University Hospital Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
7.5/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery ( 26197)

Roland Goldbrunner

Prof. Dr. med.

Roland Goldbrunner

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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  • Study of medicine at the Universities of Regensburg and Würzburg.
  • 1993 Thesis defense.
  • 2001 Assistant Professorship.
  • Work in the Department and Polyclinic of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Würzburg.
  • Work in the Neuro-oncology Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
  • Work in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich.
  • 2009 - 2009 Prof. Goldbrunner accepted the offer to lead the Department of Neurosurgery and to become the Managing Director of the Neurosurgery Center at the University Hospital Cologne.   
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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Cologne is the center of excellence in research and patient care. The department consists of two sections: the Section of General Neurosurgery specializing in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system and the Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. Roland Goldbrunner. 

The task of the Section of General Neurosurgery is surgical treatment of diseases of the brain, spine, spinal cord and nerves. There is offered a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with the latest advancements in research and technology. However, particular attention is paid to the development of an individual treatment program for each patient. Numerous research projects have contributed to high quality diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. 

The department specializes in the treatment of the following diseases:

  • All types of brain tumors 
  • Vascular diseases of the central nervous system
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland (pituitary)
  • Congenital and acquired diseases of the spine
  • Surgical diseases of the peripheral nervous system (for example, carpal tunnel syndrome)

The Section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery offers a wide range of services in the fields of stereotaxy and functional neurosurgery. The goal of stereotactic surgery is not only the diagnosis of deep foci of the diseases, but also the treatment of motor disorders and certain forms of chronic pain (functional stereotaxy). Functional neurosurgery deals with the surgical treatment of the peripheral nervous system. In addition, here one can treat spasticity and pain. To this end, doctors can implant stimulation systems into the spinal cord or peripheral nerves.

The range of medical services of the department includes:

  • Treatment of benign and malignant tumors
  • Radiation therapy, in which the radiation source is embedded into the cancerous tumor
  • Radiosurgical procedures, for example, with the use of LINAC linear accelerator and CyberKnife radiosurgery system
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • CT-guided nerve root block

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