Centres for Spinal Surgery

Spinal surgery specialises in the treatment of various diseases and injuries of the back. These affect both the bony structures of the spine and the neural pathways of the spinal cord.

Common illnesses and injuries

  • Fractures (breaks)
  • Herniated discs (slipped discs)
  • Spinal canal stenosis (narrow medullary canal)
  • Osteoarthritis (joint wear) and degenerative changes
  • Deformities: Scoliosis, kyphosis
  • Infections
  • Tumours of the spine and nervous system
  • Degenerative diseases and fractures of the spine

Treatment options

Conservative therapies

  • Medication
  • Pain management: Infiltrations, sacral block (injection of steroids)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthoses (braces)
  • Spiral dynamics

Surgical treatments

  • Microsurgical spinal operations
  • Treatment of fractures
  • Herniated disc surgery, decompression (e.g. for narrow spinal canal and degenerative changes)
  • Stabilisation of spinal segments, e.g. in the case of instabilities or osteochondrosis (osteoarthritis of the vertebral bodies and/or facets)
  • Correction of deformities
  • Revision surgery on the spine
  • Tumour surgery and neuro-oncological support
  • Disorders affecting cerebrospinal fluid circulation (hydrocephalus), shunt surgery

Our centres


Spine and Back Centre


Do you suffer from back pain or problems with your spine? Then we can cater to all your medical needs – from diagnosis, second opinions and assessments to infiltrations and state-of-the-art surgical methods. 

We work as an interdisciplinary team in which our highly qualified specialists contribute their own experience and complement each others’ skills. This enables us to offer you expertise in all matters relating to the spine. Our team is able to provide holistic methods of treatment, ensuring rigorous quality control that is based on experience and promotes innovation. In addition, our state-of-the-art technical treatment options help to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. At Privatklinik Bethanien, we have several practices specialising in spinal surgery, comprising a group of neurosurgeons and two orthopaedic surgeons.

Doctors at these centres

Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Bertrand Actor

Neurosurgery, Spinal surgery, Pain therapy
Privatklinik Bethanien

PD Dr. med. Carl Izumi Muroi

Neurosurgery, Spinal surgery
Privatklinik Bethanien

Prof. Dr. med. Guido Wanner

Orthopaedics, Spinal surgery, General surgery
Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Karl Zweifel

Spinal surgery, Neurosurgery

Specialist field of spinal surgery