The Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery specializes in treating hard-to-treat movement disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor) and epilepsy using deep brain stimulation.
Furthermore, stereotactic neurosurgery makes it possible to carefully obtain tissue samples from difficult-to-access and functionally critical areas of the brain (tumor biopsy), as well as to treat tumors in these regions through the use of the smallest, high-precision radioactive emitters (brachytherapy).
Further focal areas are the treatment of neuropathic pain syndrome (failed back surgery syndrome, post-zoster neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, trigeminal neuralgia, inguinal pain after hernia surgery, pain after nerve damage) with neuromodulation methods (e.g. spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation).
Neuroprosthetic interventions are carried out regularly to treat foot drop of central neurological origin.
A characteristic of the conditions that we treat in functional neurosurgery is the high level of exchange required between the specialist disciplines, and in particular neurology. Allowance has been made for this factor through the department’s architectural design and physical proximity to the Department of Neurology. Interdisciplinary consultations (e.g. neuro-oncological consultation, indication consultation for movement disorders) ensure high standards of expertise in patient care.