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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

location_on Essen, Germany
7.4/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery (167)

Florian Ebner

Prof. Dr. med.

Florian Ebner

Specialized in: neurosurgery, spinal surgery

About the Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery at Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

The Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid offers high-quality surgical treatment for the full range of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The priority areas of specialization of the medical facility include interventions on the blood vessels of the brain, peripheral nerves, surgery for brain tumor resection, skull base surgery, surgical treatment of traumatic brain injuries and chronic pain syndromes. Of particular interest is also modern surgical interventions on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including minimally invasive and microsurgical procedures. The department's successful clinical practice is recognized by the prestigious quality certificates of the German Society for Skull Base Surgery (GSB) and the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC). In addition, the department enjoys the status of one of the leading medical facilities in Germany, where extra-intracranial bypass surgery is successfully performed and minimally invasive surgical techniques are widely used. The patients' health is in the safe hands of a highly qualified team of experienced neurosurgeons who regularly demonstrate high treatment success rates. The specialists cooperate closely with neurologists and neuroradiologists of the hospital, which guarantees a comprehensive approach to medical care.

The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Florian Ebner. The specialist received his medical education in Italy, and also repeatedly trained in America. The professor can boast of over 15 years of clinical experience and more than 2,800 successful neurosurgical interventions. He enjoys an excellent reputation both in Germany and far beyond its borders.

The department's neurosurgeons specialize in resection surgery for benign and malignant brain tumors. A large number of surgical interventions are performed for the removal of meningiomas, gliomas, pituitary adenomas, acoustic neuromas and brain metastases. Brain surgery is a complex task for surgeons, since the slightest mistake can lead to damage to vital anatomical structures and the patient's disability. Therefore, the department's operating rooms have the most advanced equipment: neuronavigation systems and intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring systems, devices for stereotaxic surgery, fluorescence microscopy, etc. State-of-the-art equipment allows not only for the effective surgical treatment of brain tumors, but also for the maximum safety of the intervention for the patient.

The medical facility is certified as the Vascular Neurosurgery Center by the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC). In this field, doctors cooperate closely with neuroradiologists who specialize in sparing endovascular surgery. The ​​competence of the department's neurosurgeons includes interventions for cerebral aneurysms, angiomas, vascular malformations, moyamoya disease and other pathologies.

An important clinical focus of the department's neurosurgeons is skull base surgery. These interventions are performed within the framework of a highly specialized center certified by the German Society for Skull Base Surgery (GSB). The neurosurgeons working in the center cooperate closely with otolaryngologists and maxillofacial surgeons. The department's operating rooms have all the necessary equipment to perform surgical interventions for neurinomas, craniopharyngiomas, glomus tumors, chondrosarcomas, sphenoid wing meningiomas, cerebellopontine angle tumors, etc.

The department's range of services is complemented by the surgical treatment of spinal pathologies. The department's leading spinal surgeon is certified by the German Spine Society (DWG), so patients can be sure that they trust their health to one of the best experts in the area of their specialization. The department performs surgical procedures for spinal disc herniation, spinal stenosis, degenerative and traumatic lesions of the cervical and lumbar spine, tumors and vascular malformations of the spinal extra- and intradural space, vertebral fractures and other pathologies. In most cases, spinal surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques. In addition, neuronavigation and electrophysiological monitoring are always used during interventions in order to reduce surgical risks.

The department's main clinical focuses include:

  • Surgical treatment of brain tumors
    • Meningiomas
    • Gliomas
    • Pituitary adenomas
    • Acoustic neuromas
    • Brain metastases
  • Surgical treatment of сerebrovascular diseases
    • Brain aneurysms
    • Angiomas and other cerebrovascular malformations 
    • Moyamoya disease
  • Surgical treatment of skull base neoplasms and pathologies
    • Acoustic neuromas
    • Trigeminal, glossopharyngeal, vagus neurinomas and neurinomas of other cranial nerves
    • Craniopharyngiomas
    • Glomus tumors
    • Chondrosarcomas
    • Epidermoids
    • Meningiomas
    • Sphenoid wing meningiomas
    • Cerebellopontine angle tumors
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
    • Hemifacial spasm
    • Intracranial lipoma
  • Surgical treatment of pathologies of the peripheral nervous system 
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Thoracic outlet syndrome
    • Traumatic injuries of the peripheral nerves
  • Surgical treatment of traumatic brain injuries
    • Traumatic epi- and subdural hematomas
    • Traumatic intracerebral hematomas
    • Cranial vault fractures
    • Cerebral edema
  • Surgical treatment of chronic pain syndromes
    • Back pain
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Surgical treatment of spinal diseases
    • Spinal disc herniation
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Degenerative spinal diseases
    • Traumatic spinal injuries 
    • Vertebral fractures
    • Spinal tumors
  • Surgical treatment of other diseases of the nervous system 

The department's range of surgical services includes the following options:

  • Endoscopic interventions
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Extra-intracranial bypass surgery
  • Periradicular infiltration therapy
  • Other surgical techniques

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Florian Ebner

Prof. Dr. med. Florian Ebner is the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid. The doctor received his medical education in Verona, Italy, and defended his doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tuebingen in Germany. Prof. Ebner has won several scholarships, including from the German Society of Neurosurgery, thanks to which he had the opportunity to study in the United States.

The specialist began his clinical practice in 2004 at the University Hospital Tuebingen. He eventually held the position of Managing Senior Physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at the same hospital.

During his work in the field of neurosurgery, Prof. Florian Ebner has performed more than 2,800 successful surgical procedures. He is a recognized specialist in the field of surgical treatment of brain tumors, skull base surgery, surgical treatment of acoustic neuromas, vascular neurosurgery, microvascular interventions, as well as surgical treatment of pathologies of the spine and spinal cord.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus

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