Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany

Diagnostics for peripheral nerve damage (program ID: 217147)

Rudolf Laumer

Prof. Dr. med.

Rudolf Laumer

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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The Department of Neurosurgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Laumer, focuses on the following tasks and areas: microsurgery, vascular brain surgery, brain tumors, skull base surgery, spinal column surgery, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerves, pain therapy, radiosurgery.

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rudolf Laumer, offers the following range of services:

  • Surgery of brain and spinal cord tumors (with the use of neuronavigation)
  • Vascular neurosurgery (angiomas, aneurysms, extracranial-intracranial bypasses)
  • Spinal column surgery including stabilization method and minimally invasive techniques (cervical and lumbar)
  • Disc surgery (endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery)
  • Pain therapy (trigeminus therapy, facet syndrome, spinal cord stimulation – SCS)
  • Stereotactic surgery (tumor biopsy)
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Certificate in Spinal column of the German Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Certificate in Vascular Surgery of the German Society for Vascular Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray 
  • CT/MRI scan 
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen. As one of the leading providers of acute care in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital with its wide range of services and high-quality medical care is an important institution beyond the borders of the region. As an academic educational institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, it consists of 18 medical clinics as well as 14 certified centers.

The Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen-Rüttenscheid is known by its highest professionalism and complex thinking and dealing across different disciplines.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.