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- Tumors of the brain – diseases of the cerebral vessels (stroke)

- Craniocerebral injury – diseases of intervertebral discs

- Stenosis of spinal canal

- Tumors located near the spinal cord/spinal tumors

- Hydrocephalus/normotensive hydrocephalus (shunt surgery)

- Pediatric neurosurgery

- Peripheral nerves

Surgery of intervertebral discs

To date, the main cause of painful changes in the back is a lack of movement. Due to incorrect loading of the spine, discs located between the individual vertebrae are damaged. At a progressive stage, these lesions can be corrected, mainly, only by an operative method. In this case, the lumbar spine is most often affected; however, the damage to the cervical and thoracic spine is increasing. Depending on the type of disease of the intervertebral discs, doctors have different methods of surgical treatment.

Tumors of the brain

Malignant diseases do not spare the brain. Most of these tumors are benign (meningiomas), while others are classified as malignant tumors (astrocytomas). In addition, this includes metastases from other parts of the body. Benign and malignant tumors should be treated promptly. Reason: since the brain is located in the cranium, the growing tumor compresses the nerve cells that are sensitive to compression and damages them. This can lead to life-threatening abnormalities. After surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is often performed.

Surgery for stroke and traumatic injuries

In accidents, the brain often suffers. Since the brain is very sensitive to compression (squeezing) of the body, it reacts very strongly to edema that develops because of falls. In order to reduce the load on the brain in such a situation, the focus of hemorrhage is removed by surgical intervention. Hemorrhages in the brain that occur because of a stroke affect the brain and must therefore be removed by an operative method in cases where drug treatment is not possible.

The clinic has 35 beds in two compartments. In addition, an interdisciplinary surgical department of resuscitation and intensive care plays an important role as the main department. All neurosurgical interventions are performed primarily with the use of microsurgical techniques. As for the range of services, here the main focus is on microsurgical operations on decompression in the cervical and lumbar spine.


Gotenstraße 1, 42653 Solingen 
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