Special Clinical Focus

  • Minimally invasive endoscopic surgical treatment of the thoracic and lumbar spinal column
  • Minimally invasive surgery for spinal canal constriction and herniated discs
  • Surgical correction of spinal malalignment in adolescents and adults
  • Conventional and minimally invasive spinal fusion, intervertebral disc prosthesis, dynamic stabilisation, movement-preserving intervertebral disc surgery to the cervical spinal column
  • Revision surgery, percutaneous technique for fractures of the spinal column and pelvis
  • Interventional pain therapy to the spinal column, X-ray-guided infiltration


About us

Dr Stephan Werle is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon and accident surgeon and, as the Senior Consultant, heads the Lake Constance Spinal Orthopaedic Centre of the Asklepios Hospital, Lindau. As a specialist in spinal surgery and spinal orthopaedics, Dr Werle specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, injuries and malalignment of the spinal column. Thus, in particular, herniated discs, spinal canal stenosis, spinal instability, fractures of the spinal column and scoliosis are among Dr Werle’s treatment emphases.

Under the management of Dr Werle, comprehensive and individual care is provided for patients with spinal conditions at the Lake Constance Spinal Orthopaedic Centre of the Asklepios Hospital, Lindau. This ranges from the differentiated evaluation and diagnosis of the condition by means of both conservative and surgical therapeutic techniques to follow-up treatment and rehabilitation following spinal surgery. All state-of-the-art examination techniques and treatment options are available to Dr Werle and his team for this purpose.

The decision as to whether conservative treatment is adequate or whether surgery is already necessary is always based on a meticulous diagnosis of the condition by means of the most advanced diagnostic techniques. In the early stages, back conditions can generally still be alleviated by means of conservative treatment techniques. Here, above all, physiotherapy and pain therapy are the cornerstones of modern conservative treatment at the Lake Constance Spinal Orthopaedic Centre.

In the course of pain therapy, Dr Werle and his experienced team of employees from various disciplines (including orthopaedic specialists, pain therapists, physiotherapists and radiologists) rely on, above all, X-ray or computed tomography-guided infiltration (i.e. the injection of analgesic and anti-inflammatory medication) to the spinal column and the nerve roots.

Both conventional and minimally invasive surgical techniques are employed in the course of surgical treatment at the Lake Constance Spinal Orthopaedic Centre in Lindau. Here, above all, minimally invasive spinal surgery on the cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine with microscope- and endoscope-supported techniques are a particular focus of Dr Werle and his team. The advantages of these minimally invasive procedures over conventional, open surgery consist of, inter alia, smaller wounds, less tissue damage, less blood loss, more rapid healing and a shorter hospital stay.

Diagnostic Services

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Functional myelography, post-myelo-computed tomography
  • Electrophysiology

Therapeutic Services

  • Microscope-assisted percutaneous nucleotomy
  • Microscope-assisted percutaneous decompression
  • Minimally-invasive surgery, thoracoscope-assisted thoracic spine and thoracolumbar transfer
  • Transosseous decompression of the cervical spine
  • Percutaneous posterolumbar interbody fusion
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery

Other services

  • Degenerative spinal conditions: instability and spondylolisthesis, prolapsed disc, spinal canal stenosis
  • Spinal canal deformities: scoliosis and kyphosis in adolescents and adults, congenital spondylolisthesis
  • Osteoporosis: fractures of the spinal column and pelvis
  • Problems following spinal surgery: failed back surgery syndrome
  • Spinal infections: spondylitis, spondylodiscitis
  • Malignant conditions: spinal tumours, spinal metastases
  • Ankylosing spondylitis: spinal malalignment



Airports near

  • Flughafen Zürich142 km
  • Flughafen Friedrichshafen19 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Hauptbahnhof Lindau3 km