Werner Wicker Clinic

Bad Wildungen, Germany

Treatment of spinal stenosis in combination with instability with decompressive laminectomy and the stabilizing operation (1 segment) (program ID: 251345)

Oliver Meier

Dr. med.

Oliver Meier

Department of Scoliosis and Spinal Surgery

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

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Werner Wicker Clinic is one of the largest centers of its kind in Europe, which has been maintaining an excellent international reputation for decades. Each year, more than 1,500 patients come here for major spinal surgeries. It uses the entire spectrum of modern spine surgery tools. It covers all the deformities and instabilities of any etiology.

As a German Center of Scoliosis, the clinic has a more than 30-year history of conservative and surgical treatment of scoliosis. The outpatient department provides special consultations on scoliosis, and the nearby workshop offers orthopedic corsets. If you need surgical correction, the clinic has a variety of modern surgical techniques at its disposal. The surgery, which is usually carried out when the patient is 14, provides a good correction and excellent cosmetic result even for severe scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis may require a surgery at an early age to stop or prevent a further increase in the curvature. Patients with juvenile scoliosis (under 10 years old) can be offered a surgical procedure to prevent scoliosis and adapt to the body growth.

The following forms of scoliosis are treated:

  • Idiopathic scoliosis
  • Congenital scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis (scoliosis with paralysis, including upon cerebral palsy, paraplegia, meningomyelitis, primary muscular diseases, such as muscular dystrophy, such as spinal muscular atrophy, poliomyelitis)
  • A series of systemic diseases (including neurofibromatosis, Marfan's syndrome, chromosomal anomalies, arthrogryposis)

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 with stabilization 
    and discotomy  (1 segment)​
  • 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

The tradition of Werner Wicker clinic dates back to the German orthopedist, Dr. med. Klaus Zielke, a pioneer in the field of surgical treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis. It was founded in 1978 as a private orthopedic clinic with an emphasis on treatment of spinal diseases. Now, about 4,100 patients from Germany and Europe, as well as from all over the world come here for in-patient treatment every year. The clinic is able to provide an acute and immediate recovery of patients after a recent stroke. There are unlimited possibilities to carry out the further treatment of patients of this clinic in other clinics in the event of development of complications.

For the clinic and its staff, the man and the health of his spine are at the center of their efforts. Both the diseases static load-bearing elements of the spine and spinal cord and shell diseases and injuries are treated by a professional team, which has the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic treatments at its disposal. The clinic offers the patient a full range of surgical and conservative treatments of the spine, from a special therapy against back pain related to posture as a result of the lost body functions to a comprehensive reconstructions of irregular or deformed spine. The aim of the treatment concept is to give the patient a new perspective and re-enable him/her take an active part in social and public life.

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.