Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. As the largest neurosurgical centre in our region, our surgeons offer many specialized treatments not available at other hospitals in Southeastern Ontario. Our goal is to help you and your family cope with your diagnosis and treatment. We will work with you at all stages of your health-care journey so that you know what to expect and how to deal with each step along the way.
The Neurosurgery service will offer care to you on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
At KGH we promise to work with you to make your health-care journey and surgery as simple as possible. To help you prepare for your surgery, including instructions on what to bring with you to the hospital, where to arrive and how your family can track your progress while you are in the operating room, please visit our 'Your surgery' page.
After your surgery is complete, you will recover in a room on the seventh floor of our Kidd wing (Kidd 7). If you are looking to locate a patient who has been admitted to the hospital you can read more on our find a patient page.
As an inpatient, you will receive care from a health-care team that is made up of a number of different individuals. Who is on your team depends on the type of care you require. These interprofessional teams will always include doctors and nurses, but other individuals such as patient care assistants, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians, just to name a few, may also be involved in your care. When you are at KGH, you can always count on a range of people to play a key role in your health-care journey. If you would like more information on the types of people you may meet in the Medicine Program, please visit our care team page.
If you would like more information on what to expect if you are admitted as an inpatient at KGH, please see our 'while you are here' page.
As an outpatient, you may be referred to the Neurosurgery clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital. To be seen in this clinic, you must be referred by your doctor or another healthcare professional. For more information about this clinic, please click here.