Dr. Thomas Bierstedt is an expert for the conservative and surgical treatment of degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders.

The special interests and activities focus on the motion-preserving surgical treatment of cervical and lumbar spine in particular.

Dr. Bierstedt annually conducts approximately 350-400 spinal surgery varying degrees of difficulty, about half them are motion-preserving interventions, eg artificial disc replacement in lumbar and cervical spine.

Dr. Bierstedt patients origin from all over Germany, as well as patients in large numbers from the U.S., Canada, Central and South-America and various other countries outside Europe.

Dr. Bierstedt is the leading surgeon for artificial disc replacement at the higher lumbar levels, ie L1/2 and L2/3.

ONZ with Dr. Bierstedt is center of excellence for implant providers like Spinal Kinetics – M6 (USA), LDR XLTDR (France), NuVasive (USA) and Premia Spine -Tops.

He is an adviser and involved as “co at” in different implants and instruments for the Company LDR, Premia Spine and Signus.

In addition, Dr. Bierstedt is a training surgeon for various surgical procedures for the company Signus (Germany). Here he was inter alia the person who conducted the first European sacro-iliac joint distrction spondylodesis (Diana).

He also appears regularly as a speaker for various surgical techniques on national symposia and congresses. (Spinal Kinetics, NuVasive)

From 2008 to 2010: certificate for manual therapy and chiropractic.

Before he joined in the ONZ (2008) he had worked from December 2005 to March 2008 as head neurosurgeon and assistant medical director of the Spinal Surgery in “Knappschaftskrankenhaus” Recklinghausen. From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Bierstedt established a national center for spinal surgery with a special focus of disc arthroplasty and spine trauma.

He began his neurosurgical training in “Knappschaftskrankenhaus” Recklinghausen in 1999 continued at Bodelschwinghschen hospitals Bielefeld. Here Dr. Bierstedt worked until September 2004 as a junior doctor.


Europäische Sektion der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteosynthese (AO spine Europe)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wirbelsäulenchirurgie