My main area of expertise is the operative treatment of spinal diseases and tumors of the
central nervous system.
To determine the optimal therapy for each individual patient, close
collaboration with colleagues in related disciplines (physiotherapy, orthopedics,
interventional pain therapy, neurology) is essential. I have conducted well over 10
microscopic surgeries to date, currently at a rate of 300 interventions per year. Since 1986, I
have been taking appointments at my neurosurgical private practice in Vienna’s 12th district.
At a time when medical technologies are advancing by leaps and bounds, holistic care
becomes all the more important. Only who takes the time can deliver optimal treatment. My
aim is not to “doctor” diagnostic findings and medical imaging, but to determine the best
course of action in light of the patient’s clinical symptoms and medical history.
Minimally invasive surgery
Astonishing technological innovations have made possible minimally invasive surgical
interventions in both the brain and the spine. This method, it should be noted, is not primarily
aimed at the smallest possible opening but serves to protect the more sensitive, deep-set
structures of the nervous system. The key to a successful operation is to strike a balance
between the optimal technique and a personal approach adapted to the individual patient.