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Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Neurosurgery examines and treats children and adults with malformations, diseases and injuries in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, meninges, arteries and veins. Close to 5000 surgeries are performed annually.

The department has five professorships and has - in addition to education - comprehensive research projects within the fields of neurotrauma, hydrocephalus, vascular neurosurgery, brain tumors, degenerative spine surgery and pediatric neurosurgery.

Within the department there are 9 sections:

  • Neurotrauma: regional responsibility for head and neck injuries
  • Spinal neurosurgery: local and regional responsibilities for degenerative spinal disease and spinal tumors
  • Clinical neurophysiology: regional responsibility for preoperative/intraoperative/postoperative monitoring (epilepsy surgery, tumor surgery, deep brain stimulation)
  • Vascular neurosurgery: local and regional responsibilities for intracranial and intraspinal vascular surgery. National responsibility for endovascular treatment of arteriovenous malformations
  • Pediatric neurosurgery: regional responsibility for pediatric neurosurgery, and national responsibility for craniofacial surgery (craniofacial team)
  • Tumor surgery: regional responsibility for intracranial tumor surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery: regional responsibility for deep brain stimulation in treatment of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor; baclofen pump for treatment of spasms. National responsibility for epilepsy surgery
  • Cerebrospinal fluid diseases: regional responsibility for surgical treatment of cerebrospinal fluid diseases
  • The Vilhelm Mangus research laboratory: conducts advanced translational research on stem cells and vaccine treatment of highly malignant brain tumors


Postal address Postboks 4956 Nydalen, OUS, Ullevål, 0424 Oslo Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 20 OUS Rikshospitalet 0372 Oslo

Unit codes

Cost center 13155010 Purchasing, finance, salary and more Old unit ID 534211 Vortex, FS and more