Prof. Dr. Peter Vajkoczy 28 Jahre Erfahrung

Dise­a­ses, mal­for­ma­ti­ons and inju­ries to the cen­tral and peri­phe­ral ner­vous sys­tem form the field of neu­ro­sur­gery. The cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem (CNS) includes the brain and spi­nal cord, and the peri­phe­ral ner­vous sys­tem includes the ner­ves out­side the skull and spi­nal cord. 

In the past, ope­ra­ti­ons on the skull and spi­ne often meant high-risk inter­ven­ti­ons and a leng­thy heal­ing pro­cess. Today, due to modern ima­ging methods and mini­mal­ly inva­si­ve tech­ni­ques, ope­ra­ti­ons can be car­ri­ed out gent­ly. For the affec­ted pati­ents, this means a lower risk, less pain and a fas­ter heal­ing pro­cess. The mini­mal­ly inva­si­ve pro­ce­du­res are alre­a­dy being used in tumor sur­gery, the micro­sur­gi­cal ope­ra­ti­on of aneu­rysms and in spi­nal surgery.

In the assess­ment of brain tumors as a basis for fur­ther the­ra­py tre­at­ment, neu­ro­pa­tho­lo­gy acts as a direct part­ner of neu­ro­sur­gery and offers, among other things, tis­sue dia­gno­stics and mole­cu­lar ana­ly­zes rele­vant to the­ra­py and pro­gno­sis. Sin­ce only the remo­ved tis­sue is requi­red for this, the exami­na­ti­ons can also take place inde­pendent­ly of the hos­pi­ta­liza­ti­on loca­ti­on of the patient.

Neu­ro­sur­gery also includes the important field of pain the­ra­py. Here, too, spe­cia­lists can use mini­mal­ly inva­si­ve methods, e.g. for pain from a her­nia­ted disc, spi­nal canal steno­sis and car­pal tun­nel syndrome.


  • 1992 – 1996 Doc­to­ra­te, Insti­tu­te for Sur­gi­cal Rese­arch, Munich Uni­ver­si­ty Hospital
  • 2001 Habi­li­ta­ti­on at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hei­del­berg (Neu­ro­sur­gery)
  • 2001 – 2006 Seni­or Phy­si­ci­an at the Cli­nic for Neu­ro­sur­gery, Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal Mann­heim, Uni­ver­si­ty of Heidelberg
  • 2006 Pri­va­te Lec­tu­rer in Neu­ro­sur­gery, Uni­ver­si­ty of Heidelberg
  • Sin­ce 2007 Pro­fes­sor and Direc­tor of the Cli­nic for Neu­ro­sur­gery, Cha­ri­té — Uni­ver­si­täts­me­di­zin Berlin


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