Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Neurosurgical Anesthesia

Acute adult neurosurgical anesthesia is provided at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) treating over 1800 neurosurgical inpatients per year, including nearly 400 craniotomies annually. Comprehensive services are provided for all neurosurgical illnesses, including brain and spinal cord tumors, hemorrhages, traumatic injuries and degenerative conditions of the central nervous syndrome, offering excellent clinical exposure for the Neuroanesthesia fellow.

VGH is the provincial referral centre for surgery for epilepsy, interventional treatment of strokes, surgical management of complex brain and spinal disorders, skull base surgery, brachial plexus reconstruction and functional neurosurgery for the relief of pain, spasticity and movement disorders such as Parkinsonism. Expertise is provided in major peripheral nerve reconstruction and multi-system trauma.