The Division of Neurosurgery at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) Abu Dhabi, is dedicated to providing patient-focused, world-class medical care for a spectrum of neurosurgical disorders such as brain, spine and nervous system diseases. Our American and British board-certified neurosurgeons work closely with a multidisciplinary team of experts from a wide range of specialities, including anaesthesia, oncology, endocrinology, ENT, oral maxillofacial surgeons, physiotherapy and neurotherapy, to assure the best treatment outcomes for all patients.

Why choose SSMC?

Our team of highly trained neurosurgeons offers awake craniotomies to treat brain malignancies and epilepsy, in addition to extensive experience in treating intracranial tumours and conditions related to the spinal column, including fractures, disc prolapses and spinal stenosis.

As a state-of-the-art facility, we have a hybrid operating theatre, neuronavigation, intraoperative functional mapping, minimally invasive transnasal surgery and microsurgery resection for brain tumours. The neurology department offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests to assess and evaluate neurological conditions. These tests include Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAEPs), which measure the brain's response to auditory stimuli, Electroencephalography (EEG), which records the brain's electrical activity, Electromyography (EMG), which assesses the health of muscles and their nerve connections, Nerve Conduction Study (NCS), which evaluates the speed and integrity of nerve signals, Polysomnography, a sleep study that monitors various physiological parameters during sleep, Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP), which measure nerve responses to sensory stimulation, and Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP), which assess the visual pathway from the eyes to the brain. These diagnostic tests play a crucial role in aiding the accurate diagnosis and management of various neurological disorders, allowing for tailored treatment plans and improved patient care.

Our Brain Tumour Surgery Programme specialises in the surgical treatment of brain tumours, especially large, complex and difficult-to-reach tumours. It aims to facilitate accurate and safe surgery for complex lesions considered inaccessible or high-risk.

SSMC's Skull Base Tumour Surgery Programme includes a multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, oral maxillofacial surgeons, neuroradiologists, plastic surgeons and support staff. Our expert team combines conventional and minimally invasive strategies, as well as endovascular interventional approaches, to restore or preserve neurological function in patients.

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