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University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Treatment of spinal stenosis in combination with instability by decompressive laminectomy and the stabilizing operation (2-3 segments) (program ID: 75541)


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 specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical diseases. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Volker Seifert. 

The department has state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment and a team of highly qualified doctors. It offers both conservative and surgical diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The fundamental principle and goal 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 close collaboration with the Department of Neurology, there is offered deep brain stimulation to treat motor disorders (Parkinson's disease).

The range of medical services of the department includes:

  • Aneurysms and angiomas
  • Cerebral hemorrhage and vascular obliteration
  • Brain tumors 
  • Spinal cord tumors and nerve root tumors
  • 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 has the following technology:

  • 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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray 
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • CT/MRI of the spine
  • myelography
  • preoperative care
  • decompression of spinal canal and decompressive
    laminectomy with stabilization (2-3 segments)
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance 
Type of program :
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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