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Christoph Laux
Dr. med. univ.

Christoph Laux

Consultant Spine Surgery
Responsible for EuroSpine Center of Excellence
Location Lead UWZH at Männedorf Hospital
German, English, French


  • 2024 Eurospine Advanced Diploma
  • 2022 Eurospine Basic Diploma
  • 2021 Interdisciplinary Specialty Title Spine Surgery (SIWF)
  • 2019 Written and oral examinations for the specialist qualification in Orthopedics and Traumatology of the musculoskeletal system (FMH)
  • 2012 Awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by the Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2011 Medical elective, Surgical Arthritis Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA
  • 2006–2012 Studied medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria



  • Since 2020 Consultant Spine Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. M. Farshad)
  • 2019 Spine Fellow / Locum Consultant, Spine Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. M. Farshad)
  • 2018–2019 Consultant, Spine Surgery, Geneva University Hospitals (Prof. D. Hannouche)


  • 2015–2018 Department of Orthopedics, Balgrist University Hospital
  • 2015 Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, Zurich University Hospital (Dr. P. Steiger)
  • 2012–2014 Department of Traumatology, Zurich University Hospital (Prof. H.-P. Simmen)

Grants and stipends

  • 2021 Swiss Orthopaedics Research Fellowship (CHF 20 000)
  • 2019 Scholarship from Swiss Orthopaedics for "FORTE Summer School" in Milan, Italy


  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SGOT)
  • Spine Section of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU)
  • Eurospine (European Spine Society)
  • AOSpine (AO Foundation)



The go-to place for back problems

Spine surgery

The spine is a key component of the human body and spine surgery is correspondingly important at Balgrist University Hospital. The experienced surgical team led by Prof. Mazda Farshad specialise in the entire spectrum of treatment for diseases and injuries of the spinal column, providing patients with optimal support.

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