The Department of Neurosurgery was established in 1995. Since then, our team has made continuous efforts and achieved significant growth, becoming a leading center of excellence in various sub-specialties of neurosurgery. We specialize in performing a wide range of surgeries, including minimally invasive procedures for brain tumors, spinal disorders, and cerebrovascular diseases. Over the years, we have built a reputation for delivering high-quality healthcare services that have been highly praised by our patients.
Additionally, we actively collaborate with renowned medical institutions worldwide, aiming to develop cutting-edge expertise in “Precision Brain Tumor and Cerebrovascular Surgery” and “Precision Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.” These endeavors have positioned our Department of Neurosurgery as a distinguished leader in providing exceptional care.
Precise Brain Tumor and Cerebrovascular Surgeries
Our team utilizes state-of-the-art microscopes and endoscopic techniques to perform precise surgeries for various complex intracranial conditions, including gliomas, skull base tumors, and vascular lesions. We collaborate with neuro-radiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and neuropathologists, forming a strong team dedicated to accurate disease diagnosis and detailed treatment planning for patients.
In our pursuit of higher surgical quality, the Neurosurgery Department at Cheng Hsin General Hospital completed the establishment of a world-class comprehensive integrated navigation operating room in September 2015. We have successfully conducted various traditional optical navigation and advanced magnetic navigation-assisted minimally invasive brain surgeries. In 2016, our innovative application of integrated electromagnetic navigation in brain surgery, known as “Electromagnetic Cranium,” received the prestigious SNQ certification, a national quality mark.
Precise Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The Neurosurgery Department at Cheng Hsin General Hospital specializes not only in surgical treatment and care for various brain and cerebrovascular diseases but has also made significant advancements in minimally invasive spine surgery and peripheral nerve surgeries. These advanced techniques have successfully treated challenging cases of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine injuries, preventing paralysis and disability.
With the aging population, there is an increasing number of patients suffering from compression fractures caused by osteoporosis, degenerative spine conditions, such as spondylolisthesis and scoliosis, as well as nerve compression due to bone spurs or protruding cartilage. The neurosurgeons at Cheng Hsin General Hospital utilize their expertise in microsurgery and endoscopic surgery, combined with state-of-the-art navigation systems, microsurgical equipment, and ultrasound guidance, to help elderly patients alleviate chronic pain and improve their neurological function and mobility.
In April 2021, the hospital introduced the latest 3D fluoroscopy C-arm integrated with navigation system, providing patients with the same level of quality in minimally invasive spine surgery as international standards. In September 2021, the hospital held the first-ever live demonstration and online broadcast of “Anterior-To-Psoas(ATP) surgery with 3D C-arm,” showcasing the application of navigation in actual surgical procedures. In 2022, the hospital received the National Quality Certification (SNQ) for “Innovative Application of Navigation in Anterior-To-Psoas (ATP) Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery,” also known as “Summit Spine Surgery,” further validating their commitment to providing high-quality minimally invasive spine surgery.
The latest neurosurgical procedures incorporate advanced neural monitoring technology to reduce the risk of nerve damage.
By utilizing precise instrumentations, the neurosurgical team employs real-time monitoring of crucial neural signal changes during surgery. This allows for immediate feedback to the operating surgeon, enabling them to promptly safeguard the patient’s neurological function and significantly reduce the probability of nerve damage during the procedure.
Aligned with international standards, our hospital seeks guidance from world-class experts to ensure excellence in our practices.
Minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery is also one of our department’s highlights. We possess the latest endoscopic spinal surgery equipment and instruments, which have been certified by the original manufacturer in Germany. We have established the “Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Spinal Surgery Training Center” in northern Taiwan, where we host annual medical seminars, allowing physicians who are interested in learning to receive training without the need to travel abroad. In June 2019, we collaborated with domestic high-tech manufacturers to conduct live surgical demonstrations on-site and broadcasted the surgeries online. We also invited world-renowned master Anthony Yeung to provide guidance, further solidifying our hospital’s leadership position in the field of endoscopic spinal surgery.