Diagnosis - Neurosurgery

Laminectomy

Laminectomy, also known as decompression, is a surgical procedure whereby the rear portion of a vertebra is removed in order to enlarge the spinal canal.  Laminectomy may be required when the spinal canal has become too narrow (spinal stenosis) as a result of conditions such as a herniated disc, tumour or degeneration associated with ageing or osteoporosis.  When the spinal canal is narrowed, pressure may be placed on the spinal cord or nerves, causing pain and potentially giving rise to other symptoms.  Laminectomy is typically carried out in cases where other more conservative treatments for spinal stenosis have not been successful.  In some cases, a spinal fusion may be carried out alongside laminectomy in order to stabilise the spine.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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Meningioma

Meningiomas are tumors that originate in the thin, layered membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.  Meningiomas may occur in people of any age, although most commonly they occur in adult women.  In most cases of meningioma, the tumor is non-cancerous.  Therefore, small, non-growing meningiomas usually do not require treatment.  If a meningioma becomes so large that it presses on the surrounding structures, treatment may be required.  Treatment of a meningioma may involve surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    The HELIOS Hospital Schwerin has 23 medical departments, a well known psychiatric clinic and possesses of 1,406 beds in total.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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