Prof. Dr. med. Michael Akbar
“A human
stands or falls
with the spine.”
Clinic for
Spinal Diseases
and Therapies

Your orthopaedic practice in Berlin Mitte:
find us in the Friedrichstraße.

There are few ailments that set so many puzzles as back pain and only a few diseases can have such a serious effect on our lives as those of the spine.

A high degree of specialisation makes the decisive difference to the successful treatment of diseases of the spine. In particular, I have acquired the necessary expertise as head of the Centre for Spinal Surgery at the largest German orthopaedic department in Heidelberg.

Based on these and further qualifications, I can as an orthopaedic specialist offer conservative and operative therapies for spinal diseases to patients at two locations in Germany, both to adults and children. I use effective therapies and highly professional care to treat people at the MEOCLINIC in Berlin Mitte and at EXPERTS FIRST in Heidelberg.

One Of Two Experts:
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Akbar &
EXPERTS FIRST.

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As the founder and treatment provider, I work with EXPERTS FIRST, the exclusive private practice for orthopaedics, to make my professional expertise available to patients in very special surroundings.

As modern visionaries and experienced medical professionals, we at EXPERTS FIRST are satisfied only with outstanding results and represent perfection even in the tiniest detail.

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The MEOCLINIC – an interdisciplinary private practice and private clinic in the heart of Berlin.

In our CLINIC, privately insured and self-paying patients from all health insurance bodies will receive all-round interdisciplinary care in numerous medical areas, such as orthopaedics and joint surgery, ENT therapy, dermatology, neurology and much more. As the surgical and medical director of the MEOCLINIC, I am responsible for the medical and organisational supervision of the surgery department and am the contact partner for all questions regarding pre-operative and operative procedures.

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Treatment quality
with no compromises.
What makes the
clinic concept special.

The Klinik für Wirbelsäulenerkrankungen und -therapien unites the high degree of medical quality and specialised knowledge of a university clinic with the benefits of a private clinic. A special combination that offers valuable advantages from which you can benefit.

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Awards and memberships.

  • Member of the advisory board of the Bundesverband Skoliose-Selbsthilfe e. V. (German Federal Self-Help Association for Scoliosis)
  • DSQ Research Promotion Prize 2017 from the German paraplegic foundation Deutsche Stiftung Querschnittlähmung
  • Master certificate from the Deutschen Wirbelsäulengesellschaft (DWG, German Spinal Association)
  • 3. Poster prize on the occasion of the 10th Deutsches Wirbelsäulenkongress (German Spinal Conference)
  • Vernon L. Nickel Award from the American Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association (ORA)
  • Publication prize 2005 of the Stiftung Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg

For an effective therapy.
What distinguishes me.

Holistic approach

I view the human being as a whole, with the complex, often background mechanisms of the body - posture, musculature, bones, joints and psyche. Because just focusing on symptoms means that treatments are for the most part not successful.

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Wide spectrum of treatments

With experience and expertise, I treat and operate across the entire spectrum of the spine - with adults and also with children. And I always aim for the optimum individual solution.

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High degree of specialisation

Effective treatment of spinal diseases requires professional skill, well-founded knowledge and precise techniques – which is why my main focus is in the area of deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis and in degenerative spine conditions such as for example herniated discs and arthritis.

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A holistic view
of our services.

Deformities of the spine

Deformities of the spine

Changes to the form of the spine can exist from birth onwards, develop during growth or only appear in adulthood.

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Degenerative spine conditions

Degenerative spine conditions

Wear and tear, poor posture and too much stress can cause diseases of the spine not just in older people, but also at a young age.

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Deformities in children and young people

Deformities in children and young people

A lack of movement will have even children and young people complaining of back and lumbar pain. But congenital or growth-related deformities, together with changes in shape for unknown reasons, can also be underlying causes.

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Open and honest.
Patients have their say here.

Female patient, aged 32

“It began with pain in the upper arm, back and neck area. Lots of people who work on computers are familiar with that. But it didn't stop even after months of physiotherapy. Then I got the diagnosis: Tumour in the cervical vertebra area. At my age: I am only 32.”

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Female patient, aged 80

“I am over 80 years old and had serious problems with scoliosis. I thought I could get a grip on it with plenty of exercises, massage and yoga, as I had always been very sporty. Unfortunately without success. In the end, I even suffered breathing difficulties and serious pain in the upper abdomen.”

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Mother and daughter aged 11

“When Caroline was 4 years old, the paediatrician diagnosed early onset scoliosis. As she grew, the curvature became more serious and at 11 years old Caroline had a 60 degree curve of the spine in the thoracic area. Today, after the operation, the curvature is only 16 degrees. Thanks to the operation by Prof. Dr. Akbar, who was always a good listener for my daughter and for me.”

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User blog.
In the midst of life.

Lumbar spine – number one problem!

Lumbar spine – number one problem!

Which zone of the spine do you think is the one most operated on? Quite right: at 70 per cent, the lower back ranks at number one.

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Spinal operations - are we too quick to use the scalpel today?

Spinal operations - are we too quick to use the scalpel today?

The number of operations on the spine has grown drastically over the last few years – and the tendency is still upwards.

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Back pain – A widespread modern disease!

Back pain – A widespread modern disease!

In front of the computer, on the couch and in the car! We sit and sit. Far too much and for far too long. The result is back pain that keeps recurring or becomes chronic.

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Get a second opinion – Yes? No? Maybe?

Get a second opinion – Yes? No? Maybe?

“Absolutely” is the right answer. Because a recommendation for an operation on the spine is not always justified - or even necessary.

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