Advantage through specialization

Not only the diagnostic options (e.g. thanks to nuclear spin tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, MRT), but also the surgical options have changed in recent years. While only a few years ago the indication for an operation on the spine was very generous, today we know that such an operation is only necessary in exceptional cases.

We at the APEX SPINE CENTER not only experienced this development, but also actively shaped it. Our philosophy is to offer the patient the best possible diagnostics and efficient therapy. We can look back on over 6000 successful minimally invasive procedures.

We know that successful treatment also means choosing an approach that places as little stress on the patient as possible. For this reason, we have specialized in minimally invasive endoscopic procedures for the surgical treatment and elimination of spinal problems. It is always our goal to restore the natural mobility and stability and thus the complex function of the spine as completely as possible - this is the only way to permanently eliminate complaints.

What is still future for most of our colleagues is already lived present for us and our patients. Today we are able to endoscopically remove any herniated disc in the cervical, thoracic and/or lumbar spine.

In addition, special instruments allow us to repair constrictions in the area of the spinal canal in a minimally invasive manner, ie either endoscopically from the back or from the side using the so-called tube technique.

While many patients who suffer from a herniated disc in the area of the cervical spine are offered the only surgical option of complete removal of the disc with subsequent stiffening (stabilization) or a prosthetic fitting of the affected segment, we are able to treat a herniated disc under local anesthesia removed via a 2 to 3 millimeter long skin incision.

The aim of modern spinal surgery is to restore the complex function of the spine as completely as possible in order to eliminate the symptoms. Due to the previously practiced stiffening of the affected segments, this goal was only partially achieved. In recent years, however, flexible intervertebral disc implants have been developed that largely replace the function of the original intervertebral disc.

The intervertebral disc replacement is one of the most innovative areas in spinal surgery and finally offers those affected the opportunity to regain their mobility and quality of life.