Neurosurgery is the medical specialty related to the nervous system of both adults and pediatric patients. It is also known as brain surgery.
Although many think it concerns only with the brain, it also comprises the diagnosis, surgical or non-surgical treatment, and the rehabilitation of patients with disorders, diseases or injury to the any part of the nervous system including, obviously the brain, the spine and spinal cord as well as the peripheral nerves.
Neurosurgeons are the medical specialists who treat and operate on nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries. Other than surgery, they are also experts in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of these diseases.
Spain is internationally recognized as a hub in the world of medicine. Two of its major cities, Madrid and Barcelona (where we are based) offer people many advantages to be treated here.
There are 74 Neurosurgical Centers in Spain (2007 data), 60 of which are located in public hospitals, 7 in private hospitals and 7 in private hospitals with an agreement with the Spanish public health system. There are also several private clinics which do not have specific allocated beds for Neurosurgery but who carry out Neurosurgical interventions.
Spain is also fortunate to be home to some of the most successful European neurosurgeons who have studied and practiced in some of the best universities of Europe.
The region of Catalonia is considered by many foreign entities as a Bio-Region, that is, a cluster for biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technology as it provides innovation and technology-transfer supporting structures. Its networks is made up of 481 biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, 80 research centers, 12 universities, ten of which offer life sciences studies, 15 hospitals and 435 research groups.
The city of Barcelona has always been renowned for being a pioneer in the healthcare system and has become an important health care destination for people from all over the world. Just in the region of Catalonia itself, it includes 152 private hospitals and more than 19.000 beds.