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.
Detailed preliminary consultation and discussion of the findings
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
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
Bathrobe, bath and hand towels
Selection of care products
Minibar and safe
Telephone with no standing charge
Flat screen television
W-LAN at no charge
Selection of non-alcoholic beverages
Selection of fresh fruit daily
Menu rich in variety with individual menu selection
Selected expert in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery