Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany


Surgical treatment of cushing's disease (program ID: 264137)


Rudolf Laumer

Prof. Dr. med.

Rudolf Laumer

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Laumer+R.

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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
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • 24-hour urine collection with analysis
      for urinary free cortisol excretion
  • ultrasound of the adrenal gland
  • CT/MRI scan of the head
  • low-dose and high-dose dexamethasone
    suppression tests
  • preoperative care
  • transsphenoidal resection of pituitary tumor
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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