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Diseases & Treatments … Orthopedics Spinal Diseases

State of the Art Spine Surgery for Complex Presentations

At Heidelberg University Hospital we offer the full range of operative spine 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. 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. 

Surgeries are performed by our specialists of the department of neurosurgery and the department of orthopedics


Center for Spinal Surgery at the Department of Neurosurgery

Selected Treatment Offers:

  • Minimally-invasive treatment of herniated discs of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
  • Microsurgical decompression of spinal stensosis (tight spinal canal)
  • Operative fixation for instability (degenerative,  traumatic, infectious) using high-precision neuro-navigation to guarantee highest patient safefy
  • Treatment of benign and malignant spinal tumors (in children and adults), including nerve and spinal cord tumors
  • Particular specialization in conditions occurring after multiple previous surgeries
[Translate to English:] Portrait von Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Unterberg

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Unterberg

Intensive care

Click here for more information: Department of Neurosurgery

Spinal Surgery at Heidelberg University Orthopedic Hospital

Selected Treatment Offers:

  • Treatment of scoliosis (including early-onset scoliosis, idiopathic scoliosis / neurogenic and neuromuscular scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, degenerative scoliosis, etc.)
  • Pediatric spinal disorders
  • Reconstructive spinal surgery (e.g. kyphosis, kyphoscoliosis, spondylolisthesis, etc.)
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine (e.g. spinal stenosis, degenerative scoliosis, etc.)
  • Spinal fractures
Portrait von Dr. med. Stefan Hemmer
Dr. med. Stefan Hemmer


Click here for more information: Department of Orthopedics: Center for Spinal Surgery

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