Prof. Dr. med. 
Oliver P. Gautschi

Prof. Dr. med. Oliver P. Gautschi

Medizinischer Fachautor
Neuro- und Wirbelsäulenzentrum Klinik St. Anna - Hirslanden Klinik




  • 2017 - aktuell Belegarzt, Klinik für Neuro- und Wirbelsäulenchirurgie Zentralschweiz, Klinik St. Anna, Luzern
  • 2012 - 2016 Oberarzt, Klinik für Neurochirurgie, Universitätsspital Genf
  • 2010 - 2012 Assistenzarzt in der Neurochirurgischen Klinik des Universitätsspitals Genf (Chefarzt: Prof. Dr. Karl Schaller)
  • 2007 - 2010 Assistenzarzt in der Neurochirurgischen Klinik des Kantonsspitals St. Gallen (Chefarzt: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hildebrandt)
  • 2005 - 2006 Forschungsaufenthalt am Royal Perth Hospital, Department of Trauma Surgery (Prof. Dr. René Zellweger) und an der School of Anatomy and Human Biology (Prof. Dr. Luis Filgueira)

Schulen, Studium & Diplome

  • 2023 Ernennung zum Titularprofessor für Medizinische Wissenschaften durch die Universität Luzern
  • 2016 Habilitation und Verleihung der Venia docendi durch die Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Genf. Thema: „Subjective and objective outcome measures in spine surgery“
  • 2012 Facharzt FMH für Neurochirurgie
  • 2005 Promotion zum Dr. med. an der medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Basel. Titel der Dissertation: „Das leichte gedeckte Schädelhirntrauma – Diagnostik und Überwachung im Wandel“
  • 2004 Approbation mit Erlangung des eidgenössischen Diplomes als Arzt, Medizinische Fakultät Universität Basel
  • 1998 - 2004 Medizinstudium, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Basel

Mitglied- und Partnerschaften

  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie
  • Schweizerische Ärztegesellschaft FMH
  • Ärztegesellschaft des Kantons Luzern
  • Verband Schweiz. Assistenz- und Oberärzte/-innen
  • The European Association of Neurosurgical
  • Societies Partner bei h-care




  1. Gautschi OP, Bächli H, Radü EW, Gratzl O, Steck AJ, Frede KE. Das leichte gedeckte Schädelhirntrauma: Diagnostik und Überwachung im Wandel. Schweiz Arch Neurol Psych 2003; 154: 154-8. (IF: -)

  2. Gautschi OP, Toffoli AM, Joesbury KA, Skirving AP, Filgueira L, Zellweger R. Osteoinductive effect of cerebrospinal fluid from brain-injured patients. J Neurotrauma 2007; 24: 154-62. (IF: 3.426)

  3. Toffoli AM, Gautschi OP, Frey SP, Filgueira L, Zellweger R. From brain to bone: Evidence for the release of osteogenic humoral factors after traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj 2008; 22: 511-8. (IF: 1.750)

  4. Gautschi OP, Cadosch D, Frey SP, Skirving AP, Filgueira L, Zellweger R. Serum-mediated osteogenic effect in traumatic brain injured patients. ANZ J Surg 2009; 79(6): 449-55. (IF: 1.098)

  5. Gautschi OP, Cadosch D, Zellweger R, Joesbury KA, Filgueira L. Apoptosis induction and reduced proliferation in human osteoblasts by rhBMP-2, -4 and -7. J Musculoskelet Neurol Interact 2009; 9(1): 53-60. (IF: 1.45)

  6. Cadosch D, Chan E, Gautschi OP, Meagher J, Zellweger R, Filgueira L. Titanium induced human osteoclast differentiation and enhanced bone resorption in vitro. J Biomed Mat Res 2009; 91(1): 29-36. (IF: 3.044)

  7. Cadosch D, Gautschi OP, Thyer M, Song S, Skirving AP, Filgueira L, Zellweger R. Humoral factors enhance fracture healing and callus formation in traumatic brain injured patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009; 81: 282-8. (IF: 3.427)

  8. Cadosch D, Thyer M, Gautschi OP, Lochnit G, Frey SP, Zellweger R, Filgueira L, Skirving AP. Functional and proteomic analysis of serum and CSF derived from patients with TBI. ANZ J Surg 2010; 80(7-8): 542-7. (IF: 1.098)

  9. Cadosch D, Gautschi OP, Chan E, Simmen HP, Filgueira L. Titanium induced production of chemokines CCL17/TARC and CCL22/MDC in human osteoclasts and osteoblasts. J Biomed Mat Res 2010; 92(2): 475-83. (IF: 3.044)

  10. Cadosch D, Chan E, Gautschi OP, Simmen HP, Filgueira L. Bio-corrosion of stainless steel by osteoclasts – in vitro evidence. J Orthop Res 2009; 27(7): 841-6. (IF: 2.976)

