Consultant and Teaching Hospital for the Lake and Western zones of the United Republic of Tanzania
::Bugando Medical Centre
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSURGERY.
The Department of Neurosurgery at Bugando Medical Center currently consist of 4 Neurosurgeons and 3 registrars. Our team is committed to excellence in teaching and delivery of quality clinical
neurosurgical care for patients with disorders of brain, spine and for patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
The clinical service serves a population in the lake zone region but also stretches out to the borders of Uganda, Congo, Burundi and Kenya as the main referral center for neurosurgical conditions and management. The department does over 600 surgical cases annually and offers the full
breadth of neurosurgery lest of stereotactic and neuro-interventional procedures an area yet to be developed..
Our experienced team of surgeons from Tanzania, Uganda and Cuba work collaboratively with neurologists, oncologists, pediatricians and a team of trained nurses to manage the complex
delicate care of neurosurgery patients.
The department of neurosurgery at BMC has a long tradition of integrating academic based principles into clinical evidence-based practice, and in the past years, several clinical publications especially in areas of head trauma and neuro-tube defects have contributed to the neurosurgical literature. Today the department is actively focused on research
in hydrocephalus treatment outcomes, traumatic brain injury and degenerative spine conditions.
The department boasts of several international collaborations with some of the best neurosurgical institutions worldwide, including world-known neurosurgeons who visit annually at different times of the year. These have contributed enormously to the advancement of neurosurgical services through exchange of knowledge, expertise, performing
complex surgeries though surgical camps and donating surgical equipment such as implants.