The NeuroChirurgicum offers competent minimal invasive treatment for almost all cranial and spinal neurosurgical procedures. In particular it offers as one of few centers world wide “endoscopic skull base surgery” in a long tradition and extraordinary expertise.
At the NeuroChirurgicum, endoscopic skull base surgery is not only applied via the transsphenoidal route, i.e. through the nose, but in particular also using the transcranial route. Prof Hopf enjoys an excellent international reputation for this technique. This is not only expressed by his well-attended international hands-on courses he conducts since many years but also by his highly demanded consultant activity for patients, colleges and medical companies world wide.
Another extraordinary technique is the fully endoscopic microvascular decompression for cranial nerve compression syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.
Furthermore, Prof. Hopf is a renowned expert for complex vascular neurosurgery, in particular for the treatment of brain stem cavernomas and complex aneurysms as well as for spinal neurosurgery concerning intramedullary tumors.
Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
„In classic skull base surgery, the approach is often more incriminating and associated with more permanent morbidity than the particular removal of the tumor. With the introduction of endoscopic skull base surgery is this area finally over“.
Nikolai J. Hopf, MD, PhD