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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Surgical removal of subdural empyema (program ID: 243571)


Manfred Westphal

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Manfred Westphal

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery
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As the medical institution of maximum care, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Westphal covers the entire spectrum of neurosurgical diseases. These include injuries, pathologies, brain and skull bone cancer as well as spinal cord and spine cancer, degenerative diseases of the intervertebral discs, spinal stenosis and diseases of the peripheral nervous system.

Annually the Department treats 7,500 outpatients and provides 3,500 procedures on head and spine in adults and children.

A safety and effective treatment is ensured by minimally invasive surgery combined with the latest techniques, such as intraoperative CT- and MRI-assisted imaging with neuronavigation, ultrasound and fluorescent labeling of tumors. Over the years, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Westphal has focused on such daily tasks as deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease, surgery of spine and brain, surgery to remove skull base tumors involving nerves and brainstem as well as treatment of complex vascular alternations.

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf include:

  • Brain tumors – neuro-oncology
  • Vascular and skull base surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Central movement disorders / stereotaxy
  • Treatment for hydrocephalus
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical intensive care medicine
  • Peripheral nerves

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 
  • 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
  • empyema resection under neuronavigation
  • blood transfusions (if needed)
  • 1-day intensive care unit stay
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • 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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