Situated in the southern 14th arrondissement (district) of Paris, Hôpital Cochin is one of the most famous hospitals in France. It is part of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)— Greater Paris University Hospitals —, the coordination and administration center for all public hospitals in the Paris area.

The hospital has a well-regarded urology department, which is housed in a modern building with individual rooms. As well as offering conventional treatments for a variety of conditions, the hospital offers new technologies and treatments at the cutting edge of medicine.

Hôpital Cochin has 883 beds and 180 outpatient places. It offers an adult emergency department , a maternity ward and both regional and national reference services.

The hospital is part of the Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris Centre (HUPC), which operates three hospitals on seven sites in the city, treating over 800,000 people every year.

Among the services Hôpital Cochin offers are:

  • Thoracic surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Digestive surgery
  • Gastroenterology and digestive oncology
  • Bone disease
  • Orthopedics
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Medically assisted reproduction
  • Gynecology

HUPC in figures

  • 1483 beds (including 883 at Hôpital Cochin)
  • 6700 Professionals, including over 1000 doctors
  • 49,732 inpatient stays a year
  • 116,371 emergency treatments
  • 77,737 medical and surgical emergencies
  • 10,631 obstetrics/gynecological emergencies
  • 28,003 ophthalmic emergencies
  • 604,363 outpatient visits
  • 5592 births

Heavy equipment

  • 4 scanners
  • 3 MRI
  • 5 gamma cameras
  • 2 latest-generation platforms: Automated Biology and Genetics in high throughput sequencing

In the latest rankings of French Hospitals by the ‘Le Point’ magazine, the most important independent classification of Private and Public Health care institutions in France AP-HP Cochin was ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the country. It was also ranked highly in the following areas on a national base:

Treatments for the cancers:

  • Bone cancer surgery (1)
  • Lung (5)
  • Bladder (7)
  • Kidney (15)
  • Prostate (16)
  • Stomach or esophagus (17)
  • Skin (18)
  • Colon (24)


  • Cataract (1)
  • Retina (6)
  • Glaucoma (9)
  • Strabismus (15)

Bone and joint Surgery:

  • Hip prosthesis (9)
  • Knee prosthesis (10)

Digestive surgery :

  • Appendicitis (13)

Urology / Gynecology:

  • Prostate adenoma (8)
  • Urinary incontinence (24)

Head & neck:

  • Corneal surgery (2)

Breathing illness :

  • Pneumonology (7)

Other medical specialities

  • Diabetes (1)
  • Rheumatology (1)

source: the leading French weekly newsmagazine Le Point’s “2017 FRENCH BEST PRIVATE HOSPITALS” (Le Point’s hospital ranking is an established and influential one and presents an annual report of France’s hospitals and health care providers.)

Based in the modern Porte Royal building, the Urology team offers a variety of expertises including oncology (cancers of the prostate kidney, bladder, testes and penis), urological surgery, urodynamics and andrology.

Digestive surgery

This department offers surgical treatment of the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, spleen, colon, rectum, as well as treatment for motor disorders of the esophagus, digestive endometriosis, retroperitoneal sarcomas and abdominal wall surgery. It also treats primitive and secondary liver tumors, tumors of the bile ducts, gallbladder and bile duct stones and offers endocrine surgery of the parathyroid, thyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas and carcinoid tumors.


The department offers medical therapies and surgical interventions for a wide variety of feminine conditions, including hormone disorders, difficult conception and infertility, menopause, adolescent gynecology, menstrual problems and endometriosis.

Research and teaching is a major part of the mission of Hôpital Cochin and HUPC. Over half of the clinical research is carried out in the hospitals of the parent group of HUPC, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris.

The hospital is home to the Institut Cochin, which employs around 620 scientists, teachers, clinicians, technicians and graduate students. The institute is divided into three scientific departments:

  • Endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes
  • Development, reproduction and cancer
  • Infection, immunity and inflammation