Molecular imaging coupled with a CT-scan for accurate study and localization of tumors

150 Beds
  • 57 private (1 bed)
  • 52 semi-private (2 beds)
  • 10 in general wards
  • 25 for daytime hospitalisation (outpatients)
  • 6 in intensive care


In addition, the radiology and physiotherapy institutes, the laboratory, the outpatient, La Source Medical Centre - emergency, medical and surgical centre for obesity, breast imaging and radio-oncology centres take on patients without supplementary health insurance at the same rates as the public hospitals.

Quality of care and medical staff skills

In order to ensure irreproachable quality of care and personalised treatment for each patient, the Clinique surrounds itself with the best professionals. The high quality setting and facilities attract many well-known surgeons, obstetricians, internists and anaesthetists, all independent FMH specialists, who are accredited by the Clinique de La Source and play a key role in the success and reputation it enjoys. Forward-looking, the Clinique is actively involved in training Western Switzerland’s future medical profession through the Ecole La Source, an ideal training venue for students which is famous for its academic excellence.



Chief Executive Officer

Dimitri Djordjèvic