Dr. med.  Thomas Gläser

My name is Thomas Gläser and I examine and treat patients with pain, especially in the area of the musculoskeletal system, comprehensively and functionally, either with interventional procedures, medication, orthopaedic technology and/or complementary medicine.
Since my studies in the USA, I have been working specifically in the field of interdisciplinary pain therapy. At the age of 23, I was already carrying out interventional pain therapy procedures on the spine and joints on my own.
My goal is the preservation and recovery of your pain-free movement function, since “Life consists in movement” (Aristotle 384 – 322 BC).

Professional qualifications

Membership in the FMH
Professional licence of the Canton of Zurich as a specialised physician for ,,Orthopaedic surgery and and traumatology of the musculosceletal system” and “Anaesthesiology”.

Specialist titles
Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

Certificates of proficiency
Acupuncture-Chinese Drugs Therapy-TCM (ASA)
Licence for the handling of ionising radiation of 11 July 2016 (BAG)
Interventional pain therapy (SSIPM)
Manual Medicine (SAMM)
Osteopathic Medicine (SAGOM)
Sonography of the musculoskeletal system (SGUM)
Sports Medicine (SGSM)

Professional background

University studies 1980 bis 1986
Medicine at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg/Mannheim

Practical year
15.10.1985 – 02.02.1986 General surgery, Diakonissenkrankenhaus Mannheim
03.02.1986 – 25.05.1986 Anesthesiology, UTHSC in San Antonio, U.S.A. with participation in a research project
26.05.1986 – 16.09.1986 Internal medicine, Diakonissenkrankenhaus Mannheim
24th of November 1986 state examination and license to practice medicine
12-21-1987 FMGEMS (Staatsexamen der U.S.A.)

Doctoral thesis
“The sonographic biometry of the fetal femoral length and its prediction concerning normal growth, pathologic growth course, estimation of gestational age and weight“ at the University Gynecology Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
Supervisor : Prof. Dr. med. W. Schmidt; receiving the „Dr. med. Certificate“ on 07-15-1989

1998 – 2016
Private practice in Munich with development and expansion of today’s focuses

Since May 2019 Mühlebachstrasse 7, 8008 Zürich
Before work as specialist physician for Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculosceletal system in a group office (medical center) in Winterthur and the Seeklinik Brunnen with focus on pain therapy

Current focus of my work

Orthopaedic diagnostics and therapy of congenital/acquired mobile disorders respectively restrictions of the spine and joints, as well as musculosceletal disorders caused by incorrect loading or overloading in everyday life or during sports.
Interventional pain therapy by injections under X-ray fluoroscopy and/or ultrasound control for spinal or joint complaints e.g. arthrosis of the joints as well as for chronic head and facial pain.
Complementary medical procedures such as Acupuncture-TCM, Manual Medicine, Osteopathy respectively Osteopathic Medicine,
Autologous blood therapy.

1986 -1998
Specialist in Anaesthesiology (1992) and Orthopaedics (2002). Residencies from 1986 till 2002 among others in University Hospital (CAU) Kiel, the University Hospital “Rechts der Isar” (TU München) and the Orthopedic Hospital Lindenlohe.

December 2006 receipt of the certification document of the  „German society for foot surgery e.V. (GFFC)” for acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge about conservative and operative treatment of diseases of foot and ankle.
2008 – 2012 Certification courses of the „German association for  foot  and ankle e.V. (D.A.F.), Final course with receipt of certificate in January 2012
27.11.2005 Recept of the diploma “Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.M.) by  DGOM (German Society for Osteopathic Medicine)
29.06.2005 receipt of the “Fachkunde Strahlenschutz” for the application of X-rays in the medical field by the Medical Association Schleswig-Hostein, update of the “Fachkunde Strahlenschutz” according to $ 18a RöV and $ 30, $ 82 StrlSchV on 06-30-2010 and on 07-08-.2015 at GSF-research center in Neuherberg/Germany

Quality assurance

Continuous training in orthopaedics, pain therapy and complementary medicine.

Member of

AGZ Zurich Medical Association
D.A.F. German Assoziation for foot and ankle e.V.
DGOM German Society for Osteopathic Medicine e.V.
FMH Association of Swiss physicians
GOTS Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
SAGOM Swiss Medical Association for Osteopathic Medicine
SAMM Swiss Medical Society for Manual Medicine
SSIPM Swiss Society for Interventional Pain Management

Language skills

Native language German
Foreign languages English, French, Russian, Spanish

Publications and articles

“Differential diagnosis and –therapy of leg length difference “ in the Journal “Orthopädieschuhtechnik” , edition 12/2008,pages 26-29, C. Maurer Verlag
“Differential diagnosis and –therapy of metatarsalgia” in the Journal “Orthopädieschuhtechnik” , edition 10/2009, pages C. Maurer Verlag


09-19-2007 “Differential diagnosis of chest pain” in the Internal Medicine Hospital Dr. Müller, Munich
03-14-2009 “Differential diagnosis and –therapy of leg length difference “ at the D.A.F.-Conference in Magdeburg 11-23-2008 “The application of autologous, enriched plasma (PRP-Therapy) in Orthopedics and Traumatology” and “Differential diagnosis and –therapy of leg length difference“ at the conference “Deformities and trauma of the lower extremities in children” in St. Petersburg, Russia
07-13-2016 „Integrative pain therapy“  in the Seeklinik Brunnen
10-26-2016 „Osteoporosis – what to do now“ in the Seeklinik Brunnen
02-22-2017 „Integrative pain therapy and the safe use of pain medications“ in the Seeklinik Brunnen


Swimming, mountaineering, playing the piano (classical, jazz), literature, art, travelling