University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Surgical treatment of epilepsy (program ID: 93215)

Gabriele Schackert

Prof. Dr. med.

Gabriele Schackert

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: general surgery, neurosurgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1971-1977 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, Staatsexamen und Approbation als Arzt

1977 Promotion

1978-1984 Facharztausbildung für Neurochirurgie an den Kliniken für Neurochirurgie der Universität Erlangen/Nürnberg und der Universität Heidelberg

1984 Fachärztin für Neurochirurgie

1986-1988 Forschungsaufenthalt am Department of Cell Biology M.D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Center, Houston/Texas, USA

1990 Habilitation im Fach Neurochirurgie

1991 Venia legendi für das Fach Neurochirurgie

seit 1993 Direktorin der Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurochirurgie der Medizinischen Fakultät "Carl Gustav Carus" der Technischen Universität Dresden

1995 Zusatzqualifikation Neurochirurgische Intensivmedizin

1999 Berufung auf C4-Professur für Neurochirurgie an der Universität Hamburg/Eppendorf

2001 Verleihung des Verdienstordens des Freistaates Sachsen

2009 Subspezialisierung Neurochirurgische Onkologie

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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
  • Skull malformation surgery in children
  • Skull base tumors focusing acoustic neuroma surgery and pituitary surgery
  • Functional stereotactic neurosurgery
  • Operational and endovascular treatment of cerebral vascular malformations
  • Craniocerebral trauma
  • Minimally Invasive instrumented spinal surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Operative pain therapy
  • Epilepsy surgery

Special operations of the department are:

  • ALA fluorescence-Microsurgery
  • Functional stereotactic brain tumor surgery (stereotaxis)
  • Transnasal pituitary surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Foraminotomy after Frykholm, endoprosthetic treatment, ventrodorsal stiffeners
  • Laser Surgery
  • Neuronavigation
  • Neurophysiological intraoperative monitoring
  • Pain electrode implantation
  • Cerebral electrode implantation for Parkinson's disease


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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • EEG (electroencephalography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
    • VEPs (visually evoked potentials)
    • BAEP tests (brainstem auditory evoked potential)
  • stationary EEG monitoring
  • preoperative care
  • surgical treatment of epilepsy with resection
    of the epileptic focus or dissection
    of pathological nerve pathways
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance


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