University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints) (program ID: 93291)

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
  • functionality x-ray 
  • CT/MRI scan
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
  • 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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Duration of program:

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About hospital

The University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus offers medical care at the highest level and covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The clinic unites 21 specialized clinics, five interdisciplinary centers and three institutes. Every year more than 50,000 patients from around the world undergo here inpatient treatment, and more than 200,000 patients are served on an outpatient basis.

All the latest technologies, innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment are actively used in the University Clinic of Dresden. More than 700 of physicians of the clinic specialize in all areas of modern medicine, and 1,600 of nursing stuff take care of patients.

Patients of all departments of the University Clinic live in single and double comfortable rooms with private bathroom, equipped with TV, radio, telephone and safe. There are comfortable lounges and cafeterias for patients and their visitors.

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.