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Dr. med. univ. Sindhu Winkler

Area of expertise:

Infiltrations/ Interventional Pain Therapy

Conservative therapy

Surgical therapy



Spine treatments:


We offer you a comprehensive evaluation, clarification and assessment of your spinal complaints. The diagnosis is made through a comprehensive clinical examination and evaluation of various imaging modalities such as X-ray, MRI and CT. Together with you we will develop a therapy plan after a detailed evaluation of all existing medical, clinical and imaging findings. On the one hand, this can be based on conservative measures, but in certain cases also on operative measures. Conservative therapy measures include the medicinal treatment of neck and back pain as well as complaints radiating to the arms and legs. In particular, we offer interventional pain therapy using infiltrations at the cervical spine and lumbar spine directly under C-arm control (fluoroscopy). The operative treatment of degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases is carried out promptly in two renowned private hospitals in Vienna.


Medical career



Studies and doctorate at the Medical University of Vienna



Specialization in spinal surgery in Zurich and London



Federal specialist in FMH neurosurgery



Advanced training title Interventional Pain Therapist SSIPM



Advanced training diploma from the Swiss Society of Neurosurgery



Eurospine European Spine Course Diploma


Professional background


2005 - 2008

Specialist training at the Clinic for Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Basel and the University Hospital Zurich


2008 - 2010

Specialist training at the spine center of the Schulthess Clinic

Zurich, orthopedic spine surgery (Dr. med. D. J. Jeszenszky) and

neurosurgical spine surgery (PD Dr. med. F. Porchet)


2010 - 2011

Senior Clinical Fellowship in Complex Spine Surgery at King`s College Hospital London


2011- 2013

Consultant spine surgeon in Bern in private practice


2013- 2017

Senior Partner for Spine Surgery in Bern private practice "das Rückenzentrum AG"




Swiss Medical Association


Swiss Society for Neurosurgery


General Medical Council, British Medical Association





Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital


Apollo Hospital Chennai, India