The Department of Neurosurgery is committed to provide the highest level of care to patients with neurosurgical conditions. In addition to offering a comprehensive neurosurgical service to in-patients at Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) and at a general neurosurgical clinic, we also operate other subspecialty neurosurgical clinics, including the Paediatric Neurosurgical Clinic, the Neurovascular Clinic, the Movement Disorder Clinic and the Joint Brain Tumour Clinic. A Neuro-rehabilitation Clinic takes place at the MacLehose Medical Rehabilitation Centre.
Common pathologies presented to us includes brain tumours, cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations as well as pituitary and spinal tumours. In the emergency setting, the most common pathologies encountered are traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular diseases. We are also actively taking part in the intra-arterial thrombectomy for patients with acute ischaemic stroke.
Intra-operative monitoring procedures, such as Somato-sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Motor Evoked Potential (MEP) and Electrocorticography (ECoG) are used regularly as surgical adjuncts to maximize patient safety.
We take an active role in adjuvant chemotherapeutic therapy for malignant glioma and we are actively doing researches in the treatment of malignant brain glioma (e.g., MGMT methylation status, chromosomal deletion) and in the prediction of treatment response.