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Spine Center

The Spine Centre of the Academic Hospital Solingen at the University of Cologne treats spinal disorders. Spine treatment in Germany cannot be overestimated, as the department employs the most experienced German orthopaedists and neurosurgeons who have many years of experience and impeccable reputation in performing surgical minimally invasive and neurosurgical operations in the treatment of the most complex spine diseases. Early diagnosis, treatment and prevention are the main principles of work for the doctors of the department. The centre uses only new and proven techniques to help the patient as much as possible, reduce the time spent in hospital, relieve pain and discomfort, return a person to a full lifestyle in the shortest possible time.

Spine Centre specialisation

The Spine Centre of the University Hospital Solingen specialises in the most common spine diseases, such as:

  • intervertebral disc herniation;
  • osteochondrosis;
  • spondyloarthrosis;
  • ankylosing hyperostosis;
  • spondylolisthesis;
  • spinal canal stenosis;
  • inflammatory diseases;
  • spinal tumours.

Chief Physicians of the centre

The chief physicians of the Spine Centre and the Department of Neurosurgery are Professor Sascha Floe, MD and Ralph Buhl, MD. Doctor Buhl specialises in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. Privat-docent Dr Ralph Bulhl is a widely renowned surgeon and oncologist in Europe. Author of numerous medical articles and papers. He is co-founder of the Brain Tumour Research and Treatment Foundation. Doctor Buhl performs more than 700 surgical interventions per year on the spine and more than 300 surgical interventions per year on the brain.
In turn, Professor Sascha Floe, MD, is a leading specialist in trauma, orthopaedics and hand surgery.

Techniques and methods of treatment

The choice of treatment depends on the course of the disease and the apparent symptomatology. In acute pain, appropriate analgesics in tablet, injection or infusion forms are prescribed. As soon as the patient's condition allows, he is prescribed therapeutic exercise. ‘School of the back’ completes the measures for the prevention of recurrences.

If the patient requires surgical treatment, specialists carry out the following:

  • discectomy;
  • laminectomy;
  • neurosurgical removal of spinal tumours;
  • vertebral arthrodesis;
  • vertebroplasty;
  • intervertebral disc transplantation and prosthetics.
  • Minor invasive treatment methods:
  • laser vaporisation;
  • nucleoplasty;
  • epiduroscopy;
  • endoscopic spinal surgery.

Contact us

The Spine Centre of the City Clinical Hospital Solingen, Germany specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and the removal of spinal tumours. You can contact our international department for international patients and we will organise your diagnosis and treatment at the Solingen City Hospital.

You will receive counselling and detailed answers to all your questions. You can call us by phone, fill in a call-back request or send us an e-mail:

Tel: +49 212 5476913
Viber | WhatsApp: +49 173-2034066 | +49 177-5404270

For your convenience, please save the phone number to your phone's address book and call or text us free of charge on WhatsApp, Viber or Telegram. Requests made on weekends or public holidays will be processed on the first working day. For urgent cases, the processing of the enquiry will be carried out on weekends and public holidays.


Gotenstraße 1, 42653 Solingen 
+49 212 547 69 13  l  +49 177 540 42 70  l  +49 173 203 40 66
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