University Hospital of Neurosurgery Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

Treatment of herniated disk with discectomy and intervertebral disc prosthesis (program ID: 139427)

Peter A. Winkler

Prof. Dr. med.

Peter A. Winkler

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervous system and degenerative diseases of the spine are also treated here.

A team of professionals consisting of physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, and administrative staff are headed by a University Professor, MD Peter A. Winkler.

The clinic has several departments, such as:

  • Department of Spine Diseases
  • Department of Vascular Diseases
  • Department of Hydrocephalus and Shunting
  • Department of Tumor Diseases

The list of diseases and conditions which are treated in the clinic:

  • Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
  • Brain, skull injuries, and their consequences
  • Bleeding in the brain and spinal cord
  • Vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, arteriovenous fistula, etc.
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Diseases of the spine
  • Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and cerebellar tremor
  • Pituitary diseases such as pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, and Rathke Cleft Cyst
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurological diseases in children

Thanks to the continuous professional development of physicians and medical staff, advanced technologies and treatment methods are used here. In the treatment of neurological diseases here applies microsurgery, neuronavigation, neuromonitoring, minimally invasive surgery, endovascular surgery, surgery of intervertebral discs, lumbar and cervical spine stabilization surgery, kyphoplasty, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, epilepsy surgery, electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve.


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 of the spine
  • CT/MRI scan of the spine
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • discotomy and joint replacement of intervertebral disc
  • 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 
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients. Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervous system and degenerative diseases of the spine are also treated here.

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.

Further details

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.