Welcome to Neurosurgery

312_Microscope_in_OR_CROP_lessNeurosurgical operations often reach into complex areas of the brain, the skull base or the spinal cord. The modern concept of neurosurgery is to protect the delicate functions of the brain while at the same time achieving an optimal surgical outcome. This can be done by combining the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques with the most advanced and up-to-date technical resources – allowing us to reach the surgical target safely while keeping the risk to a minimum.

In our unit, your safety and care begins with pre-operative imaging and planning. We use Virtual Reality (VR) computer technology combined with high resolution MR and CT imaging for pre-procedure planning. This allows us to define the safest and most efficient surgical approaches even in the most complex regions. During the operation computerized navigation systems and real-time imaging with CT, ultrasound, angiography and fluorescence provide constant monitoring to further enhance surgical precision and safety. In addition, the use of endoscopes enables delicate microsurgical procedures, even in difficult-to-access regions.

Modern neurosurgery is naturally embedded in a close inter-disciplinary collaboration with colleagues from neurology, internal medicine, otolaryngology, anesthesiology and other specialties. Our unit is part of Switzerland’s largest private hospital, giving you access to a full range of highly specialized medical disciplines. This collaborative approach encompasses your entire treatment – before, during and after the actual surgical procedure, ensuring the highest standard of care.

We would be delighted to assist you in planning your treatment – please do not hesitate to contact me or my unit for any further information you may require.

We are here to help.


PD Dr. med. Ralf A. Kockro, M.D.
Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon
Senior Lecturer in Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery
Hirslanden Hospital
Witellikerstrasse 40
8032 Zurich
T +41 44 387 21 30
F +41 44 387 21 31

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