Address: Budapest 1145 Amerikai út 57.
Tel.: (+36-1) 467-9325; (+36-1) 251-2999, ext. 325
Fax: (+36-1) 220-6471


Professor Péter Banczerowski, M.D., Ph.D., DSc.

Teaching staff leaders:
Professor Péter Banczerowski M.D., Ph.D., DSc.
Professor István Nyáry M.D.,Ph.D.

The Department of Neurosurgery was established in 1953 and is operated by the National Institute of Neurosurgery, which is a stand-alone neurosurgical hospital. It has 156 beds in its wards, which includes the only paediatric neurosurgical department in Hungary. The National Institute is the third largest neurosurgical service-provider in Europe.


The Department of Neurosurgery is involved in virtually the entire spectrum of neurosurgical practice.

All other specialities needed for modern neurosurgery (e.g. neuroradiology, neuro- ophthalmology, neurootology, electro-physiology, neuropathology and nuclear medicine) are also present, and are organised in a multidisciplinary structure. The biggest neuro-intensive care department, with separate units for paediatric cases, is maintained and operated by the Department.

Lectures are given on neurosurgery to medical undergraduates in Hungarian and English. Postgraduate resident training is also provided, in addition to further training courses.

Health Care
Annually, around 3000 major operations are performed in five theatres, including endovascular interventions, radiosurgery, and stereotactic surgery, endoscopic and laser surgery, neuro-implantation, in addition to the so-called classical micro-neurosurgical operations.

The outpatient turnover is 50,000. The Department has the highest case mix index in Hungary, indicating the most complicated cases, which makes a unique background for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Multidisciplinary organisations with a high patient turnover are ideal for basic and clinical research. Cerebral vascular malformations, tumours of the base of the skull, pituitary adenomas, functional surgery and interventions, neurooncology, spine surgery as well as intra- and post-operative patient monitoring are the major fields of interest for the Department’s 98 staff members (of which 23 are neurosurgeons, including residents).