Special Clinical Focus
- Spinal surgery
- Conservative and surgical treatment of spinal conditions
- Intervertebral disk prostheses
- Dynamic stabilization techniques
- Vertebra replacement
- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
- Tumor surgery
Dr. Miguel Alquiza heads the Spinal Surgery Center at the Wald Lutheran Hospital in Spandau as its Chief Physician. Prior to his appointment as Chief Physician, Dr. Alquiza had also worked at the facility for around 10 years and actively helped to develop the Spinal Surgery Center. Dr. Alquiza also exchanges ideas with his colleagues via various specialist associations. At the Spinal Surgery Center, Dr. Alquiza and his team provide the entire spectrum of advanced open surgical and minimal invasive surgical techniques in order to treat herniated disks, spinal fractures, spinal canal stenosis, spinal cord injury, for example, as well as tumors and metastases of the spinal column.
Here, the spinal specialists of the Wald Lutheran Hospital invariably take the overall situation of their patients into consideration and only recommend a surgical procedure when the underlying condition of the spinal column cannot be treated using conventional techniques. Surgery is not always necessary to relieve the patient’s discomfort permanently. So, of around 2,000 patients annually with spinal conditions, approximately half can be treated without a major surgical procedure. In order to take the right therapeutic approach here, the specialists of the Spinal Surgery Center require wide experience in their specialist field. Furthermore, a comprehensive and thorough diagnosis is also a prerequisite for the planning and performance of a promising treatment. The standard preliminary examinations include meticulous pain analysis and a thorough physical examination of the patient. The most advanced medical technology is available to the team of experts of the Spinal Surgery Center at the Wald Lutheran Hospital, Spandau for the diagnosis and treatment. With equipment at the cutting edge of science and technology, Dr. Alquiza and his colleagues are able to gain extremely detailed insights in the area of the spinal column. Here, whenever possible, they use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rather than computed tomography (CT) in order not to subject the patient to unnecessary radiation exposure. The ultimate objective of Dr. Alquiza and his team is invariably the sustainable welfare of the patients. The outstanding medical competence and the empathic and attentive care of the patients are reasons why the Spinal Surgery Center in Spandau is one of the best facilities of its kind the wider surrounding region.