Neurocentre Neurosurgical Clinic

The spectrum of performance consists of surgical treatment of all disorders of the brain, spinal cord, the nerves in the arms and legs as well as the spine.

These include tumours (gliomas, meningeomas, metastases), vascular malformations (aneurysms, AV malformations, cavernomas), stenosis and closure of the cerebral arteries (bypass surgery), haemorrhage (brain haemorrhage, subdural haematoma, subarachnoidal haemorrhage), degenerative disorders of the cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine (herniated discs, spinal canal stenoses, spondyloistheses), cerebrospinal-fluid circulation disorders (hydrocephalus, cysts), head and spine injuries caused by accidents (spinal cord injuries, skull fractures and base of the skull fractures) neurosurgical diseases in children (hydrocephalus, skull deformations, spina bifida, tumours) as well as functional disorders of the brain e.g. motor function disorders (deep brain stimulation) and epileptic surgery (e.g. vagus nerve stimulation).

Medical Director

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ganslandt

Ärztlicher Direktor

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ganslandt

Telefon: 0711 278-33701

Telefax: 0711 278-33709


About us

  • Neurooncology
  • Base of skull surgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Spine surgery
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Minimally-invasive neurosurgery/endoscopic neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery/deep brain stimulation
  • Interdisciplinary Head Centre for base of the skull tumours and cranial-brain injuries
  • Special office hours for neurooncology (interdisciplinary), cerebrovascular disorders, hypophysis tumours, paediatric neurosurgery, spinal disorders, pain therapy and functional neurosurgery
  • Outpatient care and special office hours for peripheral nerve lesions
  • International training centre for minimally-invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery
  • State-of-the-art neurosurgical intermediate care unit, including parent-child units
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-care (VuN) and case management
  • Medical Care Centre (MVZ) neurosurgery, Telephone: +49 (0)711 278 33790, E-Mail
  • Endoscopic treatment of hypophysis tumours
  • Endoscope-guided base of skull surgery (acoustic neurinomas, menigeomas)
  • Intraoperative fluorescence angiography for vascular malformations
  • Surgery without general anaesthesia in case of tumours in the speech region
  • Multi-modal neuro-monitoring
  • Neuro-navigation featuring the illustration of functional regions and nerve tracts
  • Fluorescence stained tumour surgery with 5-ALA
  • Endoscopic microvascular decompression of trigeminus neuralgia and other neurovascular compression syndromes
  • SELE I und SELE II study on life quality and subjective estimation of psychic condition in cerebral tumour patients during the first twelve months after diagnosis was confirmed
  • NOA-7: Multicentre pilot study on therapy of medulloblastomas during adulthood
  • APG 101: Randomized study on therapy of the first or second recurrence of glioblastoma
  • GBM-VAX: Randomized phase II-study on treatment of GBM with IL-12-producing dendritic cells as add-on for standard therapy
  • Mobikids: International case control study on possible environmental risk factors including use of communication techniques and the risk of developing cerebral tumour
  • Establishment of a training model for surgical treatment of aneurysms in cooperation with Semmelweis University of Budapest and Barrow Neurosurgical Institute (BNI) in Phoenix/Arizona/USA
  • Pre-operative case conference (daily)
  • Neurosurgical-neuroradiological case conference (daily)
  • Continuing education for physicians (weekly)
  • Interdisciplinary morbidity and mortality conference (monthly)
  • Neurosurgical-neuropathological case conference (monthly)
  • Neurosurgical-paediatric case conference (monthly)
  • Interdisciplinary tumour conference
2015 2016 2017
55 55 55 Available Beds (inpatient cases)
2.300 2.501 2.629 Inpatient Cases
5.3 5.4 5.4 Length of stay in days
2015 2016 2017
1.865 2.096 2.312 Operations in total
465 483 494 Brain Tumours
505 590 579 Vertebral Column


Neurosurgical Clinic
Klinikum Stuttgart – Katharinenhospital
Kriegsbergstrasse 60
70174 Stuttgart

Telephone +49 (0)711 278-33701
Telefax +49 (0)711 278-33709