Hufeland Clinic Mühlhausen
PD Dr. med. Johannes Wölfer – Head of the Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
Medical services of the Department of Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery
at the Hufeland Clinic Mühlhausen
Diseases of the brain and spinal cord and their bony and soft sheaths that require surgical treatment fall within the scope of neurosurgery. Neurosurgical emergencies – in the event of injury or stroke – are among the most urgent in all of medicine, because the reserves of nerve tissue last only a few minutes without energy supply.
„Elective“ neurosurgery – the part of the specialty that deals not with emergencies but with procedures that can be planned – treats, for example: tumors or developmental disorders of the brain, meninges and spinal cord, diseases of vessels of the central nervous system, signs of wear and tear of the spine and intervertebral discs – especially when spinal cord or nerves are affected and need to be relieved by microsurgery.
Many complicated diseases from these areas can only be addressed through joint efforts with other fields – radiology, neurology, oncology, trauma and spine surgery, and many more.
Under the direction of the long-standing head physician Prof. Dr. med. habil. Jan-Peter Warnke, the department’s team of physicians provides the highest level of neurosurgical care. Our innovative therapeutic procedures, a modern hybrid operating room and the team’s decades of professional experience mean a high level of safety for you as a patient. As one of four hospitals in Europe, the department offers the NanoTherm Therapy System for the treatment of glioblastomas. This innovative and still relatively new procedure treats solid glioblastomas with the help of magnetic nanoparticles and means new Hoﬀnung for affected patients.We offer all surgical procedures of general and special neurosurgery.
The microsurgical surgical technique is the basis of the surgical procedure. This technique has been expanded in recent years to include modern intraoperative and imaging techniques. These include 5-ALA fluorescence, ICG angiograﬁe, and nanotherm ablation therapy. The goal of neurosurgical therapy is to remove the tumor as radically as possible, but to keep the surgical access route as small as possible and to spare the surrounding brain tissue.