Department of Neurosurgery is the National Center of Neurosurgery. The activities of the Neurosurgery department encompass practical and scientific medicine, education of students and residents, continuing professional training of medical specialist.
Currently Department of Neurosurgery consists of four units:
Spine and peripheral nerves surgery Unit
Pediatric neurosurgery Unit
Brain Surgery Unit with 4 subunits: Neurooncology, Vascular surgery, Functional neurosurgery and Skull base surgery.
Neurosurgery department provides the highest quality service for patients from all regions of Lithuania and abroad. Patients who choose our Department benefit from our experience and the most advanced medical care available. Our neurosurgeons are leaders in highly specialised areas as neurooncology, cerebrovascular disorders (aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations), brain and spinal cord tumors, microvascular compression disorders (trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm), cerebral revascularization , skull base tumors (acoustic neuromas, meningiomas), peripheral nerve surgery and degenerative disorders of the spine, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery. Our pediatric neurosurgery division, which is the only one in Lithuania, offers a range of pediatric care for trauma-related injuries, as well as treatments for complex tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), hydrocephalus etc.
Neurosurgery department is well equipped with modern surgical technology and devices: intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transportable head CT scan, neuro-navigation systems, neuro-endoscopy, water jet, neuro-echoskopy and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring systems. Neurosurgeons perform deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat Parkinson's disease and others movement disorders. Neurosurgeons collaborate with ENT, plastic surgeons, cardiosurgeons, ophthalmologists, maxillofacial surgeons while operating some complicated cases. Part of patients with vascular diseases are treated together with interventional radiologists by endovascular coiling and other endovascular procedures.
Neurosurgery department contains 131 beds. Health care is delivered according to European standards, evidence-based medicine is provided by highly qualified medical staff. Application of new investigation technologies optimizes patient treatment, allows the performance of most complex surgeries. More than 3500 surgeries annually are performed in the Neurosurgery department.