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ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels

location_on Braunfels, Germany
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Treatment of chronic spinal pain with implantation of neurostimulator (program ID: 302110)

Luis Ferraris

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Luis Ferraris

Specialized in: spinal surgery
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  • 1992 - 1995 Assistant Physician at the Naval University Hospital, Buenos Aires.
  • 1995 - 1997 Doctor of the Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Heidelberg.
  • 1997 - 1998 Doctor of the Department of General Surgery, Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Naval Pedro Mallo, Buenos Aires.
  • 1998 Examination in orthopedics and traumatology, Buenos Aires.
  • 1999 - 2001 Senior Physician at the University Hospital Naval Pedro Mallo, Buenos Aires.
  • 2001 - 2005 Assistant Physician in Spinal Surgery, Werner Wicker Clinic, German Scoliosis Center, Bad Wildungen.
  • 2003 Licensed orthopedist, Hessian Medical Association.
  • 2006 Admission to medical practice, Federal Office of Hesse.
  • 2005 - 2015 Senior Physician (since 2007 Leading Senior Physician) of the German Scoliosis Center at the Werner Wicker Clinic, Bad Wildungen.
  • Since 2015 Chief Physician of the Department of Spinal Surgery, ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels.

Membership in societies

  • German Society for Spinal Surgery (DGW).
  • Research Society of the Cervical Spine, European Department.
  • Spanish Society for Spinal Surgery (GEER).
  • Latin American Society of Orthopedics (SLAOT).

Department of Spine Surgery

The Department of Spinal Surgery at the ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels specializes in the surgical treatment of degenerative disorders and hereditary diseases of all parts of the spine (scoliosis, kyphosis, malformations), as well as in the treatment of spinal trauma after accidents (fractures, dislocations). Along with surgical treatment, Dr. med. Luis Ferraris, chief physician of the department, is recognized as an expert in the conservative treatment of deformities and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system. 

Thanks to research activities, an international network of professional contacts and membership in a number of societies, doctors of the department constantly offer the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods in spine surgery. The nursing staff of the department also regularly undergoes advanced training. In addition to high professional competence, priority is given to friendly, trusting treatment of patients, which contributes to the development of an individually adapted treatment program for each patient.

In particular, the department specializes in treatment of herniated discs and spinal stenosis. In particular,  herniated intervertebral discs can be treated both conservatively and surgically. If conservative measures fail to achieve improvement, the protruding tissues of the intervertebral disc are removed. Then there is the possibility of treatment by making a fusion between the vertebrae or using an artificial prosthesis.

The service range of the department covers such therapeutic possibilities:

  • Conservative treatment for wear: physiotherapy
  • Minimally invasive pain therapy
  • Spinal fusion (spondylodesis) in herniated intervertebral discs of the cervical spine
  • Prosthesis of intervertebral discs in cervical spine disc prolapse
  • Surgical treatment of spinal stenosis 
  • Treatment of fractures, deformations (scoliosis, kyphosis) in adolescents and adults: 
    • Conservative therapy 
    • Surgical treatment 
    • Revision operations / second opinion before spinal surgery
  • Other treatment options in the field of back and spinal column surgery
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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)
  • preoperative care
  • implantation of neurostimulator
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance
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