Prof. - Andreas Gruber - Spinal surgery -

Prof. Andreas Gruber

Specialist for Spinal surgery, Pediatric neurosurgery, Head and cerebral neurosurgery in Linz

Prof. - Andreas Gruber - Spinal surgery -
Prof. Gruber has an excellent reputation as a highly specialized neurosurgeon for surgeries on the brain as well as on the spine. He is also considered to be exactly the right specialist when it comes to treating children, where he uses state-of-the-art equipment and innovative methods. In teaching, he passes on his comprehensive expertise to the next generation.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Tumour surgery
  • Vascular surgery
  • Surgery for epilepsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery

About us

The Head of the University Department of Neurosurgery at the Kepler University Hospital is Prof. Andreas Gruber, specialist in neurosurgery and intensive care. At the same time, Prof. Gruber is also the tenured Professor of Neurosurgery at the medical faculty. He can look back on a variety of traineeships at prestigious university hospitals in England and the United States and, prior to his appointment at the Kepler University Hospital, he was employed as a Consultant at the Medical University of Vienna.

The scientific and clinical emphases of Prof. Gruber are cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and neurosurgical intensive care. Under his responsibility, the neurosurgical team performs around 2600 procedures annually in five operating theatres. Procedures of this type are extremely difficult and, together with high-tech equipment, require specialists with enormous experience in their field.

The Department of Neurosurgery treats conditions and disorders of the central nervous system and the peripheral nerves surgically. The most sensitive nerve pathways of the human central nervous system are found in the brain, above all, and run through the spinal cord in the spinal column. Due to the close interweaving of the nerves with bones, muscles and blood vessels, stabilisation procedures on the spinal column, intervertebral disc surgery and reconstructive surgery to the bones of the cranium, for example, come within the sphere of neurosurgery.

The conditions frequently treated at the Department of Neurosurgery in Linz include epilepsy conditions, tumours and vascular conditions. Another particular focus is paediatric neurosurgery. The specialists in this field are particularly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions in children.

The specialist neurosurgeons in Linz under Prof. Gruber work not only in the operating theatre with state-of-the-art equipment. Researchers at the Department of Neurosurgery are involved in the development of a three-dimensional training simulation for the surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms. With the aid of this simulation, this very difficult procedure can be tested on a computer using real surgical instruments. Here, the simulation also returns haptic feedback in order to make the training as realistic as possible. With the aid of this technique, the specialists are able better to prepare themselves for the actual procedure.

Therapeutic Services

Spinal surgery:
  • Ventral and dorsal stabilisation surgery in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar area
  • Neuronavigation-guided stabilisation surgery
  • Endoscopic intervertebral disc surgery
  • Balloon kyphoplasty
  • Augmentation
Tumour surgery:
  • Neuronavigation-guided surgery for cerebral tumours
  • Conventional surgery for cerebral and spinal tumours
Vascular surgery:
  • Clipping of cerebral aneurysms, surgery for AV malformation
  • Carotid artery disobliteration
  • Extra-intracranial micro-anastomosis
Surgery for epilepsy:
  • Selective amygdalo-hippocampectomy
  • Lesion surgery
  • Subpial dissection
  • Vagal nerve stimulator implantation
  • Endoscopic tumour excision, biopsy, endoscopic IIIrd ventriculostomy
  • Trans-sphenoidal pituitary surgery
Paediatric neurosurgery:
  • Surgery for congenital malformations
  • Shunt surgery
  • Endoscopic procedures
  • Stereotactic convergence irradiation of benign and malignant tumours using linear accelerator, treatment of AV malformations
Functional neurosurgery:
  • Stimulator implantation for Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor
Pain therapy:
  • Implantation of a posterior funiculus stimulator
  • Implantation of medication reservoir systems
  • Bladder pacemaker implantation
  • Plastisch rekonstruktive Chirurgie am Schädelknochen
Surgery to the peripheral nerves

Medical spectrum


  • acromegaly
  • Angioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain injury
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cavernoma
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Cerebral arteriovenous malformation
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebral metastases
  • Cerebral vascular disorder
  • Cervical spinal disk herniation
  • Childhood cerebral tumor
  • Childhood epilepsy
  • Childhood nerve cancer
  • Childhood spinal cancer
  • Cranial deformity
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Dystonia
  • Flat Back Syndrome (post-op)
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • hyperprolactinemia
  • hypopituitarism
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar spinal pain
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningeoma
  • Meralgia paraesthetica
  • Nerve cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurovascular disorders
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Paralyses
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Postnucleotomy syndrome
  • Posttraumatic kyphosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal canal disorders
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Spinal conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal disk herniation
  • Spinal distortion
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylodiskitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Supinator syndrome
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Tumor of the base of the skull
  • Whiplash injury


  • (Brachial) Plexus surgery
  • Back pain treatment
  • Brain pacemaker (neuropacemaker) / deep brain stimulation
  • Brain surgery
  • Cerebral aneurysm surgery
  • Cerebral tumor surgery
  • Intervertebral disk surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimal invasive (intervertebral) disk surgery
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Neuromodulator
  • Neuronavigation
  • Neurosurgical pain treatment
  • Percutaneous nucleotomy
  • Percutaneous spinal surgery
  • Spinal correction
  • Spinal stabilization
  • Spine stabilization surgery using cage
  • Spondylodesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Surgery to the base of the skull
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The following hotels are in the vicinity:
  • Marriot Courtyard, Europaplatz 2; 4020 Linz; +43-732-69590
  • Prielmayrhof, Weissenwolfstrasse 33, 4020 Linz



Kepler University Hospital, University Neurocurgery Clinic

Krankenhausstrasse 26 – 30
4020 Linz

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