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Prof. - Martin Scholz - Pediatric neurosurgery -

Prof. Martin Scholz

Specialist for spinal surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, head and cerebral neurosurgery in Duisburg

Sana Kliniken Duisburg GmbH
Zu den Rehwiesen 9-11
47055 Duisburg

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

About us

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.

Range of services

Diagnostic Services

  • 3 Penter microscopes with mouth switch and all fluorescence techniques, 2 additional high-end microscopes,
  • HD ultrasound, micro-Doppler ultrasound, 2 cranial navigation systems, spinal navigation (O-arm)
  • 2 MRTs (up to 3 T) , 2 computer tomographs, 24-hour cerebral angiography

Therapeutic Services

  • Microsurgical and endoscopic techniques for complex spinal and cranial conditions using state-of-the-art technology in children and adults
  • Cerebral tumours in children and adults
  • Vascular neurosurgery, angiomata, cavernomata, aneurysms
  • Surgery to the base of the skull, orbita and pituitary gland, petroclival meningeomata and pineal tumours
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Endoscopic craniosynostosis
  • Endoscopic procedures on the ventricular system
  • Spinal instrumentation (in particular, of the cervical spinal column), also navigated
  • Spinal microsurgery for spinal tumours and degenerative conditions
As well as:
  • Conservative therapy such as fango, physiotherapy, speech therapy, acupuncture, exercise pool
  • High-end radiotherapy (linear accelerator and TomoScan)