The Lions Gate Hospital Division of Neurosurgery provides a large spine service full range of cases – complex instrumented to minimally invasive. It has the largest kyphoplasty program in BC. It operates 9 full OR rooms per week. The facility has state-of-the-art operating rooms with BrainLab integration, 3D C- arm technology married to BrainLab for image-guided spinal procedures and will soon be taking delivery of a new intraop neurophysiological monitoring setup with SSEP/BAERs/MEP capability.
The clinical mix and volume comprises of 1000-1100 cases per year, 25% of which are Cranial, 65% Spine with 20 – 30 intradural spine cases per year and 10% Peripheral Nerve and miscellaneous procedures.
Outpatient Clinics include a Rapid access spine clinic, which sees 50 new patients a week. There is monthly neuroscience rounds discussing cases with radiology/clinical/pathology presentation. Lions Gate Hospital provides ample opportunity for clinical projects from high volume of cases.