The staff in the Neurosurgery Clinic treat injuries and diseases to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord, surrounding structures such as brain and spinal skin, cranium) and the vertebrae.
This includes head injuries, brain tumours, cerebral membrane and spinal tumours, malformations of the brain and spinal cord. Vascular malformations, inflammatory diseases and non-traumatic bleeding are cared for by an experienced interdisciplinary team in the Neurovascular Centre.
We also specialise in degenerative diseases and pain syndromes in the spine, particularly in geriatric and recurrent surgery using all the prevalent minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring is used to monitor the functional capabilities of certain brain and spine areas with neurosurgical operations. Continual monitoring of the different nerve impulses and currents and direct stimulation of nerve tissue during surgery track even the slightest changes in measurement readings, warning the surgeon of any potential functional damage. The surgeon can thereby adapt his strategy accordingly, and thus often protect nerve functions. The goals of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring are:
- to minimize neurological and neuropsychological damages from surgery
- to expand the surgical spectrum to include processes previously considered inoperable
- intraoperative confirmation and documentation of the achieved surgical goal