Special Clinical Focus

  • Spinal surgery
  • Intervertebral disk prosthetics
  • Scoliosis surgery

About us

Dr. Christian Gross, specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery and specialist in surgery to the spine, has worked as the Principal Consultant of the Spinal Column section at the Helios Emil von Behring Hospital since 2013. Previously, he was the Chief Resident for Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Charité in Berlin. His focus is on surgical and non-surgical care of disorders and acute injuries of the spinal column and he possesses the Master’s Certificate of the German Spinal Association. The Helios Emil von Behring Hospital provides state-of-the-art surgical and conservative treatment for patients with spinal conditions. In an additionally established spinal clinic for affected patients, Dr. Gross personally counsels patients with out-patient back conditions, discusses and plans possible surgical procedures, as well as minimal invasive pain therapy. Thanks to the certification of the German Spinal Association, Dr. Gross, who has performed over 2,000 spinal surgical procedures, from minor intervertebral disk surgery to difficult, major scoliosis surgery (approximately 150 – 200 per year), provides his patients with the necessary assurance for such highly sensitive procedures. This assurance is extremely important for the patients – ultimately, the spinal column, permeated by nerve fibers, is the switch point of the central nervous system. Here, the information from the nerve cells of the muscles, joints, tendons, the skin and the internal organs is conveyed to the brain, where it is processed, and vice versa. Dr. Gross and his team work both with endoscopic and with microsurgery techniques if, for example, wear-related intervertebral disk conditions or prostheses of the cervical and thoracic spinal column are concerned. In almost all cases, the patients can stand on the evening of the day of surgery and can commence aftercare with a physical therapist on the day following the surgery. The spinal specialist’s treatment range also includes non-surgical conservative and interventional treatment. From injection treatments to multimodal pain therapy and to physical therapy and manual treatment, Dr. Gross and his team offer an individually devised program in order to facilitate a rapid and successful recovery for his patients.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • X-ray diagnostics
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Second opinions
  • Detailed discussion and explanation of findings

Therapeutic Services

Advanced surgical techniques for the following conditions:

  • Wear-related intervertebral disk conditions, including prostheses to the cervical and thoracic spinal column, also using microsurgery techniques
  • Release of trapped nerves in the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
  • Stabilization of tumor-related bony defects
  • Replacement / stabilization of intervertebral disks for tumor conditions or fractures
  • Fractures of intervertebral disks due to osteoporosis
  • Correction of various contortions of the spinal column
  • Chronic pain in the back and leg region

Non-surgical, conservative, and interventional treatments:

  • Injection treatments (intraspinal pain therapy)
  • Atrophy of the joints (thermodenervation of the facet joints)
  • Multimodal pain therapy
  • Physical therapy and manual treatment

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Comfortable, high-quality furnished single or two-bed rooms
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels and a body care pack
  • Patients can use the telephone and television with no base fee
  • Internet access and DVD/CD player in every room
  • Daily newspaper and TV magazine
  • Gourmet menus, a variety of culinary extras
  • Minibar with alcohol-free beverages and snacks
  • Patient newsletter, HELIOS aktuell
  • Cafeteria
  • Pastoral counseling and Social Service
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery

Other services

  • Deformities of the spinal column in children and adults
  • Wear-related intervertebral disk conditions
  • Intervertebral disk prolapse
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Intervertebral disk fracture
  • Chronic pain in the back and leg region