Dr. Pascal Gervaz is a Swiss surgeon who did his residency in General Surgery at in Lausanne (1989-1998), before completing two fellowships in Digestive and Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Mayo Clinic Rochester (1999-2001).

From 2002 to 2011, Dr. Gervaz was the chief of the Colorectal Clinic at Geneva University Hospital (HUG). Dr. Gervaz holds academic appointment as Privat-Docent at Geneva University Medical School. He has published 134 papers, and has been invited to give 180 scientific lectures on 4 continents.

Dr. Gervaz has performed >2,000 major procedures in his +30 years career and is recognized by his peers as a world-renowned surgeon (click here to see the article); he performs most abdominal operations, including weight loss surgery, hernias repair, colorectal procedures cancer, as well as proctology. 

Dr. Gervaz holds credentials to operate in Geneva and Vaud Counties, and is accredited in most private Clinics in Geneva, Genolier and Lausanne. He sees his patients at his office located at 76A, Avenue de la Roseraie in Geneva.

Spoken languages: French, English, Spanish

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September 2019

Masters in Bariatric Surgery, University of Nice (France)

September 2010

European Board of Surgery Qualification in Coloproctology (EBSQ)

September 2006

Board-certified in Digestive Surgery (Switzerland)

October 2003

Masters in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, University of Paris VI (France)

July 1998

ECFMG certification (number 0-592-485-7)

July 1997

Masters in Epidemiology, University of Nice (France)

November 1996

Board-certified in General Surgery (Switzerland)

January 1994

Doctorate of Medicine, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

December 1987

MD, University of Lausanne Medical School (Switzerland)


May 2014

Best paper from Switzerland published in 2013

British Journal of Surgery Prize for SSC
May 2011

Best presentation at the Annual Meeting

British Journal of Surgery Prize for SSC
May 2011

Best paper from the Swiss Society of Surgery published in 2010

Clinical Research Award – University Hospital Geneva
British Journal of Surgery Prize for SSC
May 2010

Clinical Research Award

Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Surgery (SGV/SSCV)
September 2009

Best abstract in digestive surgery

Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Visceral Surgery (SSCV)
September 2009

Frankenman Chex Award - Best paper

Meeting of the European Society for Coloproctology (ESCP)
July 2008

Epidemiological Research - Sponsor Award

Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSI)
June 2008

Karl Storz Award Session - Best oral presentation

Annual Meeting of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
June 2005

Award for best podium presentation

Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Surgery (SGV/SSCV)
May 2004

Best scientific contribution

Annual Meeting of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
May 2003

Poster of distinction - Digestive Disease Week 

Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association
May 2003

Award for best paper presentation

Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Digestive Surgery (SGV/SSCV)
April 2002

Poster Award

19th Congress of the International Society of Colorectal Surgeons (ISUCRS)
September 2000

Best Paper Award

Swiss Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
July 2000

James Ewing Young Researcher Award for Clinical Research

The Society for Surgical Oncology, Inc.
January 2000

Young Researcher Award

Roche Research Foundation
July 1998

Young Researcher Award (Grant 81LA-52157)

Swiss National Science Foundation

Dec. 2011 - Today

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon - Independent

Multiple clinics 
Feb. 2002 - Dec. 2011

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon - Department of Visceral Surgery

University Hospital Geneva (Prof. Ph. Morel)
Geneva, Switzterland
Dec. 2000 - Dec. 2001

Clinical Fellow - Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Mayo Clinic Rochester (Chair Dr. H. Nelson)
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Jan. 1999 - Déc. 2000

Research Fellow - Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Florida (Chair Dr. S. Wexner)
Weston, Florida, USA
Apr. 1997 - Dec. 1998

Department of Surgical Research and Gene Therapy

University Hospital of Lausanne (Prof. P. Aebischer)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Oct. 1995 - Apr. 1997

Department of Visceral Surgery

Princess Grace Hospital (Prof. C. Huguet)
Principality of Monaco
Jan. 1995 - Oct. 1995

Department of Surgery, Vascular Unit

Ninewells Hospital (Prof. A. Cuschieri)
Dundee, United Kingdom
Oct. 1989 - Oct. 1994

Department of Surgery

University Hospital of Lausanne (Prof. R. Mosimann)
Lausanne, Switzerland

2019 - present

International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)

2019 - present

Société Française et Francophone de Chirurgie de l’Obésité et des Maladies Métaboliques (SOFFCO.MM)

2016 - present

Swiss Society for the Study of Morbid Obesity (SMOB)

2014 - 2018

French National Society for Coloproctology

2007 - 2010

European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

2004 - present

International Society of University Colon Rectal Surgeons

2004 - 2016

European Society for Coloproctology (formerly EACP)

2002 - 2017

Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research (SAKK)

2002 - 2011

American College of Surgeons Oncology Group

2002 - 2016

Swiss Society for Digestive Surgery

2001 - present

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

2000 - present

Swiss Society for Research in Surgery

2000 - 2007

Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

2000 - 2002

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

1999 - present

Fellow, Swiss College of Surgeons

1999 - present

Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association

1999 - 2004

American Association for Cancer Research 

1994 - present

Swiss Medical Association (FMH)