Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General is a major service utilizing almost 10% of the hospital’s beds and encompassing the full range of contemporary neurosurgical practice. The Service uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide a complete range of services for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with neurological disorders.
The Hospital has excellent staff in Nursing, Hematology, Radiology, Neurooncology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and many other services.
The Massachusetts General Hospital is a tertiary care facility. Its affiliated pediatric facility is the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, which includes inpatient and outpatient divisions. There are training programs in all specialties relevant to Neurosurgery including Neurology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology, Anesthesia, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics. Onsite facilities include LINAC and proton beam radiosurgery, CT scanning, MRI, angiography, radionucleotide scanning, ultrasound, and electro-diagnostic testing (including EEG, EMG, nerve conduction studies, and MEG).
The hospital has an 899-bed capacity. Of these, 84 are assigned to Neuroscience in-patients. The Neurosurgery Service has an average daily census of 42 inpatients. There are 45,713 hospital admissions per year with 2,292 Neurosurgery admissions and 2,323 discharges. In addition there are 1,872 Neurology admissions with an average daily census of 35 inpatients.
The Neurosurgery Service performs an average of five inpatient consultations per day and an average of 10-15 Emergency Ward consultations per day. Our residents participate in all consultations. This year the service will move to a new state of the art facility – the Lunder Building. This facility will have six dedicated neurosurgical operating rooms, two rooms with intra-operative MRI, one room with intra-operative CT, and two rooms with biplanar angiography. There will also be a new larger 22-bed intensive care unit that includes an in-unit MRI and CT-PET scanner. There will also be a new and larger six-bed epilepsy monitoring unit, and two new in-patient floors. This new facility will significantly expand our capacity and provide significantly enhanced educational opportunities.