QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Answers to Spine Surgery Questions

1) Tell me about the Hospital for my Spine Surgery?

The hospital you will have your procedure at is in Hattingen – Germany

• All spine surgeries are principally supported by a vascular surgeon
• Complete diagnostics – MRI, CAT scan, ultrasound
• Doctors attention on-site 24/7
• Neurology department
• Urology department
• Single, private rooms for each patient

At times we use an alternate hospital:

2) Who will do my Spine Surgery?

We have selected the incredible neurosurgeon / spine surgeons Dr. Thomas Bierstedt and Dr. Bernd Illerhaus. Procedures are done at major hospitals in Germany for your complete care and experience. Nurses and staff speak English. Our mission is to get the best treatment possible with all the best facilities to immediately address and prevent any complications and maintain a supurb experience and result.

3) Where do I fly to in Germany?
4) How do I get where I need to be once I land in Germany?

When you arrive at the airport take the first taxi available and go to the hotel address provided in your Patient Packet.

5) What about my accommodations?

We have selected special hotels for your stay pre-op and for the comfort of a guest that will be accompanying you for support. Hotels pre-surgery are NOT included in the proposal for surgery quote, Hotels post-surgery ARE included in your proposal for surgery quote. These hotels have been selected based on location and your post-operative massages and rehabilitation treatment. We will make all bookings for you at both hotels, you need not worry or search for other accommodations. This is all for your peace of mind during your stay. All you have to do is work on healing. The average cost per night at the Avantgarde is approximately € 75 per night, € 20 per night for each extra person, this will be your responsibility at checkout for the nights prior to surgery. Approximate stay 10 days for support partner. Breakfast is included at hotels. (If you are alone in your travels, you will have 7 days at the hospital, of which costs are included in the surgery costs.)

Your First hotel will be the Avantgarde Hotel Hattingen,
Address: Welperstrasse 49, Hattingen 45525

Your Second hotel will be The Courtyard Marriott Hotel:
This will be where you will stay post-surgery with your “support partner” after hospital release. Adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott is Medicos Rehab Center, our post-surgery re-hab facility. Here you will receive DAILY therapy for the remainder of your stay as prescribed from our spine surgeon. The cost of rehab is included in your stay, the hotel stay is not included in the package pricing. The average cost per night at the Courtyard Marriott is approximately € 150 per night, this will be your responsibility at checkout. Three meals throughout the days are included in the hotel costs for only the patient and one support partner.
Address: Parkallee 3, Gelsenkirchen, 45891

If Elizabeth Hospital Recklinghausen is chosen, our Third hotel will be The Hotel Bergedick:

This will be where you will stay post-surgery with your “support partner” after hospital release. All patients MUST go to Medicos Rehab in Gelsenkirchen after hospital release for Rehab. Adjacent to the Courtyard Marriott is Medicos Rehab Center, our post-surgery re-hab facility. Here you will receive DAILY therapy for the remainder of your stay as prescribed from our spine surgeon. The cost of rehab is included in your stay, the hotel stay is not included in the package pricing. The average cost per night is approximately € 150 per night, this will be your responsibility at checkout. Three meals throughout the days are included in the hotel costs for only the patient and one support partner.
Address: Hochlarmarkstrasse 66, Recklinghausen, 45661

It is IMPERATIVE that our Spine Solution Team receives your completed data sheet and 6 month or more recent MRI and X-rays for precision of analysis. Each medical case is unique and deserves a proper personal analysis. Then we can quote a full package price for the proper surgery (based on the number of levels needed for replacement – Yes we can do as many as three if you need such).

Expected time for you to be in Germany will be according to your evaluation report. We will not let you head home until we are certain you are ready.

Regarding costs:
Due to the unique nature of each case we must evaluate your needs first. Many patients have told us that an average disk replacement or fusion in the states or Canada would have cost them 3-4 times as much for just the surgery alone, and a disk currently outdated for use in Germany. We are here to help you make the best potential solution.

It’s your life and you should be able to “live” it… Don’t you agree?

Kelli Meier

U.S. Team Liaison
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: [USA] 720-987-7732
Email: kelli@mySpineSolution.com

Ken Hiebert

Canada Team Liaison
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Phone: [Canada] 1-204-346-9000
[USA] 1-701-330-2310
Email: ken@mySpineSolution.com

Malte Petersen

International Patient Director
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Phone: [Germany] 011-49-171-30000 88
Email: m.petersen@mySpineSolution.com