Dr. Bernd Illerhaus

Fields of expertise

  • / Neurosurgery and neurosurgical intensive care medicine
  • / Spine Surgery
  • / Manual medicine and chiropractic


Dr. Bernd Illerhaus is a specialist in neurosurgery, spinal surgery, manual medicine/chirotherapy and an expert in conservative and minimally invasive endoscopic as well as surgical treatment of degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases.

In addition to conservative therapy, his special focus of interest and activity is motion-preserving surgical therapy of the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery. Dr. Illerhaus is proficient in all surgical techniques via all available access routes. All surgical procedures (with the exception of pediatric scoliosis) are performed by him.

Dr. Illerhaus performs about 300-400 spinal interventions of varying degrees of difficulty each year. Special emphasis is placed on endoscopic spinal surgery, which is performed in very large numbers, as well as motion-preserving surgery (intervertebral disc prostheses) and minimally invasive stabilizing surgical procedures.

He treats patients from all over Germany as well as a large number of patients from all over the world, especially from the USA and Canada.

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Dr. Illerhaus is an international reference surgeon, consultant and co-developer of various implants and instruments for international medical device manufacturers.

He is a reference surgeon for various companies, therefore regular hospitations of out-of-town physicians are led by him.

He regularly conducts hand-on surgery courses and workshops. He is also a regular speaker on various surgical techniques at national and international symposia and congresses.

Before moving to ONZ in 2010, Dr. Illerhaus was a senior physician and deputy clinic director at the interdisciplinary spine center of the Dortmund Municipal Clinics.

From mid-2007 to 2010, Dr. Illerhaus was a senior physician at the neurosurgical clinic of the Dortmund Municipal Clinics.

His neurosurgical training took place at the Neurosurgical University Hospital Bochum Langendreer. After passing his specialist examination at the end of 2005, he worked here as a specialist in neurosurgery until 2007. He was awarded his doctorate in mid-2001.

Dr. Illerhaus studied medicine at the Ruhr University in Bochum from 1993 to 1999. He received his license to practice medicine in October 1999.

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