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University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma (program ID: 210803)


Volker Seifert

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Volker Seifert

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery
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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt focuses on modern and qualified medical care, education of specialized doctors and students as well as researches in the field of detection and treatment of neurosurgical diseases. The head of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Volker Seifert. The Department has state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment and deals with conservative and surgical diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system.

The fundamental principle and aim of patient care is minimally invasive surgery with the use of computerized microsurgical, endoscopic, robotized methods as well as the involvement of stereotaxic methods and the latest imaging techniques. In addition, through a close collaboration with the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Frankfurt there is offered a deep brain stimulation in case of motor disorders (Parkinson).

The clinical focuses in the field of neurosurgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Volker Seifert include:

  • Aneurysms and angiomas
  • Cerebral haemmorhage and vascular obliteration
  • Brain tumors 
  • Tumors of the spinal cord and tumors of the nerve roots
  • Compression of the spinal cord and nerve roots due to the tumors or herniated disks
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Malformations of the nervous system
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Treatment of congenital malformations of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, microsurgery of herniated disks
  • Other types of disorders of the spine and the spinal cord, mostly with the use of minimally invasive techniques
  • Interdisciplinary surgery of skull base tumors

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt has at its disposal:

  • Intraoperative MRI
  • Microneurosurgical technique
  • Endoscopy
  • Neuronavigation
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Ultrasound tissue destruction
  • Laser technology
  • Intraoperative X-ray 

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
    • TSH-basal
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT / MRI of the head and of the neck
  • spinal tap
  • bone marrow biopsy
  • nursing services
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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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 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
Total costs:

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