Back surgery in Germany / Top clinic in Germany, Friedrichshafen

Spine Surgery Department

We offer individual consultations for problems with the spinal column and treatment strategies such as back surgery. We also give advice on preventive measures and sporting activities that strengthen the spine. We only resort to back surgery once all the other possibilities have been exhausted.

The lumbar spine

Micro-surgery for herniated discs of the lumbar spine at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany

This form of minimally invasive spine surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. While the patient is lying on the operating table, a quick X-ray is done to determine the correct inter-vertebral space and the proposed incision is marked. This procedure allows in most cases successful treatment of the loin pain.

Microsurgical correction of spinal canal constrictions at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany

This form of back surgery is also performed under general anaesthetic. The patient is positioned on the stomach in a squatting position. With the aid of an X-ray, an image of the affected inter-vertebral space is obtained and the position and the size of the incision are determined. The scoliosis surgery helps to strengthen the deviation and provide the physiological posture.

Endoscopic minimally invasive lumbar disc back surgery at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany

This type of operation can also be done under local anaesthetic. The patient lies on his stomach. With the help of X-ray images, a needle is inserted into the back to the side of the spinal canal, past the nerve root, into the centre of the disc. A stiff tube is inserted into the back to form a shaft through which the surgeon works. Working through this shaft, the fibrous ring of the disc is opened. For this type of back surgery, special illumination and an optic lens are inserted via the shaft to generate images by means of which the damaged disc tissue is removed with special forceps. After this procedure, the instruments are removed and the wound is closed.

Percutaneous procedures in back surgery e.g. IDET and nucleoplasty at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany

IDET is a minimally invasive operation technique. The patient lies on his stomach and the relevant part of the spine is shown via X-ray. The skin and muscle tissue in the affected area are then anaesthetised. With the help of the X-ray, a needle is inserted into the disc. This might be somewhat unpleasant for the patient. The electro-thermal catheter (SPINECATH) is then brought into position and the affected area examined with the aid of the X-ray images. The temperature is raised step by step over a period of 14-17 minutes. This can result in a range of typical symptoms affecting the disc. The treating physician will question the patient continuously in this respect, in order to assess the situation. Once the treatment has been completed, the catheter will be removed.

Stabilising back surgery at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic. The patient lies on his stomach.

Spinal fusion is a form of back surgery in which two or more of the lumbar vertebrae are fused in order to provide stability. At the Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany, we also perform this type of operation on the back using minimally invasive techniques.

After a quick examination via X-ray, the position and size of the cut are determined. The musculature is then pushed aside to expose the vertebral arch joints and the transverse processes. During this type of back surgery, regular X-rays are taken in order to correctly position several screws in the vertebra through the vertebral arch joint. The screws on one side of the spine are then fixed to one another rigidly by means of rods.

Minimally invasive spinal fusion at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany

In some cases, stabilising back surgery can be done through small incisions in a minimally invasive procedure. The advantages of this method are the considerably reduced wound trauma and a shorter recovery period after your back operation.

Our spine centre in Germany offers a wide variety of treatment options for spinal problems including both surgical and non-surgical methods. We have a great deal of experience in all types of disorders and injuries to the spine.

The state-of-the-art surgical unit at the spine centre has intraoperative computed tomography (CT) and CT-supported surgical navigation. Our experienced surgeons offer a wide range of therapies and techniques that ensure that the patient receives the type of therapy that is best suited to his problem.

Back surgery - spectrum

  • micro-surgical procedures for herniated discs in the lumbar spine
  • endoscopic minimally invasive back surgery for herniated discs in the lumbar spine (keyhole surgery)
  • percutaneous procedures e.g. IDET (intra-discal electrothermal therapy) and nucleoplasty
  • stabilising spinal surgery
  • micro-surgical back surgery to eliminate constriction of the spinal canal
  • micro-surgical back surgery of the cervical spine (anterior approach)
  • minimally invasive back surgery of the cervical spine - dorsal approach with expansion of the musculature of the neck for lateral cervical disc herniation (Fryckholm surgery)
  • back surgery for tumours of the spine and the spinal chord
  • back surgery for diseases of the peripheral nerves, e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, tumours of the nerves
Back surgery in Germany

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Comments and questions

DW 2020-01-26 / 20:21

I have had two surgeries in the last few years on my lower back but am still in debilitating pain. I am wondering if your doctors might be able to help me. What information would you require from me to assess that possibility?

SR 2019-08-19 / 16:31

Good day, I have lumbar spinal stenosis and L5/S1 herniation. I have been researching on MILD surgery as I think it will be the best procedure for me. I have MRI scans that I can send.
Thank you.

KG 2019-05-02 / 00:21

To whom it may concern,
This is an email include the documents about the paitient who referred to the doctor for her severe pain in the legs from the waist to the tip of the fingers, she also got some senseless in her legs and tilting the walking (the tendency to find the body to the left while walking).
After MRI, doctor said she has got a problem in her back "Spinal cord stenosis" and she has to do a surgery or she would be paralyzed. She did it on 5th of May-2018
It has passed around 12 months, she has a lot pain in her back and still can't walk without help, can't sit more than 5 minutes and has many pain even she is lying down.
She was a very active and happy lady before this sugary and now because of all these pains that made her to have no normal life, she has got so disappointment.
If you need any more documents i can send them to you.
I look forward to hear from you.

AE 2019-03-07 / 22:33

I am male age 53 years old. With right L4/5 lumbar disc prolapse 3 years ago with sciatica on Rt leg and back bone. Asking about minimal invasive technique, I come to germany 14-21/4

EU 2018-11-26 / 02:31

I have no disc left on 3 vertebrae’s. I have bone on bone in those areas. What procedure do you perform on situations like this. And what is the cost?

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DM Thomas Benz

DM Thomas Benz
Head of the Spine Department


Spine treatment


Facts and Figures

  • 99 cervical spine surgeries
  • 166 surgeries of intervertebral hernia of the lumbar spine
  • 243 spinal stenosis surgeries
  • 78 spinal fusions

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