Millesi Center
Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidhammer

OA. Dr. Savas Tsolakidis, FEBOPRAS

Dr. Claudia Schmidhammer

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The MILLESI Center for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Surgery (& Rehabilitation) is based on 40 years worth of experience in care, research, and education in the very advanced treatment of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries by Prof. Hanno Millesi.

Obituary Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hanno Millesi

Comprehensive Treatment Concept

We aim to provide the highest quality of patient treatment for injuries to the peripheral nerves and of the hand. The patient is at the centre of a comprehensive treatment concept, including surgical procedures to the peripheral nerve, improving reconstructive operations and specialised rehabilitation.

After their injury, each patient shows an individual injury pattern, and is thus unique, requiring treatment adapted to the individual person.

Surgery of
peripheral nerves

Lesions to the peripheral nerves may cause loss of motor, and/or sensory function. In addition, neuropathic pain may develop. Microsurgical procedures enable restoration of sensation and motor function.

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Brachial plexus palsy in Children and Adults

The brachial plexus is a network of peripheral nerves connection the brain and the spinal cord to the arm and the hand. After injury of the brachial plexus microsurgical procedures may be an important key for the comprehensive treatment.

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Restorative and Reconstructive Surgery

For patients suffering from the consequences of severe injuries to the extremities or lesions of peripheral nerves, reconstructive operations improve the functional result.

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Hand
Surgery

Due to the complexity of hand function a special training in hand surgery is mandatory in order to guarantee the highest standard of treatment.

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Best care
by a team of specialized doctors

The MILLESI Center is part of the network of centers of medical expertise in the Wiener Privatklinik (Vienna Private Clinic). The micro-reconstruction and restorative surgery team headed by Prof. Dr. Hanno Millesi and Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidhammer cooperates in a network of specialists (physiotherapy, neurology, electrophysiology, radiology, and conservative pain specialists) dedicated to the field of peripheral nerves lesion and their functional consequences.

The two surgery specialists perform more than 250 complex microsurgical and reconstructive/restorative operations a year.

The goal of the Millesi Center for Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Surgery is to provide comprehensive treatment to maximize a patient’s functional useful recovery. This is accomplished by experienced peripheral nerve surgeons performing micro-surgery, reconstructive surgery, and restorative surgery.

Research & Teaching

The logo of the Millesi Centre contains 3 curved beams, representing die 3 nerve transplants and 3 principles of the centre:

  1. The patient first!
  2. Research is the basis of and key to progress and improves patient treatment!
  3. Teaching for the proliferation of knowledge is important!
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