Head of the Department
dr hab. n. med. Jerzy Słowiński
Małgorzata Wawrzuta, MA
The department has 24 beds in rooms for 2 and 3 people with a voice paging system, including a 4-person intensive supervision room with the possibility of constant monitoring of basic vital parameters and the speed of blood flow in the cerebral vessels (TCD).
The department has a separate operating room with enhanced aseptic and laminar airflow. The room is equipped with a state-of-the-art operating microscope for neurosurgical procedures. The cost of equipment, which the hospital acquired thanks to the subsidy of the Silesian Voivodeship, amounts to PLN 1 million 40 thousand. The advantages of the new device are excellent image quality, largely automated operation, the ability to archive images and film operations in high definition. The microscope is used during complex neurooncological operations, i.e. in cases of brain and spinal cord tumors, as well as in vascular procedures, including supplying aneurysms and hemangiomas. The possibility of using special image filters allows for better imaging of neoplastic tissue and thus more accurate removal. A special endoscope, which is connected to the microscope, enables visual assessment of hard-to-reach places in the operating field.
We treat surgically:
• tumors of the brain and spinal cord, including providing the patient with coordinated care under the so-called oncology package. ,
• craniocerebral injuries and their consequences,
• diseases of the cervical intervertebral disc, including the possibility of placing intervertebral implants,
• diseases of the intervertebral disc of the lumbar spine,
• other degenerative diseases of the spine (narrow spinal canal syndrome, spondylosis)
• vascular defects of the central nervous system (aneurysms, hemangiomas,
• trigeminal neuralgia, including the use of a minimally invasive technique of percutaneous Gasser ganglionization
• Horton’s headache
• torticollis (Bertrand surgery, accessory nerve neurectomy)
• normotensive hydrocephalus diagnosed with an infusion test,
• reconstructive treatment of peripheral nerves and tunnel syndromes of the upper extremities.
The department’s medical team runs the Neurosurgical Outpatient Clinic, providing consultations to patients before and after surgery. Patients consulted and treated at the Outpatient Clinic can benefit from a full range of diagnostic tests, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, EEG, EMG and laboratory tests.