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Hospital Neuwerk Maria von den Aposteln Moenchengladbach

location_on Moenchengladbach, Germany
10/10 from 8 Votes

Department of Spinal Surgery (284512)

Andreas Bitter

Dr. med.

Andreas Bitter

Specialized in: spinal surgery

The Department of Spinal Surgery at the Hospital Neuwerk Maria von den Aposteln Moenchengladbach offers both conservative and surgical treatment of all back pain syndromes, which can be caused by disc herniation or protrusion, inflammatory changes, osteoporosis, tumors, etc. The department specializes in the particularly sparing treatment with minimally invasive surgical techniques. It uses all modern technologies and tools, including the O-Arm surgical imaging system. Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Andreas Bitter.

The specialists of the department are first-class experts in the conservative treatment of back diseases. In the majority of patients, the spinal pain syndrome can be successfully treated here with conservative methods. The key to the success of conservative treatment is the effective combination of drug therapy, special thermotherapy and therapeutic exercises.

In case surgical treatment is required, the department offers the very latest medical technologies, which ensure an optimal result and the best possible safety for the patient. The department is also equipped with the the state-of-the-art mobile tomograph, the so-called O-Arm. This system is used to treat patients with implants. During surgery, the position of surgical instruments and the implant is imagined on the realtime X-ray. Thanks to this, the position of the implant is determined as accurately as possible and an additional protection of the spinal cord is provided.

Thanks to an intensive, interdisciplinary cooperation with the Departments of Orthopedics,Traumatology, Interventional Pain Therapy and Intensive Care Unit within the framework of the Center for Musculoskeletal Care, as well as the Savita Center for Health and Movement, the patients of the department receive the best treatment. It goes without saying that the treatment is provided in accordance with the current standards of the professional medical societies.

The diagnostic and therapeutic range of the department:

  • Disc protrusions and herniated discs
  • Inflammatory changes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tumors
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative changes in the vertebrae and intervertebral discs
  • Dislocated vertebrae
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal curvatures (scoliosis)
  • And other spinal diseases

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