Interdisciplinary work for the benefit of our patients is one of our department's priorities. This expertise can only be offered in close cooperation with all institutions in related disciplines.

The Skull Base Surgery Center was established along with the Division of General Otorhinolaryngology. Pioneering work has been done in surgical treatment of pathological processes at the skull base, and the "Graz model" has become famous internationally.

The cooperation with the Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery and the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine guarantees specialized care for children and teenagers with diseases requiring neurosurgical treatment and child-friendly accommodation and nursing.

Optimal treatment of patients with brain tumors requires close cooperation between all disciplines that work with neurooncology and neuroradiology. The individual treatment strategy is determined and implemented in a special tumor board together with the Department of Neurology, the Department of Radiology, the Diagnostic and Research Institute of Pathology and the Department of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Close cooperation exists with the Division of Neuroradiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology on treatment of arteriovenous malformations in the area of the brain. The optimal treatment strategy is determined in regular interdisciplinary meetings so that the advantages of the type of treatment (surgery versus endovascular techniques) come into full play for our patients.

The uniqueness and the added value of our department are the result of the symbiosis between patient care, research and education. The department is jointly operated by the Medical University of Graz and the Styrian Hospital Association (KAGes). This interdisciplinary cooperation between both providers at the University Hospital Graz site is also reflected on our website. More information on patient care can be found at the University Hospital Graz website.