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Hannover Medical School

Hannover, Germany


Surgical treatment of epilepsy (program ID: 247297)


Joachim K. Krauss

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim K. Krauss

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery
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http://www.mh-hannover.de/fileadmin/kliniken/neurochirurgie/download/listen/chef/jkkCV.pdf

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In the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hannover Medical School under the lead of Prof. Dr. med. Joachim K. Krauss complex treatment of nervous system diseases is performed by using the most advanced microneurosurgical, endoscopic, stereotactic and interventional treatment methods. Focuses in the Department are on functional neurosurgery, surgery of skull base and spinal column, pediatric neurosurgery, craniocerebral traumatology as well as pain surgery.

One of the main focuses is on treatment of tumors of the central nervous system, i.e. benign and malignant tumors of brain and spinal column. The goal of the operative treatment is the most complete and gentle removal of tumors. Modern computerized operations with intraoperative monitoring means allow the specialists of the Department to carry out tumor resections even in the eloquent brain regions based on the function-preserving approach.

The medical team of the Department around Prof. Dr. med. Joachim K. Krauss consists of four senior doctors, two specialized doctors, 18 assistants and a large number of nursing staff. The Department has at its disposal four operating theatres equipped with the latest medical technologies. In addition, there are specialized beds for pediatric neurosurgery. Annually, approx. 2,200 inpatients and more than 4,600 outpatients are treated here and, besides, more than 2,000 surgeries are carried out by the specialists of the Department.

In order to assure the best treatment results, the Department conducts close cooperation with other departments and centers of the Hannover Medical School.

Main focuses of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hannover Medical School:

  • Oncological surgery
  • Spinal column/spinal cord surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Vascular surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Treatment of hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Pain treatment: surgery/therapy
  • Skull base surgery
  • Medication pumps

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
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • stationary EEG monitoring
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of epilepsy with resection
    of the epileptic focus or dissection
    of pathological nerve pathways
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • 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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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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