Prof. Thomas Niemeyer is the Senior Consultant of the Department of Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at the Interdisciplinary Spinal Centre in Hamburg (IWSZH) of the St Georg Asklepios Hospital. As a specialist, Prof. Niemeyer treats patients with spinal changes and conditions in Hamburg, in Germany and abroad. Conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine due to wear, inflammation, tumours and malposition following an accident are treated either conservatively or surgically. Changes in the shape of the spinal column such as scoliosis or kyphosis represent an orthopaedic focus of Prof. Niemeyer at the Spinal Centre in Hamburg.
In his scoliosis consultation, the scoliosis specialist in Hamburg, Prof. Niemeyer, counsels and treats both children and adolescents, as well as adults with scoliosis or kyphosis. Here, Prof. Niemeyer pursues an interdisciplinary treatment approach, in which specialists at other hospitals participate within the framework of a scoliosis network. In collaboration with an orthopaedic technician, the patient is provided with a corset where required and is counselled concerning physiotherapy exercises and possible surgical techniques at the Spinal Centre in Hamburg. If surgical treatment of the spinal column deformity is required, the most advanced procedures and techniques are available. With the aid of so-called neuromonitoring, Prof. Niemeyer is given a continuous overview of the situation at the surgical site during surgery at the Spinal Centre in Hamburg so that the nerves are optimally protected. With an operation, the scoliosis specialist in Hamburg wants to achieve the optimal three-dimensional correction of the spinal column, but only a short section of the spinal column is stiffened. Wearing a corset should then become a thing of the past.
Specialists at the Spinal Centre in Hamburg work with a wide variety of conditions so that the patients are given the optimal treatment for their condition. So, the neurosurgeons treat degenerative conditions, the casualty surgeons treat injuries to the spinal column and the orthopaedic surgeons treat acquired and congenital malposition. Physiotherapists and psychologists also care for the well-being of the patient. The Spinal Centre in Hamburg is a national centre, which, in accordance with the guideline recommendations, treats not only patients from Germany but also from other parts of Europe and the world in accordance with the current medical standards.