Prof. - Francisco de Moura Theophilo - Spinal surgery -

Prof. Francisco de Moura Theophilo

Specialist for Spinal surgery in Munich

Prof. - Francisco de Moura Theophilo - Spinal surgery -
Prof. de Moura Theophilo has an outstanding reputation in two specialist areas: in neurosurgery as well as in spinal surgery, he has proven himself to be an outstanding expert and knowledgeable practitioner at both national and international level - an absolute top doctor!

Special Clinical Focus

  • Disorders of the entire spinal column
  • Spinal column trauma
  • Stabilization (stiffening) of the spinal column
  • Tumor surgery to the spinal column

About us

Prof. Francisco J. De Moura Theophilo is a specialist in neurosurgery with over 30 years of experience who has headed the Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery Department at the Helios Hospital, Munich West, since February 2018 and who also works at the second site of the Helios Hospital Munich in Perlach. As a spinal column specialist, Prof. Theophilo specializes in the treatment of disorders and injuries to the nervous system of the spinal column.

Thus, in particular, spinal canal stenosis and herniated disks are among Prof. Theophilo’s treatment emphases. As well, Prof. Theophilo focuses on tumor surgery to the spinal column, which is utilized for tumor conditions and metastases in the spinal column. His range of therapeutic services also includes osteoporotic vertebral collapse, spinal meningeomata and spondylolisthesis.

Prof. Theophilo completed his medical studies at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, followed by his specialist training as a neurosurgeon at the Neurosurgical Hospital of the Medical University of Hanover from 1978 to 1983. This was followed by numerous professional positions as Professor and Chief Physician in neurosurgical hospitals, where Prof. Theophilo was able to demonstrate his comprehensive expert knowledge in the field of neurosurgery and spinal surgery.

In Brazil, inter alia, he heads the Department of Functional and Stereotactic Neurochirurgy and the Pain Clinic at the National Cancer Institute in Rio de Janeiro, the Department of Neurosurgery at the São Vicente de Paulo Hospital and the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the “Fernandes Figueira Institute” in Rio de Janeiro. He has also worked as a licensed specialist in neurosurgery and as the Principal Physician in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Helios-St. Elisabeth Hospital in Bad Kissingen.

Prof. Theophilo and his team work at the Helios Hospital, Munich West and at the second site, the Helios Hospital, Munich in Perlach, using state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including, for example, minimal invasive and microsurgery procedures and neuroendoscopic spinal surgery techniques. Conservative treatment is also utilized in the Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery of the Helios Hospital, Munich West and Munich Perlach.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Detailed preliminary consultation and discussion of the findings
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT

Therapeutic Services

  • Performance of conservative treatments
  • Minimal invasive and microsurgery procedures
  • Intervertebral disk surgery, all surgical techniques to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal column
  • Surgery for a narrow spinal canal (spinal canal stenosis)
  • Neuroendoscopic spinal surgery techniques
  • Stabilization (stiffening) of the spinal column for painful movable segments
  • Spondylolisthesis due to instrumented surgical methods
  • Tumor surgery to the spinal column, including vertebral body replacement and stabilization
  • Intervertebral disk and vertebral body replacement surgery to the cervical spinal column
  • Microsurgery procedures to the ventral (front) and dorsal (rear) cervical spinal column including stabilization using titanium cages and plating and, if required, dorsal stabilization using screws
  • Treatment of fractures and luxations using ventro-dorsal instrumentation techniques
  • Surgery to the cranio-cervical junction
  • Spinal reconstruction using bone cement (vertebroplasty) for osteoporotic spinal collapse and metastatic tumors
  • Complete cervical disk prosthesis
  • Interventional pain therapy
  • In-patient treatment for complex pain conditions
  • In-patient treatment for acute pain
  • Pain reduction techniques in degenerative spinal column disorders or neuralgia with the application of targeted heat or cold (spinal joint denervation) by means of cryogenic or radiofrequency surgery
  • X-ray- and CT-guided nerve root blockade (PRT), vertebral joint denervation

Medical spectrum


  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cervical spinal disk herniation
  • Childhood nerve cancer
  • Flat Back Syndrome (post-op)
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration
  • Kyphosis
  • Meralgia paraesthetica
  • Nerve cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Paralyses
  • Postnucleotomy syndrome
  • Posttraumatic kyphosis
  • Spinal canal disorders
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Spinal conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal disk herniation
  • Spinal distortion
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylodiskitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Supinator syndrome
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Whiplash injury


  • Back pain treatment
  • Intervertebral disk surgery
  • Intervertebral disk surgery to the cervical spinal column
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimal invasive (intervertebral) disk surgery
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Neuromodulator
  • Neuronavigation
  • Neurosurgical pain treatment
  • Percutaneous nucleotomy
  • Percutaneous spinal surgery
  • Spinal correction
  • Spinal stabilization
  • Spine stabilization surgery using cage
  • Spondylodesis
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Optional benefits rooms Accommodation in high-quality furnished single and twin bed rooms and a wide range of service and additional benefits. Comfort components in detail:

  • Single bed room with comfortable furniture, foldout armchair for relatives
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels
  • Selection of care products
  • Minibar and safe
  • Telephone with no standing charge
  • Flat screen television
  • Daily newspaper
  • W-LAN at no charge

Culinary extras

  • Selection of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Selection of fresh fruit daily
  • Menu rich in variety with individual menu selection
  • Cafeteria



Helios Hospital, Munich West

Steinerweg 5


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