Dr. med. Philipp Tanner


Dr. med. Philipp Tanner is a specialist in Neurosurgery at ISAR hospital. Since 2013 he is appointed as medical director of the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Tanner established the section “Spinal neurosurgery” at Stuttgart hospital. Dr. Tanner is a Member of the Professional Association of German neurosurgeons (BDNC), the Bavarian Association of neurosurgeons and international society AO Spine.

Spinal neurosurgery

Herniated discs

Decompressions of spinal stenosis


Nucleotomy of herniated discs and spinal disc prosthetics

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplastien

Decompression with spinal stenosis

Spinal fusion (spondylodesis)

Microsurgical treatment of spinal tumors and nerve compression syndrome

Since 2013 Medical Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at ISAR Hospital.

Since 2011 Specialist in Neurosurgery at ISAR hospital

2008 – 2011 Head of the section “Spinal neurosurgery“ at Stuttgart hospital

From 2008 Senior physician at University Hospital Stuttgart

2000-2002 Mapping the brain surface in a computer-aided surgical
techniques to specialized companies (BrainLAB)

from 1998 Specialist training at Trauma Clinic Murnau and at University hospital of Munich

1998 MD and PhD at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Füllbier L1, Tanner P, Henkes H, Hopf NJ. 2010. Omovertebral bone associated with sprengel deformity and klippel-feil syndrome leading to cervical myelopathy. J Neurosurgery Spine. :13(2):224-8.

Tanner P. 2010. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Minimal Invasive Neurosurgery. 53(3):93-4.

Schichor C1, Witte J, Schöller K, Tanner P, Uhl E, Goldbrunner R, Tonn JC. 2008. Magnetically guided neuronavigation of flexible instruments in shunt placement, transsphenoidal procedures, and craniotomies. Neurosurgery. Jul;63(1 Suppl 1):ONS121-7.

Tanner P, Holtmannspötter M, Tonn JC, Goldbrunner R. 2007. Effects of drug efflux on convection-enhanced paclitaxel delivery to malignant gliomas: technical note. Neurosurgery. Oct;61(4):E880-2; discussion E882.

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