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Dr. med. José Miguel Spirig

José Miguel Spirig
Clinical position
Consultant Spine Surgery

Spine surgery with special interest in
Spinal tumours
Cervical spine surgery

German, English, Spanish, French


  • 2015 Written and oral national board exam for neurosurgery
  • 2009 Medical degree at University of Zürich
  • 2008 Medical state examination at University of Zürich
  • 2002 - 2008 Medical School at University of Zürich


  • 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)


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

Scientific projects

  • Spine Research area

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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