We are committed to a holistic approach to therapy. Surgery remains the last resort to improve or to cure an ailment.
We operate as a team, mostly at the Private Clinic Wehrle-Diakonissen in Aigen. We do spine surgery which requires decompressions and stabilization for degenerative or traumatic disease. Micro-surgical approaches are common. For seniors we prefer minimally invasive surgery.
WHAT DOES MINIMAL INVASIVE MEAN?
… as small an incision as possible
… very little blood loss
… short anesthesia
… rapid mobilization (possibly the same day)
… short stay
… quick recovery and return to home
In some cases complex surgery is necessary. In seniors, operations as listed below are feasible and reasonable.
TYPES OF SURGERIES WE PERFORM:
Decompression and Fusion for the Lumbar Spine such as PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
Anterior and posterior Decompression of the cervical spine
Microsurgical Decompression or Discectomies of the lumbar spine
Decompression of peripheral nerves (for example, carpal tunnel syndrome)