  11. Cadosch D, Chan E, Gautschi OP, Filgueira L. Uptake and intracellular distribution of various metal ions in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells detected by Newport GreenTM DCF Diacetate Ester. J Neurosci Methods 2009; 178(1): 182-7. (IF: 2.100)

  12. Hermann C, Gautschi OP, Hildebrandt G, Fournier JY. [Web-based audiovisual patient information system – a pilot study of the preoperative patient information]. Praxis (Bern 1994) 2009; 98(13): 695-701. (IF: -)

  13. Cadosch D, Sutanto M, Chan E, Mhawi A, Gautschi OP, von Katterfeld B, Filgueira L. Titanium uptake, induction of RANK-L expression and enhanced proliferation of human T-lymphocytes. J Orthop Res 2009; 28(3): 341-7. (IF: 2.976)

  14. Cadosch D, Gautschi OP, Al-Mushaiqri MS, Chan E, Jung FJ, Skirving AP, Filgueira L. Immune response deviation and enhanced expression of chemokine receptor CCR4 in TBI patients due to unknown serum factors. Injury 2010; 41: e4-9. (IF: 2.269)

  15. Cadosch D, Toffoli A, Gautschi OP, Frey SP, Zellweger R, Skirving AP, Filguira L. Serum from patients with traumatic brain injury increases proliferation and supports expression of osteoblast markers in human primary skeletal muscle cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010; 92(3): 645-53. (IF: 3.427)

  16. Bauer S, Isenegger P, Gautschi OP, Ho KM, Yates PJ, Zellweger R. Comparison of cemented Thompson and Bipolar prosheses for displaced Fractured Neck of Femur: A cohort study. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) 2010; 18(2):166-71. (IF: -)

  17. Gautschi OP, Stienen MN, Hermann C, Cadosch D, Fournier JY, Hildebrandt G. Web-based audiovisual patient information system – a study of preoperative patient information in a neurosurgical department. Acta Neurochir 2010;152(8):1337-41. (IF: 1.329)

  18. Cadosch D, Gautschi OP, Al-Mushaiqri M, Meagher J, Simmen HP, Filgueira L. Bio-corrosion and uptake of titanium by human osteoclasts. J Biomed Mat Res 2010;95(4):1004-10. (IF: 3.044)

  19. Gautschi OP, Seule MA, Cadosch D, Gores M, Ewelt C, Hildebrandt G, Heilbronner R. Healht-related quality of life following spinal cordectomy for syringomyelia. Acta Neurochir 2011;153(3):575-9. (IF: 1.329)

  20. Chan E, Cadosch D, Gautschi OP, Filgueira L. Influence of metal ions on human lymphocytes and the generation of titanium-specific T-lymphocytes. J App Biomat Biomech 2011;9(2):137-43. (IF: 0.868)

  21. Gautschi OP, Schatlo B, Schaller K, Tessitore E. Clinically relevant complications related to pedicle screw placement in thoraco-lumbar surgery and their management: a literature review of 35,360 pedicle screws. Neurosurg Focus 2011;31(4):E8. (IF: 2.348)

  22. Stienen MN, Lücke S, Gautschi OP, Harders A. Terson haemorrhage in patients suffering aneurismal subarachnoid haemorrhage: a prospective analysis of 60 consecutive patients. Clin Neurosurg Neurol 2012;114(6):538-8. (IF: 1.636)

  23. Hildebrandt G, Brändle M, Stienen MN, Gautschi OP, van Leyen K. Post-surgical obesity in 3rd ventricular tumours – new pathophysiological perspectives. Chirurgia, accepted for publication in October 2011. (IF: -)

  24. Seule MA, Stienen MN, Gautschi OP, Richter H, Desbiolles L, Hildebrandt G. Surgical treatment of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in a low-volume hospital – outcome and review of literature. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2012;114(6):668-72. (IF: 1.636)

  25. Smoll NR, Schaller K, Gautschi OP. The cure fraction of glioblastoma multiforme. Neuroepidemiology 2012;39(1):63-9. (IF: 2.482)

  26. Smoll NR, Schaller K, Gautschi OP. Long-term survival in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). J Clin Neuroscience 2013;20(5):670-5. (IF: 1.165)

  27. Smoll NR, Gautschi OP, Schatlo B, Schaller K, Weber DC. Relative survival of patients with supratentorial low grade gliomas. Neurooncology 2012;14(8):1062-9. (IF: 5.483)

  28. Stienen MN, Abdulazim A, Gautschi OP, Schneiderhan TM, Lücke S. Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis (CAPNON): clinical features and therapeutic options. Acta Neurochirurgica 2013;155(1):9-17. (IF: 1.546).

