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Nephrology consultations

Medical practices are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays on request.

Dr. Ferrier-Guerra’s consultancies are recognized by Health Insurances.

We only receive by appointment.


Dr.med. Claudia Ferrier Guerra

Dr.med. Claudia Ferrier Guerra

FMH Specialist in Nephrology - Director Nefrocentro Ticino

Dr. med. Paola Rodoni Cassis

Dr. med. Paola Rodoni Cassis

FMH Specialist in Radiology, Head of Radiology Department at St. Anna's and Ars Medica Clinics, Radiological Consultancies

Prof. Dr. med. Bruno Vogt

Prof. Dr. med. Bruno Vogt

FMH Specialist in Nephrology - Director und Chefarzt Universitatsklinik für Nephrologie und Hypertonie, Inselspital Bern, External Consultant for Rare Diseases and Kidney Transplantation



Concerns patients who have a risk of developing a kidney disease:

  • Obesity
  • Metabolic diseases (kidney stones)
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Genetic diseases

Concerns patients who have a risk of worsening a pre-existing kidney disease, developing chronic kidney failure

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Kidney stones
  • Patients taking nephrotoxic drugs (Lithium)

The goal is, through a personalized patient care, to slowdown the evolution towards kidney failure and then towards terminal kidney failure. Prevention therefore plays an important role in public health and in reducing health costs.


It concerns patients with symptoms of kidney disease, who therefore present the risk of developing kidney failure over time.

The main symptoms are as follows:

  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Kidney stones
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolytic imbalances
  • Acidosis
  • Calcium / Phosphorus

Preparation for replacement therapies

It concerns patients who have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), which requires replacement therapy such as dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or kidney transplantation. The emphasis is on correct and explicit information (in line with the recommendations of EKPF: European Kidney Patients’ Federation) to both the patient and his family. This allows choosing the appropriate replacement therapy taking into account the social context of the patient.

Control visits

They regard patients who follow a replacement therapy (such as peritoneal dialysis) or transplant patients.

Caslano Medical Study


Caslano’s medical practice is located in Via Golf 40 nearby Caslano’s roundabout just after San Luca’s pharmacy, on the left of the road going towards the lake. (Follow the “studi medici” sign). Being on the ground floor the doctor’s office is easily accessible to patients in wheelchair.

It offers numerous free parking spaces reserved for patients and their carers. There is also a parking space for disabled.


Silvaplana’s medical practice


Dr. Ferrier-Guerra also consults periodically at Silvaplana/GR in collaboration with the Xundheitszetrum; Center da Sandet SA; ViaMunterots 8; CH-7513 Silvaplana


Lugano Medical Practice


In Via Soldino 7 in Lugano, the medical practice is located on the second floor of a building close to Clinica Luganese Moncucco. Free parking in the courtyard just on the left before the entry barrier into the Clinic.



Left to right

Dominique Houriet-Donataccio, Kreshnik Veseli, Nicole Canonico, Dr. med. Paola Rodoni Cassis, Dr. med. Claudia Ferrier-Guerra, Cristina Ialonardi, Cand. Med. Fausto Bontadelli.