Prof. - Tobias Pitzen - Spinal surgery -

Prof. Dr. med. Tobias Pitzen

Specialist for Spinal surgery, Scoliosis surgery in Karlsbad

Prof. - Tobias Pitzen - Spinal surgery -
Prof. Pitzen has acquired a first-class reputation for difficult and complex procedures on the spine. The highly specialised neurosurgeon is always up to date with the latest treatment methods thanks to his amazing network.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Surgical removal of spinal cord tumors
  • Diagnostic nerve and joint blocks
  • Microsurgical procedures
  • Spine stabilization surgeries
  • Complex cervical spine surgery
  • Reconstructions for deformities and tumors

About us

Prof. Tobias Pitzen is a specialist Neurosurgeon at the SRH Hospital, Karlsbad-Langensteinbach. Here, as Senior Consultant, he has headed the Centre for Spinal Surgery together with Dr. Gregor Ostrowski and Asst Lect. Dr Michael Ruf since 2011. Prior to this, Prof. Pitzen was the Senior Consultant of the Department of Spinal Surgery and Neurotraumatology at the SRH Wald Hospital in Gera.

The Department of Spinal Surgery at the SRH Hospital Karlsbad-Langensteinbach specialises in the comprehensive treatment of spinal conditions of all types. Here, together with his dedicated and competent medical team, Prof. Pitzen treats conditions including degenerative conditions of the spinal column, such as disc prolapse and stenosis of the spinal canal, accident sequelae such as vertebral fractures and dislocations, as well as benign and malignant tumours of the spinal column. Spinal conditions also include deformities of the spinal column such as kyphosis or scoliosis (three-dimensional distortion and twisting of the spinal column), as well as rheumatic conditions and inflammation of the spinal column, which are treated by Prof. Pitzen and his specialist team at the SRH Hospital in Karlsbad-Langensteinbach.

As well, the Centre for Spinal Surgery at the SRH Hospital in Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, headed by Prof. Pitzen, covers the entire range of advanced and challenging spinal surgery. Thus, the range of services of Prof. Pitzen and his medical team includes, for example, the surgical removal of tumours of the spinal cord, stabilising spinal surgery, microsurgery procedures, reconstruction for deformities and tumours, diagnostic nerve and joint blockade and complex procedures on the cervical spine. The international specialists of the Centre for Spinal Surgery perform all these procedures on the spinal column using both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgery, utilising advanced radiological navigation systems.

Together with his medical team and the experienced and specially trained nursing staff and therapists in the Department of Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad-Langensteinbach, Prof. Pitzen develops a treatment concept individually adapted to the requirements of the respective patient. Here, the objective is to be able to make the optimal individual treatment available to each patient and hence to improve or restore the mobility and capacity of the patient for the long term. In the course of this, the specialists at the Centre for Spinal Surgery collaborate with specialists in a variety of specialist fields, such as vascular and neurosurgeons, and rely on long-standing experience and comprehensive medical knowledge. As a result, the Centre for Neurosurgery is one of the leading institutions in its field.

For Prof. Pitzen, every treatment starts with a confident discussion and the most advanced diagnostics, including using X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), angiography and myelography, in order to be able to utilise his specialist competence optimally for each patient. Here, too, relatives will always find a sympathetic ear for their questions and concerns.

Because of his services in the area of scientific research and university teaching, Prof. Pitzen was named as Extraordinary Professor by the University of the Saarland in October 2013. The emphases of his work are particularly in the biomechanics of the spinal column and minimally invasive procedures for herniated discs and bone loss in the spinal column, in particular, the cervical spinal column. His portfolio also includes surgery on the spinal column following accidents and inflammation.

Diagnostic Services

  • X-rays
  • Computerized tomography scan (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Angiography (medical imaging technique used to visualize blood vessels)
  • Myelography (medical imaging technique used to visualize the vertebral canal)

Medical spectrum


  • Accidental injuries
  • Ahlback disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bone fracture
  • Bone marrow edema
  • Bruise / Contusion
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis of the calcaneal
  • Bursitis of the elbow
  • Bursitis of the hip
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Bursitis of the shoulder
  • Calcaneal spur
  • Calcareous shoulder
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cervical spinal disk herniation
  • Childhood nerve cancer
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Coxarthrosis
  • Dysmelia
  • Exostoses
  • Fibromatosis
  • Flat Back Syndrome (post-op)
  • Foot disorder
  • Foot fracture
  • Ganglion
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Haglund's disease
  • Hammer toe
  • Heel pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip pain
  • Hip prosthesis loosening
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration
  • Joint disorders
  • Joint effusion
  • Knee joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Knee prosthesis loosening
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg length difference
  • Ligament injury
  • Lumbago
  • Lumbar spinal pain
  • Luxation of the foot
  • Malalignment of toes
  • Meralgia paraesthetica
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Muscle strain
  • Muscular atrophy
  • Muscular disorders
  • Muscular pain
  • Nerve cancer
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osseous necrosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • Osteochondrosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Pigeon toe
  • Polyarthrosis
  • Polytrauma / Multitrauma / Multiple trauma
  • Postnucleotomy syndrome
  • Posttraumatic kyphosis
  • Rib fracture
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasmodic torticollis
  • 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
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sudeck's disease
  • Supinator syndrome
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Whiplash injury


  • Ankle arthroplasty
  • Arthrolysis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Back pain treatment
  • Customized knee prosthesis
  • Elbow prosthesis
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Hip replacement revision
  • Hip TEP (Total hip endoprosthesis)
  • Intervertebral disk surgery
  • Knee prosthesis
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee TEP
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Minimal invasive (intervertebral) disk surgery
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Neuromodulator
  • Neuronavigation
  • Neurosurgical pain treatment
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Percutaneous nucleotomy
  • Percutaneous spinal surgery
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Shoulder prosthesis
  • Shoulder prosthesis revision
  • Sled / sledge prosthesis
  • Spinal correction
  • Spinal stabilization
  • Spine stabilization surgery using cage
  • Spondylodesis
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Traumatology
  • Tumor orthopedics


  • Digital volume tomography
  • Gait analysis

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • English, Arabic, Russian, French, Turkish
  • Patient rooms with accommodation for relatives
  • Transfer service
  • Individual menu
  • Free Internet (WiFi)
  • International TV
  • International magazines
  • Prayer room
  • Medical Care Provision Company



SRH Klinikum Karlsbad-Langensteinbach gGmbH

Guttmannstrasse 1


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