Neurosurgery:
Neurosurgery. Treatment abroad

Cervical dystonia is a variant of focal dystonia manifested by increased tone of the neck muscles with head fixation in a non-physiological position and its occasional involuntary movements. The disease causes are associated with organic brain damage, but in a large number of patients with cervical dystonia, the cause of the disorder remains unclear.

When conservative therapy, typically involving the use of a pharmaceutical botulinum toxin, proves to be ineffective, the issue of surgical treatment is addressed. The method of surgery is selected on the basis of clinical traditions, indications and comorbidities.

Deep Brain Stimulation

One of the advanced technologies for surgical treatment of cervical dystonia is a deep brain stimulation. The aim of stimulation upon this method of treatment is usually globus pallidus, one of the deep brain structures involved in formation of simple and complex movements.

Using stereotactic systems, an electrode receiving impulses from electrostimulator fixed under the scalp is implanted in the globus pallidus. The surgery is minimally invasive and the patient recovers quickly. A number of operated patients have complications related to motor and speech function, but in most cases, they are transient and disappear within a few weeks.

Involuntary movements stop typically during the first days after surgery. Non-physiological head position is adjusted more smoothly. In the majority of patients, the improvement is noticeable after 2 to 3 weeks. To shorten the term of recovery of the motor functions and eliminate the postoperative complications, the patient is prescribed an individual rehabilitation program.

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University Hospital Cologne

8.3/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The new Neurosurgery Center at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany is a center of excellence in research and patient care.


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location_searchingCity: Cologne

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10 from 150 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department with its annual 2,600 operations and 3,000 inpatients is one of the largest neurosurgery centers in Germany. Special focuses of the Department include vascular neurosurgery, tumor, skull base and pituitary surgery, spinal surgery, epilepsy surgery as well as functional and pediatric neurosurgery.


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location_searchingCity: Bonn

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt focuses on modern and qualified medical care, education of specialized doctors and students as well as researches in the field of detection and treatment of neurosurgical diseases.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The neurosurgery clinic performs the full range of comprehensive treatments for diseases of the nervous system using the most advanced endoscopic microneurosurgical, stereotactic and invasive treatments.


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location_searchingCity: Hannover

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The main goal of the Department for Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is the treatment of peripheral and central nervous system diseases. The department is located at the Charité Campuses Benjamin Franklin and Vichow-Klinikum.


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location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9/10 from 71 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is one of the largest neurosurgical centers in Europe.


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location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.8/10 from 5 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Sana Hospital Duisburg has 68 beds and deals with the treatment of neurological, neuropediatric and orbital diseases that need surgical treatment.


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location_searchingCity: Duisburg

University Hospital Münster

9.4/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Münster deals with the surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems.


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location_searchingCity: Muenster

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar is a part of the newly established “Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum” since March 2007.


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location_searchingCity: Munich

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen focuses on the following tasks and areas: microsurgery, vascular brain surgery, brain tumors, skull base surgery, spinal column surgery, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerves, pain therapy, radiosurgery.


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location_searchingCity: Essen

University Hospital of Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10 from 39 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients.


location_onCountry: Austria
location_searchingCity: Salzburg

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery covers the full range of neurosurgical interventions. These include surgery of brain cancer and spinal cord tumor in children and adults, skull base and pituitary surgery, treatment of neurofibromatosis, vascular malformations / aneurysms, hydrocephalus, traumatic brai...


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location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The department of neurosurgery treats patients with diseases of entire spectrum of neurosurgical specialty. These include the vascular neurosurgery, neurosurgery of tumors of the central nervous system, functional neurosurgery of pain patients and neurosurgery spine.


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location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

As one of the largest clinics of neurosurgery in Germany with over 2,500 operations per year, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen covers the whole range of neurosurgical diseases, injuries, inflammations, tumors and malformations of the brain and spinal cord and their ...


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location_searchingCity: Erlangen

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

As one of the largest neurosurgical centers of Europe, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital covers the full range of diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system. Annually, there are performed over 3000 operations in four state-of-the-art operating rooms.


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location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The goal of the Neurosurgery clinic is to offer the best possible medical treatment for each patient through its high expertise in the areas of the spinal and cranial surgery.


location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Lucerne