A referral centre for southern Sweden, our department of neurosurgery at Skånes University Hospital treats patients with brain and spinal cord injuries and diseases. The department has expertise within all major neurosurgical procedures, including vascular, endoscopic, paediatric, epilepsy, skull base, and cervical spine surgeries as well as endovascular interventions and deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Approximately 2,000 operations are performed annually in four fully-equipped operating theatres with neuronavigation.
The high research activity in the department covers neuro-oncology, vascular neurosurgery, neurotrauma, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, Parkinson and DBS. The department has 19 doctors, including 10 specialists, 5 associate professors and 1 professor.
According to Swedish McKinsey report 2013, the department was the most cost effective neurosurgical department due to high surgical turnover, short length of stay etc.