Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital
Established in 1968, the KWH Department of Neurosurgery is one of the seven major neurosurgery centres in Hong Kong that provides treatment of neurosurgical conditions to members of the public. When it was first established, the Department was equipped with 20 general beds only. As technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of neurosurgical conditions evolve, the Department has continued to introduce advanced equipment, new technologies and minimally invasive techniques in the management of various complicated neurosurgical conditions. These advances have been made possible with the dedicated efforts of the KWH’s healthcare team and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.
Today, the Department of Neurosurgery has evolved into a centre with two wards and one specialized Neurosurgery Operating Theatre, located on the 11th and 7th floors in the North Wing, respectively. The 11th floor in the North Wing is a Neurosurgery General Ward and Stroke Treatment Centre, while the 7th floor in the North Wing houses the Neurosurgery High Dependency Unit and Neurosurgery Operating Theatre.
Located on the 11th floor of the North Wing in the KWH, the ward provides daily 24-hour emergency service for patients with neurosurgical conditions.
Wang Chu Siu Ping Acute Stroke Unit
Located in the Neurosurgery Ward on the 11th floor of the North Wing of the KWH, the unit provides treatment for patients with acute stroke.
Lo Lee Pui Ching High Dependency Unit
Located on the 7th floor of the North Wing of the KWH, the unit is equipped with the most advanced equipment for the care of patients with severe neurosurgical conditions.
Neurosurgeons provide surgical treatment with surgical microscope and image-guided surgical navigation system.
The Neurosurgery Operating Theatre is equipped with surgical microscope, image-guided surgical navigation system and other advanced surgical equipment and monitoring systems.
Neurosurgical treatment is mainly provided for patients with:
(1) Conditions of blood vessels in the brain, such as hypertensive intracranial haemorrhage, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation and arteriatovenous fistula
(2) Brain tumours, such as pituitary tumours, meningioma, glioma and metastatic brain tumours
(3) Other neurosurgical conditions, such as brain trauma, intracranial infections, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, and various conditions of the spinal cord or vertebral canal
To consult a specialist at the Department of Neurosurgery of Kwong Wah Hospital:
- Emergency: Admitted for in-patient treatment after diagnosis at the Accident and Emergency Department / referred by other hospitals
- Non-emergency: Referral letter issued by a doctor is required for an appointment to be made at the KWH Specialist Outpatient Clinic