Dr. med.
Thomas M. Stoll

Since 1996 spinal surgeon Dr Thomas M Stoll has played a key role in establishing the spine centre of the Bethesda Hospital. He previously worked as a senior physician at the orthopaedic department, university of Basel, with the main focus on spinal surgery. He operates exclusively on the spine.

Dr. Stoll is fluent in German, English and French, with a working knowledge of Italian

1990 - 1991 Clinical Research Fellow, Paediatric Orthopaedic Department, Adelaide Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, Professor Sir Dennis C. Paterson; Research area: idiopathic scoliosis. Close clinical and scientific collaboration with scoliosis surgeon Andrew D. Sutherland, who later became Head of Department.
1991 - 1996 Staff member at the Orthopaedic Department, University of Basel, Prof. Erwin W. Morscher, Prof. Walter Dick
until 1993 Staff member, pediatric orthopaedic unit with scoliosis surgery, Prof. Fritz Hefti;
from 1996 Staff member, adult orthopaedic unit with main focus on spinal surgery and spinal trauma center, Prof. Erwin W. Morscher, Prof. Walter Dick
Since 1996 Own medical practice at Bethesda Hospital with the status of attending consultant (Spine Surgery). Cooperation with the neurosurgeon Professor Hans Reinhardt (Spine Team)
1997 Co-founder of the Spinal Centre of Bethesda Hospital
2007 - 2011 President of Medical Council, Bethesda Hospital
2012 Professor Hans Reinhardt’s practice is integrated in Dr Stoll’s practice. Professor Hans Landolt, long-standing Head of Neurosurgical Department Kantonsspital Aarau, joins Dr Stoll’s practice. Continuation of Spine Team in collaboration with Professor Landolt
1975–1982 Medical School, University of Basel, State examination
1984 Conferment of doctorate (M.D.) Title of thesis: motor diseases of the extrapyramidal system)
1982–1983 Department of Anaesthesia, University of Basel, under Professor Myron B. Laver
1983–1986 General surgery / traumatology (Basel: Professor Alfred L. Meier; Aarau: Professor Peter Aeberhard; University of Basel: Professor Felix Harder)
1987–1990 Orthopaedic Department, University of Basel (Professor Erwin W. Morscher)
1990–1991 Clinical and research fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Adelaide/Australia. Professor Sir Dennis Paterson
1991 Promotion to FMH specialist in orthopaedic surgery

Stoll TM, Willis RB, Paterson D.
Treatment of the Missed Monteggia Fracture in the Child.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 1992; 74-B: 436-440

Morscher EW, Moulin P, Stoll TM
Neue Aspekte bei der vorderen Plattenosteosynthese der Halswirbelsäulenverletzung.
Der Chirurg 1992; 63:11

Von Laer LR, Stoll TM
„Spontane“ oder orthopädische Korrekturen nach Frakturen im Wachstumsalter
Basler Beiträge zur Chirurgie 1992; 5: 51-59

Willis RB, Blokker C, Stoll TM, Paterson DC, Galpin RD
Long-Term Follow-Up of Anterior Tibial Eminence Fractures
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 13, 3, 361-364, 1993

Stoll TM, Von Laer LR
Traumatologie des kindlichen Fusses
Jahrbuch der Orthopädie 1993 (Hrsg. Venbrocks R, Salis-Soglio G)

Stoll TM, Morscher EW
Die cervikale interkorporelle Spondylodese mit der Titan-Verriegelungsplatte
Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie, 7. Jg., 2, 75-87, 1995

Stoll TM, Morscher EW
Stellungsnahme zu Kommentar M. Blauth und H. Tscherne:
Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie, 7. Jg., 2, 90-92, 1995

Stoll TM, Morscher EW
Anterior Interbody Fusion Using the Cervical Spine Locking Plate
Orthopaedics and Traumatology 7, 71-83, 1995

Morscher EW, Stoll TM, Moulin P
Ostéosynthèses antérieures
In: Le Rachis, Hrsg. Roy-Camille R, Antonietti P, Gilardeau C, 395-398, 1995

Hefti F, Stoll TM
Heilung von Sehnen und Ligamenten
Der Orthopäde, 1995

Stoll TM, Morscher EW
Die cervikale interkorporelle Spondylodese mit der Titan-Verriegelungsplatte
In: Operationen an der Wirbelsäule, Hrsg. Blauth M, Dick W, 75-92, 1996

Dubois GG, De Germay B, Prere J, Schwarzenbach O, Stoll TM
Dynamic Neutralisation: Treatment of Mobile Vertebral Instability
In: Spinal Restabilization Procedures; Hrsg. Kaech DL, Jinkins JR; Elsevier, 345-354, 2002

Stoll TM, Dubois G, Schwarzenbach O
The Dynamic Neutralization System for the Spine: A Multi-Center Study of a Novel Non-Fusion System
European Spine Journal, 11 (Suppl. 2), 170-178, 2002

Stoll TM, Dubois G, Schwarzenbach O
Dynamic Neutralization System for the Spine in Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease, 227-238, 2004

Schwarzenbach O, Stoll TM, Dubois G.
Dynesys: The Dynamic Neutralization System for the Spine
In: Emerging Spine Surgery Technologies, Evidence and Framework for Evaluation New Technology, St. Louis, Missouri, Chapter 4, 485-500, 2006

Stoll TM
Spine Team, Bethesda Spital Basel
Der Rücken im Zentrum
Gesundheit Sprechstunde Spezial; 28-29, 20. Oktober 2006

Stoll TM
Der enge Wirbelkanal. Was hilft bei Spinalkanalstenose?
Gesundheit Sprechstunde Spezial; 34-35, 20. Oktober 2006

