Leading Hospitals
and Experts in Germany

SRH Clinic Karlsbad-Langensteinbach

Medical fields
Bones & joints , Internal organs , Psyche & nerves , Surgery
Federal states of Germany
Baden-Württemberg
Medical specialisation
spinal column , orthopaedics , trauma treatment , internal medicine , Neurology , Vascular surgery , Psychiatry

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More than 30 years’ experience in medicine and research have made our spine centre in Karlsbad-Langensteinbach one of the world’s leading centres of competence.

The SRH Clinic is the academic teaching hospital of the Ruprecht Karls-University Heidelberg. More than 30,000 patients are treated here every year. In recent years, over 1000 international patients have undergone surgery in our spine centre. Our highly qualified, motivated staff look after our patients using the latest medical and treatment procedures.

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Our specialist and emergency hospital also offers orthopaedic and trauma treatments, internal medicine, neurology, vascular surgery, and psychiatry, providing medical care on the very highest level. The hospital is situated very close to Karlsruhe in the beautiful landscape on the northern edge of the Black Forest above the Rhine Valley. This location is perfect for a speedy recuperation. The clinic belongs to the SRH Holding, a leading provider of health-care and educational services with over 10.000 employees.

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SPINE CENTRE

We specialise in the surgical treatment of all illnesses and injuries of the spinal column using a broad spectrum of advanced surgical measures (micro- and macroscopic techniques):

  • Cervical spine surgery

- Transoral surgery at the cranio-cervical transition
- Replacement of vertebral bodies
- Function-preserving replacement of intervertebral disks
- Fusion operations

  • Corrective surgery

- Treatment of deformities of the spine

  • Treatment of tumours, fractures and infections
  • Treatment of all illnesses and injuries of the spinal column especially in infancy
  • microsurgical techniques in lumbar spine

SRH Neurologie SRH Klinikum Karlsbad Langensteinbach

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Dr med Gregor Ostrowski2

GREGOR OSTROWSKI, MD

Profession: Spine surgeon, Head of Department.

Clinical and scientific interests and activities:

2011 Head of Department at the Department of Spine Surgery/Neurotraumatology, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Germany

2004 Senior physician at the Department of Spine Surgery/Neurotraumatology, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Germany

2001 Joined Prof. Dr. Harms at the SRH Klinikum in Karlsbad-Langensteinbach. Experience in transoral, transthoracic, transabdominal, retropleural and retroperitoneal approaches to the spine, combined anterior-posterior approaches to the spine, combined anterior-posterior spinal stabilization devices.

1997 Joined the Department for Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injuries of the Zentralklinik Bad-Berka, Germany

Extremly high specialized in: Deformity surgery, tumour
spine surgery

PD Dr med Michael Ruf2

MICHAEL RUF, MD, PD

Profession: Spine surgeon, Head of Department.

Clinical and scientific interests and activities:

2012 Head of Department at the Department of Spine Surgery / Traumatology, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Germany

2011 Designated president of the German Spine Society (Presidency 2012)

2006 Head of Department at the Center for Orthopedics and Traumatology, SRH - Zentralklinikum Suhl, Germany

2006 Consultant Spinal Surgeon at the Centre for Spinal Surgery - Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Paraplegiology, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Germany (Head of Department:Prof. Jürgen Harms)

Awards: 2008 – 2013: Dr. Ruf is permanently listed in the FOCUS journal as one of the best spine surgeons in Germany.

Prof Dr med Tobias Pitzen2

TOBIAS PITZEN, MD, PROF.

Profession: Neurosurgeon, Head of Department.

Clinical and scientific interests and activities:

2011 Head of Department at the Department of Spine Surgery/Neurotraumatology, SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Germany

2008 Head of Department at the Department of Spine Surgery, SRH-Waldklinikum Gera, Germany

2000 Grant from the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” to work with Prof. Dr. T.R. Oxland, Division of Orthopedic Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

1997 Started research into spinal biomechanics (finite element and human spinal in-vitro models)

Awards: 2006 – 2013: Dr. Pitzen is permanently listed in the FOCUS journal as one of the best spine surgeons in Germany.

We will take care of you!

Accommodation / Transfer

Within the area of the SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach we offer accommodation for family members. Please inform us in advance if you require additional accommodation. Many hotels close to the hospital offer special rates and conditions to our patients as well as members of the family. Furthermore the staff in our International Office would be pleased to assist you in booking a transfer shuttle from the airport to our hospital. If you have questions about the costs please contact the International Office.

Visa

From trip planning to visa arrangement as well as getting first medical opinion from our experts, we try our very best to facilitate all your requirements. The international office can further assist with your visa extension when required. 

Preparations

Once the travel plans of international patients have been decided, our international office will pre-arrange and coordinate all appointments, whether for investigations, consultations, minor procedures or major surgeries. Please be advised to bring with you all relevant information on your medical condition, including medical history/records and your current medication.

During your stay

During your stay please contact your attending doctor for all medical questions. The staff of our international office will support you in all other issues. 

Finance

Following a detailed examination by an experienced expert our international office is preparing an individual offer for treatment in our hospital. This is a provisional calculation, which is based on the submitted medical documentation. Additional medical or personal services may increase the final bill.  After you decided for a medical treatment in our hospital, we will ask you to transfer the total amount stated in the offer to the account indicated for the SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach. If you have any questions about the cost estimate or the payment please do not hesitate to contact the International Office.

Welcome to the SRH Clinic!

The staff in our International Office will be pleased to provide you with any information you require concerning a stay in our clinic.

Phone +49 (0) 7202 61-4002
Fax +49 (0) 7202 61-6162
international.patients@kkl.srh.de
www.klinikum-karlsbad.de

Guttmannstraße 1
76307 Karlsbad
Germany

OUR SERVICES

  • International Office
  • Interpreters for English, Arabic, Russian, French and Turkish
  • Patient rooms with visitor accommodation
  • Transfer service
  • Individual menus
  • Internet via wireless LAN
  • International TV
  • Selection of international magazines
  • Prayer room
  • Swimming pool
  • Helipad
  • And much more

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HOSPITAL FACTS AND FIGURES

  • Experience gained from over 40,000 spine surgeries
  • Over 30,000 patients every year
  • Seven operating theatres
  • Over 1000 employees
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Stroke Unit

INTERPRETERS

Clear communication between medical staff and patients is essential in order to guarantee the best possible treatment and results. Furthermore, we can provide personal interpreters for our English, Arabic, French, Russian and Turkish patients if necessary. Please let us know in advance if you require this assistance.

Closest international Airports

Frankfurt Airport - approximate distance to the clinic 1 hour 20 minutes 

Stuttgart Airport - approximate distance to the clinic 1 hour

Luxembourg Airport - approximate distance to the clinic 3 hours

Zurich Airport - approximate distance to the clinic 3 hours