University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis (program ID: 83187)

Hans-Jakob Steiger

Prof. Dr. med.

Hans-Jakob Steiger

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1972-1978 Medizinstudium an den Universitäten Zürich und Genf, zusätzlich 2 Semester Informatik an der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zürich
  • 1978 Staatsexamen in Zürich und Visa Qualifying Examination für die USA in Paris
  • 1979 Promotion in Zürich, Thema: „Internuclear neurons in the abducens nucleus“
  • 1979-1984 Klinische Ausbildung zum Neurochirurgen in der Schweiz, USA und Kanada
  • 1983 Auszeichnung mit dem Janggen-Pöhn-Stipendium, St. Gallen
  • 1985 Facharztdiplom für Neurochirurgie, Schweiz
  • 1985-1993 Oberarzt, ab 1990 stellv. Direktor an der Neurochirurgischen Universitätsklinik Bern
  • 1992 Habilitation an der Universität Bern zum Thema: Pathophysiologie zerebraler Aneurysmen
  • 1992 Forschungsstipendium Schweizerischer Nationalfonds
  • 1994 Berufung als Professor (C3) an die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, verbunden mit der Leitung des Bereiches Neurovaskuläre Chirurgie
  • 2002 Berufung auf die C4-Professur für Neurochirurgie der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Amtsantritt zum 1.1.2003
  • Professor Hans-Jakob Steiger ist Mitglied in einer Anzahl von Fachgesellschaften und wissenschaftlichen Reviewing Boards. Seit 2002 ist er Direktor der Neurochirurgischen Klinik.
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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf is one of the largest neurosurgical centers in Europe. The specialists of the Department have exerted a considerable influence on the development of modern neurosurgery: they participated in the development of current concepts in brain tumor surgery (for example, by means of a fluorescent technique), cerebrovascular surgery, spine surgery, treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, pediatric neurosurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. Together with the head of the Department, Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Jakob Steiger, the leading physicians of the Department play an important role in medical boards of German and European professional communities.

The foundation of modern neurosurgery in Dusseldorf was laid in 1947. Today the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides surgical care to over 3,000 patients every year. Annually over 15,000 patients undergo diagnosis and treatment on the outpatient basis. Moreover, the Department receives case histories of many thousands of patients both from Germany and abroad. Mostly these requests are for a telemedicine consultation as well as numerous requests for an additional medical report. 

The specialists of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Jakob Steiger use the latest technological automated methods for the treatment of diseases of the whole neurosurgical spectrum. 

The main clinical and surgical focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Dusseldorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Jakob Steiger are:

  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Skull base and pituitary surgery
  • Tumor neurosurgery
  • Brain tumor neurosurgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Surgery of the peripheral nerves and chronic pain conditions 

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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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 in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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