The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.

Magyar

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is the medical specialty that deals with disorders of the nervous system requiring surgery.
The disorders may be genetic, such as hydrocephalus, certain muscle atrophies, paralyses, certain types of nervous system tumors, etc. Among the contracted diseases, the most common are herniated discs, injuries to the cranial cavity or the spinal cord due to trauma and vascular lesion, hemorrhaging, certain tumors, infections, epilepsy, etc.

What examinations are necessary for a diagnosis?

  • Physical examination. Your medical history will be taken - it is important that you recount precisely your complaints, occurrences, other diseases and the medications you are taking. Your doctor will then examine the nerves exiting directly from the brain on your head and neck, will check the tone of the muscles running along the entire spine, examine how your limbs move and check your reflexes providing him valuable information regarding the condition or impairment to the nerves of your spinal cord.
  • Diagnostic examinations. A conventional x-ray will traditionally be taken along with a CT, the most often used examination method in neurosurgery. The CT is useful not only for imaging the bones, but also for determining the condition of the intervertebral discs, ligaments and other soft tissues. The CT is also preferred for diagnosing intracranial hemorrhage as well as lumbar spine herniated discs. In the case of infants, ultrasonography may be very helpful.For examining hernias of the cervical spine segment and damage to the brain and spinal cord due to lack of oxygen, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI - is used. The MRI soft tissue images are more detailed than those of the CT and the MRI uses no radiation.
  • Electrophysiological examinations
The electrophysiological examinations include the EEG, ENG and EMG. The EEG measures brain waves. It is very useful in diagnosing sleep disorders, epilepsy and headaches. The ENG is for examining the nerves running from the central nervous system to the muscles, tendons and the skin. The results provide the necessary information for deducing the extent and location of injuries and lesions. The EMG is the method for examining muscle function for the diagnosis of nerve and muscle injuries as well as certain muscle paralyses.

Treatments

Conservative treatments consisting of oral medications and/or infusions are available. These may also be of help in preparing for a more successful surgery, in the process of which the complaints may cease which might even result in surgery not being required, as a result.

Injured, torn nerves may be sutured, the resulting blood effusion suctioned, the tissues compressing the nerves removed, freeing the nerve to again work properly in a very short time. Many tumors may also be removed partially or in their entirety, thus, returning the patient again to good health again.

Our leading neurosurgeons guarantee the highest standard of excellence and expertise in their work. We also believe that in addition to the medical care, trust between the doctor and patient is of utmost important since it contributes in large measure to the quality of care and the patient’s recovery.
Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE.

A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.