Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

location_on Berlin, Germany
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Department of Neurosurgery (594950)

Yu-Mi Ryang

PD Dr. med.

Yu-Mi Ryang

Specialized in: neurosurgery

About the Department of Neurosurgery at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The department's surgeons have special competencies in the treatment of neurological cancers. A unique offer of the department is transcranial magnetic stimulation, which is highly effective in the treatment of paraplegia, stroke, chronic pains and depression. Neurosurgical interventions are carried out in state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with high-precision navigation and monitoring devices, which eliminate the risk of damage to functionally important structures during the operation. The department is headed by PD Dr. med. Yu-Mi Ryang.

One of the department's priority focuses is the treatment of brain tumors. The department's neurosurgeons mostly have to perform operations for glioma removal. The department has extensive and successful experience in the treatment of such neoplasms. In most cases, it is impossible to completely remove the tumor, but the operation helps to significantly alleviate the symptoms and improve the quality of life of the patient. In addition, meningioma is a common diagnosis. Due to the features of growth, the doctors can often completely remove meningioma.

The tasks of the department include operations to resect skull base tumors. Many interventions can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. For example, when treating pituitary adenoma, the doctors do not perform skin incisions, since surgical access is provided through the nasal cavity. Once surgical treatment is completed, the patient is prescribed necessary follow-up imaging examinations to assess the result of the operation.

An important role in the clinical practice of the department is also given to the treatment of spinal diseases. The service range covers minimally invasive, microsurgical and classic open interventions. Of particular interest is the treatment of patients with chronic back pain, herniated discs and spinal tumors. The neurosurgeons widely apply the TESSYS endoscopic procedure, stabilizing, fusion interventions. The specialization also includes intervertebral disc replacement surgery.

The main focuses of the department's activities include:

  • Surgical treatment of brain tumors (focus on gliomas and meningiomas)
  • Surgical treatment of skull base tumors
  • Spinal surgery
    • Periradicular therapy
    • Implantation of dynamic intervertebral spacer to treat intervertebral disc degeneration
    • Endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery
    • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    • Cervical disc replacement surgery
    • Interventions to treat rare diseases of the spine and spinal cord
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (innovative non-surgical technique for the treatment of paraplegia, stroke, chronic pain and depression)
  • Osteoporosis treatment using kyphoplasty
  • Minimally invasive interventions to treat brain aneurysms (coiling)
  • Other surgical options

Curriculum vitae of PD Dr. med. Yu-Mi Ryang


  • 1992 - 1999 Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
  • 1999 - 2010 Department of Neurosurgery (under the guidance of Prof. J.M. Gilsbach), University Hospital Aachen, Germany.
  • 2005 Board certification in Neurosurgery, Medical Association of North Rhine (ÄKNO), Germany.
  • Doctoral thesis defense, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.
  • Habilitation. Subject: "New therapeutic agents, which have a neuroprotective effect due to the effect on signaling pathways in experimental ischemic and mechanical injuries of the brain in vivo and in vitro", Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, PD.

Professional Сareer

  • 2010 - 2019 Neurosurgeon and Deputy Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich, Germany.
  • Since 2019 Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch.


  • Optional training in Intensive Care.
  • Basic Certificate for the Treatment of Spinal Diseases, German Spine Society.
  • Master's Certificate in Spinal Diseases, German Spine Society.
  • Certificate in Spinal Neurosurgery, German Society of Neurosurgery.
  • Certificate in Special Neurosurgical Oncology, German Society of Neurosurgery.
  • Theoretical bases of the specialty in Radiation Protection.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Neurosurgery.
  • German Spine Society.
  • German Cancer Society.
  • Working Group on Neuro-Oncology.
  • Congress of Neurosurgeons.
  • European Association of Neurosurgeons.
  • Neurosurgical Academy (EORTC EUROSPINE NCA).

Scientific Career and Work in Committees of the Organizations

  • Scientific Committee, Section of the Spinal Surgery, German Society of Neurosurgery.
  • Scientific Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.
  • Certification Committee of the Academy of Neurosurgery.
  • EUROSPINE Education Committee.

Prizes and Honors

  • 2018 Research Prize of the Austrian Spine Society.
  • 2018 IPCAI Bench to Bedside Award.
  • 2017 Bone Joint J. Award.
  • 2017 Award for Best Work of the Year (Acta Neurochirurgica Best Paper of the Year in Spine).
  • Young Academics Prize of the German Spine Society.

Surgical Experience

  • More than 5000 performed operations.
  • More than 1,500 interventions on the brain and skull base.
  • More than 1800 operations on the spine.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

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