What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is concerned with the surgical treatment of conditions affecting the nervous system. We repair structures affected by congenital and traumatic causes by undertaking state-of-the-art surgery for brain aneurysms or skin and bone defects caused by head trauma. Neurosurgeons are experts at removing accumulated tissues and evacuating haemorrhages or cerebral abscesses.

Neurosurgery deals with recovering the structure and functionality of the affected area with specific treatments for each case and patient.

Which patients is it for?

The neurosurgery team offers support to patients suffering from nervous system disorders requiring surgical treatment such as congenital anomalies, tumours, vascular disorders, infections, trauma, hydrocephalus, drug-resistant epilepsy, disc hernias and other conditions of the spine.

Main conditions and diseases

We offer comprehensive assessments for any type of disease of the spine, from frequent to rare or complex.

  • Disc hernias
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Disk ​diseases
  • Vertebral ​spondylosis​
  • ​Vertebral corpectomy
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal cord tumours: Intramedullary tumours/extramedullary tumours
  • Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty
  • ​Minimally invasive spine surgery with minimal recovery time and postoperative pain

We are at the forefront of treating neurosurgical diseases as our neurosurgeons use the latest innovations and techniques in neurosurgery.

  • Brain tumours
  • ​Pituitary tumours​
  • Cranioencephalic injuries​
  • Chronic subdural haematoma
  • Adult chronic​ hydrocephalus
  • Neurosurgical vascular​ conditions
  • Neurosurgical infectious conditions
  • Arteriovenous malformations Cavernomas Fistulas
  • Brain ​aneurysms
  • Extra intra-cranial​ bypass in complex cerebral aneurysms
  • Some of the diseases treated are congenital, degenerative, infectious, traumatic, tumour and vascular diseases​

Main diagnostic resources and technology

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electroneurography (ENG)​
  • BEAM or brain electrical activity mapping
  • High-resolution magnetic​ resonance imaging
  • ​CT or computed tomography scan
  • PET and SPECT

Main treatments

  • Cerebrospinal fluid circulation​ ​disorders​
  • Infusion ​pumps
  • Epilepsy surgery​
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Paediatric ​neurosurgery
  • Spine conditions
  • Brain tumours
  • Pituitary tumours​

Areas of specialisation

  • ​Spine surgery
  • Skull base​ neurosurgery
  • Paediatric ​neurosurgery
  • Oncological ​neurosurgery
  • Functional ​neurosurgery and stereotaxis​
  • Vascular ​neurosurgery
  • Neurological endovascular​ therapy

Why come to our clinic?

We provide personalised care and a multidisciplinary approach. Through our state-of-the-art technology, we have improved our ability to care for our patients and address complex and challenging conditions in a satisfactory manner.

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