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Hirslanden Clinic La Colline Geneva

location_on Geneva, Switzerland
8.9/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery (26387)

Antoine Dinichert

Dr. med.

Antoine Dinichert

Specialized in: adult and pediatric spinal surgery, neurosurgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery, Neurosurgery at the Hirslanden Clinic La Colline Geneva offers the full range of conservative and surgical treatment of diseases of the nervous system. Its special competence lies in the treatment of spinal diseases, including back pain, herniated discs, arthrosis, compression syndromes. The department is headed by Dr. med. Antoine Dinichert.

The department deals with the treatment of patients of all age groups, ranging from young children to the elderly. If necessary, the highly qualified neurologists can also be involved in the therapeutic process. The clinical practice involves the use of state-of-the-art computer navigation systems that provide the highest accuracy when performing surgical procedures, which is especially important when performing operations on the brain and spine. Through the use of innovative equipment, the surgeons can eliminate damage to the healthy surrounding tissues.

The department has an innovative CyberKnife system, which opens up new possibilities in the treatment of benign and some malignant brain tumors, as well as malformations of the cerebral vessels without the need for craniotomy.

The department’s range of surgical services includes:

  • General spinal surgery
    • Lumbar discectomy
    • Lumbar selective decompression
    • Lumbar laminectomy
    • Cervical discectomy
    • Prosthetics of the intervertebral discs of the cervical spine
  • Complex spinal surgery
    • Stabilization of the lumbar and cervical spine
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Lumbar immobilization (fusion) with the introduction of a screw through small incisions on the skin
  • Skull base surgery
    • Surgical treatment of brain tumors
    • Surgical treatment of hydrocephalus
    • Surgical treatment of vascular pathologies
    • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
    • Brain biopsy
    • Treatment of traumatic brain injuries
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
    • Surgical treatment of hydrocephalus
    • Brain tumors in children
    • Craniofacial surgery
    • Surgical treatment of spina bifida
    • Surgical treatment of epilepsy
    • Treatment of traumatic brain injuries
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 2015 DePuy Synthes Spine Revision Symposium, Solothurn.
  • 2014 OLIF training courses, Salzburg.
  • 2013 Training course on prosthetics, Innsbruck.
  • 2013 AOSpine Masters Symposium on Degenerative Spine Conditions, Lucerne.
  • 2012 EANS Advanced Spinal Surgery Course (focus on the lumbar and thoracic spine), Leiden.
  • 2011 Course on maintaining mobility and minimally invasive spinal surgery, Hamburg.
  • 2011 Course on the treatment of diseases of the cervical spine, Brussels.
  • 2011 Forum on minimally invasive and posterior dynamic stabilization of the spine, Lucerne.
  • 2010 Conference on balloon kyphoplasty, Neuchatel.
  • 2009 EANS Advanced Spine Surgery Course (focus on the cervical spine), Barcelona.
  • 2008 Training course on kyphoplasty (Medtronic), Salzburg.
  • 2007 DePuy Spine Course, University of Barcelona.
  • 2007 Vertebroplasty training course, University Hospital Bern.
  • 2007 DePuy Spine Course, Fribourg.
  • 2006 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation course, St. Gallen.
  • 2004 Seminars of the French Society of Neurosurgery: surgical access and lumbar spine osteosynthesis.
  • 2003 Neurosurgery Workshops, Paris.
  • 2010 University Diploma in Spinal Surgery, Paris Diderot University, Paris.
  • 2006 Examination of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
  • 2003 Certificate in Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging of the Nervous System, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris.
  • 2003 Certificate on Specialized Training in Neurosurgery, Paris Descartes University, Paris.
  • 2002 - 2007 Neurosurgery course of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
  • 2001 Doctorate, University of Geneva.

Professional Career

  • 2010 Private Practice in Geneva.
  • 2007 - 2010 Head of the Department of Neurosurgery (focus on spinal surgery), St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital.
  • 2005 - 2007 Assistant Physician, Department of Spinal Surgery, Schulthess Hospital.
  • 2004 - 2005 Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery, Charing Cross Hospital.
  • 2003 - 2004 Practitioner in the Department of Neurosurgery, Lariboisière Hospital.
  • 2001 - 2003 Internship in the Department of Neurosurgery, Lariboisière Hospital.

Clinical Interests

  • Brain surgery
    • Surgery to remove brain tumors.
    • Surgery for brain hemorrhages.
  • Spinal and peripheral nerve surgery
    • Surgical treatment of degenerative and traumatic lesions of the spine.
    • Surgical treatment of spinal tumors.
    • Intervertebral disc prosthetics.
    • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
    • Minimally invasive and endoscopic spinal surgery.
    • Treatment of chronic back pain.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • Association of Physicians of the Canton of Geneva (AMG).
  • Swiss Society of Neurosurgery (SSN).
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS).
  • AOSpine
  • EuroSpine.
  • Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery (SGS).

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG 

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