Prof. - Andreas  Raabe - Head and cerebral neurosurgery -

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Raabe

Specialist for Head and cerebral neurosurgery, Spinal surgery in Bern

Bern University Hospital


Medical spectrum


  • Angioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain injury
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cavernoma
  • Cerebral hemorrhage
  • Cerebral metastases
  • Cerebral vascular disorder
  • Cervical spinal disk herniation
  • Childhood nerve cancer
  • Dystonia
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Kyphosis
  • Meningeoma
  • Meralgia paraesthetica
  • Nerve cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurovascular disorders
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Paralyses
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Spinal canal disorders
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Spinal conditions
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Spinal disk herniation
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spondylodiskitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Supinator syndrome
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Tumor of the base of the skull


  • (Brachial) Plexus surgery
  • Brain pacemaker (neuropacemaker) / deep brain stimulation
  • Brain surgery
  • Cerebral aneurysm surgery
  • Cerebral tumor surgery
  • Intervertebral disk surgery
  • Intervertebral disk surgery to the cervical spinal column
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimal invasive (intervertebral) disk surgery
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Neuromodulator
  • Neuronavigation
  • Neurosurgical pain treatment
  • Percutaneous spinal surgery
  • Spinal correction
  • Spinal stabilization
  • Spondylodesis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Surgery to the base of the skull

About us

Prof. Andreas Raabe is a specialist in neurosurgery and, as chairman and head, leads the Department of Neurosurgery at the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital. The Department of Neurosurgery Cat the Inselspital Bern is an internationally renowned clinic for the surgical treatment of cerebral and spinal conditions. We provide our patients with high-level international medical care and we are equipped for this with the most up to date and verifiably best diagnostic and surgical systems. Personal care and a high standard of nursing care are further prerequisites for the best medical care possible.

Modern neurosurgery is a specialisation at the highest level. Under the direction of the specialist in neurosurgery, Prof. Raabe, the Department of Neurosurgery is an internationally recognised centre of excellence, particularly in the field of surgery for tumours, aneurysms and minimally invasive surgery on the spinal column.

A particular focus of the specialist in neurosurgery, Prof. Raabe in Bern, is navigated and image-guided surgery for cerebral tumours with the highest monitoring standards for the most important functions of the brain (monitoring and mapping, including for motor function, sensory function, language, comprehension, vision, neglect). In this field, it is our goal to remove even large and complex tumours in accordance with MRI criteria, completely and with no neurological deficits for the patient. The success rate for these procedures is one of the highest worldwide. Neuromonitoring and the associated high monitoring standard are also utilised in the procedures for other complicated tumours, such as acoustic neuromas, tumours of the spinal cord or vascular conditions such as angiomas or cavernomas.

Another emphasis of Prof. Raabe and his specialist team at the Department of Neurosurgery in Berne is the interdisciplinary counselling and treatment of accidental cerebral aneurysms, performed by endovascular and microsurgery specialists. The Inselspital in Berne is the centre for the field of surgical and endovascular conditions in French-speaking Switzerland.

Spinal surgery at the Department of Neurosurgery is characterised by its minimally invasive performance. In collaboration with other hospitals, the treatment spectrum ranges from conservative treatment to microsurgery and disc prosthetics to stabilising procedures. Here, the emphases are microsurgical decompression for stenoses of the spinal canal and endoscopic and microsurgical procedures for herniated discs.

In particular, severe locomotor disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonias and their sub-forms, torticollis, hemispasmus facialis and hemiballismus, psychiatric conditions such as depression and Tourette’s syndrome, as well as spastic motor disorders and pain are treated using deep brain stimulation or neuromodulation at the interdisciplinary centre for functional neurosurgery.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Single and double rooms with TV, telephone, radio and WLAN connection
  • Library
  • 6 Restaurants and cafeterias
  • Restaurant with a view of the Bernese Alps
  • Comprehensive service for international patients: coordination of medical reports, coordination of consultations, cost estimates, organization of hotel reservations, transport or travel consultation
  • Foreign language service
  • Florist, post office, bank, kiosk
  • Social service consultation with preparation and organization of stays at spas, rehabilitative care and home care
  • Spiritual care, ombudsman, psychological care
  • Cafe Philosophique