University Hospital Bonn

Bonn, Germany

Surgical treatment of epindimoma (program ID: 261849)

Hartmut Vatter

Prof. Dr. med.

Hartmut Vatter

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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The Neurosurgery Clinic is one of the few neurosurgical centers in Germany, which offers the entire spectrum of modern neurosurgery at the highest level. Accordingly, the clinic is with its annually more than 2600 surgeries and 3000 inpatients the largest neurosurgery clinic in Germany, so that the specialists at the clinic often have enough profound personal experience.

The main tasks of the modern neurosurgery clinic can be divided into 3 major areas: the treatment of tumors of the brain and spinal cord, of cerebrovascular diseases and of the diseases in spine.

The clinic has 4 operation rooms, which is equipped according to the latest state of modern technology, where minimally invasive surgeries are carried out. In addition to modern surgical microscopes and the so-called neuro navigation, the clinic also use neuro endoscopy and intraoperative MRI. The neuro ICU is also equipped according to the modern technology and allows the treatment of patients with severe craniocerebral trauma or cerebral haemorrhage.

Special focuses of the clinic are, vascular neurosurgery, tumor, skull base and pituitary surgery, spinal surgery, epilepsy surgery and the functional and children neurosurgery, for which the clinic is in its clinical treatments and scientific research both nationally and internationally well-known.

Special focuses of the clinic are:

  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Tumor
  • Skull base and pituitary surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Functional and children neurosurgery


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI of the spine
  • neurological examination
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • microsurgical removal of the tumor
  • symptomatic treatment
  • postoperative MRI or CT examination
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Bonn University Clinic is a multidisciplinary health care institution which is one of the largest in Germany. The clinic provides treatment both for patients from Germany, and for foreign ones. Diagnosis and treatment of patients here is at the highest level, and their combination with the latest scientific research allows quickly implement all the innovations to the clinical practice. All areas of ​​modern medicine are presented at Bonn University Clinic. Its structure includes 31 specialized clinics and 21 diagnostic and research institutions. University Hospital employs more than 4500 employees, more than 750 of which are doctors and professors. In the clinic, there are 10 intensive care units and 30 operating theaters for all surgery directions. The capacity of the clinic – 1,250 beds. More than 40,000 patients undergo inpatient treatment annually; about 1,500 people visit the outpatient departments every day.

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.