Inpatient care
Paediatric neurosurgery

Hungary's one and only pediatric neurosurgery

With the National Institute of Neuroscience’s Infant and Children’s Neurosurgery department being the only one in the country, they take in and treat premature babies, infants and children suffering from operable brain and spinal diseases, from all over the country. We welcome patients from birth until the age of 18, our department has 13 + 5 intensive care beds.
Our department is specialised in, brain tumours, spinal tumours, congenital central nervous system malformations, skull, malformations ( craiostenosis) vein development disorders, hydrocephalus, epilepsy and neurosurgical operations for traumatic nervous system injuries.
Being the country’s only department that specialises in pediatric neurosurgery, we see it both professionally and ethically mandatory that we accept patients on any day of the year, at any hour of the day, from any part of the country, regardless whether they are sent from the pediatric neurology department, or from other institute’s neurosurgery departments. We are also open to accepting patients from other countries.
- In addition to specialised pediatric neurosurgical care, our rare diseases team also have pediatric neurologists, and so they are able to provide the neurosurgical patients with complex care and tracking.
- The most common illness with which our department deals with is hydrocephalus, we operate on 160-180 premature babies, infants and children suffering from this a year. Hydrocephalus occurs most often in preterm babies, due to ventricular haemorrhage, we have great experience in diagnosing the illness, and in it’s temporary or permanent treatment. The number of patients we treat because of Hydrocephalus is above 1200.
- Children’s brain tumour operations in Hungary have been done in our department for over 50 years, since the institute was established, we operate on and provide long-term care for an average of 70-90 brain- and spinal tumour patients a year.
- Surgeries for epileptic patients that can not be drug-treated, take place in our institute, after an appropriate presurgery examination. Our well prepared team perform operations on epileptic patients, with care and under suitable material conditions, our department specialises in postoperative care.
- We can treat brain and spinal malformations, i.e.: brain and spinal herniation, in the newborn period. An average of 60 patients a year need surgical care due to infant skull malformations ( craniostenosis, scaphocephalia).
- We care for newborns, infants and children with vein development malformations jointly with the neurointervention team working in our institute.
In summary, our Institute’s highly experienced, disease appropriate team carry out the children’s neurosurgical care, the departments doctors and nurses cherish and take care of our little patients with great expertise, years of experience and dedication. Our pediatric neurologists are in close relations with European and overseas pediatric neurologists, they participate in the international neurosurgery training program (EANS ) as speakers and further education organisers alike. Our pediatric neurosurgeons and neurologists are in continuous working relationship with the country’s other pediatric neurologists and pediatricians, they participate in the pediatric and child neurology training programs and conferences as speakers. There is ongoing research into everolimus therapy in tuberous sclerosis and the treatment of therapy resistant epilepsy.
Become acquainted with our professional team!
Our programme director
Dr. László Bognár neurosurgeon, professor, director of the Clinic
Dr. Zsuzsanna Gyorsok pediatrician, child neurologist, head physician
Our doctors
Dr. Ádám Eiszrich pediatrician
Dr. Balázs Markia consultant, neurosurgeon
Our in-house consultants
Dr. Attila Balogh consultant neurosurgeon
Dr. Attila György Bagó neurosurgeon, clinical oncologist, assistant professor
Dr. Gábor Nagy PhD consultant neurosurgeon
Dr. János Vajda neurosurgeon, head physician
Dr. Sándor Czirják neurosurgeon, head physician, professor
Our external consultants
Dr. Eszter Lázár pediatrician, anesthesiologist, intensive care therapy consultant
Dr. József Budai consultant infectologist


All those using our outpatient specialised care must first sign in at the desk located on the ground floor of the clinic. Here we record all your details into our computer system. For this we ask you to prepare your identity card, residence card, referral and your social security card. more...


Due to our visiting policies the relatives of our patients are able to visit daily. However, visiting hours are closed during patient care, treatments and examinations. In the interest of quick recovery, we ask that you not visit your relatives during quiet hours, and that when possible only two people visit at a time. more...


According to the principles and the regulations of sequencing due waiting list, the basis is that you can be informed about expected date of intervention by using the identification number/code.
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