Hospital Lindberg Winterthur

Winterthur, Switzerland

Treatment of chronic spinal pain with implantation of neurostimulator (program ID: 302107)

Lars Flöter

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Lars Flöter

Department of Spine Surgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery, spine surgery
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 2012 Selbständige Tätigkeit - Belegarzt Neurochirurgie Spital Uri 
  • 2011 Leitender Arzt - Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Spital Schwyz 
  • 2010–2011 Oberarzt - Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital Winterthur 
  • 2007–2010 Oberarzt - Orthopädie/Wirbelsäulenchirurgie, Kantonsspital Olten 
  • 2004–2006 Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital Aarau 
  • 2003–2004 Neurochirurgie ICU, Universitätsspital Zürich 
  • 2002–2003 Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital Winterthur 
  • 2001–2002 Urologie, Kantonsspital Aarau 
  • 2001 Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital Aarau 
  • 2000–2001 Innere Medizin, Spital Muri
  • 1999–2000 Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital Aarau 


  • 2006 FMH-Prüfung Neurochirurgie (mündlich), Bern  
  • 2005 EANS-Prüfung (Theoretischer Teil), Prag 
  • 1993–1999 am Institut für Humangenetik, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, im Rahmen des Human Genome Projects Thema: „Aufbau eines YAC-Contigs im Bereich 5q32 - 5qter“ 
  • 1990–1997 Humanmedizin an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 


  • seit 2006 Ordentliches Mitglied der SGNC
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Spine Surgery at the Multispecialty Hospital Lindberg under the lead of Dr. med. Lars Flöter specializes in treatment of acute and chronic back pain, various degenerative diseases (e.g., herniation of intervertebral disks, spinal canal stenosis and spine instabilities) as well as oncological spine diseases. Another objective of the Department is treatment of spine fractures caused by accidents or osteoporosis.

The range of services offered by the Department of Spine Surgery at the Multispecialty Hospital Lindberg includes the following modalities:

  • Simple decompression of the spinal canal in case of spinal canal narrowing
  • Removal of herniated discs
  • Sparing dynamic stabilization of the spine
  • Total fixation of spine elements in case of instability
  • Combined interventions (decompression and stabilization)
  • Intervertebral disc prostheses (in certain cases)

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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