The Neurosurgery Division at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Mayo Clinic, is dedicated to providing patient-focused, world-class medical care for a spectrum of neurosurgical disorders.

Our multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons are at the forefront of treating brain, spine and nervous system diseases with state-of-the-art therapeutic procedures. To assure the best surgical outcomes for all patients, they work closely with experts from a wide range of specialties, including neurology, anesthesia, and pediatrics. The division works closely with Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery departments in the United States.

Furthermore, our Neurosurgery Division provides cutting-edge clinical care with a strong emphasis on minimally invasive procedures to reduce post-operative pain, complications, and recovery time.

Why choose SSMC?

SSMC, in partnership with MAYO Clinic, has world-class experts in several neurosurgical fields that are highly trained in multiple sub-specialties, offering the highest quality of care at all stages of their treatment.

Unique cases at SSMC

The Division of Neurosurgery has a team of world-class surgeons with international expertise in using awake craniotomy to treat brain malignancies and epilepsy, with the purpose of maximizing survival and seizure reduction while preserving neurological function. The division has vast experience in treating epilepsy with vagal nerve stimulators.

Furthermore, the neurosurgical team has specific training and experience in a variety of intracranial tumors, including acoustic neurinomas and meningiomas.

As an official regional trauma center, the division has unique expertise and vast experience in treating conditions of the spinal column, such as fractures, disc prolapses, and spinal stenosis.

Any special technology or unique devices?

  • Neuronavigation
  • Hybrid operation theater
  • Intraoperative functional mapping
  • Intraoperative ultrasound
  • O-arm

Surgical list of diseases/cancers/complications you can treat within this specialty

  • Brain tumor
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Vagal nerve stimulator
  • Neurinoma
  • Intracerebral hematoma
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Cavernous hemangioma
  • Moya-Moya disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc prolapse
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumor
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Brain and spinal infection

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