Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery

The therapy of spinal diseases has a long tradition at the Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien in Erlangen, with a catchment area across the entire metropolitan region of Nuremberg / Fürth / Erlangen. The Waldkrankenhaus in Erlangen provides care for acute and chronic medical conditions of the musculoskeletal system. We offer treatment for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients including (competitive) athletes (see range of treatments) with specialized experts of the Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery and the Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery.

Back pain is the number one widespread disease in Germany and has various reasons. In our specialized Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at the Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien in the metropolitan region of Nuremberg / Fürth / Erlangen your treatment will be accompanied by our experienced spinal experts. The Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at the Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien in Erlangen is one of the leading institutes for the treatment of spinal diseases in Germany. We have special expertise in treatment of all degenerative diseases of the spine including the intervertebral discs as well as in deformities (scoliosis and kyphosis), osteoporotic vertebral fractures, spinal injuries, inflammatory spine diseases (e.g. rheumatism or ankylosing spondylitis) and tumors. No matter whether the problem is in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spine.

We offer the full range of therapies for back pain. This includes a detailed diagnosis and conservative treatment with specific infiltration- and physiotherapy but also safe spinal surgery using latest techniques such as robotics, navigation and endoscopy. Our spine specialists are continuously developing and expanding treatment methods and thus setting medical standards.

In addition to all diseases mentioned above the Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery focus on geriatric traumatology, namely the age-based care of elderly patients who suffer from a fracture. Besides the obvious fracture various comorbidities and restrictions in daily life must also be taken into account. For this reason, the Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery works closely together with our geriatric clinic (geriatric medicine) in the daily care of oiur geriatric patients. The clinic for geriatrics also offers geriatric rehabilitation for our surgically treated patients inhouse.

Dr. med. Klaus Schnake

Head of the Interdisciplinary Center for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at the Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien in Erlangen
 

  • Specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, general surgery
  • Additional qualifications in special trauma surgery, sports medicine, chiropractic therapy
  • Excellence certificate of the German Spine Society (DWG)
  • Basic certificate for conservative therapy of German Spine Society (DWG)

Our medical team

Dr. med. Denis Rappert

Dr. med. Denis Rappert

Chief senior physician

Certified neurosurgeon

Achim Götz

Achim Götz

Senior physician

Certified neurosurgeon

Dirk Rohde

Dirk Rohde

Senior physician

Certified orthopedics and trauma surgeon

Jonas Streikus

Senior physician

Certified orthopedics and trauma surgeon

Oleksandr Zolotoverkh

Oleksandr Zolotoverkh

Senior physician

Certified neurosurgeon

PD Dr. med. Alexander Hammer

 

Senior Physician

Certified neurosurgeon

Dr. med. Alexander Kreß

Senior physician

Certified orthopedics and trauma surgeon

Another team

Optional services

Ambulance

Contact person

Mrs. Fischer and Ms. Stadter

Administration office

phone: +49 (0) 9131 822-4047

fax: +49 (0) 9131 822-4097

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Consultation

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

Appointments can be made by telephone:

Video consultation for patients by appointment.


What do you have to bring along?

  • Please bring your radiological images (X-ray, MRI, CT) with you. The imaging should not be older than 6 months. In case of doubt please contact us before your appointment.
  • If previous diagnostic findings and reports are available, please also bring them with you.
  • We will also ask you about any previous operations, your medication intake and, if necessary, measured bone density.
  • Please have this information ready. Please be with us at least 30 minutes before the agreed appointment, so that there is enough time to prepare and fill out our questionnaires.
  • If state insured, please bring a referral and your insurance card with you.

 

 

Directions

Arrival by car

Arrival by car

A73 from Nuremberg
Exit „Erlangen Nord“
Turn left at the traffic light. The Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien is signposted from here.
 

A73 from Bamberg
Exit „Erlangen Nord“
Turn left at the traffic light. The Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien is signposted from here.
Or turn left after exit „Möhrendorf“, then turn right, in the direction of Erlangen. In Erlangen turn left at the first traffic light. The Malteser Waldkrankenhaus St. Marien is signposted from here.

Public transport

Public transport

You can reach us by public transport from „Bahnhofplatz“ by bus, line 289 and line 290 (bus stop „Waldkrankenhaus“).

Taxi

Taxi

There is a taxi rank directly at the main entrance.

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