Prof. Dr. Henry Halm
Hospital for Spinal Surgery and Scoliosis Centre
Damage to the spine caused by injuries resulting from accidents, misalignments and wear and tear significantly reduce the patient’s quality of life. After a careful diagnosis at our clinic, we develop a treatment strategy that is customised to your individual needs. If surgery is necessary, modern surgical methods are available to us. Our operating theatres meet the newest medical technical standards.
We are usually able to help our patients with back pain, which can also radiate into the arms and legs, without requiring surgery. If surgery is required, we use gentle minimally invasive procedures at Schoen Clinic in Neustadt whenever possible.
Our team of consultants consists of internationally experienced and renowned specialists some of whom have decades of clinical experience. The excellent results of our surgical procedures have been presented in numerous nationally and internationally published original papers and are performed in many other countries today.
At our scoliosis centre, we treat more than 300 patients a year with a variety of causes and forms of scoliosis. We are therefore one of the largest specialised departments for this disease pattern in Germany. We research intensively and have developed our own systems such as the Halm-Zielke instrument, named after the chief consultant of our scoliosis centre, Prof. Dr. Henry Halm. In some cases, we also work with innovative methods such as growth-influencing implants, for instance, growing rods, and thus promote the positive development of the spine.
We are one of the leading spinal surgery hospitals in the country. The award from the magazine Focus Gesundheit, presented for the first time this year, confirms this. Top-notch medicine at the highest level – that’s what makes our spinal surgery department stand out.
We use the highly modern EOS technology which was awarded the Nobel prize, for instance, for spinal diseases (e.g. scoliosis). Schoen Clinic is the only provider in Northern Germany that uses the x-ray system to treat patients. In comparison to conventional x-rays, EOS allows for more precise, full-body images and thus a faster interpretation of various orthopaedic symptoms. The patient is scanned in a special booth. Only one scan is necessary and displays high-quality images from the front and side of the skeleton in its natural position. After that, the images are processed and evaluated using a special software system.
The result: As a result of more precise diagnostics, the further treatment steps can be better planned for the patient.
Providing people with spinal diseases comprehensive, cooperative and high-quality advice and assistance starting with the first appointment and avoiding surgeries to the greatest extent possible as a result is our medical competence centre’s goal.