  29. Fung C, Murek M, Z’Graggen W, Gautschi OP, Schucht P, Gralla J, Schaller K, Arnold M, Fischer U, Mattle HP, Raabe A, Beck J. Decompressive hemicraniectomy in patients with supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage. Stroke 2012;2012;43(12):3207-11. (IF: 5.756)

  30. Smoll NR, Gautschi OP, Radovanovic I, Schaller K, Weber DC. Incidence and relative survival of chordomas: the standardized mortality ratio and the impact of chordomas on a population. Cancer 2013;119(11):2029-37. (IF: 4.771)

  31. Gautschi OP, Huser MC, Smoll NR, Maedler S, Bednarz S, von Hessling A, Lussmann R, Hildebrandt G, Seule MA. Long-term neurological and neuropsychological outcome in patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2013;115(12):2482-8. (IF: 1.636)

  32. Gautschi OP, Smoll NR, Kotowski M, Schatlo B, Tosic M, Stimec B, Fasel J, Schaller K, Bijlenga P. Non-assisted versus neuro-navigated and XperCT-guided external catheter placement: a comparative study. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 2014;156(4):777-85. (IF: 1.546)

  33. Stienen MN, Smoll NR, Hildebrandt G, Schaller K, Gautschi OP. Early surgical education of residents is safe for microscopic lumbar disc surgery. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 2014;156(6):1205-14. (IF: 1.546)

  34. Stienen MN, Smoll NR, Hildebrandt G, Schaller K, Gautschi OP. Influence of smoking status at time of surgery for herniated lumbar disk on postoperative pain and health-related quality of life. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2014;122:12-9. (IF: 1.636)

  35. Gautschi OP, Payer M, Corniola MV, Smoll NR, Schaller K, Tessitore E. Clinically relevant complications related to posterior atlanto-axial fixation in atlanto-axial instability and their management. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2014;123C:131-5. (IF: 1.636)

  36. Gautschi OP, Stienen MN, Smoll NR, Corniola MV, Tessitore E, Schaller K. Incidental durotomy in lumbar spine surgery – a three-national survey to evaluate its management. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 2014;156(9):1813-20. (IF: 1.546)

  37. Stienen MN, Smoll NR, Hildebrandt G, Schaller G, Tessitore E, Gautschi OP. Constipation after thoraco-lumbar fusion surgery. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2014;126C:137-42. (IF: 1.626)

  38. Stienen MN, Joswig H, Jucker D, Hildebrandt, Schaller K, Gautschi OP. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion – is surgical education safe? Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 2015;157(8):1395-404. (IF: 1.546)

  39. Gautschi OP, Corniola MV, Joswig H, Smoll NR, Chau I, Jucker D, Stienen MN. The timed up and go test for lumbar degenerative disc disease. J Clin Neuroscience 2015;22(12):1943-8. (IF: 1.318)

  40. Stienen MN, Smoll NR, Tessitore E, Schaller K, Hildebrandt G, Gautschi OP. Surgical resident education in non-instrumented lumbar spine surgery: a prospective observational study with a 4.5-year follow-up. World Neurosurg 2015;84(6):1589-97. (IF: 2.878)

  41. Stienen MN, Netuka D, Demetriades AK, Ringel F, Gautschi OP, Gempt J, Kuhlen D, Schaller K. Neurosurgical resident education in Europe – results of a multinational survey. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 2016;158(1):3-15. (IF: 1.318).

  42. Stienen MN, Netuka D, Demetriades AK, Ringel F, Gautschi OP, Gempt J, Kuhlen D, Schaller K. Working time of Neurosurgical Residents in Europe – results of a multinational survey. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien) 2016;158(1):17-25. (IF: 1.318).

  43. Gautschi OP, Smoll NR, Corniola MV, Joswig H, Chau I, Hildebrandt G, Schaller K, Stienen MN. Validity and reliability of a measurement of objective functional impairment in lumbar degenerative disc disease: the Timed-Up-and-Go (TUG) test. Neurosurgery, accepted for publication November 2015 (IF: 3.620).

  44. Gautschi OP, Corniola MV, Smoll NR, Joswig H, Schaller K, Hildebrandt G, Stienen MN. Sex differences in subjective and objective measures of pain, functional impairment and health-related quality of life in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease. Pain, 2016;157(5):1065-71. (IF: 5.836).

  45. Stienen MN, Joswig H, Smoll NR, Tessitore E, Schaller K, Hildebrandt G, Gautschi OP. Short- and long-term effects of smoking on pain and health-related quality of life after non-instrumented lumbar spine surgery. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2016;142:87-92. (IF: 1.626).

  46. Beck J, Fung C, Murek M, Klinger-Gratz PP, Fiechter M, Zgraggen W, Gautschi OP, El-Koussy M, Gralla J, Schaller K, Zbinden M, Arnold M, Fischer U, Mattle H, Raabe A. Effect of decompressive craniectomy on perihematomal edema in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage. PloS ONE 2016;11(2):e0149169 (IF: 3.234).

  47. Corniola MV, Stienen MN, Joswig H, Smoll NR, Schaller K, Hildebrandt G, Gautschi OP. Correlation of pain, functional impairment, and health-related quality of life with radiological grading scales of lumbar degenerative disc disease. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2016;158(3):499-505. (IF: 1.318).


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