Prof. Martin Scholz is a specialist in neurosurgery and special neurosurgical intensive care medicine with additional qualifications in neurosurgery from the German Neurosurgical Society and in the fields of special oncological neurosurgery, vascular neurosurgery and spinal neurosurgery from the Professional Association of German Neurosurgeons. He also has a Master’s Certificate from the German Spinal Association (DWG). As such, Prof. Scholz specialises in the surgical treatment of tumours and vascular conditions of the brain and spinal cord, as well as conditions in the area of the entire spinal column. In addition, the clinic has also been certified as an Oncological Neurosurgery Institute by the German Neurosurgery Association (DGNC).
As its Senior Consultant, Prof. Scholz has headed the Neurosurgery Clinic of the Sana Hospitals, Duisburg since 2009. The Clinic provides the entire range of neurosurgery. This includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of all conditions of the peripheral and central nervous system, including, for example, cerebral haemorrhage, cerebral tumours, cerebral vascular deformities, vascular deformities of the spinal cord, tumours of the spinal cord, prolapsed disc and spinal canal stenosis. Here, the range of services of Prof. Scholz and his team includes an array of special medical treatment and surgical techniques, including surgery for cerebral tumours in children and adults, neuronavigation and microsurgery.
One focus of the neurosurgical clinic of the Sana Hospitals, Duisburg, is paediatric neurosurgery, which concerns the surgical treatment of neurovascular conditions, i.e. conditions of the blood circulatory system of the brain and spinal cord in children, as well as tumours, malformations and deformities of the skull in children.
Prof. Scholz is a member of the European Society of Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN) and specialised, subordinate medical practitioners possess a certificate of the European Society of Paediatric Neurosurgery. The emphases of the Neurology Clinic in Duisburg also include so-called neuromodulation, which is employed for complex pain syndromes and pain symptoms.
All told, Prof. Scholz and his team at the Neurology Clinic, which has 68 beds, treat around 3,000 in-patients and 7,000 out-patients each year, who largely come from the region of the city of Duisburg, as well as from the western Ruhr district and the entire lower Rhine area, North Rhine Westphalia and from across Germany. Here, the main objective is always to provide the patients with the best treatment and care in invariably consistent quality.
To this end, on the one hand, Prof. Scholz and his team utilise the infrastructure of the Sana Hospitals, Duisburg. On the other hand, they work in close collaboration with the various specialist departments of the hospital. Thus, together with the Departments of Neurology, Neuroradiology, Paediatric Neurology, Radiotherapy, and Oncology, for example, the Neurosurgery Clinic forms a nationwide Neurocentre, which is internationally acknowledged and which also cares for many patients from abroad.