Sana Hospital Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany

Department of Neurosurgery

Martin Scholz

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Scholz

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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Beruflicher Werdegang

  • 1990-1992 AIP: Chirurgie Krankenhaus Moabit, Neurochirurgie Berlin Rudolf Virchow Klinikum und Neurochirurgie RWTH Aachen
  • Ab 1992 Assistenzarzt Neurochirurgie Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1996 Facharztprüfung Neurochirurgie
  • 2000-Zusatzbezeichnung Spezielle neurochirurgische Intensivmedizin
  • Sektionsoberarzt Oberarzt Neurochirurgie zuletzt leitender Oberarzt
  • Seit 2009 Chefarzt Neurochirurgie Klinikum Duisburg
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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. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Martin Scholz. The Department ranks among the largest neurosurgical centers of Germany and has a long experience in all fields of microsurgery and neuroendoscopy. The team of the Department annually treats about 3,000 inpatients and 7,000 outpatients. 

The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Scholz specializes in the following diseases: cerebral hemorrhages, brain tumors, orbital tumors, tumors and malformations in children, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, spinal cord tumors. There are specialized consultations, for example, on oncology and pediatric neurosurgery, as well as spine surgery and vascular diseases. Other priorities include neuromodulation for severe pain syndromes. In cooperation with the teams of the Departments of Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neuropediatrics, Radiation Therapy and Oncology, the Department forms the interregional Neuro Center. The Neuro Center at the Sana Hospital Duisburg is internationally recognized and provides its services to foreign patients as well. 

The Sana Hospital Duisburg is especially focused on pediatric neurosurgery. The treatment of children is provided in collaboration with pediatricians, neuropediatricians, neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons. There are treated not only brain tumors, but also craniosynostosis, pediatric pathologies and hydrocephalus. The neurosurgical interventions are performed with the use of ultrasound, Doppler ultrasound, navigation devices, a microscope and endoscopic equipment. The interdisciplinary team of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Sana Hospital Duisburg treats children with brain injuries. Through the cooperation with pediatricians and neuroradiologists, there are always some optimal options for imaging diagnosis by means of US, MRI, CT, angiography, X-ray, as well as for electrophysiological diagnosis and EEG. The Department is distinguished due to its opportunity to treat neurovascular diseases in childhood, including angiomas and cavernomas. 

To ensure a stable quality of medical care, the Department of Neurosurgery uses infrastructure of the whole Sana Hospital Duisburg and maintains tight collaboration with other specialized departments. Mission and key objective of all employees of the Department of Neurosurgery under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Scholz is to provide the best patient care. 

The range of services of Neurosurgery at the Sana Hospital Duisburg includes:

  • Microsurgical treatment of complex brain and spinal cord tumors in adults and children   
  • Neoplastic and other diseases of the skull base, including acoustic neuromas 
  • Treatment of cerebral vascular malformations (aneurysms, angiomas, cavernomas) 
  • Treatment of spinal cord vascular malformations 
  • Treatment of brain hemorrhages
  • Treatment of all forms of hydrocephalus, including endoscopic therapy 
  • Surgical treatment of strokes (craniectomy) 
  • The full range of pediatric neurosurgery, including open and endoscopic treatment of complex skull deformities 
  • Treatment of pituitary tumors (microsurgery and endoscopy) 
  • Stereotaxy and brain biopsy 
  • Neurostimulation / neuromodulation in complex pain syndromes and symptoms

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