Head of Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery PD Dr. med. François Porchet

PD Dr. med. François Porchet

Position and faculty

Head of Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery

Specialty

Spine surgery / spinal cord surgery / tumor surgery

Degenerative changes of the cervical and lumbar spine

Microsurgical Discectomy, Microsurgical Stenosis Decompressions

Spondylodeses / Minimally Invasive Surgery

Disc prostheses

Languages

German

French

English

Italian

Contact

Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
Phone hours
Mo–Th 08.00–17.00
Fr 08.00–16.00
Sa–Su Closed

Medical specialisation

Neurosurgery

Curriculum

since 2002

Head of Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, Schulthess Klinik

2000

Médecin adjoint Neurochirurgie, Universitätsklinik Lausanne CHUV

1993–1999

Senior Consultant Neurosurgery, Universitätsklinik Lausanne CHUV
(Prof. N. de Tribolet)

10/1992–09/1993

Resident Neurology, Universitätsklinik Lausanne CHUV

10/1992–09/1992

Consultant Neurosurgery, Universitätsklinik Lausanne CHUV

10/1989–09/1990

Resident Neurosurgery, Universitätsklinik Lausanne CHUV

08/1988–08/1989

Resident Orthopaedics, Universitätsklinik Balgrist
Activity at the Paraplegic Centre Balgrist

08/1986–07/1988

Resident Neurosurgery, Kantonsspital Aarau

1986

Resident General Surgery, Kantonsspital Chur

Education and training

2001

Habilitation as private lecturer for neurosurgery, University of Lausanne

2000

Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche, MER Faculté de Médecine Lausanne

1996

Spine Fellow, Barrow Neurological Institut, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
(Prof. Volker K.H. Sonntag)

1993

Spezialarzt FMH für Neurochirurgie

1987

Doctor of Medicine, University of Basel

1985

Swiss Federal Medical Diploma, Medical Faculty Basel

Scientific activities

Principal Investigator

Lumbar Stenosis Outcome Study LSOS

Swiss Multicenter Outcome Study,

Conjoint with: Universitätsspital  Zürich; Horton Zentrum Zürich; Universitätsspital Balgrist

2015–2020

 

Appropriateness of Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis (LDS)

Conjoint with: Departement of Social- and Preventive Medecin, University Lausanne

2013–2019

Scientific focus

Spinal Surgery: Outcome Studies

Appropriateness Criteria in Spinal Surgery

Cervical disc prostheses

Spinal surgery of intradural tumors

Scientific Reviewer

European Spine Journal

Medical Consultant

Medacta Swiss und Medtronic International

Scientific Editorial Board

Neurospine Swiss

Teaching

ETH student course

Formerly student courses University of Lausanne Neurosurgery

Former student courses University of Zurich Neurosurgery

Teaching: SYNS (Swiss young neurosurgeons)

Memberships

Swiss Society of Neurosurgery SGNCH

Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery SGS (Founding member and former president)

EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe

World Federation of Neurological Surgeon WFNS (Spine Committee Member)

Association of Senior Hospital Physicians of Switzerland VLSS

Medical Association of the Canton of Zurich AGZ

Societé vaudoise de médecine SVM

Awards and honours

Eurospine Prize

Publications

2018

Held U, Burgstaller JM, Wertli MM, Pichierri G, Winklhofer S, Brunner F, Porchet F, Farshad M and Steurer J. Prognostic function to estimate the probability of meaningful clinical improvement after surgery - Results of a prospective multicenter observational cohort study on patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. PLoS One, 2018. 13(11):e0207126.

Ulrich NH, Gravestock I, Held U, Schawkat K, Pichierri G, Wertli MM, Winklhofer S, Farshad M, Porchet F, Steurer J and Burgstaller JM. Does Preoperative Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Influence Outcome in Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? Three-Year Results of a Swiss Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study. World Neurosurg, 2018. 114:e1275-e1283.

Fekete TF, Loibl M, Jeszenszky D, Haschtmann D, Banczerowski P, Kleinstück FS, Becker HJ, Porchet F, and Mannion AF. How does patient-rated outcome change over time following the surgical treatment of degenerative disorders of the thoracolumbar spine? Eur Spine J, 2018. 27(3):700-708.

Sutter, M., Eggspuehler, A., Jeszenszky, D., Kleinstück, F., Fekete, T. F., Haschtmann, D., Porchet, F., Dvorak, J. The impact and value of uni- and multimodal intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) on neurological complications during spine surgery: a prospective study of 2728 patients. Eur Spine J, 2018.

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