PD Dr Vieweg – Specialist in Neurosurgery & Spine Specialist in Bavaria
- Degenerative cervical and lumbar spine diseases
- Spinal fractures
- Herniated disks
- Deformities and malformations of the spine
- Inflammatory changes and rheumatic diseases of the spine
Range of Diagnostic Services
- Medical history and physical examination
- Multifunctional X-ray diagnostics, including image intensifier and fluoroscopy option
- CT (Computer tomographic examinations)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) examinations
- (EMG) Neurological additional examinations/nerve conduction velocity
Range of Therapeutic Services
Degenerative cervical and lumbar spine diseases
- Arthrosis of the facet joints, intervertebral disc degeneration
- Osteochondrosis of the spine
- Spinal canal stenosis
- Vertebral fractures, fractures after accidents
- Paraplegic syndromes after accidents
- Osteoporotic fractures
- The herniated disk of the cervical spine
- The herniated disk of the lumbar spine
Deformities and Malformations of the Spine
- Scolioses (idiopathic, neuromuscular, congenital)
- Kyphosis (congenital, post-traumatic, ankylosing spondylitis, Scheuermann's disease)
- Combination of scoliosis and kyphosis
- Myelodysplasia (myelo-meningocele, spina bifida)
- Congenital malformations (wedge vertebrae, hemivertebrae, butterfly vertebrae, segmentation disorders, Klippel-Feil syndrome)
Inflammatory Changes in the Spine
- Abscesses of the spine
Rheumatic Diseases of the Spine
- Bechterew's disease
- Ankylosing spondylitis
About PD Dr Uwe Vieweg
Associate Professor Dr Uwe Vieweg is a neurosurgery specialist and, as a specialist in spine surgery, chief physician of the department for surgical and conservative spine therapy at Rummelsberg Hospital.
The staffing with the specialties of neurosurgery, orthopedics/trauma surgery, neurology, and neurourology provides a broad spectrum of treatment under the direction of Associate Professor Dr Vieweg, who has enormous expertise in spinal and revision surgery.
Many Years of Experience in the Treatment of Degenerative Diseases of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
Degenerative spinal diseases include herniated disks, narrowing of the spinal canal, arthritic wear of the small facet joints between the vertebras, and instability of the bony vertebral bodies. These pathological changes manifest in most cases by local pain sensations, paralysis, and sensory disturbances in the extremities. PD Dr Uwe Vieweg can look back on an enormous range of experience in treating such clinical pictures and always prefers a targeted conservative therapy to surgical intervention.
Spine Surgery Rummelsberg - Specialists for Minimally Invasive Microsurgical Spine Surgery in Bavaria
Depending on the extent and level of pathological findings and the measures to be taken, Associate Professor Dr Uwe Vieweg chooses the optimal access to the surgical area to minimize tissue damage as much as possible and accelerate the healing process. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are also considered superior to open surgery in spine surgery. The surgical team in Rummelsberg routinely uses these gentler access methods several times a day.
Expert for Spinal Fractures
Fractures of the bony vertebral bodies can be caused by traumatic forces but also occur spontaneously in osteoporosis or cases of bone metastases. Imaging diagnostics are used to determine the stability of the fractured spine, and based on these data, an indication for surgery is made, or a conservative procedure is chosen.
Specialist for Herniated Disks in Bavaria
In the case of a herniated disc, the shock absorber between the bony vertebras deforms due to incorrect chronic strain and is squeezed out of its anatomically correct position. As a result, compressing exiting nerve roots next to the spinal column can result in massive pain, paralysis, and sensory disturbances, especially for treating herniated disks in the cervical or lumbar spine area; Associate Professor Dr Uwe Vieweg is considered a nationally renowned specialist in Bavaria.
Correction of Deformities and Deformed Spine.
Anatomically correct, the spine forms a double-S-shaped curve to cushion axial impacts. The cervical and lumbar regions show lordosis, i.e., curvature, with the convex side facing forward. In contrast, the thoracic region is said to show kyphosis, bending with the convex side facing backward. In the lateral direction, the spine is not ordinarily curved. If deviations from this standard variant occur, increasing degeneration and incorrect strain in old age can lead to painful arthrosis of the joints between the vertebral bodies. This can be eliminated prophylactically by surgical correction of the axial skeleton.
Expertise in Inflammatory Changes and Rheumatic Diseases of the Spine
Inflammation of an intervertebral disk can spread to the bony vertebral body and cause lasting damage if left untreated, resulting in instability and deformation of the affected vertebral body and degeneration of the adjacent intervertebral disks despite healing of the inflammation. To avoid this, appropriate antibiotic therapy for the causative agent of the inflammation must be administered in time while the affected vertebra is immobilized. If painful complications arise, the team led by Associate Professor Dr Uwe Vieweg performs a surgical abscess removal and stiffens or reconstructs the affected vertebrae using screws to ensure the stability of the axial skeleton.
Rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as Bekhterev's disease also involve the spine. For the treatment of such clinical pictures, Associate Professor Dr Uwe Vieweg cooperates with rheumatological specialists to offer his patients holistic spinal medicine.
- Hannes Moritz
Managing Senior Physician
- Michal Swiderski
- Valentin Bogdan
Acting Senior Physician
- Dr Ulrich Pechstein
- Dr Sebastian Tremel
Acting Senior Physician
- Dr Stephan Fuchs
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