University Hospital Wurzburg

Würzburg, Germany

Treatment of spinal stenosis (2-3 segments) by decompressive laminectomy and discotomy (program ID: 227011)

Ralf-Ingo Ernestus

Prof. Dr. med.

Ralf-Ingo Ernestus

Department of Neurosurgery

Specialized in: neurosurgery

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The Department of Neurosurgery treats patients with various diseases of the brain, spinal cord, spine and peripheral nerves. This applies to adults, infants and children. The clinic employs an experienced team of doctors who every year provides advice to more than 5,600 patients.

Five modern equipped operating rooms are used for surgeries in accordance with modern principles for patients with cerebral hemorrhage, tumors of the brain and spinal cord, brain, spinal cord, and intervertebral disc injuries. Neuroreconstructive and neurorestructuring treatments, such as cranial electrotherapy stimulation, neurostimulation for Parkinson disease, tremor and dystonia, as well as transplantation of nerves are used along with performance of the minimally invasive and endoscopic surgeries. It uses all the modern methods of navigation and intraoperative imaging. At the same time, the neurosurgery clinics with its main focus to neurotraumatology and neurosurgery is ready for resuscitation round the clock.

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 
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • CT/MRI of the spine
  • myelography
  • preoperative care
  • decompressive laminectomy and discotomy  (2-3 segments)
  • 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 Hospital Wurzburg includes 19 departments with outpatient clinics, three independent clinics and four clinical institutions. It also comprises four experimentally-oriented institutes, or departments. The hospital is ranked 8th in the top list of the best medical institutions recommended by FOCUS in 2016.

Each year, approximately 57,000 patients receive qualified treatment in the hospital, and approximately 235,000 patients undergo outpatient treatment. The number of beds is 1430. Almost 40 clinical centers and numerous special consultation offices focus on the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging cooperation in the region.

Along with the University of Wurzburg, the University Hospital is considered one of the largest employers in the region, with more than 6,100 employees.

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.