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Department of neurosurgery

Prof. Dr. med. Jurgen Kiwit
neurosurgery

About the department

The department of neurosurgery at MEOCLINIC Berlin offers a wealth of experience in brain and spinal cord medicine. The conservative treatment options provided by local specialists in neurosurgery include acute pain treatment with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medication for all types of pain, such as headaches, back pain, or neck pain. An individual treatment concept is developed for each patient. If surgical treatment is necessary, the surgeons mainly use minimally invasive procedures under local anaesthesia. Minimally invasive interventions in the vertebral canal or nerve canal or on the small vertebral joints ensure excellent safety for the patient, thanks to their high level of accuracy. These interventions are usually performed as part of a short inpatient stay at the hospital. Overall, the same neurosurgical specialist carries out both the diagnostics and outpatient and inpatient treatment. The experts are also available for a neurosurgical second opinion.

Key treatment priorities at the department are acute or chronic pain syndromes (e.g. headache, back pain, neck pain, nerve entrapment syndrome, numbness); spinal diseases, and spinal injuries (e.g. herniated disc, lumbago, arthrosis, osteoporosis, slipped vertebrae, vertebral fracture); tumour diseases in the area of ​​the spinal cord or the brain. Conservative and surgical options are available.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Range of services:

  • Spinal diseases
  • Surgical implantation of artificial intervertebral discs
  • Minimally invasive purely endoscopic spine surgery
  • Decompression surgery for spinal canal stenosis
  • Brain tumour treatment
  • Skull base tumour surgery
  • Operation of acoustic neuromas
  • Surgery and follow-up treatment of brain tumours (gliomas)
  • Brain malformations
  • Surgery of arachnoid cysts
  • Operations for hydrocephalus
  • Neurological examination of the entire nervous system
  • Migraine treatment
  • Conservative spinal therapy
  • Chirotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy of the spine
  • Conservative pain therapy

Specialities:

  • TESSYS operation method of the herniated disc purely endoscopically via the lateral, transforaminal access route
  • Endoscopic operations for spinal canal stenosis without fusion
  • Skull base surgery
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2015 Authorization for further training in special pain therapy by the Berlin Medical Association (6 months)
  • 2011 Recognition of the additional designation "Special Pain Therapy" by the Berlin Medical Association
  • 2009 Recognition of the additional designation "Specialist X-ray Diagnostics" by the Berlin Medical Association
  • 1999 Authorization for unlimited further training in the field of neurosurgery by the Berlin Medical Association (72 months)
  • 1998 Authorization to teach at the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • 1998 Re-election as a permanent member of the inner faculty council of the medical faculty of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf
  • 1997 Award of the adjunct professorship by the medical faculty of the Heinrich Heine University
  • 1997 Recognition of the optional further training "Special neurosurgical intensive care medicine" by the North Rhine Medical Association
  • 1992 Habilitation before the medical faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf with the topic: "Experimental studies on the therapy of malignant gliomas"
  • 1991 Specialist certification as a doctor for neurosurgery
  • 1990-1991 Fellowship through the Mayo Foundation, continuing education as a Fellow in Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1987 Research funding from the Minister for Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, IV B 5 - 500 018 87, "Immunobiology of brain tumours", the establishment of the clinic's neuro-oncological laboratory
  • 1986 – 1990 Further training as a doctor for neurosurgery at the neurosurgical clinic of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, director Prof. Dr. medical WJ Bock
  • 1985 FLEX exam, State of New York, USA
  • 1984-1985 Further training as a doctor for neurosurgery at the Neuropathological Institute of the University of Düsseldorf, Director Prof. Dr. medical W. Wechsler
  • 1983 Promotion to Dr. medical before the medical faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf with the topic: "Critical analysis of fetal risk detection through serum estriol determinations"
  • 1982 – 1983 Further training as a doctor for neurosurgery at the Bundeswehr central hospital in Koblenz, head of the fleet doctor Dr. medical J.Mletzko
  • 1981 Medical examination III
  • 1980-1981 Practical year at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Middlesex Hospital, London
  • 1980 Three-month research trip to Kenya, ethnomedical field study "Trepanation in East Africa", headed by Prof. Dr. medical Hans Schadewaldt, Director of the Institute for the History of Medicine
  • 1975 – 1980 Studied human medicine at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf

Experience

  • 2007 Appointment as deputy director of HELIOS Privatkliniken GmbH Berlin Buch
  • 2006 – 2008 Re-election as Chairman of the MAYO Alumni German Speaking Chapter for the term of office 2006 to 2008, organization of the European congresses of the scientific association
  • 2005 – 2017 Head of the spine specialist group of the HELIOS Kliniken Group (neurosurgeons, orthopaedists, trauma surgeons)
  • 2000 Appointment as a consultant at the MEOCLINIC International Private Clinic, Friedrichstrasse 71 (Quartier 206), speciality: minimally invasive spinal surgery
  • 1998 – 2019 Chief Physician of the Neurosurgical Clinic Berlin Buch
  • 1996 – 1998 Deputy investigator of the clinical study GTI-0115: Retroviral gene transfer with the G1Tk1SvNa7 vector in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma
  • 1995-1996 Subproject A 12 in the SFB 194 of the DFG "Structural changes and dysfunction in the nervous system" with the topic: "Structural-functional changes in cortical lesions due to interstitial laser irradiation" Deputy investigator of the clinical study GTI-0103: Retroviral gene transfer with the G1Tk1SvNa7 vector in patients with recurrent glioblastoma
  • 1994 – 1998 Senior consultant at the neurosurgical clinic at Heinrich Heine University and permanent representative of the clinic director
  • 1992 – 1993 2nd Senior Physician at the Neurosurgical Clinic at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the appeals committee of the Berlin Medical Association
  • Secretary of the MAYO Alumni German Speaking Chapter
  • Elected Chairman of the MAYO Alumni German Speaking Chapter (scientific association of German, Austrian and Swiss MAYO Alumni) Term of office 2004 to 2006
  • Delegate (Second Delegate) of the DGNC in the World Federation of Neurosurgeons (WFNS/World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies)
  • Membership in the Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Permanent elected member of the Restricted Faculty Council of the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf
  • 1992 Membership in the American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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