Department of Neurosurgery, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital
The department provides not only surgical treatment of spinal cord and brain tumours, surgical therapy of hydrocephalus, therapy of developmental and acquired anomaly and children neurotraumatology, but it specialises also in surgical treatment of epilepsy. In cooperation with the Department of children neurology it also uses the latest diagnostic and navigation method, such as electrocorticography, resection navigated by MRI or method awake craniotomy. In epilepsy therapy introduces implantation of vagal stimulators and deals also with the therapy of patients with spasticity.
The department focuses on all neurotraumatology, spinal cord and brain tumours, biopsy, diseases of afferent cerebral arteries, vascular disease of brain and spinal cord, inflammatory disease of brain and spinal cord, developmental and acquired anomaly, hydrocephalus (especially the issues of normotensive hydrocephalus), surgery of peripheral nerves (injuries, reconstruction, nerve compression syndrome, tumours), all degenerative spine diseases (with stress placed on mini invasive approaches to simple surgeries of prolapsed to dynamic stabilisation and Albee´s operation).
14th July 1978 – First 25 hospital beds at the Department of Neurosurgery of Doc. V. Beneš were opened.
1st September 2002 – Neurosurgery and Spondylsurgery Department UH Motol for adult patients was founded.
14th May 2004 – Neurosurgery and Spondylsurgery Department UH Motol for adult patients was shut and the Department of Neurosurgery of the adults was founded.
1st February 2006 – Uniting children and adult sections under the name the Department of Neurosurgery, Doc. MUDr Michal Tichý CSc. was appointed the senior consultant.