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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Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.8/10 from 5 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery can treat neurological, neuropediatric and orbital diseases or relieve the illness through operations. Such diseases include cerebral hemorrhage, brain tumors, orbital tumors, tumors and malformations of children, herniated discs, spinal canal stenosis and spinal cord tumors.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duisburg

University Hospital Munster (UKM)

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

Diagnosis and surgical treatment of brain tumors, diseases of the spine (herniated discs, spinal stenosis), vascular diseases, neuralgia and disorders of blood pressure.


location_onCountry: Germany
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.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

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.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.9/10 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

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.


location_onCountry: Germany
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...


location_onCountry: Germany
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.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

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

University Hospital Erlangen

9/10 from 51 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgical Clinic has 78 beds, including 12 beds in the intensive care unit. The number of outpatients is 5,000 annually, and the inpatient department treats about 2,200 patients and performs more than 2,200 surgeries every year.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

8.9/10 from 15 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The specialist field of neurosurgery deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations concerning the central, vegetative and peripheral nervous system. The neurosurgery department is part of the Hirslanden Cranio-Facial Centre.


location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau

Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Munich focuses on personalized treatment plans tailored to the patient’s needs, which meet the highest medical and technical standards. Here, the therapy of neurosurgical diseases is performed with the help of leading technologies.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

8.9/10 from 91 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden Germany treats and cares about people with diseases of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The treatment spectrum includes: brain tumors in adults, brain tumors in childhood, hydrocephalus etc.


location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Dresden

Klinik Stephanshorn

8.9/10 from 19 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery

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.


location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: St. Gallen