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Professor Dr. med. Joachim K. Krauss, Director of the Department of Neurosurgery

Professor Joachim K. Krauss is an expert both in general and in functional neurosurgery.
Major clinical interests are complex spinal neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery and skull base surgery.
Professor Krauss pioneered several new therapeutic concepts. He is also certified for sports medicine, pain medicine, rehabilitation and intensive care medicine.

Over the past years, he received several awards and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals and academic institutions.
His academic achievements include board positions in various professional societies. He serves as the Head of the Commission for Technical Standards of the German Society of Neurosurgery, as Secretary of the European Society of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, as Vice-President of the World Society of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, and as Head of the Task Force Neurosurgery of the Movement Disorder Society.

Clinical Profile

The Department of Neurosurgery offers diagnostic evaluations and surgical treatment at the highest level for all disorders of the brain, spine and skull base. The focus is on comprehensive patient care.
Close cooperations are maintained with many other departments and institutions to achieve optimal benefit for the individual patient.

The tumor board coordinates surgery, radiation therapy and medical treatment. Modern minimally invasive treatment options for spinal disorders as well as extensive spinal reconstruction procedures are available.

The Department is an integral part of the MHH skull base center.
Treatment options for vascular disorders include surgery and endovascular approaches in cooperation with the Department of Neuroradiology.

The MHH has become a world renowned center for functional and stereotactic neurosurgery. In particular, the Department of Neurosurgery is at the forefront in the further development of neuromodulation therapies. The operative equipment is at the highest standard.

The subspecialities of the department of Professor Krauss include:

  • Neurooncology
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spinal surgery and reconstruction
  • Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery
  • Trauma neurosurgery
  • Pain surgery
  • Surgery of hydrocephalus  

The team of Professor Krauss consists of highly specialized experts.
The international flavor of the department is reflected by the various languages spoken including Arabian, Turkish, Japanese and Russian.

Clinical facilities include modern and comfortable wards, a neuropediatric ward, a policlinic for outpatients and an interdisciplinary intensive care unit.

Scientific Profile

The Department of Neurosurgery is involved in a variety of clinical studies, in particular within the fields of neurooncology, functional neurosurgery and spinal surgery.
Clinical studies are performed with national and international partners.
Team members have been involved in developing guidelines for the treatment of movement disorders and hydrocephalus.

Physicians from all over the world visit the Department to obtain specialized training.
The experimental neurosurgery laboratory concentrates on scientific issues with regard to neurooncology and neuromodulation.
The lab is funded by various institutions. There are numerous cooperations with medical companies.


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