The Valaisan diabetic foot centre

Diabetes is a major public health problem. The cardiac, renal and ophtalmological complications are well known and feared by patients, but another major problem caused by this illness concerns the patients feet (diabetic foot ulcers). In fact, this serious side effect can lead to complications such as diabetic neuropathy or artheriopathy of lower limbs.

In diabetic patients, a small wound caused by minor trauma must not be overlooked, as it can lead to a long hospital stay, or even amputation if not treated correctly in time.  

The centre 

In order to offer its patients fast and appropriate multidisciplinary care, the Clinique romande de réadaptation, the Centre Hospitalier du Valais Romand, and the Institut Central des Hôpitaux have put together their competences. This collaboration uses diverse specialists such as diabetologists, wound specialists, des infectiologists, angiologists, vascular and orthopaedic surgeons as well as orthopaedic shoe makers.

The consultation 

Consultations are intended for patients presenting a foot ulcer or a chronic wound which won't heal despite appropriate treatment. These consultations take place at Sion hospital two Thursdays a month : 
  • In the morning, an evaluation of the diabetes patients is carried out case by case. 
  • In the afternoon, from 14h00 to 17h00, a transdisciplinary consultation will take place. After a radiological and angiological check-up, the patient is seen by all the specialists. At the end of their consilium, initial wound care is carried out and the best treatment is proposed to the patient. 
At the end of the specialized consultation, and depending on the precise diagnostic, the patient is directed towards the best adapted specialist for the rest of their treatment

Contact and useful information

The Centre valaisan du pied diabétique (Valaisan diabetic foot centre) is the fruit of a tight collaboration between the Clinique romande de réadaptation, the Institut Central des Hôpitaux and the hôpital de Sion. Three neighbouring sites who put all their resources and competences together for the best of the patient. 

Evaluations and medical treatment 


Hôpital de Sion 
Pluridisciplinary Consultation
Floor C 

Consultation opening times and appointments
2 Thursday per month from 14h00-17h00 
+41 (0)27 603 44 92 
Person in charge 
Dr Stanchina Claire 
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology , member FMH

Wound follow-up care and footwear 


Clinique romande de réadaptation 
Out-patient department and orthopaedic workshop

Wound care: +41 (0)27 603 20 50/51 
Orthopaedic footwear: +41 (0)27 603 30 50/51 
Person in charge 
Dr Maria Iakova 
Specialist in general internal medicine, member FMH 
Philippe Kaesermann 
orthopaedic shoe maker, Dipl. fed.

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