Special Clinical Focus

  • All ventral and dorsal approaches to the spine
  • Selected minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Tumor surgery of the spine
  • Procedures to correct scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Transoral surgeries for tumors
  • Fractures and deformities

About us

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Harms is an internationally renowned specialist in the field of spinal surgery.
He has conducted more than 10,000 spinal surgeries and is thus one of the most experienced experts on the spine worldwide. He has prepared innovative surgical techniques in scoliosis surgery, tumor surgery, transoral surgery, transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) or the dorsal fixation of the atlantoaxial complex which are in the meantime being practiced throughout the world.
Professor Harms collaborates closely with his scientific colleagues in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia and actively participates in the further development of the field.

We are specialized in the surgical treatment of patients with diseases of the spine caused by

  • Degenerative processes,
  • Deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis)
  • Fractures,
  • Tumors and
  • Inflammatory diseases (spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis).

Diagnostic Services

Spinal surgery
The most modern surgical equipment including neuromonitoring - extremely modern spine navigation system

In cooperation with the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the University of Heidelberg Medical Center

  • MRI
  • CT
  • Angiography
  • Scintigraphy
  • Myelography

Therapeutic Services

  • Treatment of degenerative diseases of the lumbar and cervical spine
  • Treatment of lumbar disk problems
  • The most modern types of scoliosis surgery
  • Tumor surgery of the spine
  • Posttraumatic malposition of the spine
  • Rheumatic disease surgery
  • Correction surgeries for Bechterev's disease (ankylosing spondylitis)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • As one of the first green clinics in Europe, the ETHIANUM focuses on sustainability.
  • First Class: stylish rooms and suites with the most modern equipment and large bathrooms.
  • Video on demand, multimedia connection, patient terminal at the bedside, WLAN
  • Rooming in for companions
  • Excellent services: breakfast and evening buffet, large selection and changing offerings
  • Secure, digital patient records for rapid internal exchange of information
  • Minimum wait times and relaxed treatment atmosphere through innovative structures
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery

Other services

  • Degenerative spinal diseases
  • Degenerative lumbar scoliosis
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Tumors of the spine
  • Fractures and inflammations of the spine


Airports near

  • Frankfurt Airportapproximately 85 km

Additional staff

Priv.-Doz. - Berk  Orakcioglu - Spine / Spinal Surgery - Heidelberg

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.
Berk Orakcioglu

Facharzt für Neurochirurgie