Our mission is to treat injuries and diseases of the brain and spinal cord, the most vital organs in the body. We are responsible for all neurosurgical care, teaching and research in southern Sweden.

Our centre in Lund performs surgery and provides pre- and postoperative care, neurointensive care and outpatient services. We also have a 24-hour emergency response team.


Research is an integral part of our clinical activities. A large number of research projects are in progress, looking at problems such as:

  • acute brain injuries
  • brain tumours
  • epilepsy
  • spinal diseases
  • cerebral haemorrhage
  • functional conditions such as movement disorders.

Our research is conducted in close collaboration with basic research and other clinical research at Lund University.

Neurosurgical research at Lund University has traditionally played a prominent role both nationally and internationally. The measurement of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) and a treatment for severe head injuries, the “Lund model”, for instance, have been recognised as important advances.

For example, disease mechanisms of acute brain injury are currently being studied in neurointensive care and experimentally with a view to developing better treatments. The unit also conducts leading research into brain tumours with a view to developing immunotherapy and gene therapy for malignant brain tumours.

Clinical trials are ongoing in respect of subarachnoid haemorrhage, brain tumours, sports concussions and severe head injuries. Trials involving embryonic cell transplants to treat Parkinson’s disease, the result of many years of study at Lund University, are also in progress.

Our research is conducted by both younger and more senior researchers, most of whom are also clinically active neurosurgeons at Skåne University Hospital.