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Department of neurosurgery

Dr. Arvydas Danilevicius
neurosurgery

About the department

The neurosurgery department at Kardiolita Hospital Vilnius offers diagnostics and effective surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely and accurate diagnosis is crucial to ensure appropriate therapy, which is why the department has state-of-the-art CT, MRI, PET CT, ultrasound and functional imaging equipment. In addition, the operating rooms of the department are equipped with navigation systems, intraoperative microscopes and specialized surgical instruments. The primary goal of the medical team is to relieve the patient's symptoms and return to a full life. Together with the department of neurology, doctors pay special attention to the treatment of epilepsy. In ineffective conservative medical treatment, neurosurgeons use surgical techniques and vagus nerve stimulation.

Patients can seek medical help in the department with congenital anomalies, diseases and injuries of the spinal cord, radiculopathy and many other neurological disorders. The department doctors are members of the national neurosurgical communities, guaranteeing the quality of medical services. In their practice, the medical team uses innovative methods. For example, botulinum toxin injections are an effective and safe method of treating chronic migraine, significantly improving sufferers' condition and decreasing psychological stress.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Cerebrovascular diseases
  • Damage to the nerve roots of the spinal cord
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Illnesses and injuries of the spinal cord
  • Cavernous malformation
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Herniated disk 
  • Spinal infections
  • Chiari malformation 
  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Traumatic brain injuries 
  • Pituitary tumours 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia 
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage

Diagnostic:  

  • Anamnesis 
  • Neurological examination 
  • Biochemical analysis 
  • Doppler and duplex sonography 
  • Catheter angiography 
  • Impulse head rotation visual test
  • Nerve plexuses and nerves ultrasound
  • Neurosonoscopy (brain ultrasound)
  • Sleep disorder study (video-polysomnography)
  • Lumbar puncture (cerebrospinal fluid extraction and examination)
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Magnetic resonance tomography (MRI) 
  • CT angiography 
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • Electromyography (EMG) 
  • Myelography

Treatment: 

  • Pharmaceutical therapy 
  • Injections into joints using X-ray
  • Botulinum toxin injections 
  • Paravertebral medical infiltration 
  • Blockage of the sympathetic ganglia 
  • Peripheral nerve infiltration 
  • Endovascular procedures 
  • Microvascular decompression 
  • Pituitary surgery 
  • Spine surgery 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Manual therapy 
  • Other treatment services
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1966 - 1972 Kaunas Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Surgeon
  • 1976 Leningrad Polenov Institute of Neurosurgery, specialization
  • 1986 Vilnius Institute of Medical Improvement, specialization
  • 1993 Department of Non-Surgery, University of Lille, Regional Central Lille, France,
  • 1998 Center Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers Department de Neurochirurgie - Skull Foundation Neurosurgery, specialization, France
  • 1999 Center Hospitalier Universitaire Montpellier, service Neurochirurgie - B, internship, France
  • 2000 Center Hospitalier Regional Universitaire de Lille, service de Neurochirurgie B., cranial base neurosurgery, specialization, France
  • 2012 Department of Neurosurgery, Central University Hospital, Grenoble

Experience

  • 1996 - 2002 Head of the Neurosurgical Department of Kaunas University of Medicine Hospital 3
  • 1986 - 1996 Neurosurgeon of Kaunas Academic Clinic, Neurosurgical Clinic
  • 1982 - 1985 Algiers LDR, Tiaret Regional Regional Hospital, Department of Neurotraumatology, Neurosurgeon
  • 1978 -1981 Head of Kaunas Academic Clinic, Neurosurgical Resuscitation
  • 1972 - 1977 Neurosurgeon of Kaunas Academic Clinic
  • Since 2015 Neurosurgeon, Kaunas Cardiolitan Clinic
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