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Hannover Medical School

Hannover, Germany


Department of Neurosurgery


Joachim K. Krauss

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim K. Krauss

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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



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