Vancouver Acute Neurosurgical Service


Vancouver General Hospital Jim Pattison pavillion

Vancouver General Hospital
Jim Pattison pavillion

The Division of Neurosurgery at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) is the major adult neurosurgical service in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Members of the Division of Neurosurgery care for more than 1,800 patients at Vancouver General Hospital annually. There are approximately 5,000 ambulatory patient visits to the Neurosurgery Clinic at the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre and the Neuro-oncology Clinic at the BC Cancer Agency.

The Neurosurgical ward: T5 and T6, Jim Pattison Pavilion South Tower, consists of a total census of 61 beds, including ten special care unit beds. Comprehensive services are provided for all neurosurgical illnesses, to include brain and spinal cord tumors, hemorrhages, traumatic injuries, plus some degenerative conditions of the spine and brain. One of a kind provincial service is offered in interventional treatment of strokes, surgery for epilepsy, surgical management of complex brain and spinal disorders, skull base surgery, brachial plexus reconstruction, stereotactic radiosurgery (in conjunction with British Columbia Cancer Agency), functional neurosurgery especially for the relief of pain, spasticity, and movement disorders such as Parkinsonism. Expertise is provided in major peripheral nerve reconstruction and multi-system trauma.