Neurosurgery in Uppsala

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Uppsala University Hospital was founded in 1963. Today the department comprises one neurointensive care unit (12 beds), one intermediate care unit (12 beds), one neurosurgical ward (36 beds) and one operation ward (5 operating rooms). The department is committed to provide neurosurgical care for 1.9 milj inhabitants from a region with local hospitals located within a distance of around 300 km. The full range of modern neurosurgical techniques is offered.

The major neurosurgical fields are:

1) trauma, neurovascular disorders and neurointensive care.
2) skull base surgery and brain tumours.
3) spinal disorders.
4) functional and stereotactic neurosurgery.
5) pediatric neurosurgery.

A multidiseplinary approach is applied including for example collaboration with interventional neuroradiologists, ENT surgeons, reconstructive plastic surgeons and neurophysiologists. A positron emission tomography centre is located in close relation to the department. Proton stereotactic radiosurgery is provided in collaboration with The Svedberg Laboratory. Ambulance helicopter and jet service is offered by the hospital.


Neurointensive Care, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)

Translational Neurosurgery

Brain Tumours

Spinal Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Functional Neurosurgery


Section chief:

Prof Per Enblad


Centre of Excellence Neurotrauma

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