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Neurosurgery

We use high-precision surgical techniques to treat disorders affecting the brain and nervous system.

At the Neurosurgery Department of the SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital we operate on children, ranging from premature babies to young adults up to 21 years of age, suffering from disorders affecting the brain and the nervous system.

Our care work is carried out in general areas: pathology, trauma, tumours, hydrocephaly, malformations, vascular etc., as well as in specific areas, in partnership with multidisciplinary teams, in spina bifida, craniofacial surgery and spine surgery (scoliosis), among others.

The Neurosurgery Department also has specialised programmes, such as: epilepsy surgery, minimally invasive craniofacial surgery, neuroendoscopy, complex tumour resection (by means of neuronavigation or robots), surgical treatment of spasticity, orthotic treatment of plagiocephaly, surgical treatment of craniocervical disorders, etc.

These surgeries and treatments are developed in the context of the functional neurosurgery program, in which our children's program together with the adult program (together with Hospital Clínic) is the only complete program in Spain.

Specialtisations

Brain and spinal cord tumours

We treat cancer patients with tumors of the nervous system (the second most common type in childhood) using surgical techniques that seek the best possible result.

It is not covered by public health

Neuroendoscopy

We have pioneered the use of cerebral and spinal endoscopy to treat certain tumours, hydrocephaly, etc. And endonasal endoscopy for tumours of the skull base and pituitary gland.

It is not covered by public health

Epilepsy

The only centre in Spain accredited by the Government as a reference centre for infant epilepsy surgery. We work with the Hospital Clínic to provide follow-up for adult patients.

Malformations

We treat all types of neurological malformations. We have extensive experience in craniofacial surgery and craniosynostosis, the premature closure of the skull.

It is not covered by public health

Neonatal cranial surgery

We operate on newborn and premature infants using techniques that are fully suited to newborn physiology. We use endoscopic surgery.

It is not covered by public health

Other specialties
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Spina bifida
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Minimally invasive craniofacial surgery
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Neuronavigation
  • Surgical treatment of spasticity
  • Orthotic treatment of plagiocephaly
  • Surgical treatment of craniocervical anomalies
  • Spinal malformations
  • Plagiocephaly
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