Dr. Ritter Lang

When looking for a Disc Replacement Surgeon you want experience with abdominal approach to the spine and with the latest disc replacement technology.

Dr. Ritter-Lang has the experience and the skills required for complex disc replacement and other advanced spine surgery.

Disc Replacement Specialist


Dr. Karsten Ritter-Lang – Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ritter-Lang Disc Replacement Surgeon

Head of the Spinal Surgery Department at 3 hospitals.

Private practice in collaboration with Prof. Schellnack.

Following his medical studies at The Humboldt University in Berlin, Dr. Ritter-Lang worked for the inventors of the first Artificial Disc Replacement
(Katrin Buttner-Janz and Kurt Schellnack).


He has been a specialist in the field of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics, especially in the field of abdominal access surgery, for over 20 years. Dr. Ritter-Lang has performed over 6,000 surgeries, of which 5,584 were spinal column reconstructions and has done over 3,000 Disc Replacement procedures using a wide range of implants both cervical and lumbar.

Dr. Ritter-Lang is one of the most respected speakers worldwide at symposiums about orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery regarding treatment using artificial inter-vertebral discs. His participation in the ongoing development of inter-vertebral disc prosthetics technology, prototypes, and implants, provides great benefits to the patients he treats. Patients come from all over the world to avail of the services of Dr. Ritter-Lang and his highly qualified team. Dr. Ritter-Lang is among an elite group of the most experienced Disc Replacement surgeons in the world, and has dedicated his career to the sub-specialty of Disc Replacement.