What is neurosurgery?

As already explained by the term “neurosurgery”, this discipline is concerned with the specific operative and increasingly non-operative treatment of diseases of the nervous system and its surrounding structures. Thus, treating the disruption of the spinal cord and the spine as well as the brain and its periphery, thus in the arms, legs and following nerves.

Aside from the actual disease of the nerve tissues, such as regeneration and inflammation, a multitude of dysfunctions of our nervous system is not caused by diseases this system as such, but rather the disability of the nerve function is caused by diseases of neighboring organs. A classic example of this is a slipped disc. Here what is paramount for the patient is that the nerve pain is not an expression of an undetected nervous system condition, but a consequence of the inflammation process that was triggered by a dysfunction of the neighboring organ. Consequently, the therapy is to remove the triggering cause, and thus we focus on the skeletal system. 

This approach is taken by modern, minimal invasive neurosurgery. The primary treatment perspective lays with restoring the preferred undisrupted nerve function. Other than classic orthopedic treatment, our center of interest is the nervous system rather than on bones.

Having this in mind, you will understand why also the development of the neurosurgical techniques has taken their distinctive routes since the 1970s. With the development of the operation microscope, it has been increasingly possible to reduce surgical nerve damage to an absolute minimum.

Our philosophy here at the Wirbelsäulenzentrum at Stiglmaierplatz is based open to both the orthopedic and neurological doctrine. Thus allowing us to focus on the individual problems of each patient. Especially, focusing on reducing the need for surgery to a minimum.