Information for foreign patients

The Department of Neurosurgery offers the full range of contemporary neurological surgery. To date more than 1900 neurosurgical procedures are yearly performed. Our modern neurosurgical operation theatres are fully equipped with

neuronavigation, fluorescence, 3D-x-ray and up to date neuromonitoring devices. A continuously staffed intensive care unit is associated. Specialized expertise is offered in the following:

Brain surgery

  • Aneurysm and Angioma treatment, both open surgery and minimal invasive
  • neurointerventional approaches
  • Neuronavigation and fluorescence for brain tumour surgery
  • Skull base surgery, if neccessary together with the department of plastic and facial surgery
  • Acoustic neurinoma
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Metastasis

Spinal surgery

  • Disc herniation and artificial disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumour
  • Spinal fusion
  • Kyphoplasty

Pain

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • CAT-scan guided minimal invasive therapy

Peripheral Nerve

  • Compression syndromes
  • Traumatic nerve injury
  • Nerve sheath tumour
  • Neurofibromatosis

Dystonia

  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • Spastic movement disorders

High altitude medicine

  • Acute mountain sickness

Foreign patients with neurosurgical complaints are kindly invited to send information describing their symptoms including any available CD or printed images of their MRI or CAT scan by e-mail to:

Prof. Dr. Braun or by post to the following address:

Prof. Dr. Veit Braun
Department of Neurosurgery
Diakonie Klinikum • Jung-Stilling-Krankenhaus
Wichernstr. 40
57074 Siegen, Germany

This first contact is free of charge and a first assessment of possible treatment required will be made.

If a surgical treatment seems appropriate, you will get an appointment in our outpatient department for the final decision about your therapy. This appointment will be charged at 150,– Euro.

In case of surgery we offer an all-inclusive service with fixed costs, covering all necessary pre-operative diagnostic procedures, surgery, including anesthesia, postoperative treatment, nursing services and single bedroom accommodation. The cost depends on the kind of surgery. The cost will be estimated after your first contact and accurately determined after your appointment in our outpatient department.

During your hospitalisation you are free to use your mobile phone everywhere in the hospital, except in the intensive care unit. In addition, WLAN access can be provided to you in all places, including in the intensive and intermediate care units.