Neurosurgery

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), we are a Trauma Centre equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering traumatic brain injury, and our Stroke Unit was the first in Hong Kong to provide a comprehensive 24/7 service in collaboration with Neurologists and Radiologists. Neurosurgery Together, with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, we are driving forward the cutting-edge neuroscience research and clinical trials to clinical implementation for our patients.

Our Services

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.

Our Subspecialties

Six subspecialities
Brain Tumour and Skull Base Surgery
  • Awake craniotomy with Brain Mapping
  • Brain Tumour Genetic Study for Tailored Treatment
  • Skull Base Tumour
  • Acoustic Neuroma
Functional and Epilepsy Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorder
  • Radiosurgery
  • Spasticity and Pain Disorder
  • Epilepsy Program for Drug-Refractory Epilepsy
Neuro-Endoscopic Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumour Excision
  • Endoscopic-assisted Excision of Brain Tumour
Neurovascular Service
  • 24/7 Stroke Service
  • Endovascular treatment for Aneurysm and AVM
  • Cerebral Bypass Surgery e.g. Moyamoya
Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Brain Tumour
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Congenital Spine Disorder
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Craniosynostosis
Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Tumour
  • Degenerative Spinal Disorder

Related Link:
HKU - Division of Neurosurgery
(http://www.surgery.hku.hk/en/Clinical-Services/Neurosurgery)