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Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis (program ID: 108165)


Peter Vajkoczy

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Peter Vajkoczy

Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Since 2007 Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Charité
  • Since 2006 Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Heidelberg
  • 2001 - 2006 Senior physician at the Department of Neurosurgery, Mannheim University Hospital, University Heidelberg
  • 1995 - 2001 Residency, Department of Neurosurgery, Mannheim University Hospital (Prof. Peter Schmiedek)
  • 1992 - 1996 PhD thesis, Institute for Surgical Research, University Hospital Grosshadern, University of Munich
  • 1988 - 1995 Studies in medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich Activities in the scientific community, honors, awards
  • 2003 Young Neurosurgeon Research Award of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
  • 2003 Wolfgang Hoffmeister Award, Faculty of Medicine for Clinical Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg
  • 2002 Research Award, German Academy of Neurosurgery
  • 2001 Hemedex Pioneer Investigator Award
  • 2001 Hermann Rein Prize, German Association for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology
  • 1998 Aesculap Research Award, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • 1998 Pharmacia & Upjohn Young Investigator Award, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 1998 Travel Award, American Association of Cancer Research (A ACR)
  • 1990 - 1995 Scholarship, German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The main goal of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is treatment of peripheral and central nervous system diseases. The department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin, located at the Charité Campuses Benjamin Franklin and Vichow-Klinikum, is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Peter Vajkoczy.

Currently about 5,000 operations are performed annually in the modern equipped operating rooms of the department. All neurosurgical diseases are treated surgically or conservatively in the department. The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin, is under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Peter Vajkoczy, who cooperates closely with the other Charité departments in order to provide its patients with comprehensive treatment.

The Department of Neurosurgery offers the following spectrum of services:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Spine
  • Brain tumors
  • Skull base tumors
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Functional neurosurgery / treatment for pain

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)
  • preoperative care
  • tumor biopsy under neuronavigation
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues​
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance by specialists
    in oncology and radiotherapy
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Expected duration of the program:

The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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