Neurosurgery Research Faculty

As a member of the neurosurgery research team at Houston Methodist Hospital, I am proud to be part of this institution. In 2023, we completed ten thousand elective surgeries and secured 22.5 million dollars in research funding, including nearly 10 million from federal sources. I am pleased with the work of our team and confident that we will continue to make significant contributions to neurosurgery.

Quality Seal for the Skull Base Center Bamberg

Zertifikat: Qualitätssiegel für Schädelbasiszentrum Bamberg und das Ärzteteam dahinter.
From left to right: Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. med. Günther Feigl, Dr. med. Andreas Speil, Dr. med. Eva-Tessina Becker, and Dr. med. Andreas Eckert

Successful Track Record After 5 Years.


The Skull Base Center Bamberg, founded in 2018 by Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. med. Günther Feigl, has been successfully recertified by the German Society for Skull Base Surgery. With this certification, the professional society recognizes the years of successful and close collaboration among the Department of Neurosurgery (Headed by Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. med. Günther Feigl), the Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat Medicine (Headed by Dr. Andreas Eckert), the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Outpatient Center (Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Alexander von Moller), as well as connections to Neuroradiology, Radiation Oncology, Oncology, Neuropathology, Plastic Surgery, and Ophthalmology.


The Skull Base Center primarily treats patients with both benign and malignant tumors at the skull base, as well as those with injuries, developmental disorders, malformations, or inflammations in this area. Affected individuals can seek consultation during the weekly Skull Base Clinic.


Diseases and injuries of the skull base pose a unique surgical challenge due to the special and very confined anatomical conditions and the vessels, cranial nerves, as well as adjacent structures such as the eye, the oral and nasal cavities, and the brain that traverse it. Preoperatively, patient cases are discussed interdisciplinary to establish a common treatment concept, followed by a (collaborative) surgery and interdisciplinary postoperative care.


The interdisciplinary facility, in addition to modern comprehensive diagnostics, offers guideline-compliant, individual, and patient-oriented therapy, as well as optimal surgical care.


Tumor resections are performed minimally invasive and microsurgically using state-of-the-art technical equipment such as endoscopes, microscopes, neuromonitoring, navigation, and fluorescence-guided resection procedures.

Skull Base Center Bamberg

Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr. Dr. med. Günther Feigl

Phone: 0951 503-12181


Basic Courses in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery 2024

We’re launching another course series focused on minimally invasive neurosurgery in the year to come!


State-of-the-art neurosurgery should be focused on minimally invasive procedures on the brain and spine. However, there are only very few neurosurgical departments that routinely perform such procedures. This is the reason why many residents and young attendings have little or no experience with minimally invasive neurosurgery.


The series consists of 3 hands-on dissection courses of which the first one focuses on approaches and procedures to the lumbar spine the second on the cervical spine and the third on the brain and skull base. The training will include lectures, virtual reality training, hands-on training on models and dissection training on cadavers.

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Key Facts

Course 1

Course 2

Course 3

Partnership with NEVRO

The Clinic for Neurosurgery of Sozialstiftung Bamberg under the direction of Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Günther Feigl and senior consultant Dr. med. univ. Daniel Staribacher is delighted about the partnership with the company Nevro. HFX therapy has already successfully helped several patients with chronic pain!

Go Gray in May






May was Brain Tumor Awareness Month.

Every year during this time, people from all over
world are raising awareness about brain tumors
and their impact on patients and their families.


To help people better understand about brain tumors, we create videos that briefly explain the different subtypes in an understandable way – what it is and how it can be treated.


One type of brain tumor that we want to focus on is gliosarcoma. This brain tumor is especially rare and one of the more aggressive types. It affects the brain’s glial cells, which are responsible for supporting and protecting the brain’s neurons. For more information, you may view the video below.


We hope that this will help raise awareness about gliosarcomas and other types of brain tumors. #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #GliosarcomaAwareness #BrainTumorAwareness #BTAM

Honorary Professorship

Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Günther Feigl, Medical Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at Sozialstiftung Bamberg, was awarded the title Professor Honoris Causa by the University of Applied Health Sciences in Zagreb on March 10, 2023.

With this award, the university in Croatia honors Prof. Feigl’s professional expertise as well as his commitment to the further development of academic neurosurgery at the highest level – in patient care, research and teaching.

Personal Certificate “Specialized Neurosurgical Oncology”

The German Society for Neurosurgery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurochirurgie) and the Professional Association of German Neurosurgeons (Berufsverband Deutscher Neurochirurgen) have awarded Prof. Feigl the certificate “Specialized Neurosurgical Oncology” once again. 

The NCA personal certification process includes all qualifications that surgeons have to verify in the module “Neurooncology” of the German Cancer Society (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft).