Spinal Surgery Centre
The ONZ – German Spine Specialists
The Orthopaedic Neurosurgical Centre (ONZ in German) and is home to the new generation of German Spine Specialists. These surgeons are world-leaders in safely alleviating spinal pain whilst preserving the spine’s natural range of motion across both the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) spine regions. Of all the patients assessed at ONZ, the surgical team approves approximately 6% for spinal surgery and only once all non-invasive treatments have been exhausted. The strict assessment process is fundamental to the incredibly high success rate for all spinal surgeries at ONZ and is coordinated by SkyGen via phone and/or email. Trust in highly skilled and experienced surgeons who have performed these procedures thousands of times. ONZ offer state-of-the-art spinal surgery options including: Minimally Invasive Anterior/Posterior and 360 degree fusion, Artificial Disc Replacement and Total Facet Joint Replacement with advanced technologies.
Why the ONZ?
- World-leading institute for motion-preserving spinal surgeries
- State-of-the-art implant technology
- Surgeries are performed in private modern multi-disciplinary hospitals
- Unbeatably high complete success rate following disc replacement surgery
- All post-surgical rehabilitation at “Medicos Aufschalke” (Largest in Europe)
- 6 month surgical revision guarantee
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Augusta Hospital (Hattingen) & Elisabeth Krankenhaus (Recklinghausen)
The German Spine Specialists are based at the ONZ Spinal Centre and all surgeries are performed at the two large multidisciplinary hospitals. Depending on the needs of each patient, these spinal surgeries are performed at either the Augusta Hospital (Hattingen) or Elisabeth Krankenhaus (Recklinghausen). Of utmost importance to our patients, these hospitals are fully equipped with the highest quality supportive infrastructure including MRI, CT and Ultrasound units. The hospital contains separate neurology departments, private ward rooms for each patient as well as a emergency ICU department staffed 24/7. Additionally, all surgeries are supported and prepared for with vascular surgeons as required.
Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Centre
The MEDICOS Rehab Centre
All SkyGen patients recovering from motion-preserving spine surgery will be up and moving around within 24 hours of their procedure. The first 7 days post-op will be spent as a hospital in-patient receiving in-house rehabilitation. After discharge they will travel to the Medicos Aufschalke Rehab Centre (pictured). This is the largest rehabilitation centre in Europe, and patients recuperate in comfort at the Marriott Hotel built into the centre. The Medicos philosophy is built around interaction between cardiologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, sports scientists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists working towards all patients moving confidently by themselves as soon as possible. For more information on the MEDICOS Rehabilitation Centre for spinal patients Click Here.
“We will arrange an intensive rehab program meeting your individual needs. Our personal Coaches will care for you.” – Dr. Vieregge, MEDICOS Medical Director
SkyGen Patient Privileges
Our all-inclusive SkyGen packages for Australian and New Zealand patients ensure that both the patient and their ‘support buddy’ have everything included from the moment they arrive until the moment they depart. This includes a comprehensive 7-day rehabilitation and physiotherapy plan at the “Care Centre Medicos” (largest rehabilitation centre in Europe), whilst they recuperate at the luxury Courtyard Marriott located right next door.