Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Karl Zweifel

Specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, member of FMH,
specialising in spinal surgery

Languages
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Areas of specialisation (2)

Contact me

Hospital (1)

Rückenklinik, Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich

Work Experience

since 2013

“Back clinic” indoor practice at Privatklinik Bethanien

2013

Collaboration with Dr. H.J. Holdener, Surgery, Centre for spinal disorders, See-Spital, Kilchberg

2010

Research work with Nuclear medicine at USZ (Prof. Dr. med. G. von Schulthess) in order to evaluate spinal applications of PET and SPECT technology

2008

Job shadowing with Dr. med. P. Metz-Stavenhagen, Werner Wicker Klinik, Bad Wildungen

1998

Foundation of Centre for spinal disorders, Spital Sanitas Multicentre, international participation in the development of the Xia implant with Stryker Howmedica

1997

Periods spent abroad in the USA, Italy, Austria and Germany, under Prof. Dr. med. A. Steffee, Cleveland, Ohio, and others

1996 - 1997

Chief physician and deputy head of spinal surgery, Schulthess Klinik, Zürich, under Prof. Dr.med. D. Grob and Prof. Dr. med. A. Benini

1996

Chief physician and deputy head of spinal surgery, Orthopaedics, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zürich (CA Prof. Dr.med. Ch. Gerber)

1995

Chief physician, deputy head of spinal surgery, head of the laser laboratory, Orthopaedics, Universitätsspital Zürich (acting chief physician Prof. Dr. med. H. Zollinger)

1994

First introduction of the PLIF and TLIF procedures in Switzerland

1990

Orthopaedic surgery, Orthopaedics, Universitätsklinik Balgrist (Prof. Dr. med. A. Schreiber)

1989

General surgery, Stadtspital Triemli (Dr. med. M. Landolt)

1988

Internal medicine, Spital Uster (Dr. med. M. Spiegel)

1987

General surgery, Stadtspital Triemli (Dr. med. M. Landolt)

Memberships

FMH Swiss Medical Association
SGO Swiss Orthopaedics
AGZ AerzteGesellschaft des Kantons Zürich
FMS Foederatio Medicorum Scrutantium
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Laserchirurgie
SGS Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Spinale Chirurgie
Belegarztgesellschaft Linkes Zürichseeufer
ZOO Zürcher Gesellschaft für Orthopädie
SBV Schweizer Belegärzte Vereinigung

Media

VIDEO CHANNELS

Dr. med. Karl Zweifel runs two video channels where he uploads regular new content – take a look here:

►www.karlzweifel.ch

►www.zweifel-gesundheitheitspolitik.ch

Education

2013

Certificate of qualification in interventional pain management, (SSIPM)

1995

Specialism in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system

1992

Doctor of Medicine (supervised by Prof. Dr. med. G.Yasargil, neurosurgery)

1986

State examinations, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zürich

Competences

  • Spinal surgery since 1992: investigations/diagnostics, conservative and operative
  • Degenerative diseases: Spinal stenosis, spondylosis and spondylarthrosis
  • Instabilities: Slipped vertebra (spondylosis), structural problems (scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Spinal disc surgery: all techniques – open, microsurgery, percutaneous
  • Revision surgery, failed back surgery, infections
  • Osteoperosis, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, cement-augmented stabilisation procedures
  • Laser surgery: open and percutaneous
  • Second opinions; (insurance) expert reports
  • Sports surgery

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