Center for Spinal Surgery
Department of Orthopedics at Heidelberg University Hospital
At the Center for Spinal Surgery, we provide care to approximately 3300 ambulatory and 650 in-hospital patients per year. In addition to the most modern non-operative therapies for degenerative diseases of the spine, we offer expertise over the entire operative spectrum of spinal surgery. This includes surgical treatment of the entire spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar) at the highest academic level and according to the latest scientific standards.
We specialize in
- Congenital and acquired diseases of the spine
- Pediatric spinal disorders (including early-onset scoliosis)
- Degenerative diseases of the spine (e.g., spinal stenosis, degenerative scoliosis, etc.)
- Spinal deformities (congenital, acquired)
- Idiopathic scoliosis / neurogenic and neuromuscular scoliosis
- Congenital scoliosis
- Reconstructive spinal surgery (scoliosis, kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis, spondylolisthesis, post-traumatic deformities, etc.)
Advanced treatment options
All surgical techniques, anterior and posterior, are well established in our center. This also applies to more recent minimally invasive surgical techniques such as percutaneous spinal fusion and minimally invasive vertebral body replacement. Intraoperative neuromonitoring is routinely used for all complex spinal deformities. In selected cases, navigation technology is used.
In cooperation with the Department of Radiology, we offer our patients the full range of diagnostic procedures, providing accurate diagnosis prior to surgery so that targeted and efficient treatment can be performed. Our clinic is one of the few hospitals in Germany boasting a low-dose X-ray machine (EOS® imaging with 3D reconstruction), which provides highly informative radiography with very low radiation exposure. This technique is complemented by 128-slice spiral CT and 3 Tesla MRI, plus the availability of CT myelography. In cooperation with the Spinal Cord Injury Center (Neurology), electrophysiological and neuro-urological examination facilities are always available to our patients.
LARGEST ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL IN GERMANY
The Center for Spinal Surgery is part of Heidelberg University Orthopedic Hospital. As the largest and oldest Orthopedic University Hospital in Germany, the Schlierbach location boasts a hundred-plus-year tradition that has brought our hospital to the forefront of musculoskeletal medicine.
I wish you a good stay and a speedy recovery!