Hospital Maria von den Aposteln

Moenchengladbach, Germany

Treatment of herniated disk (2-3 segments) with nucleotomy (program ID: 114753)

David Pfander

Prof. Dr. med.

David Pfander

Department of Orthopedics and spinal surgery

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

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The Department of Orthopedics in close cooperation with the departments of physical therapy and pediatrics, using an interdisciplinary approach specializes in joint replacement, conservative and surgical treatment of orthopedic diseases, diseases of the spine, arthroscopic surgery of the joints of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle, as well as conservative treatment of scoliosis and other diseases of the spine in children.

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 of the spine
  • CT/MRI scan of the spine
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • endoscopic nucleotomy
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance 
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About hospital

Neuwerk Maria von den Aposteln Hospital (Krankenhaus Neuwerk “Maria von den Aposteln”) is located in Monchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia. There are 365 beds in the hospital, and 850 employees work here. The hospital consists of several departments:

  • Department of General and Visceral Surgery
  • Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Resuscitation
  • Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Department of Pediatrics and Mother and Child Center
  • Department of Orthopedics
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Traumatology


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.