University Hospital Jena

location_on Jena, Germany
8.9/10 from 69 Votes

Department of Neurosurgery (274448)

Rolf Kalff

Prof. Dr. med.

Rolf Kalff

Specialized in: neurosurgery

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Jena under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Rolf Kalff provides the whole range of modern neurosurgery at the latest research and technology level. The department specializes in the treatment of diseases/injuries of the brain, spine, spinal cord, intervertebral discs, nerves, functional and pediatric neurosurgery. 

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Jena has introduced a quality management system certified in accordance with the requirements of DIN EN ISO: 2008.

All surgical procedures are performed after a careful examination of the patient and determination of an accurate diagnosis. As the university department and a member of the Brain Tumor Center and the Spinal Cord Center, the department provides a competent interdisciplinary treatment of various diseases and, consequently, the best medical care.

One of the main focuses of the department is placed on brain tumors. The main goal of the medical team of the department is to offer patients the safest surgical treatment and to perform surgical treatment at the current university level. The treatment programs are considered within the interdisciplinary boards held at the hospital in cooperation with the colleagues specializing in oncology and radiation therapy. The treatment of metastatic cancer is carried out in collaboration with the colleagues from the departments engaged in the treatment of primary tumors.

The department offers diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for the following diseases:

  • Brain, skull base tumors
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland
  • Herniated discs, tumors and injuries of the spine and spinal cord
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Cerebral hemorrhage, incl. subarachnoid hemorrhages
  • Cerebrovascular malformations (e.g., aneurysms, angiomas, cavernomas), hydrocephalus
  • Peripheral nerve disorders
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical pain therapy
  • Functional neurosurgery for the treatment of symptoms of Parkinson's disease and spasticity

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