PD Dr. med. Hansjörg Leu

Specialist in
Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology
Lines of action
Spine Surgery
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Core competencies

  • Evaluation and treatment (conservative and surgical) of spinal disorders
  • Standard procedures and especially minimally invasive techniques

Professional career

Partner of "Spine & Pain-Clinic", Klink Hirslanden, Zurich
Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon also at Klinik Hirslanden Zurich
Honorary Professor, National Medical University, Donetzk/Ukraine
Consultant Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, Bethania Hospital, GSMN Group, Bethania Spine Base, Zurich, Switzerland
Doctor honoris causa, Sytenko Institute, Medical Faculty, University of Charkov, Ukraine
Instructional course exchange activities with eastern European countries
1995 - 2004
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Neumünster Hospital, Prisma Spine Unit, Zollikerberg/Zurich, Switzerland
1994 - 2000
PD-Representative for Orthopaedics, Faculty Group of Surgical Disciplines, University of Zurich/Switzerland
1992 - 1995
Senior Surgeon for Spinal Surgery, Balgrist Clinic
Georg-Schmorl Award by the German Society for Spine Research Frankfurt/Germany for the paper "Percutaneous Disc Surgery with Discoscopy"
1989 - 1995
Clinical Lecturer and Senior Clinician, Balgrist University Clinic
Speciality Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery FMH
1985 - 1995
Department for Orthopaedic Surgery Balgrist, Medical School, University of Zurich, Chairman: Prof. Dr. A. Schreiber
1973 - 1979
Medical School, University of Zurich

Memberships and partnerships

Swiss Society of Orthopedics, SGO
Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery, SGS
International Medical Society of Paraplegia, IMSOP
Group Int. d'étude of approches the disques intervertébraux Gieda
Société Int. de Chirurgie et de Orthopédique Traumatology, SICOT
International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery, ISMISS (President in charge 2008/2011)
Associazione Italo-Tedesca by scambio in ortopedia e traumatologia, ASSITOT
German Society for Spine Research, DGWSF
Dt. Society for endoscopy and imaging techniques eV, DGE
German Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, DGOT

Events & lectures