Special Clinical Focus
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal column
- Disc prolapse
- Spinal canal stenosis
- Spinal deformities
- Complex revision procedures following previous surgery
- Second and third opinions
Asst Lect. Dr Friederike Lattig is a specialist spinal surgeon and an orthopaedic surgeon and traumatologist specialising the musculoskeletal system, FMH, in the Swiss canton of Appenzell. Here, she has headed the specialist Department of Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery of the Berit Paracelsus Clinic in Speicher since 2016as its Senior Consultant. She was previously employed as the Head of Section and Consultant in the Department of Spinal Surgery in a variety of German and Swiss hospitals, including Ulm University and Rehabilitation Hospitals (RKU), Goettingen University Hospital, Schulthess Hospital in Zurich and the St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital.
As a specialist spinal surgeon, Dr Lattig’s main focus is on the surgical treatment of medical conditions and deformities of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Here, she covers the entire range of spinal surgery in adults, adolescents and children, from initial procedures to complex revision procedures following previous surgery. Patients can also obtain a qualified second or a third opinion from Dr Lattig. She and her team place particular value on a thorough examination and diagnosis. All patients are comprehensively informed concerning their condition and the therapeutic options. Conservative treatments should be exploited initially whenever possible and reasonable.
Dr Lattig’s surgical emphases include, in particular, signs of spinal wear and tear, disc prolapse, spinal canal stenosis and spondylolisthesis (kinky back). Dr Lattig’s further special fields are spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis, as well as rheumatology conditions of the spinal column such as Bekhterev’s disease. The Berit Paracelsus Clinic in Speicher is one of the leading specialist clinics for orthopaedics and spinal surgery in Eastern Switzerland. Here, together with Dr Lattig, a large number of renowned and experienced specialists work as surgical in-patient physicians or as independent physicians in their own medical practices. At the same time, the Berit Paracelsus Clinic in Speicher provides Dr Lattig and her colleagues with the personnel and technical facilities required to be able to care for her patients optimally and comprehensively.
Selected expert in the specialist field Spine / Spinal Surgery