Klinik Stephanshorn

St. Gallen, Switzerland

Diagnostics of chordoma of the skull base (program ID: 215225)

Stephan Jakob

Dr. med.

Stephan Jakob

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

2009 – 2010   Oberarzt, Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital Winterthur

2008 – 2009   Praxis Dr. med. W. Morgenstern, Wirbelsäulenchirurgie und Schmerztherapie, Uster

2008   Oberarzt i.V., Abteilung für Spinale Neurochirurgie, Westpfalzklinikum Kaiserslautern

2005 – 2007   Neurochirurgische Klinik, Kantonsspital Aarau

2004 – 2005   Wirbelsäulen- und Rückenmarkschirurgie, Spine Unit, Schulthess Klinik in Zürich

2002   Promotion an der medizinischen Universität zu Lübeck; Dissertation: Endoskopischer Einsatz des Water-Jet-Dissektors im Hirnkammersystem - eine experimentelle Studie

2001 – 2004   Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Kantonsspital St.Gallen

1992 – 2000   Hochschulstudium für Humanmedizin an der medizinischen Universität zu Lübeck

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Neurosurgery is an extremely high-precision branch of medicine, with the expertise and excellent tools being the basic condition for achieving optimal results. Neurosurgeon uses minimally invasive processes that reduce pain and hospital stay, as well as provides direct accompanying treatment.

Neurosurgery deals with surgical treatment of diseases of the nervous system. For the convenience of our patients, and to provide the most effective treatment, we offer a modern infrastructure, long-term experience of neurosurgeons, as well as our own techniques enabling the neurosurgeon to use modern operating methods in a more competent way. The interdisciplinary approach and great opportunities ensured by the collegial exchange of opinions ensure quality service to patients in Eastern Switzerland as well.


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
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan of the head 
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Today, many people prefer healthcare in Europe, for example, in Switzerland. Medical infrastructure and a wide range of medical services in Swiss clinics, including Klinik Stephanshorn, provide optimal medical services. Our clinic offers exactly the treatment that meets all the parameters and the individual needs of the patient. Healthcare in Europe is known for its high quality, therefore, in order to ensure the best medical care for our patients, the clinic cooperates exclusively with experienced professionals and practitioners who rent beds in the hospital. The advantage of free medical practitioners system is that the patient may choose his/her personal doctor.

Free medical practitioners perform surgeries in the clinic, as well as all the necessary procedures for the treatment of inpatients and outpatients. In addition, these doctors work in their own consultation rooms. Close cooperation with our accredited free medical practitioners in the competent centers gives an opportunity to provide even more comprehensive medical care for the benefits of our patients. Thus, you can take advantage of a whole range of high-quality health services that can meet a wide variety of needs. At your request, we will be happy to advise you on matters of choice of a qualified physician or other specified specialist.


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.