Klinik Birshof

Basel, Switzerland

Department of Spine Surgery

Thomas P. Egloff

Dr. med.

Thomas P. Egloff

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

The Spine Center offers a full range of spinal surgeries, especially revision surgeries. We consider the opening of the Spine Center in Klinik Birshof to be an extremely important event. This Center offers a comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders in the region. The long-term goal is an integrated diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. Close collaboration with well-known specialists from related areas (e.g., neurology, rheumatology, neurosurgery, orthopedic spinal surgery) allows reducing the cost of treatment and improve its quality. Patient monitoring is carried out personally by the attending medical doctor of the Center. Such treatment continuity is maintained during hospitalization and thereafter until the end of the treatment. In our Center, patients can get advice regarding lifestyle favorable for the spine. The staff in our Center makes sure to work closely with colleagues in private practice, making the treatment of spinal pain very effective.

Spinal disorders can be caused by many factors: weak back muscles, sedentary lifestyle, improper physical exertion, infections, and so on. In our center, qualified specialists deal with the following problems:

  • Osteoporotic fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylogenic diseases
  • Discogenic diseases
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Instability
  • Post-traumatic conditions and pain conditions after the spinal surgery

The center also offers invasive treatment of pain and neurostimulation.

Spinal surgeries in our center are performed only by the most experienced experts using advanced equipment. Particular attention is paid to minimally invasive procedures that reduce postoperative pain and allow shortening the hospitalization period.


About hospital

Some prefer to solve their health problems and receive healthcare abroad, for example, in Switzerland. Since 2002, Swiss hospital Klinik Birshof belongs to Hirslanden, the first group of private healthcare facilities in Switzerland. The merger of the former private hospitals of the country has given important impetus to the Swiss healthcare system and indicated the further direction to move into the future. Modern healthcare has become so complex that individual initiatives have now become pointless. Anyone who wants to provide medical services at the highest level should be able to work interdisciplinary and use efforts in an optimum way. Hirslanden is managed on private economic principles. The success of this group of private healthcare facilities is based on high motivation, flexibility and transparency, as well as on lifelong education, professional development of staff, and active exchange of experience and skills.

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.