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Szarvas, István, MD Ph.D.



I wanted to be a neurosurgeon from when I was just a physician. After my activities in two countries and my scientific degree (Ph.D. – I have been named as a candidate of medical sciences), from 1984, my colleagues and I built up the Department of Neurosurgery in Győr, where we put effort into spine surgery and minimally invasive treatments besides general care. In 2013 I retired, when for two years I practiced neuro-spine surgery but due to my medical status, I continue as a consultant where I use my five decades of experience.

Medical specialism

  • General neurosurgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Minimal-invasive procedures
  • Treatment of traumatological spinal patients, surgical correction of degenerations due to injuries
  • Surgical treatment of degenerative disorders 
  • Tumour surgery and diagnostics

Professional experience

  • 1969 – 1971: National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
  • 1971 – 1984: National Institute of Traumatology
  • 1984 – 1996: Department of Neurosurgery, Győr, Hungarian Army Medical Center
    • Head of Department
  • 1996 – 2014: Department of Neurosurgery and Neuro and Spine Surgery Center, Győr, PAMOK
    • Director of Centrum
  • 2006 – 2014: National Neurosurgeon Specialist Senior Doctor
  • 2013 – : Buda Health Center
    • Neurosurgeon consultant
    • 2013 – 2015: Consultant in neurosurgeries
  • 2013 – : National Center for Spinal Disorders
    • Neurosurgeon and neurologist consultant
    • 2013 – 2015: Consultant in neurosurgeries

Education and qualifications

  • 1969: Faculty of Medicine – Semmelweis University
  • 1975: qualifying exam in neurology
  • 1983: Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences candidate of medical sciences
  • 1987: qualifying exam in neurology

Language skills

  • German

Professional and society membership

  • Hungarian Neurology Society
    • 1986 – 2004: Member of Directorate
    • 1986 – 1990, 1996 – 2004: Neurosurgeon Specialist College member
  • Hungarian Spine Society
    • Founder Member
    • 1991 – 2006: Member of Directorate

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Suspension of outpatient and inpatient care in non-acute cases

Dear Visitor,

Amidst the current epidemiological situation and in line with the orders of the competent government bodies, the Buda Health Center (BEK Kft.) is suspending its outpatient and inpatient care in non-acute cases with immediate effect.      

We will continuously keep our contractual partners posted about how the logistics of the services evolve through the competent experts and those responsible for organising our healthcare provision.      

As far as ongoing treatments are concerned, our dispatchers will continuously keep patients posted following the guidance of their respective doctors. Should you have any questions, we recommend contacting your doctor via email through the institute’s email address.      

This measure will change based on central orders upon the alleviation of the epidemic.      


Péter Pál Varga, M.D.
General Director