Stoll TM
Concepts of Lumbar Instability and Mechanical Stabilization
Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine With Dynesys
In: Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine; Hrsg. Dubois GG, Stoll TM, Schwarzenbach O; Sauramps Medical, 2006, p 35-39, 2006

Spine Team, Bethesda Spital Basel
Besuch beim Spine Team des Bethesda Spitals Basel.
Gemeinsam gegen die Spinalkanalstenose
Gesundheit Sprechstunde Spezial; 46-48, 2. November 2007

Stoll TM
Dynamische posteriore Systeme und interspinöse Spacer
Leading Opinions, Orthopädie, 1/2009, Jahrgang 4, 18-20, 2009

Stoll TM: Concepts of Lumbar Instability and Mechanical Stabilization
In: Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine, 20 Years Clinical History; Hrsg. Dubois GG, Stoll TM, Schwarzenbach O; Sauramps Medical, 2014

Stoll TM: Dynamic Stabilization for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with Instability, Results 4.5 Years Follow-Up, 107 cases
In: Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine, 20 years clinical history; Hrsg. Dubois GG, Stoll TM, Schwarzenbach O; Sauramps Medical, 2014

Vorträge & Lehrtätigkeit (Auswahl)

Decompensation Following Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery; Performing and presenting a study on coronal decompensation after operations for idiopathic scoliosis; Presentation: Australian Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Adelaide, South Australia, 1990

Los Angeles, Santa Monica, 2 February 2003
Introduction of a study group of US surgeons to the technology of dynamic stabilisation with a lecture and a briefing on the operation technology

Lectures about dynamic stabilisation processes
Guangzhou 17–18 May 2012:
Guangdong Province People’s Hospital
3rd Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University
Southern Medical University, The Southern Hospital
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hospital
Shanghai 18–19 May 2012:
China National Spine Non-Fusion Meeting (National Spine Congress)
Chengdu 20 May 2012
Non-Fusion Meeting

Lecture and teaching surgery (instruction operations), Lumbale Instabilität und Dynamische Stabilisation; Novosibirsk Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics; Nowosibirsk 2001

Teaching surgery (instruction operation) on the operational technology of the dynamic stabilisation instrumentarium Dynesys, University Clinic Charité Berlin,
Lecture on dynamic stabilisation, University Clinic Charité, Berlin 1999

South Korea
Chair: Session on Surgical Treatment of Spine Fracture  
Lecture: Anterior Spinal Fusion with the Cervical Spine Locking Plate System; T. M. Stoll, E. Morscher, P. Moulin; Societé Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie; 19th World Congress, Seoul, 28 August –3 September 1993 

Congress Lecture: The Problem of the Thoracolumbar Junction following a Polysegmental Lumbar Fusion; T. M. Stoll, W. Dick; European Spine Society, 5th Annual Meeting, Madrid, 8–10 September 1994

Possibilities for the surgical treatment of Spondylolisthesis
III. Orthopädischer und Unfallchirurgischer Tag, Universitätsklinik Martin, 23 February 1995

Poster presentation: Mobile Stabilization of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis; T. M. Stoll, G. Dubois, O. Schwarzenbach; Spine Society of Europe, 3rd Annual Meeting, Göteborg 4–8 September 2001

Spine Week, Amsterdam: Fusion vs Non-Fusion: The Debate
Amsterdam, 31 May 2012

Università degli Studi di Ancona: Lo Stato dell’Arte nell’Arte della Chirurgia Vertebrale; Chairman and Presentation: Spinal Instability and Dynamic Stabilisation; Gallipoli, 28–29 June 2002
International Symposium: Non Fusion Techniques in Spinal Surgery; Presentation: Multicentre Study: Long Term Follow-up with Posterior Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine; Milan, 11 September 2004

International Consultants Meeting, Centerpulse Company, 2–6 August 2001

Bangkok, Chula University. Subject of the lecture (didactic session): Dynamic stabilisation process 14 May 2012
Briefing on the operation process (hands-on session) 15 May 2012

International Congresses:
4th International Disc Cage and Prosthesis Meeting with the Swiss Society of Spinal Surgery: Presentation: Dynesys: Indications for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis; Pontresina, 23–24 March 2001
Synos Foundation for the Advancement of Orthopaedic Surgery; Workshop – Motion Preserving Instrumentation of the Lumbar Spine; Workshop Instruction Faculty; Schulthess Klinik, Zurich, 22 August 2003
International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery – ISMISS / SICOT: Presentation on Lumbar Instability and Non-Fusion Stabilisation, Zurich, 29–30 January 2004
2nd Trans Atlantic Spine Congress „Innovations in Spine Surgery“, Six Live Interactive Spine Surgeries via Satellite, Faculty and Moderation; Dallas, USA and Basel, Switzerland, 12–13 November 2004
AOSPINE International, MEMMEDIA Foundation: Excellence in Spine, 6th Bernese Live Spine Surgery Symposium: Degenerative Spinal Disease; Invited Faculty; Presentation: Dynamic Fixation in Degenerative Scoliosis; Moderation: Case Discussion; Bern, 10–11 February 2006
OrthoDays KSL: Concept of Dynamic Stabilization, A Review and Outlook on Non-Fusion, Marriott Basel, 13 February 2015

  • NASS North American Spine Society
  • Eurospine European Spine Society
  • DWG German Spine Society
  • SGS Swiss Spine Society
  • Swissorthopaedics Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • FMH Swiss Medical Association
  • MedGes Medical association of Basel
  • FMCH Foederatio Medicorum Chirurgicorum Helvetica
  • SBV Attending consultants Switzerland
  • BbB Attending consultants Basel
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