Prof. - Francisco de Moura Theophilo - Neurosurgery -

Prof. Francisco de Moura Theophilo

Specialist for Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Head and cerebral neurosurgery, Intervertebral disk endoprosthetics in Munich

Prof. - Francisco de Moura Theophilo - Neurosurgery -
Prof. de Moura Theophilo has an outstanding reputation in two specialist areas: in neurosurgery as well as in spinal surgery, he has proven himself to be an outstanding expert and knowledgeable practitioner at both national and international level - an absolute top doctor!

Special Clinical Focus

  • Neurosurgical disorders
  • Cerebral tumors
  • Pediatric cerebral tumors
  • Tumor surgery
  • Traumatic brain injury

About us

Neurosurgery addresses complex disorders, injuries and congenital malformations of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes the brain, the spinal cord and the nerves in the arms and legs. Particularly for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders which affect the brain and its blood vessels, the experience of a specialist is needed. Prof. Francisco J. de Moura Theophilo possesses outstanding expertise. In around 40 years as a neurosurgeon, Prof. Theophilo has proven himself to be an exceptional authority, on a national and an international level, within his medical specialty. His numerous specialist publications and links to scientific associations attest to his comprehensive specialist knowledge, which he invariably keeps up to date with the current medical insights. Prof. Theophilo works at the Helios Hospital, Munich West and at the Helios Hospital, Munich in Perlach (spinal surgery) as a specialist in neurosurgery.

Various positions as Professor and neurosurgeon, as well as multiple positions as Chief Resident have shaped his professional career. Thus, Prof. Theophilo can provide his patients with comprehensive specialist knowledge and individual therapeutic concepts, preceded, of course, by a detailed consultation. The therapeutic emphases of neurosurgery include the treatment and surgical removal of cerebral tumors and neuroendoscopic procedures to the pituitary gland (hypophysis). The principle always applies: proceed gently for the patient so that only the affected tissue is treated. Pinpoint surgery is possible thanks to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. For conditions such as aneurysms and angiomata, which affect very fine cerebral vascular structures, interdisciplinary collaborating specialists are also involved in the treatment. Injuries such as a traumatic brain injury following an accident or congenital disorders such as hydrocephalus are also treated by Prof. Theophilo proficiently and with empathy. Prof. Theophilo is a highly specialized expert in neurosurgery and provides comprehensive treatment in a highly complex and differentiated specialist medical field, embedded into the cutting edge infrastructure at the sites of the Helios Hospital, Munich West and the Helios Hospital, Munich in Perlach.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Detailed preliminary consultation and discussion of the findings
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT

Therapeutic Services

  • Performance of conservative treatment
  • Treatment of cerebral tumors
  • Stereotactic cerebral biopsies (computer-guided tissue extraction for space-occupying processes for therapeutic planning)
  • Vascular surgery to the brain (aneurysms and angiomata)
  • Tumor surgery to the cerebrum, cerebellum, pituitary gland, cerebellopontine angle
  • Neuroendoscopic nasal procedures for pituitary disorders
  • Cerebrospinal fluid diverting procedures with valve and neuroendoscopic connective surgery without valve for obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Reconstructive procedures for cranial nerve injury and plastic correction for facial nerve paralysis
  • Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy surgery
  • Minimal invasive, neuroendoscopic surgery to the base of the skull and the cranio-cervical junction
  • Minimal invasive, microsurgery
  • Release of peripheral nerves e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve entrapment syndrome (release of nerves in narrow regions)
  • Tumor surgery to the peripheral nerves
  • Reconstructive procedures for neural damage
  • In-patient treatment of complex pain conditions
  • In-patient treatment of acute pain
  • Decompression surgery, Jannetta procedure, for trigeminal neuralgia and facial nerve spasm (cushioning of the nerve inside the skull)
  • Percutaneous thermocoagulation of the trigeminal nerve and glossopharyngeal nerve using radiofrequency for neuralgia
  • Percutaneous cordotomy using radiofrequency for neoplastic pain
  • Pediatric, neurosurgery treatments and procedures
  • Hydrocephalus (cerebrospinal fluid diverting procedures with valve)
  • Craniosynostosis (sagittal craniosynostosis, corona craniosynostosis and asymmetric synostosis (congenital deformities of the skull)
  • Cranio-facial malformations (Crouzon syndrome, Apert syndrome, Cohen syndrome), hypertelorism
  • Congenital spinal dysraphism (myelomeningocele, lipomeningocele)
  • Pediatric primary cerebral tumors

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 nerve cancer
  • Dystonia
  • Flat Back Syndrome (post-op)
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • hyperprolactinemia
  • hypopituitarism
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar spinal pain
  • Meningeoma
  • Meralgia paraesthetica
  • Nerve cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurovascular disorders
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Paralyses
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Postnucleotomy syndrome
  • Posttraumatic kyphosis
  • 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
  • Brain pacemaker (neuropacemaker) / deep brain stimulation
  • Brain surgery
  • Cerebral aneurysm surgery
  • Cerebral tumor surgery
  • Intervertebral disk prosthesis
  • Intervertebral disk surgery
  • 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
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)

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
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels
  • Selection of care products
  • Minibar and safe
  • Telephone with no standing charge
  • Flat screen television
  • Daily newspaper
  • W-LAN at no charge

Culinary extras

  • Selection of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Selection of fresh fruit daily
  • Menu rich in variety with individual menu selection
  • Cafeteria



Helios Hospital, Munich West

Steinerweg 5


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