Patient Care

Innovative, comprehensive care

Neurosurgery provides tertiary and quaternary care to all of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic provinces, as well as comprehensive care to patients in the Central Region of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). We deliver this care primarily at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with affiliated units in Saint John and Moncton, NB.

We believe research and innovation ultimately lead to better patient care. Our approach is based on the excellence, commitment and dedication of all members of our neurosurgical team and our partners, and is central to our goal of providing world-class neurosurgical patient care, research and education.

Our multidisciplinary clinics provide patients with comprehensive assessments, while reducing waitlist times. Minimal-access surgical techniques and outpatient surgical procedures reduce the demand for hospital resources, reduce delays for patients waiting for surgery and reduce chances of post-surgical complications.

The Division of Neurosurgery has several specialized programs:

The divisions of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Orthopaedic Surgery (Spine Program) have been working to establish an Atlantic Canadian Academic Neuroscience Program. This program will allow for implementation of a collaborative best practice model, giving patients the most comprehensive care in Atlantic Canada, including prevention, intervention, long-term management, outreach and links to community providers.