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Dr. med. José Miguel Spirig

José Miguel Spirig
Clinical position
Consultant Spine Surgeon
Team
Spine
Specialisation

Spine Surgery, in particular

  • Spinal tumours (intradural and extradural)
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Revision Surgery
Languages
German, English, Spanish, French

Graduate

  • 2018 Fellowship cervical spine surgery (Prof. Abumi, Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2016 Written and oral national board exam for neurosurgery
  • 2009 Medical degree at University of Zürich
  • 2008 Medical state examination at University of Zürich
  • 2007 Subinternship in Neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery (University Hospital Birmingham, Alabama, USA)
  • 2002 – 2008 Medical School at University of Zürich

Professional career

  • 2021 Attending Spine Surgeon at University Spine Center Zürich (Prof. Farshad)
  • 2019 Head of Neurosurgical curicullum (kat c) at University Spine Center Zürich
  • 2018 – 2020 Senior Spine Surgeon at University Spine Center Zürich (Prof. Farshad)
  • 2015 – 2016 Senior physician, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zürich (Prof. Regli)
  • 2013 – 2015 Resident physician, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zürich (Prof. Regli)
  • 2012 – 2013 Senior physician, Department of Orthopedics, spine surgery, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. Gerber/Prof. Min)
  • 2011 – 2012 Resident physician, Department of Orthopedics, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. Gerber)
  • 2009 – 2011 Resident physicain, Departement of Neurosurgery, Canton Hospital St. Gallen (Prof. Hildebrandt)

Teaching posts

Continous education of medical students at University of Zürich

Fellowships

  • 2018 Visiting Fellowship cervical spine surgery (Prof. Abumi, Sapporo and Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2016 – 2017 Fellowship Complex Spine Surgery, Universitätsklinik Balgrist Zürich (Prof. Farshad)

Memberships

  • VSAO (Verein Schweizerischer Assistenz- und Oberärzte)
  • FMH (Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum)
  • SGS (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für spinale Chirurgie)
  • EANS (european association of neurosurgical societies)

Scientific projects

  • Patient-Specific instrumentation and solutions:
    • Studies (including randomized controlled studies) on patients-specific templates for pedicle screw insertions. 
    • Biomechanical and cadaver studies on new surgical methods for patient-specific surgery, including cortical bone trajectories, osteotomies, etc
  • Biomechanics of the Spine
    • Spinal degeneration and it's effects on spinal biomechanics and range of motion
    • biomechanics of spinal discs and the process of disc degeneration
  • Imaging around the Spine
    • spinal implant loosing and imaging 
    • novel methods for identification of painful degenerative processes

 

 

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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