For more than 15 years Dr. Matschke performs several fields of spine surgery diseases such as minimal invasive techniques for degenerative diseases, for example disc surgeries, spinal canal stenosises or degenerative instabilities of the spine (spondylisthesis).
Furthermore he performs operative procedures in specific affections like instrumented fusions in tumor diseases as well instrumented fusion in deformities. Dr. Matschke also is an expert for traumatic and osteoporotic fractures and has extensive knowledge in the field of the cervical spine surgery.
Dr. Matschke, born in 1962 in Erfurt (Germany), received his medical degree from the University of Leipzig in 1989. In 1996 he completed his specialist training as a general surgeon at the Theresienkrankenhaus in Mannheim (Germany). Afterwards he started his additional specialist training as an orthopedic and trauma surgeon at BG Klinik Ludwigshafen University Heidelberg (Germany) which he completed in 1998. Dr. Matschke served from 2003 until 2006 as a senior consultant at BG Klinik Ludwigshafen. During this time he has set up an own section for spine surgery of which he is head since 2006.
Dr. Matschke is a member of the German Society of General Surgery. In 2006 he joined the AO- Trauma Association, in which he participated as an alumni from 2003 until 2006. Since 2006 he is a member of the AO- Spine Association. 2010 he joined the DWG German Society of Spine Surgery.
Parallel to his leading position at the spine center, Dr. Matschke received an additional masters degree of the German Society of Spine Surgery, which is the largest expert association for spine surgery in Europe in 2015. He is always interested in using the latest technologies for all surgeries done in his section.
For example the use of intraoperative navigation as well 3D fluoroscopy (acadis orbic ®) for percutaneous instrumentations or the use of surgical microscope for minimal invasive surgeries. Until today Dr. Matschke has performed over 3.600 spine surgeries and has authored over 25 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.