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University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany


Treatment of Facet syndrome by facetectomy (resection of facet joints) (program ID: 277518)


Rolf Kalff

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Rolf Kalff

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Lebenslauf

  • 1952 in Aachen geboren
  • 1972 - 1978 Medizinstudium an der FU Berlin und der RWTH Aachen
  • 1978 - 1981 Ausbildung zum Neurochirurgen in Wuppertal (Prof. W. Braun)
  • 1981 - 1984 Ausbildung an der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der Universität Essen (Prof. W. Grote)
  • 1983 Promotion in der Neurochirurgie der Universität Hamburg
  • 1984 Facharztanerkennung als Neurochirurg
  • 1984 - 1994 Oberarzt der Neurochirurgischen Klinik der Universität Essen
  • 1988 Habilitation für das Fachgebiet Neurochirurgie und Verleihung der Venia legendi an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Essen
  • 1994 Verleihung des Titels "Außerplanmäßiger Professor" durch die Universität Essen
  • 1994 Spezielle Neurochirurgische Intensivmedizin
  • seit 01.04.1994 Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurochirurgie und Lehrstuhlinhaber
  • 1998 - 2003 zunächst zweiter, dann erster Vorsitzender der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie (DGW)

Mitgliedschafen

  • Vorsitzender der Stiftung Neurochirurgische Forschung der DGNC
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie
  • Mitglied der European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Mitglied der Thüringischen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Mitglied der Vereinigung Niederrheinisch-Westfälischer Chirurgen
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Krebsgesellschaft
  • Mitglied der Thüringischen Krebsgesellschaft
  • Mitglied des Deutschen Sportärztebundes
  • Mitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurointensiv- und Notfallmedizin (DGNI)

Auszeichnungen/ Zertifikate

  • 1989 Von-Haberer-Preis der Vereinigung Niederrheinisch-Westfälischer Chirurgen
  • 2006 Abul-Kassis-Medaille der Pan Arab Neurosurgical Society
  • 2009 Zertifikat Spinale Neurochirurgie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie und des Berufsverbandes Neurochirurgen

 

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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

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)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • facetectomy (resection of facet joints)
  • 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
info_outline Total costs:

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