Special Clinical Focus

  • Spinal surgery
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Tumor surgery

About us

Dr. Francis Ch. Kilian, specialist in neurosurgery and orthopedics, is the Chief Physician of the Department of Spinal Surgery and Head of the Spinal Center of the Coblenz Catholic Hospital in Montabaur, at the Coblenz Brothers’ House.

Back pain is the No. 1 common medical condition in Germany. Repetitive sitting, too little movement overall, poor posture, as well as a predisposition are the causes of the affected patients’ back problems. From the cervical spinal column to the coccyx, 33 vertebrae form the spinal column and an intervertebral disk sits between each pair of vertebral bodies. Herniated disks (where parts of the intervertebral disk extend into the spinal canal) are a daily occurrence, are very painful and previously involved lengthy treatment.

Dr. Kilian works across the entire field of special and general spinal surgery. He provides all stabilizing and reconstructive techniques, including microsurgery and surgery to the spinal cord, whether for degenerated intervertebral disks, bony stenosis, spinal fracture, tumor or inflammation. He is also the ideal contact for all orthopedic and neurosurgical indications.

The Coblenz Catholic Hospital is a nonprofit group hospital, the academic teaching hospital of University Medicine Mainz, and is equipped with cutting-edge technology. Surgical techniques have been dramatically revolutionized, above all in the field of spinal surgery, and can be performed more gently and with mush less risk for the patient. Large, unattractive scars after surgery are a thing of the past, and the rehabilitation methods are also very much more relaxed. Dr. Kilian collaborates closely with the hospital’s physical therapy team in order for a high degree of mobility to be able to be achieved again for the patient as quickly as possible.

The Spinal Center was certified at Level II by the German Spinal Association (DWG). The Department of Spinal Surgery led by Dr. Kilian is the only hospital in Rhineland-Palatinate, which has been certified at the highest level, which underscores the outstanding competence and quality of Dr. Kilian, his team and the entire Catholic Hospital.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Multifunctional x-ray diagnostics
  • Contrast medium examination: myelography, discography in the cervical and lumbar spinal column region
  • Sonography diagnostics
  • CT and NMR tomography in collaboration with specialist institutes (spiral CT on-site)
  • Scintigraphy
  • EMG, EEG, evoked potentials, magnetically evoked potentials in collaboration with our Neurology Department
  • Detailed discussion of findings and therapeutic planning

Therapeutic Services

  • Spinal surgery
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Intervertebral disk surgery
  • Surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors
  • All minimal microsurgery as well as maximal invasive surgical treatment techniques, including with the aid of high-performance surgical microscope and endoscopy units
  • Multimodal individual physical therapy concepts (in-patient / out-patient) by the Departments of Physical Therapy and Kinesitherapy
  • X-ray-guided injections in the region of the spinal column (root blockade, facet blockade, radiculography)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Interpreters
  • Cafeteria
  • Kiosk
  • Hairdresser
  • Chapel / prayer room
  • Religious services
  • Male and female hospital volunteers
  • Pastoral care
  • We provide a culinary selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Further options such as:
  • Accommodation in a single room
  • Upscale room facilities
  • Electric adjustable comfort beds
  • Your own bathroom with shower and toilet
  • WLAN in some cases
  • Services
  • Extended menu selection
  • Daily support by our service staff
  • Fee-based SKY-TV
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Selected expert in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery

Other services

  • Wear-related changes to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal column
  • Herniated disks
  • Spinal column instability due to intervertebral disk wear, post nucleotomy syndrome due to status post accidents with spinal fractures
  • Developmental disorders of the spinal column, e.g. spondylolisthesis
  • Inflammatory changes with development of instability in the region of the spinal column
  • Instability following a previous surgical procedure, e.g. following laminectomy
  • Shape deviations of the spinal column in the sense of a congenital or acquired curvature (scoliosis)
  • Rheumatic instability in the entire spinal column region
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the axial skeleton and the nerve structures in the entire spinal column
  • Malformation in the spinal column region

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