Hosptial Am Rosenberg

Heiden, Germany

Herniated disk diagnosis (program ID: 158413)

Alfred Witzmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Alfred Witzmann

Department of Spine Surgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

2006   Facharzt Wirbelsäulenzentrum am Rosenberg

1992 – 2006   Vorstand der Neurochirurgischen Abteilung, Schwerpunktkrankenhaus Feldkirch (A)

1984 – 1992   Funktionsoberarzt an der Neurochirurgischen Abteilung des Wagner Jauregg Krankenhauses Linz

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The spinal surgery includes the whole range of diseases and injuries of the spine. The aim of the Spine Center am Rosenberg in Switzerland is the recommendation of a therapy in which the specific treatment options of specialists are introduced equivalently.

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)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Klinik Am Rosenberg is located in the majestic surroundings of Appenzell near St. Gallen in Switzerland.

Klinik Am Rosenberg is a leading private hospital that works in collaboration with the Hirslanden private hospital group renowned for its expertise and excellence. The clinic boasts cutting edge medical technology, modern infrastructure and a philosophy that “people who feel good, look good” which complements the highly skilled, dedicated physicians and employees whose work focuses on offering individually tailored treatment and well being of every patient.

The clinic offers a comprehensive list of medical services thanks to its collaboration with orthopaedic practises in St. Gallen, Wil, Wildnau, and Abtwil. The result of working in partnership is the shared knowledge and expertise of cutting edge treatments offering its patients only the best in private medical care. Specialising in orthopaedic surgery Klinik Am Rosenberg also has a centre for neurosurgery and several medical institutes enabling the clinic to offer custom tailored medical services.

The clinic has 62 beds, 4 operating rooms and around 140 highly skilled employees who are dedicated to the treatment and well being of every single patient and admits over 2800 patients annually.

The system of affiliated doctors creates a first class medical standard. Together with these doctors the Klinik Am Rosenberg covers the following medical speciality fields:

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Hand Surgery 
  • Interventional Pain Management (SSIPM)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery

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.