University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Surgical resection of Chordoma of the skull base (program ID: 210791)

Volker Seifert

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
  • CT/MRI scan of the head 
  • preparation of pre-operational standard
  • resection of chordoma
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital with rich traditions was founded in 1914 and is a famous one in Germany. Annually about 50,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this hospital. The main objective of 32 specialized departments and clinical and theoretical institutes is to provide the best possible patient care.

Through a close link with science the hospital cooperates with 20 research institutes of the Medical Department – new medical developments are quickly implemented into the patient care. The hospital has 1,286 beds. The numerous institutes are devoted to specific medical and scientific problems. Over 4,000 staff members (physicians, nurses and other specialists) take care of the patients in the hospital around the clock. The area of the hospital is about 433,200 square meters and has almost the same size as the historical center of Frankfurt. 

Foremost, the University Hospital has a special expertise and experience in the field of neuro sciences, oncology and cardiovascular medicine. The hospital is also of supraregional importance in the field of dialysis and cardiosurgery. Among other things the Departments of Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Dermatology, Urology and Internal Medicine provide high-class treatment to the thousands of patients. Annually, 4,532 hospital workers take care of patients’ health round the clock

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

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.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

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.