The importance of health innovations using the example of endoscopy at the Hôpital du Valais

At the Hôpital du Valais in Sion, innovation to improve patient treatment is a top priority.

A prominent example of this is the endoscopic treatment of the spine. This procedure, which can relieve intense back pain, is carried out by a highly qualified team of neurosurgeons under the leadership of Dr Jean-Yves Fournier. What makes this procedure special is the fact that it is minimally invasive, resulting in a quick recovery process and minimal post-operative pain.

As a partner of the Hôpital du Valais, Stöckli Medical AG supplies high-quality medical equipment and instruments that are essential for these minimally invasive procedures. The collaboration with innovative companies such as Stöckli Medical AG enables the hospital to have access to state-of-the-art technologies and equipment.

The use of innovative technologies such as endoscopy and the collaboration with various medical and other institutions, including the EPFL, demonstrate the Hôpital du Valais’ determination to provide state-of-the-art medical care.

In the report, PD Dr Fournier explains how he has persistently introduced this innovation into the daily routine and how he efficiently guides the team through the learning curve. “I am convinced that endoscopic spinal surgery will become the standard in the future. We are the only hospital where the entire neurosurgery team has mastered this technology, enabling patients to benefit from minimally invasive treatment with all its advantages.”   The director of the hospital, Mr Pierre Alain Triverio, adds that such innovations at the Hôpital du Valais make him proud: Such innovations are important for the patients and at the same time to be attractive for young surgeons. The introduction of such innovations will undoubtedly further improve healthcare in the canton of Valais.

This shows that innovations can be successfully introduced by working in partnership with companies such as Stöckli Medical, through practical action and persistent implementation – in the interests of better patient welfare.