University Hospital Wurzburg

Würzburg, Germany


Surgical treatment of cushing's disease (program ID: 258573)


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
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • 24-hour urine collection with analysis
      for urinary free cortisol excretion
  • ultrasound of the adrenal gland
  • CT/MRI scan of the head
  • low-dose and high-dose dexamethasone
    suppression tests
  • preoperative care
  • transsphenoidal resection of pituitary tumor
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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