Neurosurgery / Spinal Surgery

Whether acute or chronic, back pain can place a great strain on people’s everyday lives. A thorough consultation together with individualised and expert diagnosis will ensure that the right therapeutic approach is found for the particular back problem.

Our goal is to help patients with back pains to enjoy more quality of life and to give them specialised care, based on an individualised treatment approach, many years’ experience, a highly specialised range of services aimed at selected clinical conditions, combined with the latest technology.

You are in good hands with us

Whenever possible, our specialists try to help with conservative treatment. This cannot always be achieved without an operation. If a surgical procedure is necessary, this is done at Kantonsspital Winterthur. Always using gentle, minimally invasive, microsurgical techniques, if at all possible.

Range of services

  • investigations, consultation, treatment planning, confirmation of cost coverage
  • conservative and surgical treatment

Common clinical conditions

Degenerative spinal diseases

  • slipped disc (herniated or prolapsed disc)
  • narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal canal stenosis)
  • slipped vertebra (spondylolisthesis)
  • wear of the vertebral facet joints (spinal osteoarthritis)

Simple to complex injuries to the spine (spinal trauma)

  • spinal instabilities (acute, chronic, connection instability)

Infections of the central nervous system

  • infection of the spine (pyogenic spondylitis / spondylodiscitis)
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew’s disease)

Tumours of the central nervous system

  • benign primary tumours of the spine
    (e.g. haemangiomas, osteoid osteomas, osteoblastomas, aneurysmal bone cysts, fibrous histiocytomas, eosinophilic granulomas)
  • malignant primary tumours of the spine
    (e.g. osteosarcomas, Ewing’s sarcomas or chondrosarcomas)
  • secondary tumours of the spine – metastases
    (develop because of the spread of tumour cells, e.g. in advanced prostate cancer, lung cancer or breast cancer.)

The range of specialists in Neurosurgery covers the whole spectrum of spinal surgery as well as surgery for tumours and vascular malformations of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system.

Your Medical Specialists

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
Alex Alfieri
Board certified neurosurgeon
Prof. Dr. med.
Marc-Eric Halatsch
Board certified neurosurgeon
Dr. med.
Thomas Feuerstein
Board certified neurosurgeon
Dr. med.
Kaveh Shariat
Board certified neurosurgeon