The main neurosurgical services
The Department og Neurosurgery is organised in specialist teams covering a variety of neurosurgical services.
Cooperating closely with the neurological departments, the department offers the following services:
- Epilepsy surgery (the only centre in Denmark)
- Deep Brain stimulation for movement disorders (one of two centres in Denmark)
- Implantation and baclofen pumps for spasticity
- Implantation of spinal cord stimulators for pain
This service covers diagnostic work-up and surgical treatment of patients with hydrocephalus (disturbance of the fluid circulation in and around the brain).
Neurotraumatology and neurointensive care
This service has been integrated with the Level 1 Trauma Centre at Rigshospitalet, the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology, and the Department of Neurology.
Pediatric neurosurgery is undertaken by a team of neurosurgical specialists in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics at Rigshospitalet. All types of pediatric neurosurgical conditions are treated. For some conditions, the department receives patients from all of Denmark.
Peripheral nerve surgery
This service covers surgery in relation to peripheral nerves, for example nerve compression syndromes, such as carpel tunnel syndrome, and peripheral nerve tumours.
This service works closely with the Department of Endocrinology, covering treatment of all pituitary lesions.
Skull base surgery
This service covers complex lesions in the central areas of the skull base, primarily tumours and vascular lesions. For a number of conditions, such as vestibula schwannomas and craniophyngeomas, the department provides a national service.
This service is based on close collaboration within a number of other important disciplines such as neuroradiology, oncology, neuropathology, neurology, neurophysiology and neuropsychology.
This collaboration offers a complete neuroonchology service covering diagnostic work-up, surgical treatment, neurological support, radiation, and chemotherapy.
The neurosurgical service covers, for example, neuronavigation-assisted open surgery, stereotactic biopsies, endoscopic procedures, stereotactic radiosurgery, mapping and awake craionotomies.
Trigeminal Neuralgai & hemifacial spasms
This service cover both microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemfacial spasms, as well as, percutaneous treatments of trigeminal neuralgia.
This service works in close team collaboration with the Department of Neuroradiology, covering all areas of vascular neurosurgery. The most common diagnoses are cerebral hemorrhages, cerebral aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations (AVM)