University Hospital Dusseldorf
Department of Neurosurgery
Specialized in: neurosurgery
The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Clinic of Düsseldorf was founded more than half a century ago and is one of the oldest neurosurgical departments in the world. In 1947, Prof. Hans Kuhlendahl, its first director, laid the foundation for modern neurosurgery.
Today, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Düsseldorf is a high-performance centre with up-to-date in research and technology. It covers the fields of vascular surgery, paediatric neurosurgery, skull base and pituitary surgery, spinal surgery and neuro-oncology.
When operations are required, the clinic offers modern planning and resection methods, such as neuronavigation, fluorescence-guided resection, endoscopy, intra-operative ultrasound, surgical lasers and intra-operative neuromonitoring. These methods make consistent use of the latest developments in the areas of imaging and computer techniques in order to minimize surgical invasiveness, and to carry out the operation as efficiently as possible. The same applies to neurosurgical procedures for vascular diseases of the brain. Catheter techniques have been introduced in this field ("endovascular therapy"), which are used by spezialised neuroradiologists in close cooperation with neurosurgeons.
The clinical and operative key areas of the Düsseldorf Department are the treatment of brain tumours (neurooncology), neurovascular neurosurgery, paediatric neurosurgery, skull base (including pituitary gland surgery) and spine surgery.
Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.
Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.
Accommodation in hospital
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.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
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.
University Hospital Dusseldorf
- Duesseldorf, Germany
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