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best-clinic-in-lyonFounded in 1844, the clinic is a nonprofit organization. As a historical institution of the Lyon region of France, the clinic combines traditional hospitality and modern technologies, responding to challenges of diseases and suffering every day.

The clinic offers a full range of medical services with involvement of health professionals: doctors, surgeons and paramedics.

In addition to its traditional activities, the clinic has always been proud of its 2 large Expert Centers:

Cardiovascular Center that includes:

  • cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery
  • vascular surgery
  • medical cardiology
  • coronary angiography and angioplasty
  • rhythmology
  • angiology
  • pulmonology
  • tests of cardiac and pulmonary efforts.

Visceral and Cancer Center that includes:

  • gastrointestinal and visceral surgery
  • urologic Surgery
  • gynecological surgery
  • gastroenterology
  • internal illnesses
  • chemotherapy



In addition to these two strategic centers, other surgical and medical specialties are presented in the clinic:

  • Anesthesia
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Rheumatology

Both within the structure as well as together with other professionals, we widely practice specialized advice on patient support:

  • Endocrinology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nephrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Radiation therapy

The clinic provides the services of unforeseen consultations within the framework of requests for emergency medical care from the residents of our region, and also has an intensive care unit, open 24 hours a day.

surgeonSurgical and medical teams provide reception of patients from ambulance 24 hours a day.

The clinic is equipped with all the necessary equipment to treat all kinds of diseases, including the most severe ones.


Other services:

  • Resuscitation
  • Intensive postoperative therapy
  • Intensive Cardiac Care Unit
  • Constant care
  • Palliative medical care
  • MRI
  • Scanner
  • Medical and Interventional Radiology Services
  • Breast and Women X-ray Images Center
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Scintigraphy – PET Scan 

The Clinic in figures:

orthopedic-treatment-lyon– 18000 operations per year in the operating block, in the interventional cardiology and endoscopy units

  • 3,000 chemotherapy sessions per year
  • 24,000 inpatients per year (day hospitalization and full hospitalization)
  • 165 professionals of all specialties
  • 650 employees, 420 of which work for hire
  • 700,000 euros of investments per year spent for medical equipment

To ensure the continuity and quality of care, our clinic has become a founding member and co-operates with different networks of institutions specializing in oncology, functional rehabilitation, hospitalization at home, as well as with medical and social structures…

The clinic is developing a joint oncological project with the Léon Bernard Centre and its Image Processing Unit, as well as with civil hospices of Lyon.

plastic_surgeryBrief history of the clinic:

1844 – Opening of the hospital for the poor

1884 – Move and Expanding of the clinic

1914 – Opening of the Surgery Department

1920 – Creation of the Radiology Department

1969 – The first aorto-coronary bypass graft in France was performed by Professors Gilman and Sisteron

1997 – Installing of the Scanner

2000 – Move and combining of two clinics into one

2003 – Installing of MRI

2005 – Permit for 26 additional medical beds and 6 beds in the hospital

2008 – Opening of the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit

2009 – Opening of the Intensive Postoperative Therapy Department with six beds

2011 – Opening of the emergency room

2012 – Move of MRI and other medical offices to a new building. Opening of the department of nuclear medicine (scintigraphy, PET scan)

2013 – Creation of hybrid cardiovascular operating unit that combines surgery and image processing. Extending of the department of chemotherapy and outpatient reception. Opening of the Breast and Women X-ray Images Center.

2014 – Increased service of the outpatient surgery by adding of 11 additional beds and purchasing of modern endoscopy, gastroenterology, urology and pulmonary equipment. Opening of three new halls. Installing of the second MRI.

Our values and commitments.


Our values.

The Protestant Clinic seeks to protect its values consolidating its teams.


With the latest medical equipment, highly valued and adapted procedures, information system, which allows to make changes in the schedule of services and health protection in real time 24 hours a day.


You are provided with full medical service and care with a fully mastered innovative medical techniques developed in the clinic as well as with the latest advances in X-ray and other diagnostics.

Our goal is your return to independent life as soon as possible.


Put the patient at the center of our medical cares and to continuously improve the quality of our medical services.

Along with this, the clinic invests all of its possible financial resources to purchase the latest medical and technical equipment.

Respect and ability to listen to the patient

Throughout our history, we have always adhered to the principle of closeness and respect shown for our patients by all our specialists.

Our commitments.

To ensure continuity of medical care.

Your stay is provided to enhance the best medical efficiency aimed at ensuring your fastest return to adult life. It is the best guarantee of success of health care, which was provided to you.

best-doctor-in-lyonFor some of you, stay in our institution fits into the broader framework of our possibilities, which includes your stay in the health care and rehabilitation post-operative units and then return home with the help of a team of health professionals that will provide you further high-quality care. In any case, our goal is to provide you with support and adapt treatment to your needs.

Social services and persons responsible for your servicing are at your disposal to answer all your questions.

Constantly improve the quality and safety of medical care.

The area of quality and risk management is an integral part of management of the clinic, which is reflected in the ongoing individual and collective commitments of our professionals.

This area is highly valued through the certification procedures conducted by external and independent experts of the Senior Health Authority (SHA). The clinic has been certified according to V2010 standard without recommendations and conditions, which means a high level of ability to meet the requirements of patients.

The results of national indicators of the clinic related to the quality and safety of patient care are available on the website and in the lobby at the entrance to the institution.

Deal with pain.

Any pain, physical or psychological, must be heard. We use all the means at our disposal to alleviate this pain as effectively as possible.

In our clinic, in their struggle with the pain medical practitioners and groups of specialists undertake to:

  • prevent it by introducing analgesic protocols
  • evaluate it throughout your stay in the clinic,
  • heal it using medications and / or drug-free means (psychological support, relaxation, etc.). Two-our anesthetists practice hypnosis during surgery.

Against Pain Committee (APC) coordinates programs of continuous improvement of pain struggling and has created a special group of hypno-anesthesia for certain medical procedures and manipulations.